What does it take to be a Law School Professor? One might think... a law degree? NOPE. Bud Selig, the Commissioner of Baseball is now a distinguished professor of Sports Law at Marquette. I have a feeling he may have had in house counsel to handle the sports law stuff, but.. I guess I could be wrong.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig has been named to the adjunct faculty at Marquette University Law School as distinguished lecturer in sports law and policy.
“Bud Selig is, without question, one of the most skilled and accomplished professionals in the sports industry today,” said Joseph D. Kearney, dean of Marquette Law School. “We are truly honored that he would commit his time to our students and grateful that he’s chosen our classrooms as a place to pass down his significant wisdom to the next generation of leaders.”
It never occurred to me that someone other than a lawyer or a judge could teach the law. I could understand if he taught in a business school, but are they serious about this? In my humble opinion, this is a new low. Why doesn't Jay Z start teaching Entertainment Law at Brooklyn School of law? What about Linda Tripp teaching a class about Privacy and the Law to AU students? This type of appointment makes a law school education seem even more inadequate. Most all of my professors were Harvard and Yale Law School Grads and I loathed and despised them for their inability to tell me about the actual practice of the law. After all, most brilliant professors are failed practitioners. This is one step below the inexperience of lawyers that are too brilliant to practice. Are Marquette Law Students happy about this? Drop a line if you have an opinion about this dude? Is he truly brilliant? I don't do baseball so I would love to hear a little bit about him.