I think you know who I mean.
Anyway, many of these quotes are readily available on my sidebar, but for your more convenient/immediate pleasure and because of my stroll down memory lane today as I re-pour into my brain information about assault, battery, false imprisonment, strict liability, res ipsa loquitor and let's not forget good old-fashioned negligence, I give you....
tidbits from my torts class.
The year: 2006.
My status: unmarried (engaged) and shellshocked (post-mission awkwardness at an all-time high).
My mood: awesome (by nature) and overwhelmed (by school).
"Punitive damages are un-freaking-predictable, but it's the consumer's way of saying 'corporate America, you can't screw me over.'" -- Prof
Prof: "And what did the court say about that?"
Student: "They didn't mention it."
Prof: "Actually, it's italicized. Hahaha!"
(as any classmate present will verify, it's the nelson-type pointing and laughing that really made this experience memorable).
"I don't know if any of you have neighbors with vicious boars, but if you do, you should probably move." --Prof
Student: “I would think so.”
Prof, incredulously: “You would THINK so?”
Student: “But I would obviously be wrong.”
“Companies respond! Hello! Why did Fisher Price make little people bigger? Because children eat them.” --Prof
Prof, when another law school class was scheduled to take place in our classroom during our classtime:
“No, we will not get up and leave, we will fight them. TORTS IN ACTION.”
Prof to student: "What, you can't write this down? You don't have hands??"
(long awkward pause) "Well, I guess you do have one arm in a sling. Never mind."
“Assuming you have a head, you should be able to write like the whole time.” --Prof's advice on taking finals
Student A: The thing speaks for itself, don't you think?
Student B: Then I want to know what the hell it's saying.
Student: I give up.
Prof: Actually, only I get to decide when you give up.