Tuesday, August 11, 2009

With Nesson, la plus ça change...

Fascinating nugget from Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy:
Reading over the trial reports, I'm struck by how similar Nesson's approach was to how he taught "Introduction to Lawyering" (ITL) in the fall of 1994, in my 1L year at Harvard. The ITL class was supposed to be about introductory legal writing and research. Nesson instead focused on how he thought the Internet would change everything; whether cameras should be allowed in courtrooms for high-profile cases; and his fascination with the neckercube. I very much liked Nesson as a person. He was passionate and unfailingly kind, something that couldn't be said for many other Harvard professors. But most of the students became pretty frustrated, as Nesson's lectures didn't have much to do with legal research and writing.
Sound familiar?

1 comment:

  1. He had two full-time litigators with their own law firm at the table with him the whole time. If this is bad lawyering, two "sane" people are responsible for it too.


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