« on: February 18, 2006, 01:02:26 PM »
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING! I find it a complete waste of time for me to sit in class just to hear student talk about nothing. The professors don't teach you anything and if you don't have a side studyguide book to learn from, you are screwed on the exams. It's a whole lotta nothing. You know, I tell the other student that briefing is a waste of time. I don't learn anything from it. Just like you said, "it's just so that students sound smart when called upon." but my fellow classmates me bite my head off and say, "it's to help us learn to issue spot." blah, blah. Issue spot? Apparently you folks are reading close enough to the case because when called upon, you miss the issues completely.
I just wish we could be lectured to so that we understand what the heck is going on. I found myself confused beyond belief. Just like you said, when exam time rolls around, nothing came from what the professor said. We learn about the evolution of law and how it evolved from one case to the next but when the exam happens, it's all pure black letter law.