Monday, October 16, 2006
I taught both Frigaliment and Peerless last week. What a great week to be a contracts professor!
Helen of Troy's face may have launched a thousand ships, but Peerless is the ship that launched a hundred Limericks. Hmmm, perhaps a lesser boast. In any event, this was my first Limerick, and since I was assisted in writing it by my wife, the poet Catherine Tufariello, I think it is one of my best.
There are pedagogical principles underlying my Limericks for Lawyers project. The Limericks are supposed to summarize facts and law in a way that helps students remember both the cases and the principles that they stand for. But sometimes the cases themselves are so memorable, pedagogy takes a back seat to frivolity.