Monday, September 8, 2008

Barack Obama's Accomplishments As A Law Professor


Dr Ralph said...

I note this is identical to Bob Barr's accomplishments as a Libertarian, unlike his accomplishments as a Republican: advocating federal prohibition of medical marijuana, sponsoring the Defense of Marriage Act (opposing same-sex marriage), and voting for the Patriot Act, as well as proposing the Pentagon oppose the practice of Wicca in the military.

All good Libertarian stances.

(If you can repeat yourself, surely I can too!)

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Hey, We're Baptists....

We're supposed to believe in "The Priesthood of The Believer", in which the Believer is responsible for working out his own salvation, no matter how unlikely the path to righteousness may be.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

This is depressing. There's bound to be a loyal Democrat somewhere who will take the time to list the legal journals where Obama was published, or maybe give us some insight as to which cases he argued.

Or did he just show up and teach?

Dr Ralph said...

Okay, I've been commenting on these one at a time and this one (sliced thin from the other accomplishments) may be the thinnest.

By 1991, Obama had been a successful in Chicago (see my posts elsewhere) and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School, after working as president of the Harvard Law Review.

Publicity over his election to this prestigious position had led to a book contract and advance. The University of Chicago offered him a fellowship and office in an attempt to recruit him to the faculty. He was a lecturer, then senior lecturer in Constitutional Law from 1992-2004.

While lecturing, he pursued legislative and community issues: activities that were clearly the focus of his energies. This was a time of building connections that would later be the springboard to his political career.

In 1993 he joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a law firm specializing in civil rights issues, and served on the board of directors of several organizations that funded community activities and addressed civil rights issues.

Maybe not all that flashy, but these were solid accomplishments that moved Obama towards the political career he was clearly interested in.

By the time I hit this age I hadn't done shit.