poptart123 wrote: genericwit wrote: Tazewell wrote: genericwit wrote:
Tazewell wrote:I just finished Dean Farnsworth's book and it was a really good read! Highly recommend emailing them and asking for a copy. I don't think it'll help you in law school, but it's a super easy and interesting read. He really ties in economic principles, behavioral theories, and psychology into practicing law and gives simple, every day examples to explain them. It helps you think about why things are the way they are. I also love how he recommends further readings at the end of every chapter. He kind of says "if you like it and want to go down this rabbit hole, here's these books/articles".
He teaches a seminar covering the book, so yeah, it might actually help you to have read it.
I should have been a little more clear and stated that I don't think it will help you during 1L. That's really cool that he teaches a seminar over it, though! I wasn't aware of that.
Actually a 1L elective.
Yeah, he pitched it to me and it seems pretty cool. He said he likes teaching, but with all of his other duties he doesn't get to do much of it anymore. He uses the class as a way to stay connected to the students and do something he likes. He uses his book and the class is pass/fail and meets once a week.
FYI, the Dean is very involved with students. He has an ice cream social in small 1L groups (15ish people). You see him wandering the halls, and he knows everyone by name. It's unsettling the first time you meet with him, and he just knows who you are. Correction, he doesn't just know who you are. He knows your entire life story.
He also funds public interest summer work, which is pretty cool. He matches student donations and then makes up the rest so every public interest summer person is funded. So uhh... yeah. The Dean is very involved. It's impossible to not see how involved he and everyone else are. If you're looking for a school where you're not just a number, this is it for T14.