Law Student Will Fund Entire JD With Bake Sale Proceeds
KINGSTON, ON – Citing ballooning tuition and the anticipated interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada, 2L Queen’s Law student Rose Anne claims she will fund the rest of her legal education through bake sale proceeds. “In first year I noticed how popular the bi-weekly bake sales were, so I thought this year I could put my gam-gam’s oatmeal raisin recipe to good use,” said Anne.
The unprecedented move comes after Anne used up her OSAP funding and became disenchanted with the terms of a student line of credit. “I’m not just in it for the money either,” said Anne, “Baked goods could give students a little sweet motivation when they’re burning the midnight oil.”
A critic enrolled in the joint JD/MBA program commented, “I’m not sure Rose’s undergraduate degree in library studies equipped her with the tools she needs to drive profits.” He added that she would at least need to leverage the power of a Listserv marketing campaign, and could increase margins in the future by switching to discount margarine from gam-gam’s recipe calling for fresh butter.
A bake sale market commentator explained that the regulatory process for holding a bake sale has recently become more onerous, and could potentially halt Rose Anne’s entrepreneurial efforts in their tracks.
“Queen’s University has implemented a policy that states if you are planning an event on campus involving the provision of food from any source other than our campus caterer, authorization from Queen’s Hospitality Services is required. Two weeks’ notice is required,” said Janet Waring, Office of the University Counsel.
Authorizing a bake sale involves a 5-form process that includes rigorous hand washing procedures and the requirement that bake sale proprietors sign a form recognizing that the desired outcome of a bake sale is that purchasing a baked good from the fund raising activity might prompt a complimentary purchase of a beverage at a nearby university vendor, reads the Queen’s University Food and Beverage Services Policy / Health Regulations for Bake Sales.
“She needs to incorporate at the very least,” responded Business Law Clinic Intake Student Eugene Levy, “At the very least you’ve got to limit liability for food-borne illness.”
Sources say Anne plans to develop a gluten-free variety of baked goods in an effort to cater to the whole Queen’s Law community.