As in prior years, Professor Luna Turley (shown here with adoring students) appeared as a visiting scholar yesterday to teach the Torts class on animal liability at GW Law School. To the chagrin of the assigned professor, she was generally viewed as a significant improvement as she showed the basis for determining domestication or wild characteristics in animals.
Professor Jonathan Turley reacted somewhat defensively to the response to Professor Luna, noting that he remains more published than Luna and he felt that the visiting professor had pandered to the students. He also noted that at various points Professor Luna appeared to fall asleep in front of the class — conduct reserved to faculty who have attained tenure. Turley was heard to repeat the warning of W.C. Fields that you should “never work with animals or children.”
Despite these questionable pedagogical (or more appropriately petagogical) techniques, Professor Luna was universally praised as clear, insightful, and engaging.