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?