Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'd Rather Be a Hammer

Penultimate day of Barbri: essay workshop. Professor Sakai reiterated Professor Honigsberg's command that we act as sheep and follow the herd in our essays. His version:

"As my dad told me, 'It's always the nail sticking out that gets hammered down.'"


Anonymous said...

Is it just me or have the assigned essays started to become more esoteric?

About half of one Con Law essay was on the right to the waiver of fees for indigents and one of the Contracts essays covered wrongful termination and a breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Is that even in the conviser mini-review? Guess it's good practice ... for being pissed off when I realize I didn't cover something.

On the other hand the practice MBE's seem suspiciously simple.

I guess there is some sort of method to tbe BarBri madness, but I'm looking forward to the time when we'll never be judged on the totally useless skill of exam taking ever again.

Sorry for the rant, but that felt good.

Sansserif said...

Dude! I couldn't agree more. Abuse of process and malicious prosecution in the same Q? C'mon! It's like just when you get a modicum of complacent confidence they turn around and jab you with one of these ridiculous theories that never passed through the lips of Chemerinsky.