Look for Meaning No Further

In law school, time is meaningless;
But in time, law school is meaningless.

~ Anonymous graffiti on law school restroom wall.

Random Enforcement is Our Motto!

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

~ Frank Zappa

Seven Years For A Busted Mirror?

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
~ Stephen Wright

I’s Got a Lawyer Hired To Do de Defendin’

“Erastus, are you the defendant in this case?”

“No, Judge, I’s got a lawyer hired to do de defendin’. I’s de man dat stole de chickens.”

~ Philander Chase Johnson
“Everybody’s Magazine”, The Colyumists’ Confessional, May, 1920, p. 36

Philander Chase Johnson called it “[t]he most enduring joke [he] ever wrote”.

Emma Lazarus Takes On Bar Exam

Bar Exam

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

~ Emma Lazarus

The photo shows law students taking the Bar Exam in New York City.  While Emma Lazarus did not take the Bar Exam, this picture says it all.

The quote is from “The New Colossus”.  A sonnet writen by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) in 1883 and engraved on a bronze plaque that could be seen mounted on the lower level inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Divorce Lawyer Quotations

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book.

~Marvin Mitchelson

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

~ Jean Kerr

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

~ Cary Grant