Professor Robert S. Hunt's first-year real property class appeared intimidating enough, at first. Indeed, it had everything necessary to make first-year students cringe: an imposing subject matter (Real property—a concept which promised unfathomable, surrealistic follow-up courses in the second and third years); eight credit hours ("I'll never get a job after this"); a seating chart (with students' pictures on it, yet!); and a professor with—in order—a vest ("this guy dresses like Trautman"), a booming voice (the imitations were yet to come), a belief in the Socratic method ("Oh gawd, look at that seating hart"); and more letters after his name (A.B., A.M., LL.B., S.J.D.) than any normal guy would care to acquire. Things just didn't look too promising.
Stephen J. Dwyer,
"Well, let's try this then, Ms. Copeland: Is there a plaintiff or a defendant in this case? Is somebody suin' somebody here?",
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