We’re currently on the topic of jury charges and I honestly can’t think of anything less exciting or useless. Today’s class went something like this:
Prof: Describe a situation in which you can granulate the elements?
Mr. Simpson: I don’t know. I can’t think of any.
Prof: (silence) Ms. Nettles?
Ms. Nettles: Well maybe if there is some sort of predicate . . .
Prof: That’s stupid. Ms. Hernandez?
Ms. Hernandez: Maybe if they’re disjunctive.
Prof: Mr. Simpson?
That goes on for about 15 minutes, the professor then tells us there is no situation when it’s proper to granulate the elements, everyone feels retarded, and it starts again. Since Mr. King’s wife gave birth to a child last night, I assume tomorrow will go something like this:Prof:
Mr. King, you read a case that used the longest word in the English language without a vowel, didn’t you?
(20 minutes later)Prof:
That word was rhythm, Mr. King. I’m not going to kick you out because you’d just leave and spend time with your wife and child but I want you to know that Ms. Fitzwilliams expects you to read the cases and know what’s in them. Thank you.