Mark Weber at DePaul College of Law

Mark Weber

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
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5/4/13

Torts

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/11/12

torts170

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/12/12

Torts170

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/8/11

Torts101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/16/11

Torts1L

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/2/10

TORTS1L

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/14/09

TortsLaw

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/8/09

Torts101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/6/09

Torts101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/14/08

Torts101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/29/08

Torts201

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/3/07

Disab101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prodound knowledge.

8/8/06

Torts

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

8/2/06

torts

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/7/06

Torts

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/22/06

Torts

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/9/05

Torts

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/7/05

Torts I

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/1/05

Torts 1

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/3/05

Torts, Fed. Cts

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesomely effective professor.

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