lostmyname wrote:secretsmoker wrote:Although this was directed at Georgiana I thought I would write a response because I also took conflicts with Roosevelt, and I liked the subject matter a lot. He came out with a thin book on the subject last semester, which will make a great supplement (or perhaps replacement) for the readings next year. However, I have never heard that Conflicts is "essentially the same class." Granted, I have not taken Fed Courts yet, but I'm pretty sure they don't overlap to the point of redundancy. Nor did I really get the impression that conflicts was "gunner-heavy," which is a label I might only reserve for Wachter's Corps course my 2L year (which, by the way, is nevertheless the Corps course you should choose). Conflicts, and almost all of the other classes I took, were gunner-light. Of course, Georgiana may have a very different viewpoint.Georgiana wrote:Conflicts CERTAINLY does not overlap with Fed Courts. And its not a gunner heavy class at all. It's one of the few classes I recommend from this year.
Cool, thanks guys! OK, I guess I have more questions. What was the final for Conflicts like? I ask because this year's Con final was killer and very swear-inducing among most of my section.
secretsmoker, why do you so strongly suggest Wachter? I mean, I know he's the more intense teacher, but would taking Skeel really be such a bad move?
I thought conflicts was a fine exam and was very much like his con law exam. I actually preferred the con law exam to all of my other 1L exams so I'm not sure if its just me or he made it harder this past year. I didn't really study more than a day or two for either exam and did well in both classes. If you hated the style of his take home though I don't recommend taking conflicts since its pretty much identical.
As far as Skeel goes, I had him this semester and regret taking that class more than anything. He isn't clear at all and the only thing that happens during class is him continuously answering unimportant, unrelated questions. It was a horrible class and the exam was 46 MC questions. Worst decision ever. TBF I don't think I would have liked corps no matter who I took it with, but at least with Wachter I may have learned something.