cahwc12 wrote:It bothered me because I didn't think of an alternative to the professor just being lazy. iMisto's response makes a lot of sense. I just hear a lot about how Cornell is a very studious-friendly school, and I would be disappointed if I found out my test came from a hornbook if it was because the professor didn't care enough to make his own exam. Now, since the reason is because he's trying to eliminate some of the subjectivity/randomness/etc in grading, that seems good.
I'm not sure what you mean by "studious-friendly." That sounds kind of like you're paraphrasing admissions boilerplate. My view is: who cares if the guy's lazy or trying to be helpful or whatever? Maybe it's notable if something he's doing is
helpful to students in the know, but from my perspective his intentions are incidental. I'm a 0L and, please, if any law students want to put me in my place, feel free, but from what I can tell, there seem to be two broad areas of agreement among most law students on this board. 1) You're gonna get pretty much
the same education wherever you go. 2) It won't do much to prepare you to practice law. You're paying for a credential. At the end of 3 years, they hand you a transcript and a diploma and, depending on the grades on the transcript and the school's name on the diploma, you qualify for different jobs. The job is the goal. I don't buy into the liberal-arts intellectual self-improvement angle when it comes to law school. I can take care of that stuff in my free time if I want.