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Barton Beebe

Deborah, I just took a look at the video. It’s actually really well done, and just goofy enough to be good (I love how the guy skips up onto the stage to start things off). I’ll admit that I probably won’t assign it because it’s so lengthy but I will steal from it.

Mike, that’s perfect for Pitt. I try the local effect by choosing a recent SDNY case and assigning the pleadings (we read other documents from the docket as the semester proceeds, including the trial transcript). Last year we did a fashion case involving a store down the street that sued Kate Spade. This year it’s a dispute between Kind and Clif Bar over the suspiciously similar trade dress of their snack bars. Debevoise’s lawyers will come in later in the semester to talk with the class about the case.