Jan Ting at Temple University School of Law

Jan Ting

  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/21/14

Fed. Taxation

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst professor I have had at Temple Law. He speed-reads the textbook / Tax Code, barely explains a single concept. Made what should be a very learnable and digestable subject dense, dry, and intolerable. I should have heeded the below warnings and stayed far away from this professor's classes.

4/23/12

TAX101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ting is great for Tax. Subject is dry (you just CANNOT liven up the tax code. you can't). But Ting has good dry humor, weaves in interesting and thoughtful policy questions, and as has been said, does not hide the ball. Test very fair. Better than average class, which is a high compliment for Tax and thus Ting.

10/14/09

Tax1000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He reads DIRECTLY from the book, plays favorites, and dismisses most questions for clarity as borderline stupid. If you get it, good for you...but if you find yourself needing help, don't ask this guy. He mulled over teaching a case to us because he didn't agree with it. Imagine if that's how all law teachers were? Teaching: He's doing it wrong.

5/25/09

TAX1

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Others hate Ting for tax. But tax is code-based; don't blame the man, blame the code. If you love tax, you'll love Ting. Totally straightforward, no hide-the-ball. Test very fair.

3/31/09

Tax464

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have to agree with the previous post. He often answered the questions incorrectly when we reviewed them, I seriously question how he graded the exams. He literally reads the tax code in class and then asks us what we think about it, which usually results in silence.

12/14/08

tax1

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The worst tax professor at Temple. His exam questions require you to do someone's actual taxes and have very little to do with what a tax attorney actually does. His exams are so ridiculous that he cant even answer his own questions, and frequently answers them incorrectly

12/16/07

Tax101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid at all costs. Extremely dry and unmotivated. Goes through the motions but doesn't seem at all to really care if we learn the subject, doesn't try to be innovative, doesn't try to make it interestig AT ALL. About 5 people participated in class all semester and this didn't seem to phase him in the least, didn't change his approach once.

1/10/07

Taxation

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ting's politics rarely come up in his taxation classes. Instead, he works through the tax code very methodically. He doesn't teach the way a 1L professor teaches, so if you liked your 1L classes you probably won't like him. But if you hated 1L, you'll probably like taking Ting for Tax. It's dry, but if you listen you'll learn a lot.

2/9/06

Tax

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't worry, you won't have Ting to kick around much longer; he's declared his intention to run for the US Senate--and they're welcome to him. You learn the course matter, but his teaching style is from another century. Conservative to the core.

2/7/06

Tax

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ting just reads the code to you in class. Almost no policy discussion. A lot more reading than tha other tax sections. He doesn't call on people so you don't have to worry about that. I dont' even think he took attendance but for those of us who aren't the best in statutory interpretation he's tough.

2/4/06

Taxation

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Clear and concise, if a little boring, Ting is not going to suprise you with anything. He walks through examples of most of the concepts in class.

1/11/06

tax

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12/31/05

tax

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/15/04

Immigratio-n+Tax

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brilliant and approachable. Especially superb at discussing public policy considerations behind the regulations.

6/17/03

Tax

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Heavy code-reading class. Be prepared to work and understand federal tax statutes. Not an easy class, but he is a good teacher. He tends to be very precise. Very conservative, politically-speaking.

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