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Oops: Busted in Corps

We just a semi-brutal moment in Corporations. The professor started with yesterday’s reading:
Professor M: “And can shareholders act with written consent in Delaware?”
Jack: “I didn’t catch that in the reading.”
Professor M: “And you wouldn’t have caught it in the reading unless you read the statutes I assigned for today! Well?”
(Deathly silence. Jack blushes)
Professor M: “Does anyone know the answer?”
(More awkward silence)
Professor M: “I’m disappointed. I’m not surprised, but disappointed.”
Why isn’t Professor M surprised? General incompetence? Nope. Today is the day before “Winter Break.”

“Winter Break” is a four day weekend at UMN Law. I think Winter Break is designed to help 1L retention. Our professors told us to “take some time off to do things we love.”

No one bought that line.

Grades are in. Classes, legal writing and the 1L summer job hunt are in full swing. This is our 4-day catch up weekend and we are grateful for it. But whether Winter Break is the reason no one read the Corporations statutes is another matter…


* And by the way, if anyone in Corps wants to pull up the statutes on Westlaw, that post is here.

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  • Erik
    February 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    We get absolutely nothing here at the good old U of Houston. Except Spring Break, but everyone gets that. We don’t get a Fall Break either. So really, I’m jealous. Jealous that you get four days off. While I get none.

  • Jansen
    February 13, 2009 at 6:29 am

    It’s not 4 days off per se! It’s just a pause from classes to catchup on work.

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