Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More thoughts on 2nd Yr, 2nd Semester Professors

So, here is a link to thoughts on my past professors: Professor Recap.

As promised here are my thoughts on this last semesters professors. As you can see, I have had some of these professors before.

Appleman: I took Criminal Procedures with her this semester. With 5 weeks left, she had a medical emergency and had to go on bed rest. Standen took over. I have to say that Appleman continues to be my favorite professor. She is funny and makes the learning process engaging and amusing. This is my favorite course so far in law school. She gave one monster of a final, which is fine. I was expecting it. It was also fair as most of it was based on the weeks she taught, rather than on what Standen taught when he took over.

Standen's take over: 5 weeks of hell. I really enjoyed him in Evidence, but Criminal Procedures for teaching of Miranda was useless and theoretical. After this, no way would I ever take another class with him.

Judge Landau: One of the nicest person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He taught Statutory Construction. I learned alot in his class and was constantly amused by his stories about interpreting laws from the bench. His passion for his subject matter is apparent. Also, it is clear that he really, really wants you to understand.

Lauren Saucy, J.D.: Fair grader. She is very, very knowledgable in the area of Oregon Family Law. I learned ALOT from her and was glad to have taken the class. I would fully recommend this class as a practical course.

Dean Kathy Graham: Family Law. I like Dean Graham, but I think this is not her niche so to speak. Her test was extremely unfair in that she found the most obscure items that she spent 2 minutes, if that, in class covering. She was confusing in class and seemed to more about the theory of how it should work, than how it DOES work.

Cunningham-Parameter: Employment Law. I absolutely love this professor. He and Appleman are tied in my mind as the best professors. I took this class on a lark, not really interested in this type of law, but I found it fascinating. He teaches in such a way that is extremely repetitive, makes you apply the law, and keeps bringing the topic back around to the basics. By the time you need to take the final, you are really almost ready. I would take another class from him in the future.

Fall Semester 2009, I am taking the following classes, with the following professors and will do a recap the professors methods.

Appleman: Race and the Law [can't you tell I love this professor]
Wise: Comparative International Law
Tookey: International Enviornmental Law
Hill: Real Estate Transactions
Carrasco: Civil Rights Litigation
Skinner: Refugee Law

So three professors I have had before, and three new ones. Should be interesting.

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