National Institutions: Supreme Court
Fall 2019 - If you are anything other than a very liberal person, taking a class with this professor will be extremely tough. She is very biased and makes it very clear that opinions other than hers are not acceptable. The class is very interesting but has a hard workload. I’ve learned more about why she doesn’t like republicans than I did about the class during lectures. Thankfully, the readings are thorough.
Fall 2022 - As a first-year transfer, I was placed in this class after the original class I signed up for was canceled last minute. At first, I was concerned about this class but then I said "why not" and decided to give this class a shot. That was the biggest mistake I have ever made. During the first weeks, I didn't think much that this professor rarely lectured or went over readings, however, as time went on, I came to realize that this was constant. The only material I remember barely being mentioned in this class was when the Supreme Court was built. Other than that this professor was more concerned with pre-law advising and grading her other students at a different school rather than teaching this course. Vague grading and point allotment, the only assignment that was done in this class was the final project, which itself was pushed so many times past the due date because this professor was horrifically unorganized. I bought all the books for me to utilize none of them. It eventually reached a point where the whole class had to talk to the political science department chair to address our concerns. After this class ended, I wanted to drop out of the UCLA political science department and never look back, this class was a horrible introduction to the department and the major itself. Do not take courses with her.