cantexplaingottago wrote:Asking here because I suspect rising 3Ls and alumni sub to this thread:
The professors teaching Biz Orgs in 2017-18 are Whitehead, Hockett, Rachlinski, and Gramitto Ricci. Do you have any advice on which one to aim for?
Also, is Sherwin really that bad? She's teaching Trusts & Estates in the fall.
Finally, for Admin: Farina or Stiglitz?
For BizOrgs - I took Hockett and would not recommend. You'll miss a lot of days of lecture that are then made up later on in the semester, you'll likely fail to get through all the material (a lot of which is really important), and overall his lectures tend to be a bit all over the place. His curve, I've heard, is pretty A- heavy, but he doesn't give out As/A+s, which can be rough. General consensus seems to be that Whitehead is the go to for BizOrgs, although I could see Rachlinski making it interesting—he's an energetic lecturer (he's never taught it while I was at school). That said, I know his exams are kind of tough. If I were in your position, I'd just take Whitehead BizOrgs and never look back.
For T&E - I had Sherwin for 1L property. She wasn't great, but I also didn't think she was that bad either. Wouldn't be my first choice, but I wouldn't be against it. Her curve is generally good, and I didn't find her exams to be crazy (although, her property essay was rather tort like, so a bit of a typing test).
For Admin: I had Farina. It's hit and miss with her. I happened to like the class a lot, and I liked her, but I had plenty of friends who were not a fan of the class at all. The exam is a typing test/knowledge dump, so if that's your style, you may be in better shape taking it over Stiglitz. I've heard Stiglitz has gotten a lot better since the horror stories I had heard during 1L year. The class, in general, is pretty ConLaw heavy, so just be ready for that (it was a bit of a surprise to me).