Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Reflections

Some lessons learned in my first two weeks of law school:
  • Precision; precision; precision
  • Organization; organization; organization
  • Learn to use semi-colons, and use them frequently
  • Sit in the first row; it's a sure-fire way to stay focused and stay awake
  • Make an argument and stick with it (even if it turns out to be wrong); vacillation gets you nowhere
  • Think like a lawyer, even if you have no idea what that means
  • Be collegial, even with Republicans
  • Case briefs, case briefs, case briefs
  • If you have done an act, or intend to do an act, that can be construed in a manner "maliciously, wantonly, callously, and recklessly," you are assuredly screwed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You and your damn semi-colons. I bet you cream your pants now any time you make some tortured melange on dependent clauses using exotic punctuation. Douchebag.

archduke f. f. said...

"If you really want to hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be a homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts. But do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites, standing for absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college."

--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.