Paul L. Caron

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

(I'm excluding prepositions)

Posted by: Yo Gabba Gabba | Sep 23, 2013 12:23:56 PM

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

Posted by: MJ | Sep 23, 2013 12:09:39 PM

"Should have majored in accounting, instead."

Posted by: Woody | Sep 23, 2013 10:52:59 AM

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

Posted by: jimbrock | Sep 23, 2013 3:19:11 AM

SMH @ Brian G. Sad, innit?

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee | Sep 23, 2013 1:24:02 AM

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

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Sep 22, 2013 9:34:04 PM

The criminal Bush belongs in jail

Posted by: Brian G. | Sep 22, 2013 6:49:27 PM

Nice people enter, but leave lawyers.

Posted by: Bob | Sep 22, 2013 6:45:07 PM

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

Posted by: stolen | Sep 22, 2013 6:30:12 PM

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

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2013 6:18:20 PM

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

Posted by: Gen X | Sep 22, 2013 6:04:00 PM

top 14, okay; others, big mistake.

Posted by: y81 | Sep 22, 2013 5:30:08 PM

New world, old solutions, poor investment

Posted by: Jack Graves | Sep 21, 2013 6:41:22 PM

the greatest scam of all time

Posted by: Todd | Sep 21, 2013 3:26:21 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 11:45:18 AM

The best blog posts this crisis. :)

Posted by: Prof. Margaret Drew | Sep 21, 2013 11:01:43 AM