Columbia Law School is dealing with a faculty member's unexpected unavailability this semester by merging two sections of Constitutional Law into a mega-class of more than two hundred students.
Above the Law hints at the right question. What does it say about faculty culture at Columbia that the administration presumably was not able to find a single tenured member of the faculty willing to step in and pick up the course for the balance of the semester? (I say "tenured" because this would be an unfair thing to expect of those not yet tenured.) I can say with confidence that here at UNC, someone would have pitched in.