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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Donald Trump Final Exam Generator

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 crim law? Maybe you want to test whether Trump could go to jail for inciting a riot.  Bonus con law!

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.

Teach torts?  Discuss Donald Trump's plan to sue everyone for libel.  All the time.  More bonus con law!

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...

Posted by Robin Effron on March 17, 2016 at 12:45 PM | Permalink


He's an exam question generator with staying power. I've used a wealthy developer named Donald Trumpet on quite a few exams since the mid-1980s.

Posted by: Bob Power | Mar 20, 2016 9:19:37 PM


"There will be riots" -- prediction or extortion?

Posted by: Neal Goldfarb | Mar 18, 2016 1:23:43 AM

Don't forget about what his disputes have added to securities law: http://www.casebriefsummary.com/in-re-donald-j-trump-casino-securities-litigation/

Posted by: Ann Lipton | Mar 17, 2016 2:49:56 PM

There's also some great ethics issues inherent in owning 500 different business concerns while serving as president. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/10/06/donald-trump-campaign-ethics-questions/73409764/)

Posted by: CBR | Mar 17, 2016 1:18:28 PM

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