Thursday, March 17, 2016
People clearly have very strong feelings about Donald Trump and his candidacy for President. His supporters like that he tells it how it is, and his detractors like that he is exposing the Republican Party for what it really is.
But, really. Both sides are missing a yuge upside to The Donald's campaign: This guy is generating law school final exam fact patterns like nobody's business.
Teach contracts? Maybe you want to test whether a court would enforce a promise to pay the legal fees of a rally attendee who roughs up a protester. Or maybe you just want a good old-fashioned fraud question.
Teach federal courts? Maybe you want to test whether the Secret Service can be sued for assaulting a journalist at a Trump rally.
Teach con law? Maybe you want to test the free speech rights of protesters vs. rally attendees.
Teach property? It's all takings, all the time.
But maybe you don't want an exam full of issue spotters. No problem: I have some nice policy issues for you:
Teach civ pro? Discuss Donald Trump's claim that he doesn't settle lawsuits because he always wins in court.
Yes, The Donald pretty much has the whole first year covered. He's practically teaching across the curriculum.
I haven't even started in the bonanza that he's given us for some upper level courses, like the obvious Election Law, Immigration Law, and International Trade issues. Perhaps that will have to be for another post...