Why did I go to law school?

Everything I needed to know to be a lawyer I actually learned at home and on the playground. I think law schools just changed the names of terms to charge tuition!

  • “Birds of a feather flock together” — Gang affiliation can be used to convict
  • “Don’t judge a book by its cover” — Discrimination is illegal
  • “Better late than never” — Defense to breach of a construction contract
  • “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” — All contracts must have “consideration” (exchange of something of value)
  • “Better safe than sorry” — Assumption of Risk
  • “Finders/Keepers” — Adverse Possession
  • “You snooze you lose” — Statute of Limitations
  • “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” — Slander requires “publication” to a third party
  • “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” — Burglary doesn’t pay
  • “Two wrongs don’t make a right” — Aiding & Abetting
  • “Look before you leap” — Contributory Negligence
  • “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” — Loan Fraud
  • “Honesty is the Best Policy” — Perjury
  • “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” — Especially to a jury!
  • “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned” — Nominal damages

But some things do change:

  • “The clothes make the man” — Not anymore! 🙂

Happy Friday!