Prof. Charles Nesson Now Permanently High

Is Charles Nesson the William Shatner of academia? No one’s really sure why he’s still around, but we dare not question it. Nesson’s greatest hits are too many to detail here: Just know that the man they called “Billion Dollar Charlie” in A Civil Action, who boasted to students that he always smoked reefer before teaching, who once built a class around the O.J. Simpson case so successful Judge Ito asked his students for legal briefs … this man may have finally topped himself.

Nesson’s latest idea is so batshit insane, it just might work. He’s teaching a class through Second Life, the online 3-D social universe in which desperate people interact with other desperate people. (Which means, by definition, most law students already have accounts.) It’s like The Sims, but with moot court and office hours.

Here’s the genius promo video for the class. Note (as if they’re possible to miss) Nesson’s CHiPs-style motorcycle entrance, the absolutely stunning Christopher Walken speech patterns, and the fact that he’s lopped a minimum 40 years of aging off his digital persona. Daughter Rebecca Nesson makes an appearance as a butterfly — Jesus, just watch:

  • avatar

    Make that 40 years and about 25 lbs of pecs…dude is jacked! Think he’s on match.com?

  • avatar

    Make that 40 years and about 25 lbs of pecs…dude is jacked! Think he’s on match.com?

  • Ernunnos

    Uh, that’s not a motorcycle, that’s a scooter. Which may be quite fashionable in some circles, but will get you pegged as too wussy to drive a clutch in most places.

  • Ernunnos

    Uh, that’s not a motorcycle, that’s a scooter. Which may be quite fashionable in some circles, but will get you pegged as too wussy to drive a clutch in most places.

  • Bow Wow

    Scooters do too have clutches. Check out this law dawg at the office of the Oklahoma Attorney General.
    http://opcrc.blogspot.com/

  • Bow Wow

    Scooters do too have clutches. Check out this law dawg at the office of the Oklahoma Attorney General.
    http://opcrc.blogspot.com/

  • Ernunnos

    Presence of a clutch is still negated by the fact that you can ride it while wearing a skirt. And probably do.

  • Ernunnos

    Presence of a clutch is still negated by the fact that you can ride it while wearing a skirt. And probably do.

  • Outlandish Josh

    He sounds a lot like John Locke from “Lost” to me.

  • Outlandish Josh

    He sounds a lot like John Locke from “Lost” to me.

  • David kersey

    “The new integrated media space, that I call cyberspace.” Like he came up with the term that’s what i call a pompous ass.

  • David kersey

    “The new integrated media space, that I call cyberspace.” Like he came up with the term that’s what i call a pompous ass.

  • matt

    If he didn’t come up with that term, David, he’s certainly come up with others. He’s one of the pioneers of study on the internet.

  • matt

    If he didn’t come up with that term, David, he’s certainly come up with others. He’s one of the pioneers of study on the internet.

  • Catamount

    Harvard Extension Students have been wondering about it too, over at our forum: http://extensionstudent.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=36

  • Catamount

    Harvard Extension Students have been wondering about it too, over at our forum: http://extensionstudent.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=36