Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

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Jinomas
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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Jinomas » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:22 pm

I met one of my future professors at a book signing. He volunteered to help me with something.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby fatduck » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:42 pm

Jinomas wrote:I met one of my future professors at a book signing. He volunteered to help me with something.

great post; very informative

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Kring345 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:48 pm

fatduck wrote:
Jinomas wrote:I met one of my future professors at a book signing. He volunteered to help me with something.

great post; very informative

I dont know why, but I genuinely rofl'd. lol he said "something"

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby i<3Scalia » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:30 pm

Well, given all the snarkiness, I've decided that this was a very bad place to come for advice. Don't criticize me for trying to succeed. I get the feeling that you all are the type to act like you aren't trying to look "cool." What is this, high school? Have fun in doc review...

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Samara » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:32 pm

i<3Scalia wrote:Well, given all the snarkiness, I've decided that this was a very bad place to come for advice. Don't criticize me for trying to succeed. I get the feeling that you all are the type to act like you aren't trying to look "cool." What is this, high school? Have fun in doc review...

No way this is not trolling. Do schools even have section/professor assignments out yet? I know my school won't for a while still.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:32 pm

i<3Scalia wrote:Well, given all the snarkiness, I've decided that this was a very bad place to come for advice. Don't criticize me for trying to succeed. I get the feeling that you all are the type to act like you aren't trying to look "cool." What is this, high school? Have fun in doc review...


Enjoy big law. From your prestigious TTT. I also hope you enjoy the magical dragon you'll get at graduation.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby abc12345675 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:33 pm

i<3Scalia wrote:Well, given all the snarkiness, I've decided that this was a very bad place to come for advice. Don't criticize me for trying to succeed. I get the feeling that you all are the type to act like you aren't trying to look "cool." What is this, high school? Have fun in doc review...


No one is saying that. We're just saying that this wouldn't help you succeed in any way shape or form. So you should just relax and save this energy for when it counts.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:35 pm

i<3Scalia wrote:Well, given all the snarkiness, I've decided that this was a very bad place to come for advice. Don't criticize me for trying to succeed. I get the feeling that you all are the type to act like you aren't trying to look "cool." What is this, high school? Have fun in doc review...

I will.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby spleenworship » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:06 pm

i<3Scalia wrote:Well, given all the snarkiness, I've decided that this was a very bad place to come for advice. Don't criticize me for trying to succeed. I get the feeling that you all are the type to act like you aren't trying to look "cool." What is this, high school? Have fun in doc review...



Yes. It is.

Also, flame.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:15 pm

Samara wrote:No way this is not trolling. Do schools even have section/professor assignments out yet? I know my school won't for a while still.

:lol: ya think?

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Samara » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:13 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Samara wrote:No way this is not trolling. Do schools even have section/professor assignments out yet? I know my school won't for a while still.

:lol: ya think?

Hey! I wasn't the one answering him seriously.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:16 pm

Samara wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Samara wrote:No way this is not trolling. Do schools even have section/professor assignments out yet? I know my school won't for a while still.

:lol: ya think?

Hey! I wasn't the one answering him seriously.

8) My response was a nod in your direction, acknowledging that you hit the nail on the head.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Samara » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:18 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Samara wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Samara wrote:No way this is not trolling. Do schools even have section/professor assignments out yet? I know my school won't for a while still.

:lol: ya think?

Hey! I wasn't the one answering him seriously.

8) My response was a nod in your direction, acknowledging that you hit the nail on the head.

8)

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby LiberalLaw » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:53 pm

i<3Scalia wrote:Hey guys, I'm starting law school in the fall at a decently well-respected T3. Some of my profs have already put up the first class assignments and I almost done with most of them. So far, I've really enjoyed it! Is it taboo to contact my profs and ask for some additional material/discuss the cases I've really enjoyed? I want to get involved as early as possible but don't want to seem like I'm brown-nosing. Thanks!


Give the OP a break. I tend to have extended discussion with my professors on the class material both in class and during office hours. If you enjoy the material and want to converse with the professor do so. There is nothing wrong with that, rather it is a beneficial exercise.

Good luck your first year.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:45 pm

LiberalLaw wrote:
i<3Scalia wrote:Hey guys, I'm starting law school in the fall at a decently well-respected T3. Some of my profs have already put up the first class assignments and I almost done with most of them. So far, I've really enjoyed it! Is it taboo to contact my profs and ask for some additional material/discuss the cases I've really enjoyed? I want to get involved as early as possible but don't want to seem like I'm brown-nosing. Thanks!


Give the OP a break. I tend to have extended discussion with my professors on the class material both in class and during office hours. If you enjoy the material and want to converse with the professor do so. There is nothing wrong with that, rather it is a beneficial exercise.

Good luck your first year.


1) good chance YOU are a gunner.
2) That is after classes start, not during the summer before you have even met the profs.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:46 pm

When is the proper time for me to start offering professors BJs?

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby sjwest » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:00 pm

Tom Joad wrote:When is the proper time for me to start offering professors BJs?


After the final but before grades come out.

Though OP might say if you can start this summer, you might not even have to go to class. :lol:

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:05 pm

Tom Joad wrote:When is the proper time for me to start offering professors BJs?


If your professor is this guy, I believe right after the waiter brings out the bread, water and menus....

From ATL:

"A criminal complaint has been lodged against Clark Calvin Griffith, a former adjunct law professor at the William Mitchell College of Law. Griffith is 70 years old, but he stands accused of unzipping his pants and forcing a female law student to squeeze his penis. Makes you wonder if they serve Viagra in the William Mitchell faculty lounge." See: http://abovethelaw.com/2012/03/elderly-sports-law-professor-accused-of-unsportsmanlike-penile-conduct/

If that isn't quite your speed op; try getting in touch with this professor:

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:11 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:When is the proper time for me to start offering professors BJs?


If your professor is this guy, I believe right after the waiter brings out the bread, water and menus....

From ATL:

"A criminal complaint has been lodged against Clark Calvin Griffith, a former adjunct law professor at the William Mitchell College of Law. Griffith is 70 years old, but he stands accused of unzipping his pants and forcing a female law student to squeeze his penis. Makes you wonder if they serve Viagra in the William Mitchell faculty lounge." See: http://abovethelaw.com/2012/03/elderly-sports-law-professor-accused-of-unsportsmanlike-penile-conduct/

Thank you for this piece. It is refreshing to be able to find a reputable source instead of the usual TLS anecdotes.

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Re: Is it appropriate to contact professors before classes?

Postby barestin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:17 pm

You sir, are a natural gunner. Please read the following thread for tips on what you can do to cement yourself as the BMOC in law school. I wish you the best of luck: --LinkRemoved--




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