Whoever said law is a boring subject clearly hasn’t seen some of the questions set for exams!
Some law professors have been known to embrace their creative sides during exam season, using references from current affairs and popular culture to spice up their assessments. It’s harmless fun during a very stressful time, but some have been accused of taking it too far, even inciting disciplinary action from their university.
Can you tell which questions are real and which were too wacky to be published?
An exam question regarding a company offering bikini wax. The scenario detailed the differences between a modified and full Brazilian, using words such as “genitals,” “buttocks” and “pubic hair”.
‘We will pursue a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. This agreement should allow for the freest possible trade in goods and services between Britain and the EU’s member states. It should give British companies the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within European markets — and let European businesses do the same in Britain. But I want to be clear. What I am proposing cannot mean membership of the Single Market.’ (Theresa May, 2017). Consider what form this new relationship between the UK and the EU might take.
A question involving characters named ‘Nigel’ and ‘Donald’ drinking beer and crashing a plane into the River Thames. Someone called 'Boris' also gets knocked off his bike.
A question featuring the fictional family in the famous sitcom 'Modern Family'. Students were asked to advise Mitchell as Claire had agreed to buy Mitchell's car for US$50,000 but later said she only agreed to US$30,000.
Students were examined on whether it's a crime for a man to choose to save his girlfriend over his mother in the event of a deadly fire.