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Dime(bag) For Your Thoughts?

Context: discussing Washington and Colorado’s recent legalization of marijuana. Prof. B.: In Colorado they sold a million dollars’ worth on the first day. Student: Think of the tax revenues of that.  They’re going to have some great highways. Smartarse Student: …no pun intended.

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A Little Sugar

Roll Over, Tide. (We wonder if Nick Saban is still on Texas’s short list.)

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State Actor?

International law; specifically, discussing the Argentine attack on a Liberian tanker in the Falklands War. Prof. S.: Were they state actors?  They had airplanes with guns.  Do any private companies have airplanes with guns? Smartarse Student: Blackwater.

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Oh, That Sounded Wrong

“…so you are suffering as a result of my nocturnal imaginings.” –Prof. H.

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On International Negotiation

Prof. S.: No French speakers in the class? Smartarse Student: German.  It’ll get me through France!

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Playing with Fire

In discussing a case… Prof. B.:  Good explanation.  Did the dissent agree with the majority? Smartarse Student:  No…pretty much by definition of dissent. Prof. B.:  <performs migraine salute while class laughs> Okay, that’s fair, you got me. Two minutes later, Prof. B. is grilling smartarse student Smartarse Student:  This is you getting even with me, … Continue reading »

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Going Out In Style

Sitting in the last session of our Commercial Paper class today, there came a rapping at the chamber door.  Prof. H. opened the door to find a pizza delivery man bearing goods.  Surprised, and a bit amused, Prof. H. asks the class who ordered it.  Much excited whispering and laughing, but nobody admits to it.  … Continue reading »

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Definitions

“Synergies: firing people!” –Prof. M

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Presidents

Prof. M., diagramming a business deal on the board: “…zone president.  I’ll give him a crown.  That’s really more of a zone king.  How should I draw a president?  Maybe a drone.  That’s probably not a good idea.  If I draw a drone, it’ll end up looking like a cigar.” Smartarse student: “Wrong President.”

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Political Commentary

RE: Smith v. Van Gorkom, 488 A.2d 858 (Del. 1985). The Court held that the Board of Directors’ reliance upon Chairman Van Gorkom’s summary of a report which he himself had not read was not reasonable. Smartarse student: “It worked for Obamacare.  We had to pass it to see what was in it.”

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