Jeremy's Weblog

I recently graduated from Harvard Law School. This is my weblog. It tries to be funny. E-mail me if you like it. For an index of what's lurking in the archives, sorted by category, click here.

Thursday, November 21, 2002

We got a Legal Citation assignment, 10% of our grade in the pass-fail writing class. The instructor took the first few pages of a court brief and messed up the footnotes, and our assignment is to rewrite them correctly. Fine. Not a big deal. On the bottom of the instructions page, he writes, "if you're interested in this topic, you can find the complete brief at [internet address]." Uh, you mean the complete brief, with all of the correct footnotes??? Did he not realize that he was giving away the answers there? I didn't look, because (a) the assignment is easy, and (b) come on, could someone really be desperate enough to cheat on this thing, worth 10% in a pass-fail class? and (c) I really feel bad for the professor because clearly he didn't intend to do this, and it wouldn't be right to take advantage of his carelessness.