I am, as you know, a fan of US blogs and I have met many amusing and interesting US lawyers (and non-lawyers) through blogging, my podcasts and Twitter. I am delighted to say that I have been invited by Molly McDonough, Assistant Managing Editor/Online for the ABA Journal, to write a piece for the ABA Journal Legal Rebels project which is due to run shortly….
US lawyers are, of course, familiar with the legal concept Volenti non fit injuria (“to a willing person, no injury is done” for post-Woolfians) and Molly is fully aware of the nonsense I write…. so may, safely, be taken to be Volens on the matter. The word limit is 300-500. Monsieur Prolix is my alter ego so I have obtained special dispensation to ignore the word limit. I have, however, promised that it will not be 48 feet long like one of the Blawg Reviews I wrote earlier in the year.
I plan to contribute a stirring (as in stirring up) piece on legal education – because one of the things that is wrong with the profession and which will help the future of the profession is legal education. I shall explain my views, cover themes in Uk and US legal education, light the blue touch paper and then I shall deport myself. I am looking forward to writing it and I shall, of course, let you know when it goes out. I am in distinguished company. All the other contributors have a photograph. As I am a figment of my own imagination (and I am writing qua Charon QC) I shall provide a cartoon image.