Something interesting happened the other day. I assigned a hypo to a law student and she turned it in but as soon as I looked at her write up, it became clear that she had copied her answer—sometimes word-for-word, from the model.
This got me to thinking: Why would a person do this? The whole point of writing hypos is to help you learn, and if you’re copying the answers, you’re definitely not learning anything. So, how could an otherwise honest, hard-working student decide it was worthwhile to take the easy way out? Here are some ideas: [Read more…] about Law Students and a New Age of Unattainable Perfection