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May 08, 2008

Who said this? "We have no great illusions, my brethren and I, ..."

about how much good it will do you to be told these things in advance. We have learned by bitter experience that you will not take the things we tell you very seriously. You conceive this, I take it, to be somewhat in the nature of the pep meeting to which you were first exposed when you entered college. You expect me to tell you that you should be earnest about your work, and get your back into it for dear old Siwash, and that he who lets work slide will stumble by the way.

And to whom was this said? Think carefully. The first person with the

right answer to both parts of the question will receive a free WAC? gift.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at May 8, 2008 11:56 PM


That should be Karl Nickerson Llewellyn in his 1932 book,The Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study, adapted from a series of lectures he had delivered to first year law students.

(I'm a frequent reader/lurker, but I couldn't resist.)

Posted by: Shaula Evans at May 8, 2008 04:09 PM

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