Every lawyer knows the case of Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad. It’s a staple of torts classes in every torts class in every law school: the one where a passenger attempted to board a moving train, assisted by a couple of railroad employees.
I keep reading and hearing advice urging speakers — whether they be presenting at small gatherings or large conferences — to tell stories.
I recently had the misfortune to attend a presentation where the speaker kept going on about his hair.
President Trump’s recent executive order, suspending travel from seven predominantly-Muslim countries, together with the ensuing administrative and political chaos, and the subsequent (albeit interim) judicial orders enjoining the enforcement of the order, have highlighted the possibility that the American legal system might very well be on the verge of significant change — and of significant challenges.
“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” So runs the saying. But, like many such aphorisms, it is not so much the product of thought as a substitute for it.
In fact, we all know it isn’t true.
In popular culture, the American Revolution against the autocracy of the British monarchy can be summarized in one slogan: “No taxation without representation!”
That quote is commonly attributed to James Otis, although there doesn’t seem to be definitive proof that he actually uttered those words.
As I have mentioned before, the best platform for lawyers seeking their own websites is undoubtedly WordPress. But, as with any software, there can sometimes be problems getting things to work as you want. This post addresses one of the most common issues when using WordPress: plugin conflicts.
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Etymology”
In the early days of the new American republic, Noah Webster argued strongly for a simplification of English spelling throughout the land. This would, he argued,
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Etymology”
There are probably many lessons to be learned from the recent Presidential election, but one of them is surely the value of plain speaking. Yet American lawyers seem to love obfuscatory language,
There are many legal terms that have different meanings in different contexts.
“Consideration” is an obvious example. In contract law, this word refers to money or money’s worth; in civil and criminal procedure, however, it denotes something that should be taken into account when reaching a decision.