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J D

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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2005, 10:29:37 PM »
So far, everyone called on has been prepared in my K class. It seems like every student understands he/she has to show up prepared.

One should hope...
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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2005, 09:36:42 PM »
So far, everyone called on has been prepared in my K class. It seems like every student understands he/she has to show up prepared.

One should hope...

Today, the K proff called on someone who hadn't prepared, admitted so, and the proff moved on. The prof was cool and didn't humiliate her - he just moved on to somebody else. But there was a definite vibe in the class.

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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2005, 10:14:27 PM »
I know the vibe you speak of.

It's brutal to watch someone panic and try to answer the question. It's just a matter of time before they're cut down. It's like cutting a man's throat and watching him struggle in futility during the last few seconds of his life just before his soul slips out of him. The inevitable awaits. Submit. Submit. Shhhh. Shhhh.

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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2005, 05:35:19 AM »
I liken it to be shot in the gut, as the student looks at his brief in disbelief... et tu Civil Procedure?
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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2005, 12:00:21 PM »
Sounds like a student in my class last week!

Our contracts professor asked a question to the class.  A student raised his hand to answer.  He answered "Well I guess".  And before he could say anything else the professor stopped him with the following response: "Lawyers do not answer questions with guesses.  If I wanted to hear someone guess I would go out during the winter and offer homeless people a warm classroom to sit in.  I could lecture them about the law and then ask them to guess what they thought the answers were."

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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2005, 12:16:02 PM »
Its painful to watch a prof do that...  But on the other hand, what is the student's excuse for not being prepared...  would you walk into court and say sorry I didn't read the plea bargain the other side offered???  Come on, at some point these people have to act like they are in the real world!
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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2005, 01:46:51 PM »
Very true. I like your style.

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2005, 12:54:06 PM »
My K professor has a reputation for not being forgiving on those unprepared for class; we were told at orientation not to skip his reading, no matter what. So far, no one has been (too) unprepared.

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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2005, 03:32:47 PM »
Today in my contracts class someone was standing up briefing a case and the professor asked him if he read the case, he said yes, then he said "sit down, did anyone actually read this case?" it was a little scary, thank god it wasnt me!

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Re: Today in Contracts
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2005, 04:29:17 PM »
Every so often, in K, we'll get pop quizzes (that's right...I said pop quizzes, a la undergrad) that usually consist of 4 short hypos with 4 multiple-choice answers to go with each one.  If you miss more than 1 question, you are counted absent that day.
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