Sunday, April 02, 2006

Why We Came to Law School

In Ethics the other day, our topic was a lawyer's duty to disclose information that is adverse to his client's interest. As an example, the professor brought in a pair of scissors covered in BBQ sauce to simulate a murder weapon with dried blood on it (I thought it looked like less like blood and more like something else that comes out of the body but that is irrelevant).
He took the scissors and placed them in front of a student and said, "I have just killed someone, here is the bloody murder weapon. The cops will be here in 20 minutes. You are my lawyer, what do you do?" The student responded jokingly that if he was not his lawyer he would tell the professor to wash the scissors off and get rid of them.
The professor then said, tongue-in-cheek, "So you are telling me that you came to law school to get dumber and lose your common sense?"

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