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Which Is Why Jurors Can Relate to Them

Evidence professor: You really have no idea how stupid criminal defendants are. Imagine the stupidest person you went to high school with. Now, imagine a person that your stupid high school buddy would consider stupid. That’s your criminal defendant.

http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/2007/03/hey-i-know-that-guy.html

Overheard by: kw

The Telepathic Communication Exception

Evidence prof, about hearsay exceptions: When Lebron James makes a three at the end of a game, is it a statement? He’s not actually saying anything. Actually, often when I go to games there is a woman with Downs Syndrome who sits behind me. She’s a lovely woman… She thinks the players are talking to her.

http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/2007/03/whatd-you-say-shaq.html

… Minus

Third year law student #1 as assignment is handed back: I got a ‘Good.‘
Third year law student #2: I got a ‘Drop out of law school.’

http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/2007/02/legal-writing-destroyer-of-dreams.html

No, I Mean You Personally

Third-year student #1: So, I asked her if her husband still showed her affection, and she said, ‘Yes, he brings me flowers.‘
Third-year student #2: Sadly, that’s not really the relevant question.
Third-year student #3: Seriously. The real question is, ‘Are you getting head?’

http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/2007/04/just-answer-damn-question.html