Obama at the University of Chicago “never completed a single work of legal scholarship” (NYTimes)

Discussion of Obama’s work as a law prof at Chicago is making the rounds lately and the conclusion is much the same as it was at the Harvard Law Review…he assiduously avoids taking a stand in print and/or leaving a paper trail.

Here’s excerpt and link…

Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Apart
NY Times
By JODI KANTOR
Published: July 30, 2008


The young law professor stood apart in too many ways to count. At a school where economic analysis was all the rage, he taught rights, race and gender. Other faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; he turned them down. While most colleagues published by the pound, he never completed a single work of legal scholarship.

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Daniel Halper of Commentary Magazine provides an insightful analysis of Ms Kantor’s article here…“Anecdotes from Professor Obama”

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1 Comment

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One response to “Obama at the University of Chicago “never completed a single work of legal scholarship” (NYTimes)

  1. You’re not too familiar with the world of adjunct faculty, I take it. Obama took the courageous stand, taught counter to the “Chicago School” economic plans. They still liked him, and kept him on. But publishing output is not a measure for adjuncts.

    When do you put up the post on how John McCain didn’t write home most of the time he was serving in Vietnam? I mean, you should be fair.

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