Gosh, Those Law Students Say the Darndest Things!
posted by Miriam Cherry
Grading this semester has been multiplied because of Hofstra’s large class size (118 students in my contracts section) and an extra class I was teaching at Touro Law Center. To console those of you who are also still grading, I offer the top funniest paper / exam lines during the time I’ve been teaching:
“Decisions are like snakes, they slip and slide next to morality and justice, changing with time.”
“The common law is like a baby. It grows and grows until someone comes along and stops it.”
“The most impotent doctrine in contracts is lack of consideration.”
And, finally, from a seminar paper that discussed women’s rights in law & literature:
“The feminist movement began climaxing in the mid-1800s, and continued building, with varying levels of excitement, until the 1960s.”
To quote humorist Dave Barry, “I am not making this up!” I realize that I may be encroaching on Reader’s Digest territory, but anyone else find some humorous exam lines?