Tuesday, December 19, 2006
John Steele's post over at Legal Ethics Forum on alternative law school models (e.g., the return of the true undergraduate LLB) reminded me that if I had to do it all over again, I would have become an English barrister, called to the bar in a haze of port over dinners in the Middle Temple, arguing cases at London Sessions and the Uxbridge Magistrate's Court, if not the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey.
And that reminds me I saw in the newspaper this morning that John Mortimer has just released a new Rumpole of the Bailey book: Rumpole and the Reign of Terror. I thought the stories had gotten just a little tired in the couple of books that preceded Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders, but with that latest offering Mortimer seemed to be back on his game.
I confess that on almost every trip to London I take a walk through the Inner Temple Garden to find the chambers entrance that has John Mortimer's name on the doorway.