Tuesday, March 25, 2008

what if barbie had a hand grenade?

Some days, I wonder why I even bother going to Contracts II.

One of the 1L sheep just asked a question about a case that began, "What if America had a caste system?" Then, he wanted to know how the contract in question would function under such a system.

This is the sort of question that gets asked after class, during office hours, or e-mailed. Asking how this contract would function in feudal England is really kind of....irrelevant. Pointless. And it angers the one 3L in the corner who is only taking this class because (a) she needed 14 credits to graduate, and (b) needs to learn Contracts for a bar exam, and can only rely on learning so much from BarBri. I mean, who cares how this contract would work under a caste system??? I want to know why this contract didn't work in this particular situation...can we talk about that?

Of course, my main problem would probably be expecting to learn anything useful in a law school class.

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4 Comments:

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Word. If there's one thing I've learned in my first year of grad school, its that questions asked to make oneself look smart pretty much do the opposite.

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous karen said...

Actually, everything you'll need to know for the Bar you WILL learn from BarBri. I was shocked and dismayed to learn that law school had been a waste of time, at least insofar as bar prep goes.

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd like my property professor. He just responded to a question like that with, "do you have a point?"

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

It's frustrating when professors like to hear themselves talk so much they allow (and encourage) those pointless questions just so they can prove their intelligence with their 30 minute answers!

 

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