Not Always Legal (Aid Clinic)

, , , , , , | Legal | May 19, 2020

The law school at my university offers a “legal aid clinic,” where students can get free legal advice. This story does not take place there. It takes place in the philosophy department with a philosophy professor.

Professor: *Answering phone* “Hello, this is [Professor].”

Long pause.

Professor: “Oh, you must want the legal aid clinic. Let me find you their number.”

Longer pause.

Professor: “So, you want to know if there’s an ethical argument here before you consider a legal one?”

Very long pause.

Professor: “No. It’s not ethical to sue your mother because she gave your dog an unoriginal name.”

He hangs up and turns to a colleague.

Professor: “How do I make this an unlisted number?”


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