Yeah, I remember Grant. I also think I know the crazy guy you're taking about. Is he kind of a skinny smart-*ss with with curly dark hair? I also remember this red-haired dude about late 30s or early 40s who was a school teacher. And there was a black gentleman in his late 40's or early 50's too. That's great to hear about Joanna. That was a fun group. But most of all I remember the cute blonde Westlaw Rep at the time. Is she still there?You think VCL socratic method was tough? How is it at SW?
I agree that it is up-close and personal. We've had three judges that loved the socratic method. But as the semester was completed, they eased up. One thing for sure, I don't have a problem getting up in front of people and talking.
Pachowicz is teaching Crim-pro. I've heard he is awesome too.
At Southwestern, since the classes in the beginning were so much larger than VCL, it felt like I was just briefing to a single mass. Even though I've had some ball-buster profs at SW, it never really bothered me. I think larger groups tend to make a lot of people more nervous, but I actually do better with a crowd. Also, I don't remember having to stand up to brief at SW, other than maybe some class exercises. With Pachowicz, we always had to stand up and address the class like we were in court, right from the beginning. I think that actually prepped me well for SW.
I love being at SW, but there are things that I experienced at VCL that most larger schools just can't duplicate. It's hard to put into words. Also, I've a had a bunch of great professors at SW, but Pachowicz is right up there with them.
The school teacher is there and the black gentleman is still there too. As for the Westlaw Rep, I think I know who you are talking about. She graduated and passed the bar.
SW sounds like a good school too. I really think that what you put into law school is more important that where you attend. In the end, passing the bar and being able to play the game is the ultimate goal.