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05/16/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Con Law Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! It was the first time that I saw the "Socratic Method" actually work. Be prepared to read a lot so that you can speak in class. No matter what your opinion is he will look for the flaws in your argument and expects you to be prepared to defend your statements. It was an amazing class wish it was for a full year.

05/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CON LAW Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I came in expecting him not to be good but I was proven wrong. He teaches the material in a clear, balanced way even though he is a huge liberal. He makes sure he presents both sides to issues and allows you to come to your own conclusion. He also gives you the fact patterns for the final before you take it. Really great class.

12/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EVID1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Avery wrote the book on Evidence. Literally. Its probably sitting on the shelf of the judge you interned for last summer. Is he full of himself? Yes. You have to realize you are in law school, it attracts people with egos. Will you learn the rules of evidence? Absolutely. Take this class if you want to learn something. Great text too, no cases.

05/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
EVID1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

"Distinguished Sovietologist". Take another professor if you can.

01/16/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Evid1002 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sad excuse for a teacher, and to make matters worse, he is a pompous ass.

11/07/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ConLI Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, extremely intelligent Lots of reading, but pretty easy exam. Distributes the fact patterns ahead of time.

06/17/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
conla1c Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Class was dreadfully boring, the exam ends up not using a whole lot of classroom topics, research is key! All in all an easier class then it may seem mid semester.

01/12/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Evidence Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Avery is overrated! He is not as great as all the other comments say he is. His final is 40 multiple choice but is tricky! He is kinda arrogant. I did well in the class but Fenton is the professor to take for evidence

01/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EVID101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He gives a lot of examples/practice questions in class. Learn from them and study intensively. If you do that, you'll get an A.

10/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CON1C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had him my 1st yr for con law. I HATED going to class bc you WILL get called on but he makes is soooo easy to get an A- if you ACTUALLY work.. Do the optional essays for the extra grade and your research for the exam (he gives u the darn thing!) and you'll do fine!

08/25/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EvidAE Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Expect to get called on. Not a terribly difficult class. Multiple choice exam. No attendance policy which is always a plus

05/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Evid101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worried about evidence, but loved it. His stories and examples were great. He was patient, but not passive--you are expected to behave like a law student and be prepared. Highly recommend him for this clss.

01/11/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Evid2C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Besides the arrogance - you'll learn evidence. Doesn't take attendance, but if you go to class, expect to get called on. If you don't like speaking up in class, avoid. His exam for this 4 credit class was only 40 multiple choice questions. Studied my butt off and got a C-. Enjoy. From what I hear, Prof. Fenton is the guy to take for Evidence.

01/10/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
LAW2166 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Evidence professor - funny, engaging and brilliant. Easily one of my favorite professors at Suffolk. Get the flashcards, the Glannon Guide and do his TWEN practice exams and read his problems carefully. You'll be fine!

01/02/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Evid09 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Avery is a really great professor for Evidence. Very knowlegable and organized and made class entertaining. Class work was fair and so isthe test which is all MC butyou can use the rules book. Highly recommended for evidence.

08/28/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
evid1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Avery was probably the best professor I have had at Suffolk.

04/30/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
evid101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Avery was fantastic. Not overly difficult but he sure knows what he is talking about, among the most knowledgeable about evidence. People who thought he was overly hard or harsh are wimps. Sorry, wimps, get used to it. Great class.

02/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
LawEvid Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you want to learn evidence take Avery. He can come off as a ****, but in the end, his class made it a lot easier come bar study time.

04/11/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ConLa1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The amount of reading will overwhelm you. Get the Chemerinsky supplement, it will save you. The class is mostly an open forum for students to talk. It can be very entertaining and informative at times...and very boring at others. He knows the material well and hates Pres Bush. He's political but encourages dissenting views. Overall, a solid prof.

01/11/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Evid2166 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I cannot understand the negative posts. Prof. Avery is outstanding. I looked forward to every Evidence class. If you're struggling to answer, he'll throw you a lifeline, but he has little patience for pompous students who like to hear themselves pontificate. He shreds those who deserve to be shredded, and I love that! He is a superb teacher.

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