When I worked in academic law libraries, a charming and [usually] young law student would invariably come up to the reference desk, ask a question, and then say deprecatingly, “it’s really not that important, it’s just an academic question.” My rueful retort was usually, “hey pal, this is a law school – it’s ALL academic.” If I got a chuckle I knew the two of us would enjoy the student’s law school years. (If I got a really big laugh, I knew to look out. It wasn’t *that* funny!)
Well the same kind of retort could be applied to life. HEY PAL, IT’S ALL LAW, which is why I like what the Classroom Law Project is doing. But reading the newspapers on my long day’s journey into work this morning left me a bit law-stunned. Just about every story had a law connection. And I looked at only the Oregonian and the Portland Tribune before throwing up my hands and turning to the OSB Bulletin where at least I found some humor!
Here’s a taste of this morning’s legal news.
I could go on, but will spare you. If anyone wants to pay me to do this, compiling links to Oregon legal news on a daily basis, think again. You couldn’t pay me enough. It’s a big job, even in our little state. And to law librarians, just about everything has a legal component so you may as well just read the newspapers, news feeds, news blogs, and blawgs.