Tuesday, November 11, 2008

White Knight?

This happened today - the Professor has certain students "on call" to describe cases each day (he informs them by email):

PROF: Now, Ms. ------, tell us what happened in Revlon case.

STUDENT 1: (toward the back): Oh, well, I thought I was going be describing Paramount . . . but I can try to get through Revlon . . .

PROF: Well, we have to get through Revlon to get to lay the foundation for Paramount, so why don't I get you started. The board was the the subject of a hostile tender offer . . .

STUDENT 1: Yes . . . [starts an around-the-median summary the case, the PROF interupts her a few times to clarify some points].

STUDENT 2: (near the front): I did this case [in your other class] this morning. I can help. [NB: This interjection was totally unsolcited].
PROF: Um OK . . . [STUDENT 1] you know where to send payment [meant as a joke].

STUDENT 2: [Proceeds with flawless recitation of Revlon].

Epic gunning or helping a classmate in need? Also, where's our White Knight? Whenever this happens to us we usually just wallow in our ignorance. Also, the PROF handled it well with a joke, we've seen that Professors can get pretty serious about being on-call.

In other news, it's that time of the semester again. We're in gun-mode, at least until the next Redskins game.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boring. How about the fact that everyone here better pray they have a job even after signing? Katten, Sherman, WHITE & CASE are all laying people off. . .

Rule 12 (f) said...

white and case laying off SUMMERS? Or other peeps. Source plz

Anonymous said...

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/11/11/white-case-cuts-70-lawyers-100-staff-low-attrition-a-problem/

Anonymous said...

that's close to 5% of the workforce they cut

Rule 12 (f) said...

yea i got it. What do you want me to say other than the economy is awful right now - it's just kind of another one bites the dust . . .

Actually, we're working on a post about what UVA (administration) can do. Figure friday-ish

Anonymous said...

Not that anyone asked, but 12f if pretty on top of things, considering he's busy being a law student and all (unless of course it is all a clever rouse).

Anonymous said...

5:11 = senseless rule 12(f) trolling

Anonymous said...

not the first time rule 12 f has sung his own praises, like the time he commended himself for doing some "good reporting" on the taiwanese guy.

Rule 12 (f) said...

sadly, or not, i am not 5:11. generally the poster of me is correct, though, at least in so far as in post references to VLW articles are concerned. xoxo