mylifeis24 wrote:Sounds awesome, and Bobbitt sounds legendary from the 5+ references I've seen in these 73 pages. How many students are in each LM section?
About 90, give or take! Our class started with 360 or so, and was split evenly into four sections. If you're curious about the time, it ran from 9:10 to the very early afternoon with a nice lunch break in the middle. You'll have enough time to do whatever else you need to afterward, and the law school's pretty good about hosting some fun events on a daily or near-daily basis.
Bobbitt himself's unreal. Like you're not sure how any person could turn out this way, or what his childhood was like to make him who he is. He's very conservative with his mannerisms ("Never wear anything but black shoes after dark," or "There's only one way to make a proper martini, i.e..."), and feels extremely strongly about certain legal points ("Marbury v. Madison did not
create judicial review").
That said, it'll be a great time - he'll sometimes bring in some interesting speakers in the early afternoon.
The others are great too, don't get me wrong (though they'll involve a little more work for class). Strauss is a god in his field (Admin Law), Ginsburg (RBG's daughter) is a Copyright mastermind in her own right, and Sovern was a former dean of the law school. All are super nice people.
Regardless of who you get, don't take Legal Methods too seriously (people will, though nobody ultimately fails and it's the best time to spend three stress-free weeks to meet your classmates).
Edit: Txdude's spot on haha. A preceptor's just a glorified name for a teaching assistant. You'll see what choosing well means when you start at Columbia