Friday, April 2, 2010

Oral Argument Tip

Don't forget to eat breakfast that morning.

Or you may find yourself addressing the court from the floor, on your back, after you faint from hypoglycemia.

It happens.

If it happens to you, we can only hope you'll have the fortitude to "go down arguing," so to speak, as Duke law student Stephen Rawson did before the Fourth Circuit. 

Answering the court while fainting?  Impressive.

But it's more impressive to stay on your feet.
(h/t Legal Writing Profs Blog)