September 6th, 2008
10:17 AM ET
12 years ago

Biden continues teaching law school class

Despite his campaign schedule, Joe Biden is still teaching his law school class.

Despite his campaign schedule, Joe Biden is still teaching his law school class.

WILMINGTON, Delaware (CNN) - Joe Biden may be a vice presidential nominee during the week, but on Saturdays he's still trying to keep his old schedule.

After a week of criss-crossing the country, Biden returned home to Wilmington Friday evening in time to teach his law school class the next morning. Since 1991, the senator has taught "Current Topics in Constitutional Law" to a small seminar of students at Widener School of Law in Wilmington.

This is the only class the Democratic running mate has been able to helm so far this year. The first class was scheduled for the day after Barack Obama tapped Biden for his vp pick.

A spokesman for the university says he expects this to be Biden's last time teaching this semester.
The popular course is capped at 18 students, and there is a waiting list to register.

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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Moderate Republican for Obama

    Continue to spread the knowledge Biden!

    September 6, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. Moderate Republican for Obama

    Continue to spread the knowledge Biden! I'm a college instructor myself and I really appreciate the time Biden takes to teach the next generation of Americans.

    September 6, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  3. ANGIE

    Love you joe cant wait to have you as vp OBAMA/BIDEN08

    September 6, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. gene

    I wonder if McCain's campaign will issue a statement belittling him for teaching like they do with Obama and serving his community?

    September 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  5. Bulldog

    WOW, Biden and Obama are professors of the Constitution. God knows we need people in the White House who understand the Constitution and not just what we all learn in elementary school. The current administration has violated the Constitution numerous times in the last 8 years and Obama and Biden will renew the Constitutional rights and limits of power back to Washington like our founding fathers intended.

    September 6, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. D.Bradshaw

    hmmmm, what I want to see is a reply to "Gary" from Alaska who is saying Palins new baby is the product of an affair Palin had with her husbands best ! where did this Gary come from, oh, sorry, he said Alaska, hmmm, how did he get this info ? Biden, any of y'alls campaign want to investigate that ??? maybe, National Enquirer will..know there is more to the Palin story we are just now finding out..Garys comment is on the blogs to Oreillys show..wonder if Oreilly will follow up on that..naaaaah, he is too busy "disecting" Obama, even judging his "body language"..
    a very concerned independant "white" grandmother, who NEVER had a pregnant underage child.thankfully...oh, but, I "did" have the "talk" with my children..practice what you preach Pain..and good luck with your daughter....

    September 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |

    Biden teaches law since 1991! Good, we will have a Vice Pres.
    And a Pres. Obama that taught THE CONSTITUION as our new leaders. Other than the last 8 years, we have had Presidents that
    VALUED the Constituion. Meaning, they followed the USA constitution,
    which should ALWAYS be withheld. Otherwise, we are a sinking ship!!!!

    September 6, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. Scott L


    JOB - LOSSES - UP - 6.1%


    September 6, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. Ray

    Biden should get quickly into the political fight.
    The Republicans have pulled out all their amo and are pulling every trigger.

    This is no time for Mr. Nice guy.

    Jump into the FIGHT Biden!

    I kind of miss Hillary for this.

    September 6, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. Bulldog

    McCain has over 200 lobbyists on his campaign staff. Now is that the reform he's now preaching to all of us. He is a liar and the proof is in all of the people he is currently surrounding him with. Behind the scenes McCain is kiss these lobbyist butt.

    September 6, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  11. Darryl Miller

    It great to have two senator that actually educated enough to teach.

    This is a interesting fact..

    September 6, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  12. sophia nyc

    These are the types of people I want leading my country.
    Grounded and ethical.

    September 6, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  13. Mrs. Daniel

    That is awesome.

    September 6, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  14. Wisest one of All

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Since when does a democrap know anything about or care about the U. S. Constitution????

    They only care about urinating on it because they hate it. Proven fact!

    September 6, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  15. JOhn

    OMG..a President and VP who know the constitution. How about that

    September 6, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  16. Lady

    =========no way, no how, NO mcBush===========

    =========Obama / Biden 2008============

    September 6, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  17. texas

    I was also a college professor in the past and I admire Biden more now than before.

    September 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  18. LS

    That's GREAT!!

    Biden is such a good guy.


    September 6, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  19. S. Boatman

    We Need Smart People In The White House! Not Someone Who Ranked Next To Last At The Naval Academy And A Journalist!

    September 6, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  20. Priscilla

    Obama/Biden are who America need. Indeed, they are grounded and ethical.


    September 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  21. Willow, in Iowa

    I think both Democratic senators have done a wonderful job teaching constitutional law, etc. They at least know what can and can't be done, unlike the opposition (who mold and change the laws to fit what they want).

    D. Bradshaw, we don't know anything about Palin's "problem" with her husband's business partner, and as of yesterday, the business partner put a hold on his divorce records so they can be sealed from public view. Too late, I think the NE has already been there, with their little secret cameras. next week, the NE is supposed to have the story AND proof.

    September 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  22. ML - California

    Joe Biden, it is nice to know that you have a lot of law background
    and "kudos" to you for continuing to teach law school.

    September 6, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  23. faye, NV

    This is a great man and has so much to offer. His students will miss him.

    September 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  24. Chris in CA

    Has anyone noticed in all of these Tickers, whether they be positive or negative stories for the McCain camp, that 80 to 90% of the commentary from people all over the country is pro Obama?

    Food for thought.

    Obama/Biden 08!

    September 6, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  25. Charlotte

    Joe you are going to need every spare moment to campaign. I like Joe, just don't like Obama. McCain is gaining in the polls. I might add, I do not put a lot of stock in polls. Obama should be the VP, not the top of the ticket. I can hande the less experienced in the number two spot. The DNC is stuck with what they chose. I am not.

    September 6, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
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