Paper ChaseThis torts paper is driving me crazy.
We have to write a 6-8 page decision as if we were a district court judge deciding a case based on a provided fact pattern. (UT requires a writing assignment for the one class you have in small section, and uses this as reason to bump the class weight up to 5 units instead of 4) We are not supposed to do any research, and rely solely upon two provided cases, neither of which are longer than 4 pages. So you tell me, with barely any material at all, what exactly am I supposed to write about for 6-8 pages?
Moreover, it's well known that my torts professor is a fan of brevity. The sections of the casebook which he edited have incredibly short opinons, with barely any additional notes. It's odd to get an opinion that goes for more than three pages. So why would he require that we be so verbose in these stupid papers?
I've been working on this thing for a week, and at 4 and a half pages, I'm convinced that I've more than adequately addressed every legal issue that could possibly be tortured from this hypo, and yet, I'm now forced to decide whether to insert some rambling, repetitive bullshit or change my font to Courier New. The fact that I'm incredibly hungover from bar golf last night isn't helping.