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[PHIL V3752] Philosophy of Law

August 18, 2016

Moody-Adams, Michele Silver_nugget
[PHIL V3752] Philosophy of Law and [PHIL 3701] Ethics

Professor Moody- Adams is an incredible woman who knows literally everything. i took her philosophy of law class in the fall and her ethics class in the spring and both were great choices. Moody is an incredibly organized professor, and the readings she assigns are never too long or useless. she covers the reading in class and posts her power points on courseworks. i still think its incredibly worthwhile to go to lecture though because she further elaborates on the major themes of the reading, and engages the class in discussion. by the end of both semesters i left feeling like i had a new perspective on what law is and what ethics means to me.


light : both classes are essay based (3 essays), in class midterm for both (no worries, just do the reading and go to most lectures)

December 18, 2012

Engel, Nicholas (TA) Gold_nugget
[PHIL V3752] Philosophy of Law

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

As previous reviewers have already written thoroughly on the intelligence, ability, and attractiveness of Nick, I am going to focus on how dedicated he is. Actually, let facts do the talk:

Fact 1: He hosted extra office hours the Sunday before Hurricane Sandy landed Manhattan. I believe the last appointment was after 10 PM.
Fact 2: That wasn't the only time he hosted extra office hours. He always made time to meet the students, even though he was extremely busy.
Fact 3: He would read someone's draft even if that person was not in his session. (there were three sessions in this class)
Fact 4: If he ever promised someone something during a conversation, he made that happen.
Fact 5: There weren't recitation sessions for Philosophy of Law (there should be!), however he and Jonathan Fine (the other TA) volunteered to host a review session for the students.
Fact 5.1: The food at the review session was good.
Fact 6: He always made one feel welcomed
Fact 7: He said he loved teaching.
Fact 8: He was very helpful.

Observation 1: He loves philosophy, especially moral philosophy (*meta-ethics). Ask him about it.
Observation 2: He gives amazing study tips. Follow them.

Conclusion 1: He cares about his students.
Conclusion 2: You will miss a lot if you don't get to know him personally.

Final thesis:
-To students: If you ever get a chance to pick you teaching assistant, I highly recommend you to choose Nick.
-To the rest: Tenure him.


It's up to you.

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