Was Barack Obama really a constitutional law professor?

He said: "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution."

Wasn’t he actually a senior lecturer and not a law professor?

You bet you!
His formal title was "senior lecturer," but the University of Chicago Law School says he "served as a professor" and was "regarded as" a professor.
UC Law School statement: The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer." From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.

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9 thoughts on “Was Barack Obama really a constitutional law professor?

    BigBill

    (October 20, 2010 - 6:01 am)

    I heard he was just a lecturer and that got ‘hyped’ up to PROFESSOR.
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    Dude, you HAVE no Koran!

    (October 20, 2010 - 6:22 am)

    You’re probably right.

    And Bush said there were WMDs in Iraq. 4,500 dead service members.
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    Anita Bong Love You Long

    (October 20, 2010 - 7:02 am)

    You bet you!
    His formal title was "senior lecturer," but the University of Chicago Law School says he "served as a professor" and was "regarded as" a professor.
    UC Law School statement: The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer." From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.
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    http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/was_barack_obama_really_a_constitutional_law.html

    kwal

    (October 20, 2010 - 7:23 am)

    If he knows the constitution so well then wouldnt he know that the Govt cannot force a private citizen to buy a product from the private sector? As in Obamacare? You’d think he knew the consitution so well that he wouldnt be trying to push back door amnesty or any of this other nonsense he spouts. The man is a joke pure and simple.
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    Dharma

    (October 20, 2010 - 7:40 am)

    Obama’s credentials are public record, unlike Christine O’Donell, who is turning out to be the biggest liar.
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    Bavarian Thunderbox

    (October 20, 2010 - 7:49 am)

    Yes, from 1992 to 2004, according to the University of Chicago’s law school.
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    shootsmyownfood

    (October 20, 2010 - 8:11 am)

    We’ll never know, he spent millions having those records sealed.
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    LSU RULES!

    (October 20, 2010 - 8:33 am)

    A liberal activist like Ginsberg.
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    666 or sexsexsex

    (October 20, 2010 - 8:38 am)

    probably not the man clearly seems to not understand the constitution at all
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