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August 07, 2006

Blogging Law Professors

What a life it must be to teach law! Apparently, teaching law allows for enough time to become an expert in everything. At least, that is what law professors think.

For example, Ann Althouse, one of the Group of Really Cool Law Professors Who Blog, has a lot to say about fat people:

I agree that it's a mystery, but you can extract one truth: if you're still fat, you need to eat less. It doesn't matter why other people don't get fat when they seem to eat the same thing. Look at your own situation. If you're still fat, cut down. Eat less, and weigh yourself. Do it every day for the rest of your life. There's nothing wrong with you. It's just the natural impulse that allowed your ancestors to survive through famines. You have a healthy urge and a healthy body, but in times of affluence, that will make you fat. You've got to go against your nature and eat less. Until you're not fat any more. Or, as Roseann Barr once said: "Just be fat and shut up."
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Speaking for myself, this is what I say to Ann and the other gang of law professor bloggers:


I agree that it's a mystery, but you can extract one truth: if you're a lawyer, and you are talking about anything outside of the law, you don't know what you are talking about, you need to shut up. It doesn't matter that you have a blog and other people have blogs when they seem to say the same thing. Look at your own situation. If you're still a law professor, shut up. Shut up and think before speaking/writing. Do it every day for the rest of your life. There's nothing wrong with you. It's just the natural impulse that allowed your ancestors (sharks) to survive. You have a healthy urge and a healthy body, but in times of affluence, that will make you talk out your ass. You've got to go against your nature and talk/write less. Until you're not a lawyer any more. Or, as Roseann Barr once said: "Just shut up."
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Posted by Beth at August 7, 2006 02:51 PM