A Foreign Language Called Legalese – First Days of Law School Demystified

Lila Hope, Ph.D.
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My first class in law school was Civil Procedure, taught by the ever-so-engaging Professor Carrington.  Sitting in the front row eager to catch his every whisper, I almost leapt from my seat when he strode into the classroom at the top of the hour, silver-haired and bright-eyed, casebook under his arm, a colorful bow tie tucked under his chin to match the smile on his face ...  The magic, however, pretty much ended there.   When it was time ...