This is my second law professor-bashing post today. This one will be especially valuable to soon-to-be One-Ls, but hopefully will be useful to lawyers as well.
For those of you starting law school this fall, you’ll soon learn that, if you play the game correctly and educate yourselves before walking into class, the law profs don’t really add anything to your education. Many of them will have no experience practicing that particular area of law (or any area of law), some won’t be admitted to a bar, and some won’t even have a law degree. In other words, after properly preparing for class, you will know nearly as much about the law as they do.
The good news, though, is that while profs don’t add much, they are also largely harmless – some might even be funny, thus making the class time pass more quickly. But there is one area where professors can cause you true harm, and that area is legal writing.