nerd1 wrote:robotrick wrote:tomwatts wrote:I think this leads to the same conclusion. I'd hold off on taking 14th if you can't take it with either Klarman or Feldman.
It seems crazy to me that Harvard Law School only has 2 really good con law professors that everyone fights over...
No, just echoing what others above said, other con law profs such as Fried and Minow are all brilliant too. In terms of fame, probably Fried is the most famous. Feldman and Klarman are considered the best teachers. I have not taken any Feldman class yet but went to one of his lunch events. He is very eloquent and clear in his expressions. Probably the most articulate person I saw here thus far. But the best teachers are not necessarily the best academics. By the way, Klarman is the most popular choice for the 14th Amendment and Feldman for the 1st. You definitely cannot go wrong with any other renowned con law prof for either of the two courses however.
I was only talking about teaching quality, so I'm not sure how your post disagrees with mine. Minow is fine, I guess - I had her for 14th. I thought her class lacked in the organization department and the classroom discussion was out of control (especially early in the class). But maybe that style would work better for other people than it did for me.