Friday, May 20, 2011

Bob Dylan and Legal Writing

University of Tennessee law professor Alex Long wrote a law review article in 2007 about the uses and misuses of popular music lyrics in legal writing (64 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 531) which has just received the attention of a journalist from the Los Angeles Times. Long was then interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. His findings: the musician who is the favorite of judges is Bob Dylan, cited 186 times. 5 min 20 sec, transcript available. Fun and instructive.