LAW SCHOOL TESTS 
Monday, June 6, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Yesterday, as she looked at a dinner menu, my daughter said to me "What has the least calories?" I thought this was a discussion topic and not a question related to what she was going to order. WHAT IS ITEM HAS THE LEAST CALORIES ON THE MENU? DISCUSS.

My daughter ended up ordering the most expensive thing (as she always does) without regard to carlories and I thought of law school exams. In class, there was only one exam. All of the students brought several "Blue Books" with them to the exam room. Blue Books consister of several sheets of lined paper stapled to a blue cover. The idea was that we would write out our answers...page after page after page...in the Blue Books...and then turn the Blue Books in. With the last Book turned in, the semester...and, eventually, law school...was over.

Here is what I remember to be a typical law school test question. This one would be for CONTRACTS.

MR. GREENE AND MR. BUTCHER ARE FARMERS. THEY ARE STANDING AT MR. GREENE'S FENCE. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE IS A SMALL HERD OF COWS. ALL OF THE COWS ARE BLACK EXCEPT THAT ONE COW IS BROWN WITH WHITE MARKINGS AND ONE IS WHITE WITH BROWN SPOTS. THE BROWN COW IS A TROPHY WINNER WORTH A LOT OF MONEY. THE WHITE COW IS JUST A COW. MR. BUTCHER OFFERS MR. GREENE $400 FOR THE "BROWN AND WHITE COW." MR. GREENE AGREES. THE NEXT DAY, MR. GREENE IS READY TO DELIVER MR. BUTCHER THE BROWN COW WITH THE WHITE MARKINGS. MR. BUTCHER SAYS "THAT'S NOT THE COW I BOUGHT."

DISCUSS


...and this would prompt the students to write pages and pages and pages....until severe hand cramps set in....about Mutual Mistake Of Fact and Specific Performance and Damamges and Meeting Of The Minds and Consideration.



...except that probably...and especially if this were their first law school test...some students no doubt saw the word "DISCUSS" and wrote the word "NO" in their Blue Books and stood up and left. Then, they moved on to fantastic careers in dentistry or finance or medcial equipment sales. The rest of us started writing...
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