We’ve also mentioned the generous financial support his presidential bid received from law professors.
Now, in honor of today’s Presidential Inauguration, one more Barack Obama law school item.
Last week, Noam Shreiber of The New Republic posted an item on The Plank discussing an article in Time discussing Obama’s urban background and how it might affect federal urban policy. As a bonus, Shreiber relayed a law school anecdote from Obama’s law school local government professor.
Apparently, working in inner-city Chicago had piqued Obama’s interest in urban policy and he asked several questions throughout the semester about the power of inner-city populations to influence urban policy.
Obama’s professor, Gerald Frug, found Obama’s approach to city power dynamics interesting and included a question directly addressing it on the final.
Almost 20 years ago, Barack Obama lived every law school gunner’s dream, and (here comes the dramatic close) today he will live the dream of countless others.