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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Could Never Be A Law Professor

I would constantly use comic book examples for exam essay questions.

Like...for Decedents, Estates and Trusts? I would totally want to write an essay question where the student would have to analyze the Summers family tree and figure out every member's possible claims under intestate succession if Scott Summers were to die.

Between the time travel, cloning, alternate futures, alternate universes, and posthumous conceptions, I would get the best essay answers EVER.

But my students would totally kill me. :-)


  • At May 13, 2009 6:50 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Thats easy. Whoever brings in the head of Vulcan wins the estate. Because I really, really, really HATE Vulcan...

  • At May 13, 2009 9:07 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said…

    Become a copyright lawyer! Then you could work for the publishers and scrutinize all of their publications on a regular basis -- and get paid to do so! :-)

  • At May 13, 2009 9:36 AM, Blogger Zaratustra said…

    What about Superman? I mean everyone knows he's an alien by now, and he's on the US without showing legal documentation.

  • At May 13, 2009 11:31 AM, Anonymous Rich said…

    Hmmm. Supers would make a really interesting study for the debate over "voluntary" versus "coerced" participation in the justice system, wouldn't they? Pretty hard to tell Thor or Superman he has to do (or not do) something, after all.

    But is there an actual course on the subject?

  • At May 13, 2009 4:18 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    So...what happens when the decedent comes back to life in a few months or years? Does he or she get their stuff back? Do they have to pay back the insurance company? Back taxes?

    Surely these sorts of things happen!

  • At May 13, 2009 6:49 PM, Blogger Cortney said…

    But at least time travel and clones would be interesting compared to the consonant parade that was S, F, H2, C-1, C-2A, C3, D-S1, and so on.

    (also, hah, someone linked to here from Twitter, and I read the post before I remembered this was your blog, and I was all "what a surprisingly timely subject...")

  • At May 13, 2009 8:56 PM, Blogger Tom Bondurant said…

    I have probably told you about that one issue of Flash where the Icicle, who is the son of the original, is trying to claim his dad's estate. He tells Wally "You can't stop me! I have right and primogeniture on my side!"

    I don't think that issue came out when I was taking Trusts & Estates, but it was pretty close.

  • At May 14, 2009 7:24 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Cortney: Oh my god. That was FUN wasn't it?

    It's probably a good thing there wasn't an essay question, because I was THIS close to writing: C-1S, B and F walk into a bar...


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