It's Not Certain, It Depends


This is a "Law Lessong" - a law lesson in a song - that I wrote to help students consider the inherent nature of law. This song helps bust the popular myth that law is predictable and certain. I use it along with the discussion of stare decisis in the Legal Environment course.

The old story goes something like this:

The law professor addressed the class of law school graduates - "Three years ago, if you were asked, 'What is the law?' on a particular subject, you could only answer, 'I don't know.' Now, after three years of legal education you can answer with great confidence, 'It depends!'"

Audio files for more law lessongs can be found here:

More "Law Lessong" videos will be posted at the Legal Studies Classroom blog:

The melody is based on "Blowin' in the Wind" written and recorded by Bob Dylan:'_in_the_Wind

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Judith Lipner 

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