Law prof curses student on hot mic after she asks him to slow down his lectures says ABA jnl report

An adjunct professor at Columbia Law School has apologized after he was heard muttering “F- – – you” on a live microphone last week, after a student asked him to slow down his lectures.

Law professor Daniel Capra told that he is ashamed of his conduct, and he has apologized to the student and to his class.

“I have devoted my career to serving and helping students, and I am mortified that I acted here the way I did,” he said.

Above the Law broke the news. The student had asked Capra to slow down his lectures because international students were having trouble keeping up with a foreign language. Capra refused and chalked up the students’ difficulties as “assumption of risk.”

Capra muttered the F-word after the student walked away.

Above the Law acknowledged that professors have to deliver a certain amount of material in a finite number of classes, and “it’s not like you can skip a hearsay exception or two just to make sure everyone catches up.” The blog also noted that the class is obviously being recorded, so students can play back sections that they didn’t understand.