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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Monday, May 21, 2007

Limerick of the Week

As I said before, my casebook does not include the classic coronation cases, arising out of the postponed coronation King Edward VII, pictured at left.  I therefore expect my students to learn the history of the frustration of purpose doctrine solely by studying Limericks.  It's a very rigorous curriculum, and I still get complaints that some contracts doctrine is easily reduced to Haiku.

Edward_vii_2 Krell v. Henry

Was Henry's whole purpose frustrated
When the King burst appendix dictated
That the crown must delay
It's coronation day?
Yes! So contract doctrine's updated.

[Jeremy Telman]

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