Michael Avery at Suffolk University Law School

Michael Avery

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/16/13

Con Law

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/13

CON LAW

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/13/12

EVID1001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/12/12

EVID1002

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/16/12

Evid1002

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/7/11

ConLI

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

19181346
6/17/11

conla1c

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/12/11

Evidence

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/6/11

EVID101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/5/10

CON1C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

8/25/10

EvidAE

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/15/10

Evid101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/11/10

Evid2C

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/10/10

LAW2166

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/2/10

Evid09

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/28/09

evid1

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/30/09

evid101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/19/09

LawEvid

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/11/08

ConLa1

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/11/08

Evid2166

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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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