The contest may not be all that great, but the book is. I was sent a copy of Steven Stark’s “Writing to Win,” and from everything I hear, it’s a terrific book on legal writing, and one that every new lawyer should read.
So rather than stick it on a shelf, why not have a contest and share with a reader? And, just to sweeten the pot, I’ll include a check in the amount of $3.45, rounding out the total value of the prize to a huge $15!!!
How can you win this incredible prize? In a comment below, complete this phrase:
The law doesn’t suck; it’s just . . .
Have fun. And if nobody responds or if the responses are just awful, I’m sending the book to Brian Tannebaum, even though there are no pages to color. Could you live with yourself if that happened? I don’t think so.
*Chances of winning this prize are 1 in 24,394,874.238.12.
** The contest will end whenever I decide it will end.
*** There is absolutely nothing fair about this contest.
**** Employees of Simple Justice New York LLC and any and all parent, subsidiary, related and affiliated companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents and their dependents and immediate families to the third degree of consanquinity, as well as employees of contest Sponsors and vendors, are not eligible to win. Winner must be a United States citizen or know someone who is a United States citizen, over the age of 12 years by December 31, 2026 and sentient.
Originally posted 8/26/2012 9:16 AM
UPDATE: And the winner is…Brian Tamanaha, with utterly brilliant response:
The law doesn’t suck; it’s just misunderstood.
It’s just so good on so many levels. Come on, admit it, Brian’s response was better than yours, and yours kinda sucked anyway.
But Brian, a law professor at some school in St. Louis inexplicably named Washington (seems like somebody could use a geography refresher course, eh?) tells me that as much as he admired Steven Spark, he really doesn’t need a copy of Writing to Win
And so, having thoroughly reviewed all responses, completed background checks, conflict checks and otherwise exercised due diligence, Brian has advise me to give the book to anybody I want, as if that wasn’t the point in the first place.
So without further ado, the grand prize goes to (ta da) Moshe Glickman, together with my check in the whopping amount of $3.45!!! Congratulations, Moshe. Send me an email and claim your prize!!!
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