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February 09, 2005

Stay Tuned...

I've got to prepare for class (reading Hart and Wechsler's!) so no time for a real post, but come back later today for a special treat—a guest post from a legendary blawgger! Oh, and on the Hart & Wechsler's, I feel compelled to clarify that I understand many of the questions are not intended in the least to be anything other than questions. Much of the material the book covers involves legal issues to which there really are no “correct” answers, so the book is attempting to raise the issues and get readers to think for themselves. That said, I still think it's a crap approach b/c the authors certainly have opinions about the issues they raise. I'd prefer they state their positions, then discuss competing views as thoroughly and fairly as they can. The pretend neutrality they attempt to achieve through the questions is disingenuous and a little bit condescending, as if the authors thought readers would just blindly follow their positions on these issues if they (the authors) were more honest and straightforward about what those positions were. Wait, didn't I say I had reading to do? More later....

Posted February 9, 2005 07:50 AM | 2L law school

Quit LS now and do something decent with your life. If you don't believe my warning, read (the serious parts, not the other stuff).

Posted by: phillylawyer at February 9, 2005 02:17 PM

I'm not sure I qualify as legendary. LOL

Posted by: DG at February 9, 2005 03:56 PM

Phillylawyer: I'm not sure what to make of that. Are you writing a book over there or something?

DG: Ok, so maybe there's some supposedly objective standard by which you're not legendary, but what's a teensy bit of hyperbole among friends? Besides, you're a legend in my mind, and that's really all that counts...

Posted by: ambimb at February 9, 2005 11:19 PM

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