Before Michael took over with a sailing post yesterday, I hinted about possibly being cold-called on Monday in Contracts class.
What is “cold-calling”?
It’s when law professors pick a student, out of a class of perhaps 80-ish others, with whom to discuss a case. This can go one of two ways. Either the professor is super intimidating and a complete hardass and insists on sticking it to the poor first-year student who has no idea what “consideration” is, or it could go the way my cold-call went, which is completely fine.
Of course I got a little nervous when my professor picked my name out of the seating chart and asked me about the facts of the case. It was Cook v. Coldwell Banker by the way. But I know it’s his job as a professor to question the way I understood the case and to start a discussion. So I wasn’t too thrown by his probing questions. I should’ve stated my opinions with a little more conviction, but it’s disorienting to try and remember everything you prepared the night before while keeping track of what the professor is asking as well. And reply to questions intelligently of course.
Still, not too shabby. I think I made a few good points.
Phew. Like M has said, only 90-something more weeks of law school to go!