Ryan Coonerty at University of California Santa Cruz

Ryan Coonerty

  • 4.3Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/14/14

111C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed his interactive approach to teaching. Instead of lecturing for an hour and 45 minutes, he allowed students to give their own insight into the relevant course topics, which really enlivened the classroom. If you want to be an active participant and learn to engage with material as it applies to the real world, take him!

7/12/13

Law of Dem

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy. Got to class, read cases. Ryan is really fun to listen to.

5/14/13

LGST10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I've had. Really changes the way you think, I recommend taking any class by him. He makes you read the NY Times which seems difficult at first but is so valuable, still read it to this day

10/11/12

LGST111C

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

My very first Upper Division class. Although challenging, he really brings out the best in students, challenges us - makes us think outside the box. Perhaps cliche, its the truth. He doesn't want students to believe what professors tells us, he wants them to find out for themselves. Amazing, BEST PROFESSOR I've had at UCSC. Thanks Ryan.

6/12/12

LGST133

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is AMAZING! Best professor ever. Is there anything he can't do or doesn't know!? He give practical and real advice. He's smart and genuinely cares about his students. And such a cutie!

3/22/12

LGST111C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken two courses with Professor Coonerty. His classes are not easy, but he is knowledgeable and will always go well out of his way to make sure you know the material. His lectures are always interesting, mostly because he is hilarious when you listen to what he says. Take a class with him, he is a staple of the UCSC Legal Studies program.

3/15/12

LGST111C

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Coonerty is AWESOME. He's super interesting, clear about the topics and very knowledgeable. He's also hilarious. His class led me to switch majors.

3/2/12

LGST133

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is very personable and helpful. Class material is very dense and far from easy, but Ryan makes instruction to be an exciting, relevant, and worthy experience. Highly recommended. Shaped my decision to attend Law School.

6/9/11

LGST133

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Taken Coonerty 2 times now and I really enjoy his class. Hes a very smart guy and knows a lot about the subjects hes teaching and a very influential person. If I could I would probably take every class at UCSC with him. Doesnt mean hes easy, its because he knows how to reach out. Clas requires a good amount of ready if you want to succeed.take him

3/17/11

lgst111c

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a good professor and very willing to help out his students. I enjoyed his class a lot.

9/9/10

law101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

even though i failed coonerty's class i do feel that he's a smart person so I would recommend his class

7/2/10

LGST10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is a great professor! If you can?t handle reading the newspaper - then you don?t belong in college anyways. Take advantage of his office hours ? he is a great resource: very knowledgeable and willing to help. Has a great sense of humor; his laugh will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face ? it?s the cutest thing I have ever heard...

6/22/10

lgst10

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took 3 classes over the years and overall, though I like him as a person, he's really a terrible professor. Echo to the negative comments - frequently cancelled lecturers, begins late, ends early, i've covered a terms worth of his material in the intro to other classes with rigorous professors, no joke. High school level teaching - easy easy A.

5/13/10

LGST10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're thinking about law school be prepared for him to challenge your desire to actually pursue a JD. Knows his stuff. The lectures are extremely entertaining if you are interested in the law. Those who aren't I find have a hard time following. His lectures were very clearly organized. Tests were very fair and challenged you to think. Take good notes and you'll mostly be okay.

5/13/10

LGST10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're thinking about law school be prepared for him to challenge your desire to actually pursue a JD. Knows his stuff. The lectures are extremely entertaining if you are interested in the law. Those who aren't I find have a hard time following. His lectures were very clearly organized. Tests were very fair and challenged you to think. Take good notes and you'll mostly be okay.

2/4/10

LGST10

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy A, just read. fair grader. interesting topics.

1/3/10

Law10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is a fantastic professor. If you want to learn how the real world of law works take his class. You have to read in order to do well, which based on the other comments, you guys didn't do. Not hot, but cute. . .

12/16/09

LGST10

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan Coonerty was by far the worst professor i have ever had. He spent all of his time sharing his philosophies instead of actually teaching. The rest of the lectures were filled with Guests, and Ryan did nothing. Thanks a lot Coonerty.

12/15/09

LGST10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I didn't care for him as a professor. Lectures were frequently canceled and there were far too many guest lecturers. He spent a ton of time on the news, which was interesting, but sometimes overwhelmed the actual material. The tests were completely random- poorly written and rarely on what he said they would be. Seemed smug and full of himself.

2/7/09

LGST111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

CIVIL LIBERTIES with Ryan is a must! He's such an awesome professor. His lectures are easy to follow along, he has a boyish charm to his teachings, open to student's opinions. He definitely makes class enjoyable.

11/10/08

LGST10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fun and interesting professor. Very funny in class but sometimes doesn't actually talk about anything else but the news. He does a lot better with smaller classes so this was not his best class. A little frustrating to keep up with the news and to what extend it is tested on on exams.

9/20/08

LGST111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

fun teacher, tests mostly from class discussions. easy, interesting and fun.

6/12/08

LGST111B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Forces his opinions where they have no place in the curriculum. He is a great teacher though! Clear, fair, knowledgeable and helpful. Take his classes if you can!

3/15/08

law120

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

kind of rambles about the news which is great... keeps you up to speed. however, you get sort of lost in the humble jumble of the endless discussions. when you get to the test you're really confused on what exactly you're being tested on. however he's totally dreamy. he's such a goober but really sexy. brains are hot. i hope hes not married.

8/2/07

LGST111C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, very knowledgable, great sense of humor, the cutest slightly dorkish laugh EVER.

7/21/07

lgst111c

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is a great guy and a good teacher. He is funny and approachable. However, I don't get all the comments about how hot he is. If he's hot, I must be a Greek God.hmmmm....maybe I am a Greek God. Wait a minute...Ryan, have you been rating yourself the whole time?????? I know you mentioned these salacious remarks in class!!!

7/4/07

POLI133

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

LOVE HIM! interesting, cute, funny, knowledgeable, overall an amazing class and professor! Everyone should take this class. I am looking forward to taking many more classes from him!

3/18/07

lgst111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

great lecturer, though he gets kind of snarky if no one participates. the reader was huge, but the reading was fantastic and definitely interesting. oh, and he's definitely hot in a nerdy way.

2/22/07

lGSTLGST

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher..Good sense of humor, very helpful and really hot..

9/20/06

lgst125

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Alert: Studies have shown that starting and ending your sentences with 'New York Times' increases both your grade and # of times he checks you out in class threefold compared to students who only cite the Weekly Standard, WSJ and the Washington Times, showing his liberal bias.

7/29/06

LGST 125

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor; young and knows a lot about current world affairs. He's also a great resource, very informative in helping with the LSAT's and general legal issues. Invited the whole class to Costa Brava for drinks after the final (this was during summer session).

5/16/06

LGST 10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Coonerty is freaking awesome. He's great at law and very helpful.

2/10/06

LGST 10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Has a really good background in the law too.

11/28/05

LGST 125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is such an amazing professor. He is great at keeping the class up to speed with relevant news stories and he always has a story from his experiences to share.

11/22/05

LGST 10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

ryan is very down to earth and approachable. he's a great lecturer because he tells you what he wants you to know from the reading in plain english, not huge technical words.

9/26/05

LGST 111, 125

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

this class is not for paper writers. if you're good at tests, this is the class for you. if you're not a human encyclopedia...not the best choice in classes. i took his courses during the summer and they were hard to manage with everything else going on. regular sessions should be pretty chill, though. oh, and by the way, if you you think brains are hot, he's delicious.

9/1/05

Pol/LGST 111

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His teaching style was basically that he relied on the kids in the class to take up the entire classtime. The class was a joke, but in hindsight I learned SO much. Thanks classmates haha.

9/1/05

10, 111, 125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

8/29/05

con law

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was my first law class, and i loved it. Prof. Coonerty did a great job engaging the class and making it interestiing and fun to go to. He did a great job of getting everyone interested and setting an open environmet for students to talk. Very approachable and nice.

8/2/05

Constituti-onal

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

7/29/05

Lgst/Poli111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was super helpful in all aspects. His lectures are interesting and I like how he brings in videos and guest speakers. Tests are a bit hard but otherwise everything was fine. I would definitely take another class with him. Not horrible looking yall.

7/20/05

POLI 111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I just love this guy! This is the second course I've taken with him and I just think he's awesome. =)

4/25/05

?

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Are you kidding me? Easy on the eyes? You guys saying that because other legal studies profs. are like, 60 years old? Great teacher. NOT easy on the eyes.

3/29/05

Civil Liberties

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Cool guy who knew the material well despite his age, but often ran out of things to say and frequently let the class out early. If you're not a good test taker don't take his classes because your whole grade is based on four tricky true false tests, and if you take it, make sure you read NYTIMES.

3/9/05

125

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a cool guy and knows his stuff. If you know anything about current affairs this class is no problem. Lots of extra credit. Got over 100% on everything and still only got an A. No A+? WTF mate? Law schools eat the A+ stuff up Ryan!! Come on now.

3/2/05

LGST 10, 125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is an excellent profesor. He invokes the desire the explore the subject matter further and provides resources to do so in the community and beyond. He is a captivating lecturer, and he's easy on the eyes.

2/21/05

lgst 125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan's classes are very good if you like you like to get up close and personal with the underworkings of government policies, processes agencies. The reading is moderate and interseting. The NYT test questions are a bit annoying. Ryan is young, friendly and oh yeah, hes hot;) just a bonus girls!

2/20/05

LGST 125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan, goes above and beyond. He truly does show a genuine interest in the students success. Easy to talk to. He is the type of professor that you can count on as a resource even after you've taken one of his classes. I loved it all, I would definetly take another course with him!

1/21/05

lgst 10 and 125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan is great. He is always willing to help everyone.

11/29/04

LGST 125

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ryan's a sweetheart, but a lousy professor. No papers, which can be a mixed blessing, but if you're not one for memorizing information and spitting it back out, DON'T BOTHER! Easy in other people's minds, but certainly not in mine. Not up to par with the Legal Studies department. Stupid NY Times!

11/10/04

LGST 125 125

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. he knows his stuff and hes very fair in all aspects. i actually enjoy going to this class because its stuff thats happening everyday. hes great at answering law-related questions.

8/4/04

LGST 10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

A nice guy and good teacher. Liked the guest lectures and the NY Times. Not too difficult but you learn. Good if you are interested in Law school.

7/30/04

LGST 10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

The lectures as well as the reading s proved to be very interesting. Ryan covered, the topics you would expect to study during the first year of law school. The quizzes were pretty fair, and the guest lecturers proved to be entertaining.

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