Thursday, September 21, 2006

Today's legal Writing aka I'm glad we have anonymous grading

So since we don't actually cover anything in legal writing and our prof seems to have something against letting us out of class early, he normally hands out worksheets for us to work on for the last 40 minutes of class. These worksheets are never handed in, and are only for "practice". So today, we were talking about topic sentences and case description sentences. The prof handed out a case, and then asked us to write our own sample topic sentences.

Terribly Boring Legal Writing Prof: Mr. Slacker would you mind writing a sample topic sentence on the board?

Me: Um .... actually ... yes I would mind.

TBLWP: Oh ..... (awkward silence while the class looks at me) Did you prepare a topic sentence?

Me: No, not really

TBLWP: Well can you come up with one right now?

Me: Probably, but I didn't even bother to read the case ... so ... I dunno about that either.

TBLWP: Well what were you doing for the last 30 minutes?

Me: Just sort of staring at the wall.

At which point someone from the back of the class raised their hand and volunteered a topic sentence. Thanks for taking the heat off :)

Legal Writing sucks.


Blogger Lawmommy said...

If this is true as written, you are my hero.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

100% true. People were very confused. I don't do busy work. Never have ... never will.

8:21 PM  

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