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Cursing Kelman to Eternal Damnation

Legal theory is over. Yes, yes, I am indeed alive, and no brain has not turned into mush.

Wrote complete and utter crap, waaaaay under the word limit, scattered footnotes here and there to make it all look prettier. I am quite happy with passing, really, and so are many people, given the number of people who’ve been joining the Facebook group “We got screwed over by legal theory”. Except, of course, for the few geniuses who are always speaking up in class about what Dworkin and Hart are really saying, whoever cares about you?

Damn you, Kelman. Could you not at least mention Mill or his harm principle in passing, in your 84-page essay on what most people consider common sense? Would have made my life five times easier. Take your cue from MacKinnon, would ya?

3 hours is just too freaking short. I want my 24-hour take-home exam back.

No prizes for guessing I am not going to take Advanced Jurisprudence.

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Law | | Leave a comment

I Heart Hart. Not

Not dead, just been doing legal theory for the past few days, for the glorious exam today. Hart and Fuller and Dworkin and Kelman and every other legal philosopher worth mentioning, wading through pages of unintelligible text, and finding out to my horror this morning that I’ve been wasting time with the wrong Dworkin text and that’s why it wasn’t making sense at all.

I Heart Hart. Not.

April 17, 2008 Posted by | Law | | Leave a comment

Law, Morality and Religion

My nervous system suffered a big shock yesterday – it turns out my darling sweetie honey baby pie Zixian is a Natural Law Theorist. (To those who don’t under legalspeak, that means she believes there law and morality are inseparable, and that there is a higher, divinely ordained law). Me? I am firmly in the camp of Legal Positivism (law and morality are separate), or rather Critical Legal Theory (law is indeterminate). Really, how do I go on after this.. *heart breaks into a million pieces* Okay, not really. Continue reading

April 10, 2008 Posted by | Law | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

End of LAWR

C’est fini.

LAWR is over.

Omg.

*does the rain-dance*

In retrospect, the moots weren’t as bad as expected. I made it out alive, and got all my points across.

But still, I still can’t believe LAWR, the bane of my life, the module which has been making me want to quit law school, is over.

Anyone want to get together and burn our binders and cases Guy Fawkes style?

March 31, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

They Tried To Make Me Go To Moots…

But I say No No No
Yes I been practicing, but when I go up there
You won’t know, know, know

I ain’t got the time
And if Eleanor thinks I am fine
They tried to make me go to moots
I won’t go go go

I rather be at home with Grey’s
I ain’t got 17 days
Coz there’s nothing, nothing you can teach me
That I can’t learn from Mr Neumann

Didn’t get a lot in lecture
But I know it don’t come in a snap

They Tried To Make Me Go To Moots
But I say No No No
Yes I been practicing, but when I go up there
You won’t know, know, know

I ain’t got the time
And if Eleanor thinks I am fine
They tried to make me go to moots
I won’t go go go

The man said, what do you think you doing here?
I said, I got no idea
I’m gonna, i’m gonna lose my GPA
So I always keep a DVD near

Said, I just think you’re stressed
Kick me, yeah baby
And go away

I’m tryin to make me go to moots
I said no, no, no
Yes I been practicing, but when I go up there
You wont know, know, know

I don’t ever wanna moot again
I just, ooo, I just need a break
Im not gonna spend 2 weeks
Have everyone think I am going to be a lawyer

It’s not just that it is timed
It’s just til this ego is re-inflated

They Tried To Make Me Go To Moots
But I say No No No
Yes I been practicing, but when I go up there
You won’t know, know, know

I ain’t got the time
And if Eleanor thinks I am fine
They tried to make me go to moots
I won’t go go go

For those of you who still didn’t get it… a very obvious parody of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab.

March 14, 2008 Posted by | Law | , , , , | 3 Comments

A Breath of Fresh Air

Memorial I handed up, and I have a LAWR-free week ahead.

Feels like heaven.

February 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 5 Comments

Quotable Quotes Update

There are a lot of couples springing up in law school recently, and most of them got together during LAWR season last semester… I swear, LAWR is a secret SDU scheme.

— Rachel

February 15, 2008 Posted by | Relationships | , , | 2 Comments

Quotable Quotes Update

There are only two things we law students talk about – LAWR and sex, sex and LAWR.

—  Jessica.

February 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Quotable Quotes Update

I know many of you will be busy with CNY activities but the reality is that things keep moving in law school, as they will when you are in practice. Even when you are on holiday, your Blackberry will buzz and you will have to get off the beach and into the hotel business centre to do whatever it is you need to do.

— Sumy, on LAWR

February 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 5 Comments

Speaking Too Soon

Just when I thought we were temporarily free from the evil, crushing, asphyxiating, life-draining clutches of LAWR…

Memorial I.

3000 words.

Due in three weeks.

Someone PLEASE kill me right now.

February 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments