Monday, December 31, 2007
As 2007 comes to a close, let's note one of the more unusual pieces of legal writing produced and published this year. For example, see Brian Moline & M.H. Hoeflich, Some Kansas Lawyer-Poets, 55 U. Kan. L. Rev. 971 (2007), who examine the writings of 19th-century lawyers like Charles Calhoun Dail and Eugene Ware (nicknamed "Ironquill"). The article reproduces one of Dail's poems, titled "To the Kanass [sic] Digest":
Steal not this book, for on it I rely
And yet be plain, polite and civil,
Yet more sarcastic then the devil.