Scott Burris at Temple University School of Law

Scott Burris

  • 2.1Overall Quality
  • 1.9Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/13/14

Public Health

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC+

not an engaging class. he graded the papers w very high standards. do not recommend

11/16/12

JUDO0631

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Taught Health Law. I was really excited about it, but if anyone can suck the life out of a topic and make it boring, he can. He didn't seem prepared and just kind of rambled on.

5/10/07

CivPro

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Made CivPro even more complicated than it already is... I suggest just reading the Glannon book and going to the BarBri review to prepare

11/1/06

CivprI

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is great. Makes a tough subject much easier. Very dynamic in class, extensive use of slides (which are easier to read). One complaint: exam is a 12-15 page take home. So three days get completely scratched AFTER you spend the prior week studying. Yuk.

5/25/06

Civ Pro I

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

What is everyone smoking? Sure, his humor is a bit eccentric, but he tries to make a tedious subject entertaining and engaging. Besides, he identifies exactly what issues you'll need to spot and address on his exam. What more could you ask for? I'd gladly take him again.

7/12/05

Civ Pro I

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not the best prof. but seemed to grade slightly easier. I cut him some slack since the topic sucks, only his power point is just as bad. Seems to be one of the prof's who teach because they have too!

6/30/05

CivPro

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

What a nerd! The comment about Burris viewing teaching as a chore is right on the mark. I guess he'd rather author some "intellectual" article that will be read by 4 people and have a societal impact of a mosquito fart. He has some chip on his shoulder....what, didn't get into Harvard? Got picked on by the cool kids your entire life? Let it go

6/9/05

Torts I

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His powerpoints are useless and he is unable to teach without them--a very bad sign. He is a brilliant guy but treats teaching class as a chore rather than a vocation. He is intimidating to the point that I couldn't even talk to him when I was stuck alone with him in an elevator for 3 or 4 floors. But you will learn Torts, so that's a plus.

6/5/05

Torts

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy got hammered by the previous posts... I think they have a point. He can get snappy and has a bookish/nerdy/know-it-all aura. However, I think he is a good teacher. He gives good hypos and is extremely prepared. His personality ticks people off but they should deal.

4/29/05

Civil Procedure

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid at all costs. Presents the material in an overly complicated manner. Also, will idenify students he does not like and hound them all semester. Seems to want and let students know that he knows more than they do---no**** Scott, you're a professor---you're supposed to know more than we do.

3/28/05

torts

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible and very very condescending as if we already knew tort law in our first semester.

3/5/05

Civ. Pro.

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Confusing. Hyper-critical without being helpful.

3/5/05

Torts

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Clean. Give it a rest - we all know how important you are and how much better you are than us lowly students. Go cure AIDS in the Rainforest and leave us alone. Please leave !

3/5/05

CivProII

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/3/05

Civ Pro

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

His power points suck and he thinks he is better than everyone because he clerked for the Supreme Court. He has a smugness about him that comes through his comic exterior. He is aloof and unapporachable and dismissive of those not grasping the material that he has purposefully overcomplicated.

8/7/04

Civil Pro

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found him hard to follow, and his Power Point unhelpful. Smart guy, funny, but didn't like the class.

4/27/04

Torts

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard to understand, not very helpful. Can be unapproachable. Better at telling you what you're doing wrong than giving constructive feedback.

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