What is the Difference Between a Judge and a Law Student?

The first Monday of October is the traditional beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term. In honor of the occasion and with all due respect to the nine justices who are about to convene, we are reminded of the words of one of our favorite curmudgeons.

H.L. Mencken pointed out the biggest difference between those who have reached the pinnacle of the legal profession and those who are just beginning. He said, “A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”

You can celebrate today’s opening of the highest court in the U.S. by:

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