Legal academics at Sheffield University in exam homage to hit show
First year law students at Sheffield University have been treated to a Game of Thrones-inspired law exam in which ‘Jeoffrey’ commits multiple torts against ‘Catelyn’ and ‘Sansa’.
Fans of the hit show will of course recognise the trio of characters, despite the slightly modified spelling of the former’s name, as Joffrey Baratheon and Catelyn and Sansa Stark.
In the tort paper — which was sat on Monday last week and is reproduced in full below — Jeoffrey is assigned the role of pet farm owner whose expanding business brings chaos to the lives of neighbour Catelyn and her law student daughter, Sansa. They are looking to sue him for nuisance.
Among other things, Jeoffrey — whose tyrannical reign as king forms a key part of Game of Thrones seasons two and three — obscures Catelyn’s view with the erection of a café, interrupts Sansa’s revision and smells out the pair’s house with pig fumes.
The same exam also featured an occupiers’ liability question on Harry Potter (pictured below).
Hat tip to The Tab Sheffield.
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