Meet the Class of 2010

Via Legal Theory Blog: Coming to a Classroom Near You:

Undergraduates this year; law students in Fall 2010.  Here are some their characteristics from Beloit College’s mindset list (following the link for the whole list):

  • The Soviet Union has never existed and therefore is about as scary as the student union.
  • They have known only two presidents.
  • For most of their lives, major U.S. airlines have been bankrupt.
  • They are wireless, yet always connected.
  • A stained blue dress is as famous to their generation as a third-rate burglary was to their parents’.
  • The Moral Majority has never needed an organization.
  • DNA fingerprinting has always been admissible evidence in court.
  • “Google” has always been a verb.
  • Text messaging is their email.
  • They have no idea why we needed to ask “…can we all get along?”
  • They have always known that “In the criminal justice system the people have been represented by two separate yet equally important groups.”
  • They have rarely mailed anything using a stamp.
  • Being techno-savvy has always been inversely proportional to age.
  • Public school officials have always had the right to censor school newspapers.
  • There have always been live organ donors.
  • They have never put their money in a “Savings & Loan.”
  • Dolphin-free canned tuna has always been on sale.
  • “Outing” has always been a threat.
  • The U.S. has always been studying global warming to confirm its existence.
  • They grew up with virtual pets to feed, water, and play games with, lest they die.
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