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Above the Law Gives Fordham Gunner Props, Sort of

Submitted by on April 2 – 2013No Comment

In its most recent post on Fordham Law School, Above the Law dissected a letter that has been making the rounds of Fordham email accounts for the last month or so. In the email, a 1L who left class early one day to the disdain of his (or her) professor decide to explain to the professor just why he (or she) felt the class was a waste of time. Above the law saw the gold in the pan of dirt:

The douchebag has a point. It’s going to be hard for some people to see, what with the kid huffing and puffing and doing all the things that make people hate gunners who spend half of class with their hand in the air. But trust me, at the heart of this story, this kid is making a reasonable point about law school and the value of in-class lectures.

The student, alongside self-aggrandizing and false apology, explained that the professor was teaching poorly, and that the student’s time was better spent studying for their next class in the library, which is why they left class. At least the student is honest. Above the law made a point of noting that they weren’t taking sides.

Let me stop there to say that I have no sympathy, none, for professors who can’t hold the attention of the class for a full lecture. Law professors are highly paid, part-time workers with few responsibilities. If they can’t manage to be interesting for two hours a couple of times a week, that’s on them. Don’t whine about the internet and students checking Above the Law while you teach. Say something interesting, and I’m sure your students will stop reading this and focus.

Read the full post at Above the Law


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