From a politically-minded tipster:
Can we get a thread to find out how Barack Obama was as a law professor at Chicago? It would be perfect for the election season. Not to mention that I really want to know what he was like in the classroom.
Not that many people on Above the Law could probably help with this one, but I’d love to hear any reports of Hillary Clinton at Arkansas too. She did teach a few classes back in the 70s…
Thanks! My whole family of lawyers love your blog!
If you have any anecdotes about Professor Obama to share — we’ve heard a few, but they were given to us off the record, so we can’t use them — please dish in the comments, or email us.
If you’re hoping to have a class with Professor Obama in the future, you may be out of luck. As Lawrence Hurley of the Daily Journal reports, “the man who could be the next president of the United States is still listed as a member of the faculty” on the University of Chicago website — but as his faculty profile notes, he “is currently a candidate for the office of President of the United States.”
That U. Chicago profile, by the way, lists the candidate’s personal AOL email address. Add him to your AIM buddy list! But don’t be surprised if he’s not online much these days — he’s kind of busy right now.
Obama Keeps His Teaching Options Open [Washington Briefs]
Office Hours with Professor Obama? [WSJ Law Blog]
Barack Obama: Senior Lecturer in Law [University of Chicago Law School]
“I Got a Crush…On Obama” By Obama Girl [YouTube]