19 September 2003

Ernie the attorney sagaciously notes:

The practice of law is more art than science, and there is no algorithm that can be sweepingly applied to the difficult decisions faced by lawyers and judges. We are, after all, just people, and we feel as much as we think. Proper judgment incorporates both feeling and thinking, while poor judgment usually just uses rote assessments that can be applied to situations like butter to bread.

"Does it matter which law school you went to?" (19 September 2003) (emphasis in original). "Rote assessments" sounds an awful lot like traditional property law, the kind common before Shelley v. Kraemer.