Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Student 2: For the principle of it!
Professor: Well. Usually, with the Tax Court, there are several issues that must be resolved, so it's very possible that this was excerpted from the larger case. And usually, when the casebook editor excerpts a case like that they'll include a little asterisk to tell you what else was going on in the case. And since I AM the casebook editor, I think it's safe to say that the casebook editor forgot to do that here.
3L: My evidence prof was useless. I don't know the rules well enough.
Trial Ad Prof: Get a Gilberts. Read Mauet. Read the rules. That's what I did. My professor didn't teach us evidence and as a trial lawyer you really need to know them.
3L #2: [Lamenting] My evidence class didn't help me at all...
Trial Ad Prof: I had Laurence Tribe. Big Name. Big Ego. Couldn't Teach Evidence. In class, it would be like, "Thanks Larry, we'd love to hear more about your time in front of the Supreme Court."
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
While discussing res gestae (Excited Utterances or Spontaneous Exclaimations):
Professor asks a question loudly, angrily, and suddenly to tiny 2L girl who was obviously trying to disappear in her seat.
2L: Fuck, I don't know! He was stressed? He was scared?
Prof: Oh, did I scare you?
2L: Kinda, a little, yeah.
Prof: Awwwwww, I'm sorry. Here. VIRTUAL HUG. Don't be scared. Give me an answer.
Overheard by RS