Joan Williams at University of California Hastings College of Law

Joan Williams

  • 2.5Overall Quality
  • 2.4Helpfulness
  • 2.5Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/31/13

PROP1L

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Course is solely based on her reader. It is not actually a casebook. It is full of articles and only portions of a casebook. It was very UNhelpful. I did not learn anything about property at all from her. Her test is now in-class rather than take home. If you can, transfer out of her class and take another prof who you will actually learn from.

7/22/10

Prop1L

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the worst professors I have ever had. Learned nothing about property. Be prepared for a class focused entirely on how women, minorities and homosexuals have been shunned by property law. This might have been interesting had she actually incorporated property law into the lectures. Gives minimum amount of As. BEWARE.

4/30/10

Prop1L

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

One word: Nightmare

4/25/10

PROP1L

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Want to learn a very common and generally-accepted perspective on sociology? Take Property with JW. Want to learn the law of property? Take Property with anyone else. She compiles her own book, which makes perfect sense because there are no property textbooks available, anywhere. Unfortunately, her textbook is god awful.

7/11/08

PropProp

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Too much emphasis on theory and public policy. Overall, she is a pretty good professor, but plan on finding the rule of law yourself.

5/25/08

PROPREAL

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice enough as a professor but class was lacking. Class was all over the place and I didn't really learn that much. Take home final made things easy but you need to get every line on the check-sheet to do well.

8/18/07

PROP1L

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love her! She cared that we were learning and went out of her way to provide supplementary materials and to make herself available outside of class. Though she is brilliant and famous enough to totally phone it in, she didn't. She's my favorite Hastings professor, hands-down. I think I would have hated property with someone else.

4/29/07

PropSECT

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

3/6/07

PROPSECT

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

My least favorite law school class by far. Prof. Williams is nice and approachable, but here lectures were unclear, and there were some complete sections of material she didn't seem to understand very well. She might be great for Fem Theory, but for Property she was horrid.

6/5/06

Fem Theory

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take this class! Very enriching, interesting, and eye-opening! Good information for entering the legal profession.

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