Saturday, August 26, 2006

Class, class and more class

See if you can explain the logic behind the dean’s e-mail about the post-Thanksgiving class days.

He wrote this: To help minimize the number of make-up classes needed in the event of storm-related cancellations, the schedule this fall includes three class days after Thanksgiving.

In my mind, that means the logic goes like this: We might lose school days this semester because of hurricanes. Therefore, we’ll build in three extra class days after Thanksgiving break. We’ll use those days as make-up days.

But wait. The dean’s e-mail also says this: If we don’t lose class days to storms, some Professors may choose to cancel their classes on the day before Thanksgiving and/or on the three class days the following week. However, these are scheduled as class days.

So what gives? The post-Thanksgiving days aren’t make-up days. They’re regular class days. But they might be used to “minimize the number make-up” days. Huh? How is that possible if they’re regular class days? Have I done a poor job of learning basic reasoning skills during my first two years of law school or am I missing something?

By the way, I'm sure you don't need this blog to tell you, but Ernesto is on his way. Fortunately, today's cone of death has it missing us, but as we've been told about a million times, these things shift direction all the time. Awesome. Not really.


At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I couldn't understand that email at all, it was pretty incomprehensible.

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems pretty clear to me. There are extra days in the schedule. Meaning, the ABA requires X days, the scholl has scheduled X+3 days. These are scheduled days that professors can count on having class if they so choose to structure the class thusly. Just because the ABA requires X days doesn't mean a law school can't add more if it wants to make the length longer.

So, to be sure that the school has enough days, and so cry baby students don't complain about the fact that the bought plane tickets and now need to pay $$$ to move the dates, the school just says "Fine. Plan on being here, you spoiled punk-ass bitches."

At 7:02 PM, Blogger X said...

Yeah, I agree with ^^^.
It's easier change the schedule than to figure out how to make up days. However, I don't know why the Dean makes it sound mandatory if the school has met it's ABA requirements. I like to have as much time as possible before finals without classes adding more material to practice and make sure I have the law down.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two extra days down, one to go.


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