Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Well, I've been working late into the evening the last few days, but I took some time off tonight to watch the BBC's version of King Lear on PBS. Sir Ian McKellan (famous from his role as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movies) acted in the title role, and did a superb job. The supporting cast was magnificent as well. The BBC productions of Shakespeare are always very well done -- I am a particular fan of the BBC's version of the Tempest, made back in the 1980's and available on Netflix. Anyway, it was a great performance, and watching it made me wish that was an actor -- to be a part of such a production would be a magnificent experience, to be sure. Well, maybe if I win the lottery the wife and I could relocate to London and I could try out for the Royal Shakespeare Company! For some reason, though, I won't hold my breath...
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Legal Writing Prof law blog has a great little list of the "Ten Commandments" for good classroom lecture presentations. Check it out here. I would add that these commandments are good advice for anyone involved in public speaking -- in court, in community groups, in church, etc.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Greg Sisk over at the Mirror of Justice law blog has a great post on the vocation of the public defender in upholding the human dignity of those accused of crimes. Check it out here.