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Law professor sues b/c school wants him to teach 2 semesters (gasp!)

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_ blog/2017/05/george-fletc massivemissive05/30/17
This is the kind of frivolous crap that law professors are b bakertaylor05/30/17
Unconscionable. 3lol05/30/17
http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com /2017/05/law-professors-b massivemissive05/30/17
"78-year-old" superttthero05/30/17
10 credits PER YEAR? As in five hours per week per semester flharfh05/30/17
Standard teaching load at my law school. soupcansham05/30/17
I find it hard to feel sorry for this guy. 10 credits a ye isthisit05/30/17
#boomerproblems sillydood05/30/17
For those that are active scholars, the teaching load can be beaubaez05/30/17
George Fletcher ... even in the good times for law schools ichininosan05/30/17
The concept of legal scholarship is largely a joke anyways. qport06/01/17
massivemissive (May 30, 2017 - 8:38 am)

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/05/george-fletcher-sues-columbia-law-school-for-age-discrimination-says-his-course-assignments-may-no-l.html

"Prof. Fletcher has accused the Ivy League university and Columbia Law School Dean Gillian Lester of essentially plotting against him by making it harder for him to meet a teaching quota [of 10 credits]. For more than a decade, he says, he was able to accumulate enough teaching hours, while spending spring semesters abroad as a visiting scholar in Israel."


The problems of the .0000001%.

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bakertaylor (May 30, 2017 - 3:57 pm)

This is the kind of frivolous crap that law professors are bringing in the courts, and the courts complain about pro se litigants bringing frivolous actions in court? Unbelievable. Then again, we live in a day and era where "McDonald's made me Fat", "I found a finger in my Chili" and (my personal favorite) "The cigarette company gave me cancer" are treated by the judicary as cognizant claims, as if they forced the food and cigarettes down your throat. Next thing we know, we'll be charging the owner of the doughnut shop with a crime because some cop fell over dead from eating too many doughnuts. This is where we're heading, people. In that case, I am for a statutory provision making it illegal for police officers to be in possession of pastries of any type. Would be rather proactive on the part of the legislature, you think?

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3lol (May 30, 2017 - 9:26 am)

Unconscionable.

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massivemissive (May 30, 2017 - 11:19 am)

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/05/law-professors-behaving-badly-potentially-unlimited-series



But if Columbia won't have him I'm sure there are plenty of white shoe law firms that will fight over him.

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superttthero (May 30, 2017 - 11:37 am)

"78-year-old"

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flharfh (May 30, 2017 - 1:02 pm)

10 credits PER YEAR? As in five hours per week per semester in the classroom? Unbelievable.

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soupcansham (May 30, 2017 - 4:26 pm)

Standard teaching load at my law school.

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isthisit (May 30, 2017 - 1:24 pm)

I find it hard to feel sorry for this guy.
10 credits a year? Wow that's cushy.

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sillydood (May 30, 2017 - 1:27 pm)

#boomerproblems

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beaubaez (May 30, 2017 - 1:36 pm)

For those that are active scholars, the teaching load can be 6 credits for one semester--not bad for $200,000 a year.

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ichininosan (May 30, 2017 - 9:16 pm)

George Fletcher ... even in the good times for law schools students loathed this man. He taught LLM courses because JDs know better than to take his classes.

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qport (Jun 1, 2017 - 3:33 pm)

The concept of legal scholarship is largely a joke anyways. Since law professors can't discover new statutes/case law and have rarely ever practiced law, we're left with navel gazing articles like "the history of bail from the Magna Carta to modern times." While that might be an interesting subject for somebody somewhere, it won't help you figure out how to get your schizophrenic client out of jail any faster.

This will never change as long as law school professors are chosen not from the best practitioners in the field, but from who can write the "best" (in the view of other law school professors) essays and articles. Few if any practicing attorneys have any use for theoretical interpretations of the law not backed by an appellate court, and few if any law school professors could provide any practical advice on how to win a hearing/trial, even if they wanted to.

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