Chinese Law Students Take Up Golf

Today’s International Herald Tribune reports that Xiamen University in China is requiring law and business students to take up golf, to “prepare them for a business world where deals are made on the golf course”. Apparently golf lessons are available at other universities byut Xiamen is the first to make them compulsory. Its interesting to speculate on the reaction if a Canadian law school attempted the same thing. Contract, Tort, Legal Research and Golf 101. How would credit be awarded? Think of the need to store golf bags – and the difficulty of moving through corridors filled with students lugging them around as well as lap-tops and the rest. Would Bay Street firms add golf handicaps to search criteria….

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