Students gathered in the J. Reuben Clark Law School to "Stump the Professor" during an annual fundraiser for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis in Provo.
The event began "as a fun way to benefit the Center for Women and Children in Crisis," said Jackie Ball, a program co-chair for the Women's Law Forum, in an e-mail. "The event is also a nice break from the rigorous course load, especially for 1Ls (first-year law students)."
The event brought two teams of law professors together, The Repeat Offenders and The Attractive Nuisances, who competed to answer student-submitted questions on many different topics.
"The question subjects range from pop culture to history to law, so they can get pretty hilarious," Ball said. "Many students win prizes, and all have a fun time watching their professors 'put on the spot' to answer questions (a sort of role reversal). All have a lot of fun."
The questions covered math, the law school, music, movies, law and politics, literature and sports.
When the professors answered correctly, they received a point. When they were stumped, the student who wrote the question received a prize.
The prizes included tickets to Hale Center Theatre, gift certificates to Magleby's Fresh, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate and a stay at the Marriott.
Roaring cheers and boos filled the room throughout the event, especially when the professors had to answer a pop-culture question that required more than a short answer.
One question asked for a professor to rap two lines from a Snoop Dogg rap while another asked a professor to sing the first verse and chorus to "Follow the Prophet."
As the professor who sang the children's song reached the chorus nearly everyone in the room was clapping to the beat then began singing the chorus with her.
This year they tried mixing things up with letting the professors try to stump the students. This was not well received. When they announced the new portion students questioned what was going on.
"We get stumped everyday," one student yelled out.
To this James D. Gordon, III, the emcee, asked, "Want to keep humiliating the professors?"
Gordon's question received one of the loudest cheers of the day.
In the end The Repeat Offenders won the competition with 16 points and were crowned the winners while The Attractive Nuisances got stumped and received a tree that looked very similar to Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.
The event raised $800 in ticket pre-sales with even more raised at the door. All of the proceeds will go to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis. by BYU NewsNet