May 7, 2008

"Classes My Top-Tier Law School Should Have Offered as Warnings About the Profession."

Eh. It's a McSweeney's list. Throwing Things pointed me there. I think it's whiny and dumb, but I thought you should know about it. How about a list of warnings about reading McSweeney's?

10 comments:

Tim Morris said...

Actually, I believe law school (any tier) does, in fact, teach most of these courses. You just have to be paying attention to what your classmates are doing.

Theo Boehm said...

Three things on my McSweeney's Warning List:

1. Typography promises more than website delivers.

2. Content boring.

3. Content dumb.

MadisonMan said...

I don't see how that law is specific to law. You can replace Legal and Law in the list with just about anything.

Wurly said...
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MadisonMan said...

My first comment makes more sense if you replace the first law with list.

Oy.

former law student said...

I don't know about whiny and dumb. It's airy and insubstantial, like puff pastry.

dmfoiemjsof said...

Wow, what happened? McSweeneys used to be funny.

matthew said...

I agree that it's light, and fun. I found it amusing, if insubstantial. The list format only allows so much expose anyway...

McSweeney's has always been more quirky than funny. And I enjoy bucking the trend of 'lists' designed to provoke argument (like putting Hitchens on a list of 100 greatest 'thinkers')

Melinda said...

I laughed at this one:

4 A.M. Word Processing and the Law

It's how I made money through half the 1980's.

blake said...

I still like this unused commentary for Fellowship of the Ring.