1.  Obviously haven't taken antitrust, but I liked Crane a lot. He's a great guy to know and is very accessible. He's also a big shot in the antitrust field for what its worth."

2.  I had Crane for Contracts and really liked him. He lectures a lot, knows his stuff, is pretty easy when he cold calls, and is very willing to help students master the material. We hardly touched policy at all, but that might just be a function of the subject matter. Not sure. His exam was insane. No surprises, just incredibly complex fact patterns (far worse than the sample exams he distributed).

3.  I really liked Crane. Took both his antitrust classes this year. A fair amount of reading but it's managable and he's a fair guy. He really gets geeked out for the subject which is kinda cool, too. 

4.  [Antitrust] Crane is one of the two or three best professors I've had in three years at the law school. Very intelligent, great at explaining the concepts, and very much loves antitrust. Just as a warning though, he will grade on a curve no matter how small the class is, and will not include P/F's in the curve. Luckily, I took this class P/F and so I was able to enjoy the former without worrying about the latter.

5.  I hated Crane, one of my least favorite professors so far.  I had him for both Antitrust and IP Workshop.  He's very politically biased in antitrust, and let's everyone know it.  Like most law profs, his point is to show you how complicated and contradictory the law is, and it's up to you to figure out his view of the material come exam time.  He just dances around subjects, and only nails down the most basic of concepts.  The workload is more than three credits worth, so treat it like a four credit class.  He spends a couple weeks on mergers, but makes it a third of the final exam.  

Completely unhelpful for IP Workshop, as if the class was just an afterthought to him.  It was clear from his comments that he would only read part of your response paper.

6. Contracts: He's a straightforward prof. Each class goes over all the cases that you read in order. He cold calls by seat order, so reading is rarely necessary. He teaches the book in order, for better or worse. The exam is not hard, but makes for a tighter curve. It's a clear issue spotter, and he doesn't hide the issues at all. This means that hitting everything on the checklist that he sends out afterward won't necessarily mean a high grade. Fact is, the upper 1/3 of the class will all be able to accomplish that.

7. Crane does a wonderful job in Antitrust. He's clear, thorough, and manages to teach an econ subject to non-econ minded folks. As an added bonus, he's extremely helpful and approachable in office hours.

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