Lieut Kaffee wrote:Not everyone was as gaga for her as you were.
Didn't she win the 1L teaching award?
Yeah. THat had a lot to do with the section conducting a poll before hand to see who the most popular professor was amongst us. Once we did that, everyone threw their vote to her, even the ones who would have voted for someone else.
Lieut Kaffee wrote:A friend of both of ours believes she didn't challenge anyone in class. I also noticed that when someone had a question that would have taken her away from the typical political script, she would deflect or ignore it. She didn't want to analyze the actual reasoning in cases to the same extent as other (ahem, JD) law profs.
A couple of points:
1. She was kind to people, even when they were wrong. I liked her for that.
2. You thought her teaching was politically driven? She generally tried to cover BOTH SIDES, even though we knew where she stood.