Blawg Review

It's not just a blog carnival; it's the law! ~ a fool in the forest

A Lawyerlike Blawg Review

Ryan Austin, a law student who pleads guilty to watching way too much television, creatively scripts life at law school on his weblog, Lawyerlike.

Ryan's interest in the law is clearly in evidence on his blawg, which presents an entertaining montage of scenes from the trials and tribulations of a typical law student, juxtaposed with images from television shows, often featuring lawyers.

Before law school, Ryan was an undiscovered screenwriter. Technically, it's a teleplay, he says. He's a talented storyteller. Ryan's writing style on the blog is episodic -- like a reality tv show. And, once hooked, you keep coming back for more.

In his recent article Tarting up 'Law & Order', penned for a feisty online news journal, Ryan makes a case against the current schedule of TV lawyer shows: "The important themes of victims' rights and justice are in danger of being trivialized by the pandering to a horny public."

As we are up to our eyeballs in the May ratings period for television, or "sweeps" as it's called in the biz, you don't suppose Ryan would resort to such tactics in his Blawg Review #57, would he?