Today is National Let’s Laugh Day, 24 hours dedicated to jokes, laughter, and all things funny. In honor of this silly day, which happens to fall on Tech Tuesday, we at the Harris County Law Library are turning our attention to legal humor with a tech focus. Instead of highlighting a new development or trend in technology, however, we’re calling for a moratorium on tech (just for today) with a reminder to remember a simpler time when artistry, craft, community, and tradition still mattered. Reclaim this heritage, slow your pace, and embrace your inner Luddite. Claim your title as an “artisanal lawyer” as the authors of the following articles have done.
How to Practice Artisanal Law (Big Legal Brain)
I Am an Artisanal Attorney (McSweeney’s)
In Which the Artisanal Lawyer Dismisses Google (BitterLawyer)
For further laughs, try the following, two analyses of laughter at the United States Supreme Court.
Taking Laughter Seriously at the Supreme Court (Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law & Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law) (2019)
Laugh Track (Jay D. Wexler, Boston University School of Law) (2005)
Happy National Let’s Laugh Day 2019!