We were going over some interpretation issues in K the other day. Mr. M was trying to explain why a certain rule would apply. Prof. Contracts wanted to hear about UCC 2-712 and cover. He's looking at us like we're morons for not just saying "Cover". He asks about four more times, "What kind of remedy should the plaintiff have sued for?"
I finally decide to say "Cover", I know it's the right answer, of course just because an answer is the right answer to a law professor's question doesn't mean that it's the right answer to the law professor's question. An important addendum to the last rule is that just because the law professor asks if anyone knows the answer to his question doesn't mean he wants anyone to answer. Yes this is yet one more exciting and dangerous activity in law school.
So I say it, "cover", quietly and towards Mr. M.
Prof. K says, "Mr. Gonzalez is giving you a hint Mr. M., tell him again Mr. Gonzalez."
"Cover" but loud enough for everyone to hear.
Mr. M says "Cover" and the class relaxes.
Prof K says, "See now, even though we would never keep Mr. Gonzalez up front where a client might see him you should keep him in back. Let him have a cubicle and a UCC and ignore him until you have a contract dispute."
That's kind of a compliment as far as law school goes, at least for me.