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Quotes from Law School

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:11 pm
by Ipsa Dixit
There are always interesting remarks coming out law school so share them :)

I have one from a favorite prof that I wrote down a while ago because it was pretty much the best statement of grading I have heard.

Professor (after going over the exam and model answer in class): "You may be thinking to yourself, 'My answer was way better than that one!', but clearly *I* did not think so."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:42 pm
by 06072010
Prof to student

"Listen, I'm not harping on you to be an asshole; I do that naturally"

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:17 pm
by caribelita
Prof asks student a simple question about a case requiring a Yes/No response.

Student: Yes.

Prof: Can you think of a shorter, more accurate word for your answer?

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:33 pm
by Corsair
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Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:43 pm
by ktlulu1
Crazy Con Law professor dismayed with a student's advocacy when discussing the government's position in a case: "Oh my. Have another cheezit."

Crazy Con Law professor re: grammar
"Ugh. Oh... you just used impact as a transient verb. Oh. You're killing me.

And at the end of class: "Have a good weekend everyone, and, Miss X, please don't ever use impact as a transient verb again."

Then there was the Ks prof with bowties who always stuck his tongue out and made weird noises... I can't really quote that, though.

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:44 pm
by CaptainDirtyBird
Professor is talking about Plato and his belief that the "gold" level of people should all screw eachother to produce new generations that are as diverse as possible. Proffesor is a little audad, a little absentminded:

"So what did Plato think of promiscuity and fidelity as virtues? About multiple sexual partners?"

Silence

My byrd is sitting next to me and he says:

"Ms. Dunning, you know alot about this subject, Don't you?"

As it later turned out, he must have known something I didn't :cry:

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:45 pm
by dssinc
My two favorites from first semester

"What really happened is a tree falling in the forest, unheard by a lawyer."
- Civ Pro

"Are you in fairy-land? Or some platonic cave?"
- Con Law, directed at me in response to my making a natural law argument about human rights! (good times...)

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:08 pm
by sbjohnsn
Crim law: "Am I aware of a substantial and unjustified risk of death? Yeah, that's how I drive."

Contracts: "If you sign, you can't whine."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:50 pm
by NewHere
"Can you be sued for dying? I mean, can you die negligently?"

About transaction costs in contracts (which have to be written by lawyers): "We have located the problem. It is us."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:01 am
by Eremite
Civ Pro, after conceding that I had perhaps made the dumbest remark of the semester:

"No, Mr. Eremite, that was not even the dumbest remark of this class period."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:21 pm
by RTR10
These are all quotes from my Evidence Professor:

"I don't wanna have a mutiny on my hands"
"It's not like it's gonna help your grade"
"If I do my job, it'll be down from 70 to 40 in two weeks"
"You could have told me that it was something that I did, and I'd believe you."
"You know, the new Hillary they've been talking about"
"In relying on in vino vesitas, the witness may have given valuable testimony"
"I sure hope you don't think I'm sniffing because I just snorted some cocaine before class"
"If my goat ate your cabages, it wasn't my goat. If your cabages were eaten, they weren't your cabages. If my goat ate your cabages, my goat was drunk."
"When I was in Central Park, I saw this guy with a raincoat (opens jacket), but it had nothing to do with the weather."
"Well, the Victim is dead, so the only dragging was of his corpse out to the gurney."
Lawyer 1: "I object! That evidence is prejudicial!" Lawyer 2: "I sure as hell hope so! I'm trying to introduce evidence against you!"
"Now you're thinking like a lawyer. Clients come to you and pay $400/hr to hear, 'possibly'!"
"Well, if I start drinking at 2, I'll go to Crystal at 5 and get some cheeseburgers."
"Before y'all leave, I want you to help me sabotage these sons of bitches."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:27 pm
by 06072010
those are priceless.

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:38 pm
by lishi
"I sure hope you don't think I'm sniffing because I just snorted some cocaine before class"


hahah that one made me laugh at loud. I couldn't ever imagine a teacher saying that lol.

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:52 pm
by RTR10
Imagine it in the THICKEST Alabama accent you can find...and on a recent state supreme court justice.

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:04 pm
by JBo48
Torts Professor at least once per class: "Perfectly Wrong!"

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:56 pm
by 06072010
Awesome property professor:

P has a vested reversion in fee simple subject to complete defesance, Q has a contingent remainder in fee simple. Did you just hear what the FUCK I just said? You people are so smart!

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:12 pm
by RTR10
hahahahaha!

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:49 am
by Ipsa Dixit
Professor: "I'm not prepared for class today because the Oscars were on last night. I'm going to take a pass today; you can teach yourselves."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:59 am
by nonunique
Ks professor explaining that he's taken pity on us and moved our midterm so that it doesn't coincide with our CivPro midterm:
"So when you snap, just remember that I was the nice one. Shots to wound only. My family crest was 'not in the face.'"

CivPro2 Prof on sovereign immunity:
"There's only one problem. We don't have a king. Except Elvis. And he's probably dead."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:06 am
by nonunique
Oh yeah, same CP2 prof on Breyer quoting/citing to him all the time in decisions:
"I don't know how someone could read so much of my work and continue to always get it wrong!"
and
"Justice Rehnquist...now there's an oxymoron."

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:27 am
by Corsair
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Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:21 am
by Formerbruin
"The issue is, what is chicken?"

Frigaliment Importing v. BNS Intern

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:22 pm
by SecondTimeAround
"there is no harm in asking."

- Samms v. Eccles

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:33 pm
by 06072010
Hahahah - I love Frigaliment.

Non - great civ pro quotes.

Re: Quotes from Law School

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:46 pm
by seeyouincourt28
non, may I ask where you attend?? that prof sounds hilarious!

AO