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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Law School Described in Six Words

By: Timothy P. Flynn

Recently, a WSJ Law Blog post described law school in six words. The post was inspired by a law professor at Marquette University Law School who, in turn, was inspired by the master of lean prose: Ernest Hemingway.

After all, legal prose should be concise and to the point. Simple declarative sentences should be the rule in legal papers.

Hemingway is said to have once won a bet by writing a story in just six words.  His contribution, scribbled on a bar napkin, was:
  • For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Here is what the WSJ's blogger came up with to describe various facets of law school:
  • For sale: law degree, no promises.
  • Three years later, they weren't ready.
  • You'll get hired, so they claimed.
  • "But I'm tenured", the professor replied.
  • The former dean pleaded not guilty.
Here is our contribution:
To the law students and legal professionals out there among our readers, post your law school "stories" to our comments.

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Blogger Ryan William said...

I need your suggestion that is online education is useful or we should to go to school to attend the classes. During my search on online legal studies I have found this site But I am little bit confused whether I have to go for online studies or attend the classes? :(

January 16, 2014 at 1:50 AM 
Blogger Timothy P. Flynn said...

Our suggestion is that if you want to be a lawyer, then you need to go to an ABA accredited law school.

January 16, 2014 at 6:42 AM 
Blogger Ryan William said...

Thanks a lot Timothy for your suggestion. :)

January 20, 2014 at 12:48 AM 

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