Bar prep has its bright spots. For example, yesterday's contracts video lecture contained this gem.
The text reads:
C. Which Duties are Delegable -- Generally contractual duties are delegable. The limitations on delegation are very limited. Delegations are permitted unless either (1) contract prohibits delegations or prohibits assignments or (2) contract calls for VERY SPECIAL skills or (3) person to perform contract has a VERY SPECIAL reputation.
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(251) Chipper Jones has a contract with the Atlanta Braves. No contract provision regarding assignments or delegation. Can he delegate performance to Epstein [the law professor giving the lecture]? Answer: No, contract calls for special skills and Jones has a very special reputation.
(252) Can Jones delegate performance to Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez? Answer: No, unless Braves agree, which would make it a novation.
Professor speaking: "Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, 'But Epstein, you don't know your baseball! A-Rod is a much better third baseman than Chipper Jones, except in October!'"
And you know what, that's EXACTLY what I was thinking! And thinking about baseball at 3 hours, 15 minutes into the lecture is like a breath of fresh air.