Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1Ls Assassinate Each Other

That 1L just got served. Literally. Sort of.

In a feat of awesome nerdiness, the 1Ls have organized a game of assassin. Except, instead of squirting each other with water or tagging each other, they're serving each other.

The jurisdiction? "The District Court of Some Place."

The case? Pee Wee Herman v. "The Target." (I'm not sure when Pee Wee got so litigious).

More proof of the old adage that awesome law school classes arrive every other year.

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Blogger A. Fong said...

Do you have to be served within Boalt's territorial jurisdiction?

10/18/2011 3:58 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Like the Territory of Kip's?

10/18/2011 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to play!!!

-Sad 3L a.k.a.... Gina

10/18/2011 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do I! Love, another sad 3L

10/18/2011 4:26 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

This totally redeemed my faith in 1Ls, after I read this story in the morning: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/10/1ls-hold-tryouts-for-study-group-slots-charge-application-fee/

Boalt 1Ls are basically just better than other 1Ls.

10/18/2011 5:01 PM  
Blogger Sean Darling-Hammond said...

Hey hey! Cathy Kwon and I are likely going to do another round of Procassins after this one wraps up (which should be any second now at the rate people are serving...!)

In other words... if you missed this round, do not despair! There will be more process serving madness to come :D.

We'll open the next round up to a much larger crowd, and will also be trying to think up clever tweaks to the rules based on peep's feedback.

Keep on servin' ;)

- Sean

10/18/2011 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean and Cathy, good work. This is what sets Boalt apart.

10/18/2011 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mod 8 pride <3

10/18/2011 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's the hottie in the pic?

10/18/2011 10:13 PM  
Blogger A. Fong said...

What happens when you get down to 2? Is there an epic service duel?

10/18/2011 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And do you have to have a third party serve? What about substituted service? Notice and acknowledgement?

10/19/2011 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go nuclear ... service by publication.

10/19/2011 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone post rules, please?

10/19/2011 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone submitted this to ATL?

10/20/2011 2:11 PM  
Blogger James said...

It actually works the other way. ATL is constantly submitting stuff to us, but we always reject them.

10/20/2011 3:01 PM  
Blogger James said...

I spoke too soon: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/10/non-sequiturs-10-24-11/

10/24/2011 3:20 PM  
Blogger A. Fong said...


1. You may only serve your targets within the physical boundaries of the law school. (For instance, once your target has walked down the steps next to Bancroft, they are safe from service).

2. Classrooms, restrooms, libraries and reading rooms are designated safe areas. You cannot serve or be served in these zones.

3. The game is played in rounds lasting 48 hours.

4. You must serve at least one person within each 48 round. If you do not, you are automatically out of the game.

5. There will be short breaks between rounds for the administrators to inform participants of the standings. No service will be proper during these breaks between rounds.

6. If you are served, you are completely out of the game and can no longer serve.

7. If you are served, you must immediately tell your server who your target at the time of service was.

8. An individual who serves their target will be assigned a new target as indicated above -- and may seek to serve that new target within the 48 hour time period. There is no penalty for failing to serve new targets within a given 48 hour period.

9. Before the end of each 48 hour time period, you must email <...> with the names of your served targets and current target. This is to secure your participation in the next round. We will inform you at the beginning of each new round when the round will end.

10. At the end of the 48 hours, we will email all of you to inform everyone who has been disqualified from the game. We will the remind each individual of their current targets.

11. There is no immunity in the game. Even if you serve your target, you are still vulnerable to service.

A bit of hypo for maximum comprehension:

Imagine Bob has Jane as his target. Imagine, also, that Jane has Rashan as her target. If Bob serves Jane, and Jane has not served Rashan yet, Jane must tell Bob that his new target is Rashan. Jane will also be out of the game, and cannot serve any more players. Bob may now seek to serve Rashan within the remaining time in the 48 hour period. However, Bob has now achieved his service quota for the 48 hour time period and, assuming he is not served by whomever is targeting him, will survive until the next round.

Now assume further that Rashan's target was Bob. If the aforementioned events were to transpire, would Bob and Rashan be going head to head? Yes. Yes indeed. But neither would know they were being targeted by the other. This eventuality will become more common as we arrive at later rounds in the game... be prepared...!


You have only one method of serving process. In. Per. Sonam. In Procassins, "in personam" service means TAPING the process document (attached) onto your target’s back or backpack.

10/26/2011 12:24 AM  

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