Obama was not a ConLaw professor. Never. Not for one single day. He taught a seminar on something or another as an untenured lecturer at Chicago School of Law, was never offered a tenure track. So that bit of posturing in 2008 was entirely bogus.
And Mr Shapiro, Obama is not an orator "of unparalleled brilliance". His speeches are mundane, predictable and typically delivered with all the conviction of a man reading a grocery list. That anyone can regard him as a brilliant orator is in fact testimony to the absence of truly gifted orators today.