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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Being a law professor does not automatically qualify someone as super duper smart.
    At a school like Chicago, yeah, it does.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    At a school like Chicago, yeah, it does.
    Not really.
    Academic smarts can sometimes shroud a true dumbass, I've known many.
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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Smart people would recognize that Obama was not a law professor, he was a part-time lecturer who was hired because he was black.
    The University of Chicago released a statement confirming that he was considered a professor. You don't know what you're talking about.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Do you really think you can prove that you're smarter than Obama by blurting out idiotic white supremacist rhetoric? I hate to tell you, but that makes you look dumber, not smarter.

    And he was a professor... He taught several standard law courses. His title was "lecturer" instead of "professor" because he wasn't tenure track. You don't sign up for tenure track unless you plan on teaching for the rest of your career. But he was definitely a full fledged professor. Full time, had his own classes like con law, etc.
    You slinging the "white supremacist" charge is like a monkey flinging its own poo.

    The facts are that it is unheard of for a candidate applying to be a professor at law schools, never mind top law schools, to even be considered for the position without having a publication record of some kind, without having achievements of some kind, and Obama had nothing - he had no publications, he had no career achievements. He was black. University of Chicago Law School had an embarrassing shortage of black law school faculty.

    UC had stacks of resumes of better qualified candidates but they weren't black. Why would a top tier law school choose to ignore better qualified applicants and instead decide to hire a man who had no qualifications for the job other than being a law school graduate who got press because he was a black man elected to the position of President of Harvard Law Review.

    Simply put, his hiring at UC was just another affirmative action boost for Obama.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    The average LSAT score at Harvard Law equates to an IQ of 141. So, a distinct step above your highest score and yes, 141 is in the genius range. And that's just the average. He came out magna cum laude, so he beat out most the students there, meaning his score was likely above average for Harvard Law.
    I'm curious where you got that info. I'm asking because I want to find out what my LSAT score equates to.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Not really.
    Academic smarts can sometimes shroud a true dumbass, I've known many.
    Eh. He got generally great reviews from students, Chicago kept him for 12? years and invited him several times for the tenure track. It's safe to say his professor status at Chicago is evidence of his intelligence.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Great reviews from students can mean nothing. Check out Rateaprof and Pickaprof to see what I mean.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
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    The facts are that it is unheard of for a candidate applying to be a professor at law schools, never mind top law schools, to even be considered for the position without having a publication record of some kind, without having achievements of some kind, and Obama had nothing - he had no publications, he had no career achievements. He was black. University of Chicago Law School had an embarrassing shortage of black law school faculty.
    He was the president of the Harvard Law Review - maybe you're unfamiliar with academia, but that's a pretty big thing. He did other stuff as well, but you can look that up on your own. You're racism and ignorance are showing. I suggest you leave now.

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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Eh. He got generally great reviews from students, Chicago kept him for 12? years and invited him several times for the tenure track. It's safe to say his professor status at Chicago is evidence of his intelligence.
    I didn't say he was stupid but I don't hold the view that being credentialed, necessarily makes someone smart.
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    Re: Are you smarter than The Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Great reviews from students can mean nothing. Check out Rateaprof and Pickaprof to see what I mean.
    Actually, at UChicago, great student reviews mean a lot.

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