Notorious B.O.A.L.T. is a UC-Berkeley law school student who enjoys setting law school lessons to music. He appeared on our pages before, rapping his way through CivPro.
Now he’s back. Notorious has gone acoustic, but this song embraces the rebellious roots of rock & roll. Notorious writes, “As a protest against the lunacy of the Socratic Method and the staggering lack of imagination on the part of the Boalt Hall administration in clinging to a cobwebbed curriculum, I will not be taking any final examinations this semester.”
We think rapping lends itself more easily to talkin’ ’bout the law, but this is a worthy effort. The question is: is it a sub-standard pass level effort?
A lyrical excerpt, and speculation about the future of Notorious B.O.A.L.T., after the jump.
Lyrically, we’re impressed. Singing about the standard of care test established in U.S. v. Carroll Towing Co., he incorporates a shout-out to famed judge Learned Hand:
Now Learned Hand, he’ll mangle and maim you
And pay out 3 million bucks
If it would cost 4 million to save you
He’s strictly liable, but you’re strictly f*****
We’re not planning to buy the Notorious B.O.A.L.T. compilation anytime soon, but we look forward to more videos next semester, if Notorious hasn’t failed out by then. Corporate Governance is ripe for a musical interpretation.