The Most Interesting Law Student Exam Question Ever

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This was posted to Reddit, where the poster and a number of follow-ups claim that this was a question from a recent first-year law exam at Cambridge:

Sandra is president of The Vizards, a College drinking society. She is organising the initiation of new members. After a great deal of alcohol has been drunk, the members of the society form a circle around Billy, Gilbert and Richard who are to be initiated.

(i) Sandra blindfolds Billy and tells him that Tracey will suck his penis. Jonny does so.

(ii) Sandra penetrates Gilbert’s anus with a bottle. Although Gilbert appears to resist, and has to be held down by Tracey, he actually enjoys the experience.

(iii) Sandra waxes Richard’s pubic hair and pulls it down with such force that she removes a significant part of his skin. The wound becomes infected, but Richard is so embarrassed that he does not get medical help and dies.

Consider what offenses, if any, have been committed.

I was half-expecting this question to end with:

“And what do you call this initiation ritual?”

“The Aristocrats!”

As for the offence, the only one I can see was not being invited to that party! I don’t swing in the guys-swallowing-my-sword way or the violation-of-anal-sovereignty way, but Sandra sounds like she might be into some accordion kink.

But seriously: law students, paralegals, lawyers and legal eagles — what are the issues here? I see lack of consent for the first two, and maybe a civil “wrongful death” suit for the third, although it’s Richard’s fault that he didn’t seek medical attention.

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