1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

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SkinnyFat
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1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby SkinnyFat » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:56 pm

I'm a 1L at some TT in North Carolina. Or is it Maryland? I don't know, somewhere in the "mid-Atlantic" area.

Anyway, my question is... do professors within the same section get together somewhere and talk about the students? They must, right? Either formally, like someone's office, or at a bar or something? I mean,
If I were a bored, tenured law professor, this might be something I'd look forward to every week?

Furthermore, the temptation to get together with other professors and identify students that are "a certain way" [goofballs, gunners, obnoxious, smart, struggling, well-dressed, famous, etc] especially when such professors know they're all talking about the same people... that temptation would be too good to pass up, right?

Anyone know if this happens?!

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:01 pm

Yes, profs talk about students.

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby barkschool » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:03 pm

They pick favorites early

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:07 am

seems obvious that they would. why wouldn't they?

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby bmathers » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:45 pm

SkinnyFat wrote:I'm a 1L at some TT in North Carolina. Or is it Maryland? I don't know, somewhere in the "mid-Atlantic" area.

Anyway, my question is... do professors within the same section get together somewhere and talk about the students? They must, right? Either formally, like someone's office, or at a bar or something? I mean,
If I were a bored, tenured law professor, this might be something I'd look forward to every week?

Furthermore, the temptation to get together with other professors and identify students that are "a certain way" [goofballs, gunners, obnoxious, smart, struggling, well-dressed, famous, etc] especially when such professors know they're all talking about the same people... that temptation would be too good to pass up, right?

Anyone know if this happens?!

Of course they do. I am a teacher and in the teacher's lounge, teachers talk about students all the time, so everyone knows what's going on. I personally would much rather spend my time talking about non-student related stuff (especially at a bar, like you suggested), but teachers talk. I'm sure it's the same for profs.

FWIW, there isn't a T2 in North Carolina, unless if you consider Wake T2. Maryland has UMD, and SC has USC. I would guess you are from UMD.

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby Wolfie91 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:48 pm

They aren't supposed to tell you this but they've already likely decided half of your section's grades.

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby TierForceOne » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:39 pm

Wolfie91 wrote:They aren't supposed to tell you this but they've already likely decided half of your section's grades.


Now I know why our Civ Pro prof had us sign out after taking his "anonymous" exam. Direct access to names...

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby DrRighteous » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Yes but I'm not convinced many actually try to get together specifically to talk about students. Like many other topics of shared interest, those conversations just naturally happen.

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Re: 1L wants to know; Do our professors talk about us?

Postby arroznueve » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:01 pm

Nope. Law professors lack the basic social skills to talk to each other. They cower behind heavy volumes and ponder whether a fish is a document or other information-storage device for SOx purposes.

(Your professors not only talk about you, they have a lot of information about you before they even meet you. Rosters aren't just a list of names).




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