How to Avoid Being Called On in Law School

When in class, I always try to be inconspicuous. But no matter what I try or how hard I try it, my tactics never work. I chalk it up to my red hair.

If you are not already a redhead or a gunner, Mr. Law School has a few simple tips to avoid being called on in class.

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4 Comments

  1. Lawless

    September 5, 2011 at 10:54 am

    My other suggestion is to change your last name to something ridiculously long or difficult to pronounce. For some reason, the students in my classes with the last names like Smith, Wright, Schneider, etc. get called on in every class while the rest us sit back and thank god that our annoyingly long and difficult to pronounce names are finally paying off.

    • Alan T.

      September 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

      Great tip. Even better, have a hard to pronounce name or one that could cause embarrassment, like Faukmee.

      • Guano Dubango

        September 6, 2011 at 5:38 am

        I respectfully do not agree here. I was often asked to recite in my LLM classes, and my name is not the easiest to pronounce.

        Of course, I was a bit of what you call “a novelty” in my school, as many people were from US law schools, while I came from overseas.

        As a result, the instructors were all interested in learning of my background and they appreciated my British accent.

  2. Joseph the Lawyer

    September 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Sit in the middle and when you notice the prof scanning the room, act like you are taking some serious notes. Why in the world would she want to disturb you taking notes. In all seriousness, take the bar review class while you are in school. You will trip out on what is going on. Learn contracts in two day, yes!

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