Obama was never a law professor.
Obama was simply a lecturer without professor status from 1992 -1996. In 1996 when he was elected to the Illinois Senate he was promoted to senior lecturer, a title as you said carries the status and is usually reserved for politicians, judges etc.
Not that my bit of info amounts to a hill of beans and please don't think I am trying to add/take away from info and facts that you have already researched, but in my own mind I'm trying to figure out when people first decided that he walked on water.
" In 1999, only 23 percent of the students said they would repeat Obama's racism class. He was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at the law school that year. And in 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.
His classes were small. A spring 1994 class attracted 14 out of a student body of 600; a spring 1996 class drew 13. In 1997, he had the largest class of his tenure with 49 students. But by then, his student rating had fallen to 7.75. Twenty-two of 40 faculty members ranked higher than Obama."
It seems that his tenure as "senior lecturer" is parallel to his presidency. He started at the top, but he declined as time progressed and people found out he wasn't really "sort of a God."
nor what country he lived in, he lived very well.......I found it interesting that he chose not to live among the poor blacks he was 'serving' as a community organizer and instead chose the wealthy upscale side of town. He's a phony inside and out....and his life and his 'story'books are self-serving.