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2012-09-15 11:56:08 AM  
Meh. Not funny enough to want to keep reading. I'll stick with my crim casebook and boring class.
 
2012-09-15 12:53:51 PM  
I guess that's cool if the target audience is five to ten year olds.
 
2012-09-15 01:21:39 PM  
The criminal lawyer is pretty good for a layman. It gets much better the more you read.
 
2012-09-15 01:23:50 PM  
As a 1L myself, this is beautiful. Obviously a bit on the simplified side, but surprisingly thorough, and straightforward enough that it makes for a really good refresher on the basics.
 
2012-09-15 02:06:29 PM  
The entrapment comic should be required reading by anyone who wants to use the term 'entrapment' online.
 
2012-09-15 02:17:20 PM  
Here is an even simpler guide:

Are you doing (or not doing) it? It's illegal, and you'll be fined or imprisoned.

Is an illegal alien or a corporation doing (or not doing) it? It's perfectly acceptable for them to do [whatever it happens to be], and you'll be fined or imprisoned for complaining about it.
 
2012-09-15 02:51:23 PM  

jutm543: Meh. Not funny enough to want to keep reading. I'll stick with my crim casebook and boring class.


Last Man on Earth: As a 1L myself, this is beautiful. Obviously a bit on the simplified side, but surprisingly thorough, and straightforward enough that it makes for a really good refresher on the basics.


Two aspiring to be part of the problem.
 
2012-09-15 03:06:55 PM  
I thought that Lady Justice was hot, in a no iris, no pupil kind of way...
 
2012-09-15 03:36:04 PM  

the_patman: The entrapment comic should be required reading by anyone who wants to use the term 'entrapment' online.


Agreed, his It's a TRAP! is required reading, as is the one on strict liability.

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I've spent most of the past hour reading the cartoons. They manage to be clever while remaining educational, and he's consistently topical and timely. The one about self-defense came out about a month after Zimmerman's pretrial had brought him back into the media spotlight.

The date stamp on the homicide post pretty much speaks for itself, but also serves as an application of earlier foundational concepts like depravity, culpability and responsibility.

The rape came out a week after Todd Akin stuck his foot in his mouth (and penetration, however slight, means I'm guilty as charged for laughing at his clever and sympathetic solution to a cartoonist's dilemma. Damn... I mean, damn. Poor Stickie!)
 
2012-09-15 04:47:07 PM  

Trolljegeren: Here is an even simpler guide:

Are you doing (or not doing) it? It's illegal, and you'll be fined or imprisoned.

Is an illegal alien or a corporation doing (or not doing) it? It's perfectly acceptable for them to do [whatever it happens to be], and you'll be fined or imprisoned for complaining about it.


You sound black.
 
2012-09-15 05:52:54 PM  

Twilight Farkle: the_patman: The entrapment comic should be required reading by anyone who wants to use the term 'entrapment' online.

Agreed, his It's a TRAP! is required reading, as is the one on strict liability.

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I've spent most of the past hour reading the cartoons. They manage to be clever while remaining educational, and he's consistently topical and timely. The one about self-defense came out about a month after Zimmerman's pretrial had brought him back into the media spotlight.

The date stamp on the homicide post pretty much speaks for itself, but also serves as an application of earlier foundational concepts like depravity, culpability and responsibility.

The rape came out a week after Todd Akin stuck his foot in his mouth (and penetration, however slight, means I'm guilty as charged for laughing at his clever and sympathetic solution to a cartoonist's dilemma. Damn... I mean, damn. Poor Stickie!)


Those are all much more interesting than the one originally linked. Thanks for pulling them out, I would have just closed the tab and moved on otherwise.
 
2012-09-15 10:18:31 PM  
I only looked at the pictures and they don't illustrate the criminal law.
 
2012-09-16 12:14:53 AM  

cptjeff:
Those are all much more interesting than the one originally linked. Thanks for pulling them out, I would have just closed the tab and moved on otherwise.


Do 'em in order. It really is a 1-2-hour recap of first-year law school. Not just "what" the law is, but "why" it turned out that way, and why our legal system has evolved towards something resembling the one we have today. He's the first to admit it's not perfect, and he's willing to call foul when he sees it. I hope he goes through with his plan to cover criminal procedure, because if he does as good a job on that as he did with the basics of law, he's going to teach/reach a lot of people who would otherwise never be exposed to it.

Lawyers and a basic understanding of how law works, are like firearms: it's better to have one and never need to use it, than to need it and not have it.
 
2012-09-16 06:29:06 AM  
A nice read. Any subjects basics should be able to be boiled down to a day's read or they are contrived. Does this guy teach at all? Or at least has looked at doing a textbook (e-publish it for the love of god) since he seems to be able to unfold complex concepts very well.

\intends to keep reading
 
2012-09-16 08:40:44 AM  
Wish I'd had this when I was teaching criminal law to high schoolers. It would've made a good way for the kids who struggled to get a sense of the basics.
 
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