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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Law School in Six Words

HemingwayInspired by the tale that Ernest Hemingway won a bet that he couldn't write a story in six words by scribbling on a napkin:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog recounts Marquette Legal Writing Professor Lisa Mazzie's challenge to her students to describe law school in six words. My favorites:

For sale: law degree, no promises.

1L: scared; 2L: burnt; 3L: done.

Law school: my personal debt crisis.

Don’t outsource, let our lawyers work.

"But I’m tenured!’ the professor replied.

My professor is rich. I'm not.

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Comments

The best blog posts this crisis. :)

Posted by: Prof. Margaret Drew | Sep 21, 2013 2:01:43 PM

The order in which you listed the half dozen 6-word phrases above, top to bottom, runs from realism to class envy to Marxism.

Posted by: Jake | Sep 21, 2013 2:45:18 PM

the greatest scam of all time

Posted by: Todd | Sep 21, 2013 6:26:21 PM

New world, old solutions, poor investment

Posted by: Jack Graves | Sep 21, 2013 9:41:22 PM

top 14, okay; others, big mistake.

Posted by: y81 | Sep 22, 2013 8:30:08 PM

SUCKA!
Scammed by Boomers!
"But, I'm Tenured!"
LOL!

Posted by: Gen X | Sep 22, 2013 9:04:00 PM

"Investment," they said. "Employment," I assumed.

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2013 9:18:20 PM

from someone else: "I fought the law, law won"

Posted by: stolen | Sep 22, 2013 9:30:12 PM

Nice people enter, but leave lawyers.

Posted by: Bob | Sep 22, 2013 9:45:07 PM

The criminal Bush belongs in jail

Posted by: Brian G. | Sep 22, 2013 9:49:27 PM

"Public interest law school," $250,000 sticker.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Sep 23, 2013 12:34:04 AM

SMH @ Brian G. Sad, innit?

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee | Sep 23, 2013 4:24:02 AM

"We don't need no stinkin' laws".(Executive action)

Posted by: jimbrock | Sep 23, 2013 6:19:11 AM

"Should have majored in accounting, instead."

Posted by: Woody | Sep 23, 2013 1:52:59 PM

3L: I'm free!
Associate: OH $&@!!!

Posted by: MJ | Sep 23, 2013 3:09:39 PM

....To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield

(I'm excluding prepositions)

Posted by: Yo Gabba Gabba | Sep 23, 2013 3:23:56 PM