I saw the movie. I think the student in Law & Order possibly wanted to have a relationship with the professor but not the way he wanted it. The student in the movie was just out to set the professor up. BTW, this movie (The Life of David Gale) was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I can't believe it didn't do any better at the box office or in reviews than it did. I have recommended it to everyone to watch.