Sunday, July 13, 2008

CNN recently reported on a judge's decision that a 465 page complaint was too long.  The concluding paragraph of the decision was in the form of a limerick:

"Plaintiff has a great deal to say,
But it seems he skipped Rule 8(a).
     His complaint is too long,
     Which renders it wrong,
Please rewrite and refile today."

So now should we pen limericks to tell students they've gone over the word limit on their papers for legal writing class?

hat tips:
Professor Rachel Croskery-Roberts
Professor Ken Chestek

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2008/07/cnn-recently-re.html

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It doesn't have to be a limmerick.
Haikus are also acceptable.

Posted by: mew | Jul 13, 2008 9:13:20 PM

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