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A Meaningful Difference: The Value of A Single Lawyer . Stephen Spitz Professor of Law Charleston School of Law . You Certainly Know What Some People Say . The World Already Has Too Many Lawyers The Economy is Lousy Law School is Difficult / Horrible / Boring

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A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

A Meaningful Difference: The Value of A Single Lawyer

Stephen Spitz

Professor of Law

Charleston School of Law


You certainly know what some people say

You Certainly Know What Some People Say

  • The World Already Has Too Many Lawyers

  • The Economy is Lousy

  • Law School is Difficult / Horrible / Boring

  • Endless Bad Lawyer Jokes


Remarks for the occasion two key questions

Remarks for The Occasion: Two Key Questions

Can You Do This Program?

Is It Really Worth Doing?


My own personal belief law is a great honorable profession

My Own Personal Belief: Law is a Great & Honorable Profession

Answer To Question 1:

If You Work Hard, Of Course, You Can Complete This Program


Answer to question 2 is it worth it the tale of a famous case

Answer To Question 2: Is It Worth It? The Tale of A Famous Case

Reynolds v. Pegler

(1954)


A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

Quentin Reynolds, Plaintiff


Quentin reynolds a famous world war ii reporter

Quentin Reynolds: A Famous World War II Reporter

  • London Can Take It (Superb film footage of London at War in 1940 during the German Air Offense Called The “Blitz” And Narrated By Quentin Reynolds To Be Found On “You Tube”) (Just click Google, “London Can Take It”)


But in 1949

But, In 1949

  • Reynolds was viciously, unfairly, wrongfully attacked in hundreds of newspapers by another reporter as a

    • Coward In WW II

    • War Profiteer

    • Immoral


A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

Westbrook Pegler, Defendant


A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

Louis Nizer, Reynolds Attorney


A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

Judge Edward Weinfeld


Mr nizer you only have 3 minutes

Mr. Nizer:“You Only Have 3 Minutes”

What Would You Say To An Absolutely Key Witness – Utterly Unwilling To Testify?


A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

Lord Mountbatten, The Key Witness


The jury s verdict total vindication for quentin reynolds

The Jury’s Verdict: Total Vindication for Quentin Reynolds


In 1954 dollars

In 1954 Dollars

  • $1.00 Compensatory Damages

  • $175,000 Punitive Damages

  • Largest Verdict for Libel In This Country’s History Up To That Time


Lessons to be remembered

Lessons To Be Remembered:

Exactly like Nizer, you are certainly going to confront difficult tasks as a Lawyer / Law Student


What you are going to face

What You Are Going To Face:

  • As a Law Student: Hard Law School Classes That Truly Challenge You

  • As a Lawyer: Indifferent / If Not Hostile Witnesses, Like Lord Mountbatten


So why is it really a great honor to be a lawyer

So, Why Is It Really A Great Honor To Be A Lawyer?


A meaningful difference the value of a single lawyer

Because There Are Countless Future Quentin Reynolds Who Will Always Desperately Need Professional Help


Thanks for listening

Thanks For Listening


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