sccjnthn wrote:Any recommendations on whether I should take Hynes-Law and Business (TR) or Walt (MW) for Secured transactions?
I will be taking Walt's Bankruptcy Class (MW) and my other classes will be TR if that makes a difference.
I took both Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy and had both Walt and Hynes. Both professors are pretty good but neither is clearly better than the other.
Walt is very thorough in his explanations and conveys the material well. While the class can be dry, Walt is enthusiastic about the material which is helpful. Also, it seems to be a trend that his classes fall behind in the reading and don't seem to end up covering the entire class. This can be good and bad. On the one hand the reading ends up being fairly light, on the other, you don't really cover the whole course.
Hynes is a good communicator and does a decent job of teaching the material. Between Hynes and Walt, Hynes is the more entertaining professor. That being said, Hynes seems to make careless errors in lectures and exams such as stating the wrong code section or using incorrect dates on exams.
The classes are interesting and the professors are fairly good. I would recommend taking whichever professor fits better with your schedule.