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posted by bill at 5:25 PM
hampton is funny. oliva is oh so damn hot.
Hampton talks a lot. And yet, says nothing.Pay close attention to his overheads and example scenarios.
Oliva does not score well when it comes to student evaluation time.
why does she score poorly?
because she is so damn hot!
Oliva is a terrible teacher. I made an A in her class by reading high courts case summaries in the days before the final (this is not something i recommend). Her finals are easy and she grades really high. I honestly used her class as study hall/lunch hour and didn't even bother to hide it. She is too scared to confront her students with any sort of disrespect they may give her...including lack of preperation for class. She speaks so softly no one in the back can hear her. But it's acctually a good thing because she manages to make the material more confusing. My advice: give her a chance...maybe (highly doubtful) she's grown some balls and a brain over the summer. If you're not satisfied by second semester (which you probably won't be) then use that hour to catch up on other classes, work on legal writing, and eat subway. Good luck!
folks, there is an example of a typical tool from our school. "this and that sucks or this and that is really hard...but i got an A..i'm smarter than everyone here including professors...and did i mention? i got an A. i got an A in everything but my name is no where on the dean's list." if it is on the dean's list, they are unemployed because they are just as toolish in interviews.
I got an A in Oliva's class because she grades really high. I believe she gave 10% of the class A's first semester. I was trying to give the new 1L's an idea of her ability to teach etc. My disclosure of my grade for the class was an attempt to earn credibility, not brag. If you are jealous, hate me, wish I hadn't made an A, or want to kill me in my sleep, that is your own business. Perhaps there is a reason I posted anonymously... perhaps because I don't want to be seen as bragging about my grades. As anonymous, I don't believe I'll get any recognition for the grade I made. Perhaps you should think about these things before you make posts about them and perhaps you should watch who you attack. You don't even know who I am.
Your both tools.
Does anyone really care? An A earns you no more credibility than someone who took the class and made a C-. This is a stupid argument. Likewise, bitching abut people's good grades does not make you cool.
i never meant to say you were braggin'. i meant to say that people out there throw out the "oh but i still made an A" to instill anxiety in people because this whole thing is a mind game. and then i got mad because my grades suck. and then i got off the subject. and i do know who you are. and you know who i am. the IP addresses are all monitored. and i like to start sentences with and.
the IP addresses are monitored????????? What is wrong with you people????
Can anybody give a quality assessment of Section C's professors?They are as follows:HamptonOliva Rice AddicottBy quality, I mean do they know the material and can they teach it?Thanks
anonymous...I sincerely doubt you know who I am.rp...the only section c prof I have any insight on is Olivia. She usually knows the material but can not teach it.
rp,I had Rice this past year for Contracts. He is a very easy going professor. He expects you to read the assignments very carefully b/c he likes to call on people and asks you to support your arguments using only the facts of the case. He is also entertaining and will show you how to make money. I believe he is teaching Torts this year so, I imagine that class will be a lot of fun. Make sure you get a hornbook on torts; his lectures can get a little sidetracked and taking notes seems futile (for Contracts anyways--I don't know about Torts, a class he didn't teach last year).As for how he grades, it is a mystery I personally never tried to solve. He will not fail you unless you really (and I mean REALLY) deserve it.He's also a great person to talk to. I recommend going by his office whenever you may need some advice. If nothing else, you will get to hear some cool jazz.
We had Oliva for Section A property last year. My only advice is to get the high courts. The outline is good. Also, as boring as it is, pay attention in class. Her exams are usually a lot of multiple choice and there WILL be some questions on issues that she only went over in class. The High Courts will not help you there. I have a very good outline for property if you want a copy. It includes things she went over in class but weren't discussed in Cribbet and Johnson (the casebook). I'm not sure who your tutor is going to be, but I would also recommend going to tutoring.
Adicott will tell you lots of great stories, but probably not much actual teaching will take place. His final is murder because he basically gives everyone all the answers beforehand so there are *lots* of C+'s.
What are the high courts or high courts summaries mentioned here? Are they found in the optional books or elsewhere?
The High Courts etc. are supplements and can be found in the law school book area. There is a whole shelf of a bunch of different supplements. Make sure you get the high courts books that are keyed to your case books
i would appreciate a copy of the outline for property. will you be at orientation tomorrow?
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