Wednesday, October 17, 2007

yet another reason we're proud to be Hurricanes

Don't worry, I'm not late to the party. If you go to or went to UM and haven't seen this by now, shame on you. But for anyone who missed it, this is priceless:

10 Comments:

At 8:22 PM, Blogger christina said...

holy crap. do you know that guy?

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger some guy said...

don't know him. good thing; if you know the poor sap you're probably guilty by association

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger The Grand Poobah said...

Wow. What a fool.

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Bricklayer said...

I am going to go against the grain and say I'm not sure he necessarily needs to show respect to a "People's Court" judge.

Let me preface by saying I think a Supreme Ct. Justice, a small court claims Judge and even a mediator should be treated with respect and deference. But is what she does "public service" in the same vein? Or is she a "sell out"? Does what she does make justice more accessible, or is she Jerry Springer in a different costume?

And was a public reprimand on national television really called for? Seemed to me she was putting on a show. She could have given him the same advice after the show and not punked him (and UM Law) like that. I don't watch the show at all, so I can't say.

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Awesome. Just... awesome.

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger triallawyer said...

who is it, i heard its a 3L since this was filmed over the summer...

anyone know?

related topic of embarassment, did u see that Prof. Jones was arrested fot solicitation of a prostitute...

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger some guy said...

Bricklayer, you know People's Court is, um, a "show" right?

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a "show" but the participants agree to be bound by the rulings and waive their right to pursue an action in civil court as a condition of their participation.

Regardless of whether or not she played it up for show, she was dead on that he was way off base to take that attitude in the setting. TV or not, it wasn't the Jerry Springer Show where infantile behaviour is encouraged for ratings. Even were the rulings not real (and they are - they equivilent of a binding arbitration agreement), even a simulation of the judicial process would require more respect than he showed (moot court, mock trialm anyone?) and he of all people should have known better.

I don't think his behaviour reflects badly on anyone but himself, but had he been from my school, I would have been embarrassed and angry at his diplaying that obnoxious 'I'm a law student therefore god-like' attitude.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Southernmost Wolverine said...

The story about Prof. Jones made the Herald today.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking_dade/story/284046.html

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Vert said...

She ripped that dude's heart out Mortal Kombat style. Geez....I felt like I did something wrong. lol

 

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