I think the law school needs an official blog, run by the Dean’s Office, so that we could have quick and official answers to frequently asked student questions. But that’s probably years away. So I’m going to do my best to give unofficial answers to the questions posted by an anonymous student. I’ve put his/her questions in indent and interspersed my responses at the regular margin. Note that the italics are part of the original from which I’m quoting.
They fixed up the student lounge. Fantastic! I didn’t go in but it looks like they got rid of the couches and desks and ripped up the carpet. So it’s a sterile room with more space for setting up chairs but nowhere to actually do the lounging.
We’re having a reception in there tonight. If I recall, I heard that the furniture should turn up in a few days.
Now we can only print a set number of pages, then after 1,200 pages, you have to pay. That’ll work great. I’m sure no one will have any complaints about things like oh, I don’t know…how on any given day at least two printers are broken, which means you send something to a printer and it just disappears into cyberspace, meaning under the new system you’ll still get “charged” with having printed it.
We studied this carefully. 1,200 pages is much, much more than all but a handful of student (ab)users print out. For over 95% of the class, there’s plenty of margin for error. Fewer abusers also means the machines and paper supplies should last longer.
Some of the classes, including Trusts and Estates with professor Elements, were suddenly cancelled. I know several people who are angry about that because it threw off their schedule. I assume the reason is that Professor Elements is not doing well. I knew he was sick but have no idea how he’s doing. Here’s hoping he gets better — if in fact the reason for cancelling the class is that he’s sick.
At present, he’s not reliably well enough to teach, alas.
[Long screed about parking]
Parking is controlled by the university, not the law school, alas. E-mail President Shalala’s office about the flooding, something might actually happen…