professor
Michael Gerrard

Dec 2018

Before you read on: NO DIRECTION YOU ARE LITERALLY ON YOUR OWN! Class lecture = 2 hours Discussion = 1 hour Reading w/ notes = 4-6 hours of work per week Final exam = 4 hours long!!!! What did you learn - in terms of knowledge, skills, or perspectives - in this course? --Legal perspective of Energy law and how it functions within the legal world. What percentage of the work (including reading) assigned for this course did you complete on schedule? -- Finished all the work but always 1 week behind so never on schedule What is your overall assessment of the course? --This course was not worth 3 credits. It is like 4.5 for time it takes to read, do the case briefs, attend discussion, the 2 hour lecture, and write the 3 papers. Gerrard is great at lecturing Pros would be giving an insight on law school classes before committing to applying to law school. improvement would be better organized discussion. Gerrard should be writing the paper prompt so the TA can help walk us though how to approach it. I felt very lost most of the time and unable to figure things out because the TA left us stranded. What is your overall assessment of the course? --Very good Would you recommend this course to another student? -- Probably, if they wanted to go to law school. Please evaluate Michael Gerrard --very very knowledgeable, kind and approachable What is your overall assessment of the effectiveness of the instructor? -- excellent What are the strengths and weaknesses of Daniel Resler (discussion section leader, lab section leader, grader) as an instructor, and how might Daniel Resler's teaching be improved? -- Terrible teacher. didnt care about the class choose not to answer questions regarding the paper because he wrote the prompt. Like what? I have zero idea how to write a law paper because I am a junior in college not a law student. Seems like a nice guy but super cocky. He thinks we have pre assumed knowledge regarding legal classes. I still don't know how to approach this 4 hour final exam! What is your overall assessment of the effectiveness of Daniel Resler? --poor