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Mark Weber
Professor in the Law department
at DePaul College of Law, Chicago, IL
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Overall Quality
3.3
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Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.0
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05/04/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Torts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I would definitely not recommend him. I would have enjoyed torts a lot more if I had a different professor. He rushes through the material. When the class is over you have no idea what torts is as whole, you just know a bunch of cases a tons of notes that he expects you to have memorized. The exam is not that bad if you study, but class is bad.

12/11/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
torts170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Torts would be fun if he didn't make is so hard and told us what we need to know instead of emphasizing the endless layers of complexity that we can never truly understand. He has a review in the middle and end of the semester, but the review is pretty pointless as he rushes through it. Also before the exam dont expect any help.

01/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Torts170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Weber is a great professor. You will definitely need to do all of the reading, and pay attention to the cases mentioned in the discussion parts of the book. If you do this, and ask questions when you are confused, you will do well. Remember to think of the purpose of the law, not just what the law says. Also, the man loves settlement issues.

04/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Weber gets a bad rap sometimes... he is a brilliant guy and yes at times slightly awkward, but if you want to, you can learn a lot from him. I think he is one of the best professors at DePaul. He isn't easy, but he is fair. Also, I never got the impression he didn't care about the students, just the opposite actually.

01/16/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts1L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Weber for the most part doesn't care about his students. Things you must focus on. 1. Case Notes-test questions will appear on concepts presented in them. 2. Policy- Put in a policy argument for every answer (Focus on the King article for strict liability it covers other areas as well). 3. He will give outlines after each topic, know them cold.

06/02/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
TORTS1L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I think the guy gets a bad rep and doesn't deserve it. Yes he rushes through as much stuff as he can and barely covers intentional torts, yes he spends a massive amount of time on the note cases. Who cares though? You know when you are going to get called on, he draws pictures on the board, and you don't need to know those note cases to get an A.

04/14/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
TortsLaw Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Interesting class. Illustrates cases, sometimes funny. Class is called on alphabetically, so you have general idea of when you'll be called on. However, his exam expects a lot. Public policy is very important. You have to be aware of everything in the book or mentioned in class; you may have an entire essay question on a note in the book.

04/08/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Torts101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A nice guy---but couldn't be more dull. TOUGH exam that focused way too much on public policy. He never really comes out and says what he's looking for, so lots of wasted class time. Would not take a class with him again.

04/06/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Relies heavily on the Socratic method, which makes the class initially confusing for 1Ls. FOCUS ON PUBLIC POLICY when taking notes - three of his exam Qs centered on PP. Can make the material more difficult than it is, but overall a brilliant mind. Always willing to help students who seek his instruction.

12/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Torts101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Weber is an excellent instructor. He challenges students to approach tort law from a more ethical and theory-based foundation. He is very concerned with the types of incentives and costs tort law places on behavior, so if you theorize with him and don't mind thinking about cases for extensive periods of time, you will enjoy this class.

09/29/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Torts201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Weber makes a relatively dry subject entertaining and interesting. He's generous to students in class, despite claims to the contrary, though he does expect deeper analysis beyond then other profs seem to want. It's important to note that most bad reviews here are by people too stupid to spell or proofread for grammar. He's excellent.

08/03/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Disab101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prodound knowledge.

08/08/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Torts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very entertaining, but hides the ball too much. Doesn't come right out and say what he wants you to know.

08/02/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
torts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good prof, really smart, and yes, emphasizes complexity of issues sometimes to the detriment of students' understanding. But he does provide a good framework that, with a bit of work, makes the final exam very easy. Also, very nice guy, and will write rec letters on a moment's notice.

03/07/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

People are right to say that he took a relatively easy subject and made it confusing to know end. I especially didn't like that he expected people to have the products liability section of the Restatement memorized the first day we learned the stuff. However, his exam was easy, so maybe he's just a hard ass in class

01/22/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I think everyone who is picking on Weber are wimps who can't handle the Socratic method, (welcome to law school). Weber is tough and very smart, but he gives you an outline skeleton that all you need to do is fill in. His test was fair considering how hard he could really make it if he wanted to.

11/09/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great person, truly smart, and funny, but confuses you to no end, possibly on purpose. He is a great intellectual mind to talk to, but not to take a class with.

07/07/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts I Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I completely agree with the comment about his real interest being in emphasizing the endless layers of complexity that we can never truly understand. I also found him very unhelpful in terms of exam preparation. He had no exams on reserve, & only let us READ two questions in class before he promptly removed them from the overhead.

06/01/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Torts 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Made torts seem like the most complex and difficult subject in the world, which it is not. Very intense, demanding. He could have been more accomodating; seemed more interested in intimidating us with the supposedly endless complexity of the material, and less interested in helping us to understand it.

03/03/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Torts, Fed. Cts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesomely effective professor.

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