Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Today must be the contract tutorial session where we had the most no. of memorable quotes.. This will prob make no sense to you unless you are a law student and have seen the privity tutorial... haha and this is just for self-amusement..
Winston: Does the fact that the company knew of the arrangement affect the analysis? (I cant remember the exact quote)
Burton: So what do you think? come on..
Burton: Come on, you are on to something here. Dun fail me now..
Burton: can you categorise it as a loss of his performance interest? Can he claim on behalf of the third party? Does anybody even care at this time now? (it was 6pm already)..
Jianni: therefore, the third party was privy to the contract
Jianni: Opps! its "not privy"!
Burton: Thats one of those missing words that can get you a big fat zero! Like "what is the gal writing about?!"
Burton: so can the third party enforce the contract due to this frustrating event? trust ur gut feeling!
Me: corz she can have the roof, but she wun haf the house to fit it over with
(cue silence from burton...)
Burton: ok i think we need to refine the gut feeling a bit..
More Fuzzy Logic @ 11:21 PM
Monday, February 26, 2007
what's worse than having pple tell you that ur work is all wrong? that the ans that is supposedly staring at you in the face is the one you gave up on when you were at the cross-junction, trying to decide which argument to pursue. Oh wells, LAWR has a way of making pple feel like dumb asses once in a while. What i'm afraid of is that after using our one chance to screw up in memorial 1, we screw up again in memorial 2, or even worse, like wat jo said, "in moots i say A and u say Z". this is entirely possible given the many possible outcomes of this hypo. Like i said, LAWR has a way of making you feel like a dumb ass once in a while =) hahaz
More Fuzzy Logic @ 11:49 PM
Friday, February 23, 2007
Another quote, this time from Diplock LJ in Morris v Martin:
I agree that this appeal should be allowed although the legal route which has led me to this conclusion is not at all points identical with that traversed by the Master of the Rolls. After all. that is the beauty of the common law; it is a maze and not a motorway.
I'm going crazy reading privity cases..
More Fuzzy Logic @ 7:51 PM
This is now my new fav latin phrase:
reipublicae ut sit finis litigium -- there should be an end of useless litigation
More Fuzzy Logic @ 11:19 AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I had an outing to the supreme court today. We met at 9 for breakfast before sauntering over to the Supreme Court, and who do we see but 2 other law yr 1s as well! haha Ben Liew and Joshua were there, for the same purpose as us; we all just wanted to see the appeal case and see how our SG appear before the court. However, we didnt anticipate the CA being full; apparently the pensioners were more anxious to see if they can get their pensions after all. We got chased out of the court, but not before seeing the justices taking their seats. They even had 1 baliff each to help them with their seats!
with our plan thwarted, we decided to head over to the sub courts, and promptly found ourselves in a sentencing court. This is when you really see the drawbacks of our criminal justice system. We saw this young punk appearing for a fighting and staring incident, and he was remanded until mar 14 corz the court wanted a probation report. We saw this foreign worker who fought with another person and got 4 months in jail; his mitigation plea was that he had a sickly mother back home and still had to pay 4500 out of his 6000 debt. all the sorrowful pleas were contrasted with the DPP who was reading off her script; something you will get slaughtered for if u try as much in LAWR. the foreign worker's lawyer also didnt do much of a job helping him to mitigate.
The funniest thing though, was to see the police asking all the accused whether they had cigs with them, and to give them to their family members first. I think it has got to do with them not being able to keep the cigs with them if they got remanded.
The next sentencing court is even more sad. we saw 3 accused who were sentenced to abt a year in jail, for they were repeated offenders. they had to do their mitigation in person, and each of them had their own sob story abt how they got out of jail and now hold steady jobs, and that they did not intend to commit the crime. At least the judge let them have their say in court, but ultimately he crushed their hopes for a minimum fine with the words, "your request for a minimum fine cannot be acceded to". The second accused tried to further mitigate his case, only for the judge to say "next case". As we left, i was wondering how many of them appearing before the judge today can actually go back home for dinner? I guess not many of them at all.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 9:49 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Funny memo quotes frm law students in the eve of CNY..
Ruizi - THREE THOUSAND WORDS, YOU FAT ARBORIST
Andrew - Dinner sux because of a fat woman (You mean 2 didnt you?)
Andre - This is dumb i forgot to include debates in content
Fangyi - You are not as impt as my memo
Clarisse - This is the rest of my life, omg
and the rest of them just isnt online now.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 11:38 PM
However, the princess was still gloomy at the tonnes of information she had to gather before going to court. "What's the use of Pt Headings?" she asked, when its clear that Moonbeam was liable as hell. But, Moonbeam, being the devious company that they are, was silently hatching a plan...
When we next return to the castle, we find the princess gone! Evidently, there was a struggle going on because the table was so so messy. But, amidst the signs of struggle, lies a clue that is pointed out so clearly its as if a "big red hand" pointed to it, but for the fact that the author did not know how to draw a big red hand using mspaint. The princess wanted us to "Save the Planet", which means we have to destroy moonbeam!
We finally found the hideout of moonbeam, which was the room that spanned 3 levels and its approximately as big as Borat's room back home. The room is in the background. We had to fight it out with moonbeam. The fight certainly wasnt easy, as the evil enemy was able to dodge every single sweeping kick. And on and on the fight goes...
The fight lasted till night, where the enemy finally got defeated. Peace reigned once again. The princess is finally able to see her beloved Tembusu tree again, and trim its leaves... But, will the princess fall out of the tree? thats a story for another time.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 9:06 PM
Thursday, February 15, 2007
An introduction to yr 1 law sch:
Contract: Learn how the lecturers closely mirror their topics eg How Prof CTY is a mistake.
Tort: A study into how many different ways pple can rip money off you in civil suits.
Criminal Law: Come learn how many different ways you can hang in Singapore! And how defences are generally not defences (I mean, a defence is supposed to help you get off the crime rite?)
Legal Theory: A fascinating study into how coherent words transform into incoherent sentences.
LAWR I and II: Come see how your hard work NEVER pays off!
Singapore Legal System: A bitchfest into why everything in Singapore is bad.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 9:47 AM
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sometimes the best way to relieve stress is to go out for drinks, and then systematically work the niggling troubles away.
Cafe Iguna is pretty good, and pretty cheap too during happy hour. Warning though, its housepour margaritas are pretty weak. they taste like orange julius with a bit of alcohol inside.
And then, sometimes its best to be cruel so as to be kind to urself. Being blunt too can save u alot of trouble next time.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:10 AM
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I'm getting irritated at organising this event. The year 2s just like to sit back and savaged every single proposal that we made. Its not helped by the fact that 1 yr 1 is too busy, and the other likes to tai-chi everything elsewhere. (note: pple who went through NS DO NOT LIKE TO GET ARROWED BY OTHER PPLE.) This is exacerbated by the memorial situation, where the research is still getting pretty confusing, and not helped too by the fact that pple keep asking me like i know the answer already. I'm so near the point of snapping at the next person who ask me to tell him how to advance the argument, for this memorial should be your bloody own work! and the irony of this is that rite at this moment, there's somebody trying to fish info from me again, asking questions whose answers are clearly in the research last sem. bloody irritating.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 4:02 PM
Sunday, February 04, 2007
These few weeks are gonna be soooo hectic (damn i tink i've contracted the "repeating letters" disease from peiyin). The usual demands of CNY is mixed with contract tutorials, the wonderful memorial, plus we r going to start mooting prac before CNY itself.
Brudder sang at PS yesterday. Though she didnt get into the semis, but its alrite; she can always return to her daytime job as a lawyer. I have the video of her performance, and will prob upload it on youtube soon. haha thats called REVENGE.
Been on the receiving end for quite a few times this week, which certainly isnt pleasant. But, it should be fine as long as the communication lines stay open.
Timbre last nite was pretty good. The guys were drinking like there's no tomorrow. JQ, in particular, seems unlikely to fulfil his new year resolution. Or maybe he's gonna upgrade from beer-aholic to winoholic.
Lastly, pple r getting rather scandalous nowadays. The scandalous disease is contagious, but it has a particular target; mainly 21 year old males with names starting with "Ju". Will they make it in time for vday? haha =)
More Fuzzy Logic @ 7:40 PM