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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chicken. Fowl, indeed.

Miriam Cherry once asked here if it was really true that some Contracts professors dress up as chickens to teach Frigaliment Importing Co. v. B.N.S. Int’l Sales Corp, 190 F. Supp. 116 (1960).  When I was at Brooklyn last year and taught the case I told the class about this tradition among some contracts professors but told them that I was too cool to dress as a chicken.  But this year I thought: What am I?  Chicken? 

Here are the results.  As luck would have it, the ABA was on-site at Hastings to see if we deserved to be accredited.  I think I locked that up for us.

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On the legal dangers of dressing up as a chicken (or any other animal), see this article in the Legal Times.

Posted by Ethan Leib on February 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM in Life of Law Schools | Permalink

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Outstanding! Perhaps I should wear Gementera's signboard (I stole mail; this is my punishment) next time I teach about alternative sanctions.

Posted by: Dan Markel | Feb 27, 2008 11:13:04 PM

Nice! This made my day! Cheers, Miriam

Posted by: Miriam Cherry | Feb 28, 2008 4:43:00 AM

I don't know- that look more like a fryer or a stewing chicken than a chicken _per se_ outfit to me.

Posted by: Matt | Feb 28, 2008 6:55:47 AM

Excellent.

Posted by: Joseph Slater | Feb 28, 2008 10:02:27 AM

There was always within me an inexplicable feeling of unfulfilled emptiness somewhere in the midst of my training in Contracts. Now I understand why, Professor Leib.

Posted by: Rook Hine | Feb 28, 2008 12:24:47 PM

There was always within me an inexplicable feeling of unfulfilled emptiness somewhere in the midst of my training in Contracts. Now I understand why, Professor Leib.

Posted by: Rook Hine | Feb 28, 2008 12:25:40 PM

i hope your next class doesn't involve a case about strippers or something.

Posted by: andy | Feb 28, 2008 1:41:39 PM

Steam turbines, actually. PG&E. That costume was already rented, alas.

Posted by: Ethan Leib | Feb 28, 2008 1:48:29 PM

Amazingly, in the middle picture, you still look intimidating despite the fact that you're completely covered in a chicken suit. Eric.

Posted by: Eric Goldman | Feb 28, 2008 5:23:55 PM

Does this portend a hairy hand in your damages lecture? Any property professors out there willing to stage a fox hunt?

Posted by: David | Feb 28, 2008 5:24:19 PM

"Amazingly, in the middle picture, you still look intimidating despite the fact that you're completely covered in a chicken suit"

It's the dangerous beak!

Posted by: Matt | Feb 28, 2008 5:31:08 PM

For many years, one of my colleagues who taught Property went into class in full armor to teach all that wonderful property law from way back when. He'd clang clunk down the hall .... much fun.

Posted by: Jim Maule | Feb 28, 2008 10:26:02 PM

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