1.  Logue's tax class is one of my favorites so far in law school. There is a lot of gamesmanship in tax and Logue actively encourages the class to take positions that push the law, while instructing on the finer points of whereyou can get burned. The casebook he used is one of the best I have had in lawschool, the cases were remarkably engaging and the notes and explanations were quite helpful. Tax does have a large problem-solving component, people who don't like the class probably don't like it because of the problems, not because of Logue or the other profs. The exam to nobody's surprise is about 2/3 problems. The exam wasn't easy, and the problems were definitely harder than the ones in class, but it was manageable. When studying focus on working the problems from class. The details of this or that case matter much less.

2.  Great prof, one of the best classes I've taken in law school. Tax is very rules based so if you like the idea of having *an* answer, this is just the class for you.


3.  I took [Tax? Insurance?] last year. logue is great, class is pretty interesting. I would recommend it.


4.  I took [Insurance] last semester and really enjoyed it. Logue is a great prof. and he knows what he's talking about. He is very respectful and reasonable. Insurance law overall is another version of contracts, so if you like contracts you should be fine.  The class wasn't curved last semester, but it was close to the 40 or whatever it is you need to require a curve, so that may not be the case this fall. He didn't really cold call, for awhile he assigned cases to people and then took volunteers. The open-book part of the exam wasn't terribly challenging, if you knew the doctrines. There was a brief closed book portion that was mostly memorization, and reminded me a lot of an undergrad-style exam. Substantively, Logue described it on the first day as an "advanced contracts" course, which it pretty much is. It's also relevant to any litigation you might end up doing (particularly tort) because insurance companies get involved in that sort of thing all the time. The policy discussions were really interesting too; we spent a class on the health care bill, as well as claims arising from Hurricane Katrina, so it was easy to see how these issues were relevant to current events. I was pleased overall with the course.


5.  Logue is the better tax prof I think. He's funny, clear, and approachable.


6.  Haven't had the other two, but Logue is pretty solid for tax. He's engaging, informative and pretty interesting and approachable. I thought his exam was really tough, but for the most part, fair. The class was surprisingly interesting for such a dry subject. Hope that helps.


7.  Don't know about the Transnat profs, but Kahn is supposed to be amazing for Tax. I didn't like Logue last year. He made lots of mistakes, didn't go over details for more difficult concepts while spending lots of time on "interesting" or simple concepts.


8.  I took tax w/ Logue last semester (while also doing OCI) - it was not a problem at all. If I remember well enough, the day to day workload was not bad at all, and he was very understanding w/ people being away or under-prepared (for good reasons like job searches). It was a tough exam however and I think that's when the work caught up with me. But, for the bulk of the semester it was not a problem at all.


9.  I found it totally manageable to take tax w/ logue while taking 12 credits total. he doesn't assign THAT much work, and oci is done early enough that you'll have more than enough time to catch up on whatever you miss at the beginning of the semester. all this being said, three of my credits were p/f for classes that took up very little time. i'd recommend being easy on yourself next semester, and taking something p/f can definitely help lighten the burden.


10.  Thought I put a personal plug in for Logue. Tax was my favorite class in law school and I initially had NO interest in it. It will be practical in real life too (when you are doing you taxes) whereas secured transactions- very rarely (very small part of the bar and unless you do Article 9 things at the firm). Logue is also one of the best teachers in the law school in my opinion, he is VERY clear and his exam is fair yet there is a lot of information. Even if you p/f I would say it is worth it.


11.  If everything is really equal, take Sec Trans w/ JJ - just cause it's JJ!!! My favorite class so far in law school. Having taken both, although Tax with someone other than Logue, I can say that if you absolutely have to choose, take Tax. Logue is supposed to be one of the best tax profs, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity. Tax will also give you a strong background in many things such as business fundamentals (esp if you combine it with EO or Accounting – both combinations highly recommended), and will teach you to think analytically and creatively about many issues. And if you come out of the class loving Tax (which wouldn’t be completely surprising), there are lots of other tax classes at the school that will require the pre-req.


But if you can somehow take both, I’d highly recommend a class with JJ. He is easily one of the best profs I’ve had at the law school. He is tough and intimidating, and his class was one of the hardest classes I’ve ever taken, but you’ll learn a lot from him. And he’s actually a very nice and caring professor once you get used to him. As far as the Sec Trans subject matter itself goes, it’s not imperative that you learn it, but it too will teach you about statutory interpretation (although in a diff way from Tax) and you’ll learn a different side of the business world. The only other class it might help you with is Bankruptcy.


12.  Logue is an amazing prof.


13.  Entertaining and engaging prof.  However, exam was super tough - problems were much harder than anything we ever did in class.


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