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Post by kswiss » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:01 pm

Yesterday in contracts we learned about building a house with the wrong kind of pipes.

One kind student said that phrase, "well if my only job is laying pipe..." and then caught herself. A smattering of people laughed.

Next case involved a logger floating logs down the river.

Every time the professor would say, "floating logs" all of the immature people, including me, would start to laugh.

"Can I just float one log?"
"Well can't I just cut up the job into a bunch of little pieces? Ya know, one log at a time."
"Or do I have to do it all in one big lump?"

At some point the metaphor got to be too much and I nearly lost it. I don't think anyone would have picked up on it if 1) the previous student hadn't keyed our minds to poop and 2) it is the end of the semester and our minds are all entertainment deprived.

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Post by yo! » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:44 pm

Friend: "I could never practice public interest law."

Me: "Why not?"

Friend: "Because I hate the public.....and their interests."

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Post by Pizon » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:24 pm

kswiss wrote:Yesterday in contracts we learned about building a house with the wrong kind of pipes.

One kind student said that phrase, "well if my only job is laying pipe..." and then caught herself. A smattering of people laughed.

Next case involved a logger floating logs down the river.

Every time the professor would say, "floating logs" all of the immature people, including me, would start to laugh.

"Can I just float one log?"
"Well can't I just cut up the job into a bunch of little pieces? Ya know, one log at a time."
"Or do I have to do it all in one big lump?"

At some point the metaphor got to be too much and I nearly lost it. I don't think anyone would have picked up on it if 1) the previous student hadn't keyed our minds to poop and 2) it is the end of the semester and our minds are all entertainment deprived.
A girl was talking about laying pipe and it keyed your mind to... poop?

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Post by SamSeaborn2016 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:04 am

I'm trying to remember the silly stuff that was said in class this semester.

Torts Prof: "Keep duty in its duty box. Oh, no."
Student: "That sounds like a gross box."

Civ Pro prof (note: he is about 70): "I can't listen to recent Radiohead. Too depressing."

Torts Prof: "And what do you normally find in sewers?"
Student from Florida: "Alligators?"
Prof: "Um, how about sewers in Portland?"
Me: "Homeless people?"

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Post by SamSeaborn2016 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:06 am

starrynight62 wrote:
Rocky Estoppel wrote:
chicagolaw2013 wrote:
Rocky Estoppel wrote:Civ Pro Professor talking about Intervention the other day. A student's last name was Cox that he had just talked to. He calls on a new student and says this:

"You saw me messing with Cox, playing with Cox, and then you just have to step in because you want a part of that action! What do you do?"
OMG HAHAHA did everyone bust out laughing? Please tell me the prof realized the joke...
I don't think the Professor realized what he was saying. :lol:
LMAO. Our contracts professor the other day was talking about a case where some factory's shaft was not delivered, and we are all giggling because he keeps saying "shaft...shaft...shaft." Then he starts acting it out in first person: "I only have one shaft! My shaft is broken!" etc. Then starts talking about how the damages have to be "naturally arising" out of the situation. He had no idea.
We probably had the same mill cases. My contracts prof mention the Bangor shaft but, of course, said Banger Shaft.

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Post by solotee » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:47 pm

Torts prof puts a picture up of the fruit section in a grocery store:

"Here we see young men sampling some coconuts"

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Post by mths » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:00 pm

Prof: "And what's so bad about slavery?"

My awesome section mate: "I am not fully prepared to answer that question"

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Post by forty-two » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:50 pm

Prof said this in response to a comment in class:

"It's too early on a Monday for such strong opinions."

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Post by Lighthouse28 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:16 pm

After our Torts professor told students they should read over and edit their responses on their final exams, one student asked, "What if I don't have time because I need to spend all the time I can typing out my answer?" The professor replied, "Then you suffer from the Tough Shit Rule."

I'm gonna miss my Torts professor.

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Post by onlyinls » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:40 am

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Post by goodolgil » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:45 pm

Liked this one.

" Who owns your book?" -- Property Prof.
"I do." -- Student
"Prove it." -- Prop. prof.
"My name is in it." -- Student
"So is mine." -- Prop prof.

(he wrote the casebook)

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Post by 20121109 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:54 pm

"Mr. Jones says the answer is, "Yes." Can anyone provide us with an alternative response that is both shorter and more accurate?"

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Post by Lilith » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:34 pm

Contracts professor was showing us something about shrink wrap licenses and such, and he used his own desktop to demonstrate. While he was doing this, he said, "I see you looking, but I already moved all of the scandalous stuff." He was awesome, and I'm sad that he will not be teaching Contracts II.

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Post by vanwinkle » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:42 pm

This thread hasn't seen any action for a while. Maybe the brand-new 1Ls can breathe some new life into it.

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Post by Kabuo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:24 am

vanwinkle wrote:This thread hasn't seen any action for a while. Maybe the brand-new 1Ls can breathe some new life into it.
I was thinking about it today when my property prof did one of his usual weird things. I know there have been better quotes so far this year, but here's the best one of the day so far:

While playing a drinking song for the first 3 minutes of class: "This is an old English drinking song, some of you might know it." I always think he's serious too.

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Post by Kabuo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:02 am

Here's some better ones I found memorialized on a section mate's fb.

"Hopefully the king could read, but back then, most people couldn't read! You remember? No, you don't remember." -Property professor

"Sometimes I put things up on the projector that you can't read. Then I tell you about them." -Property Prof.

These don't seem so hilarious in a vacuum. Maybe it would help to know that he's at least 90 years old.

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Post by crossarmant » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:34 am

Torts Professor:

"Want to be the scariest possible costume? Be juror. Nothing is scarier or irrationally dangerous."

"If you think you've run over someone, back up and make sure you did."

"I've long lost the ability to be a normal person. I'm a lawyer."

"My mother-in-law thinks I'm cool. I can make fish. She thinks it's the cat's meow.... Only took 30 years."

"You're a child until you graduate medical school. At leas in a Jewish household."

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Post by tlstlstls73 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:31 pm

Person in elevator: "I've applied to hundreds of jobs. Still nothing."

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Post by snowpeach06 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:11 pm

Crim Pro Professor: The world would be in danger if you guys tried to be criminals, because you'd never be convicted. Now my clients are dumb, they don't have this problem.

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Post by JLJ » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:22 pm

Tort's Professor taking about Ames' Good Samaritan theory and how liability should be found on the person who doesn't help the stranger.

"Ames is a bit of a pussy."

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Post by ausoccer19 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:49 pm

Torts professor: "I wish I controlled all of the rubbish in LA so that I could continue living in the manner to which I've become accustomed."
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Student: "I have a question, and this may not make much sense..."
Torts Professor: "That's likely"

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Post by ausoccer19 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:46 pm

In torts we were reading a case about a mine in Butte, Montana. A kid, not sure whether this was intentional or not, kept referring to the case as the Butt Miner case...even our prof. couldn't contain his chuckles.

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Post by sknight323 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:15 am

Torts prof: "If you guys won a settlement, I don't know what you would use it for. Like, bungee jumping, and sex tourism, probably."

Other prof: (talking about Getting to Maybe) "Yeah, all that IRAC and CREAC is real great...except, I prefer you get to the fucking answer."

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Post by Extension_Cord » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:22 am

sknight323 wrote:Torts prof: "If you guys won a settlement, I don't know what you would use it for. Like, bungee jumping, and sex tourism, probably."

Other prof: (talking about Getting to Maybe) "Yeah, all that IRAC and CREAC is real great...except, I prefer you get to the fucking answer."
Does getting to maybe teach you to write in IRAC effectivly?

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Post by NeighborGuy » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:49 pm

ausoccer19 wrote:In torts we were reading a case about a mine in Butte, Montana. A kid, not sure whether this was intentional or not, kept referring to the case as the Butt Miner case...even our prof. couldn't contain his chuckles.
I lol'ed :D

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