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Jan Ting
Professor in the Taxation department
at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
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Overall Quality
2.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.6
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16 Student Ratings
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09/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Immigration Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher

05/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Fed. Taxation Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/23/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
TAX101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

10/14/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Tax1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/25/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
TAX1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

03/31/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Tax464 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/14/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
tax1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

12/16/2007
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Tax101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/10/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Taxation Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

02/09/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Tax Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

02/07/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Tax Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

02/04/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Taxation Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

01/11/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
tax Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

12/31/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
tax Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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11/15/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Immigration+Tax Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

06/17/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Tax Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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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