It can often be frustrating for students when material on the final exam bears little resemblance to material presented in the lectures.
But at 8am this morning, when bleary-eyed Law students wandered into the exam room, only to see four separately-packaged grams of cocaine with different prices labelled on each bag, it became rapidly apparent this exam was going to be a true introduction to the legal profession.
The Week 6 topic of duties of confidentiality was pretty clearly canvassed in this final exam, with a piece of paper on each desk that read ‘don’t fucking snitch.’ Similarly, the duties of billing ethically were at the heart of the problem question, which asked each student to ‘identify if your coke dealer is ripping you off.’
The Obiter was able to gain an exclusive interview with one of the men responsible for assigning this powerful ode to high-flying legal professionals with a penchant for a bit of snuff.
'We thought it was a pretty comprehensive introduction to ethics and the legal profession, if we're being honest,' said a tutor who will remain nameless, but if we were going to nickname him, we would call him 'Joaquin Phoenix's The Coker.'
‘Lawyers are often asked to deal with conflicting loyalties and duties, and we thought that was effectively represented through having students faced with conflicting price values and attempting to dutifully determine whether they were being ripped off.’
This deranged final examination is still arguably better than what is in store for Property A tomorrow, where students will reportedly be asked to visit a house in a lower socioeconomic area, and forcibly evict a tenant while screaming ‘Indefeasibility of title!’ in the face of their tear-stricken victim.
Truly disturbing stuff. Can’t wait for a beer at the Red Room afterwards, though.
More to come.