One of Mr. Cinical’s classes this semester is on Legal Theories – a compulsory module required for 1st year law students. He absolutely dislikes the readings.
Mr Cinical: So what exactly is Hart trying to say? (exasperated after attempting to digest the readings)
Me: Hart belongs to the legal positivism school. Legal positivism postulates that law and morality are separate concepts. So a law can be valid even if it is not “moral”, blah blah blah….
Mr. Cinical: And where did you get the information from?
Me: From wikipedia. 🙂
Mr. Cinical: I’m going to take whatever you say with a pinch of salt.
Me: But I do sound convincing, don’t I?
Mr. Cinical: Yeah… I think I will just try to sound convincing in class then. I just need to think that I’m right all the time.