Sunday, August 17, 2008
As a new semester starts, many legal writing professors are busy posting information on virtual and real world bulletin boards. In a time-honored academic tradition, many are also updating the notices and comic strips taped on their office doors. A few years ago, I put a bulletin board on my office door, so I no longer have to bother with tape and can easily save gems to re-post year to year.
Here's what's on my office door to greet our newest lawyers-in-training:
1) A poster, handed out at an ALWD conference about decade ago, quoting Daniel Webster:
"The power of clear statement is the great power of the bar."
2) My favorite law-related comic, just one frame, set in a prison cell. A cellmate asks the Energizer bunny, "what are you in for?" The reply: "battery."
3) A Dilbert cartoon that would get lost in translation here but basically encourages the millennium generation to not assume they rule the universe.
So, what's on your office door?