it seems like everyone else has entertaining gunners. mine are just annoying. i feel like i'm not getting the full law school experience.
My primary gunner is terrible. She talks, guaranteed, for at least 5 minutes per class. At times, she's talked as much as 7 minutes (yes, I timed it) consecutively. No matter what she is saying, she has the most obnoxious, self-satisfied, smug tone in her voice. Something along the lines of "yes, I'm saying something either factually inaccurate or blatantly obvious, but I thought of it all by myself so you should all be damn impressed by me."
The problem really is that she's often factually inaccurate. She went on a 5 minute economics rant in Torts the other day... espousing an economic theory that has been the laughing stock of economists for decades, trying to claim that said theory was actually the most prevalent and widely accepted theory among economists and judges. She went on a similar rant in Property about how the court was refusing to enforce a contract to protect a woman who was party to the contract through her husband. The rant included a ton of feminist propaganda, a tirade about how women were mistreated in the 30s and 40s, and how the courts needed to protect women at the time. Only to have that rant followed up by a student pointing out that the contract was actually the woman's idea in the first place, so protecting her because she had no say in the contract clearly wasn't part of the deal.
I really don't mind short questions or even hypos. If they're short. But if you're going to go on a 5-7 minute rant in every single class every single day, for God's sake, be factually accurate occasionally. Unfortunately, most of my professors encourage any and all comments, which results in her thinking her comments are actually worthwhile... even though the Professors refer to every comment as good, regardless of its content.
The way I look at it, 5 minutes of each class correlates to approximately 6.67% of class time. That means she talks for 6.67% of my semester. As far as I'm concerned, she should have to pay me 6.67% of my tuition for the semester, since I never signed up to pay to hear her talk.