Order of Scribes - Significance?

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Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 30, 2011 7:13 pm

Before I graduated I published a (mediocre at best) article in my school's law journal and just got a pretty official-looking certificate in the mail from Scribes American Society of Legal Writers. This is the first I have heard of such a society or receiving an award for my article. In fact, on the Scribes website, my school is not even listed as one of the ten or so with listed student inductees.

Has anyone heard of this society or whether this is actually a laudable accolade? I really doubt it, but figured someone here would know.

Thanksmuch.

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby Cavalier » Mon May 30, 2011 7:29 pm

Sounds preftigious.

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby thesealocust » Mon May 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Sounds extremely prestigious.

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby 2LLLL » Mon May 30, 2011 9:07 pm

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby missinglink » Mon May 30, 2011 9:19 pm

Two important considerations on these "academic societies." First, what are the criteria to get in? If it's selective, then that's good. Second, and somewhat related to the first point, how much are they asking you to pony up? If it's significant, and there really aren't any selection criteria, then it's a sham award to raise money.

That said, it sounds very prestigious. :lol:

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby fatduck » Mon May 30, 2011 9:43 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribes:_T ... al_Writers

no criticism/controversy section is a pretty good sign, and:

Scribes’ annual luncheon meeting is held in conjunction with the ABA's annual meeting. Over the years, some of the most influential figures in legal writing have presented talks at the luncheon meeting.

Some speakers in recent years:

Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court;

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby NYC Law » Mon May 30, 2011 9:51 pm

Honestly it looks like shit.

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon May 30, 2011 9:57 pm

fatduck wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribes:_The_American_Society_of_Legal_Writers

no criticism/controversy section is a pretty good sign, and:

Scribes’ annual luncheon meeting is held in conjunction with the ABA's annual meeting. Over the years, some of the most influential figures in legal writing have presented talks at the luncheon meeting.

Some speakers in recent years:

Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court;

Also, it's not at all suspicious that almost the entire article was written by one account that has only edited Scribes-related articles. That's definitely not a red flag for a slanted and unreviewed wikipedia article.

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby fatduck » Mon May 30, 2011 10:11 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
fatduck wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribes:_The_American_Society_of_Legal_Writers

no criticism/controversy section is a pretty good sign, and:

Scribes’ annual luncheon meeting is held in conjunction with the ABA's annual meeting. Over the years, some of the most influential figures in legal writing have presented talks at the luncheon meeting.

Some speakers in recent years:

Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court;

Also, it's not at all suspicious that almost the entire article was written by one account that has only edited Scribes-related articles. That's definitely not a red flag for a slanted and unreviewed wikipedia article.

good point, i'll recommend it for speedy deletion

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby Renzo » Mon May 30, 2011 10:55 pm

Now I'm disappointed; I was hoping this thread would be about some sort of Dungeons and Dragons nonsense.

Wait. OP, are you sure it isn't?

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Mon May 30, 2011 10:59 pm

Pretty standard list of member institutions, too:
California Western School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Duke University School of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Hofstra University School of Law
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
The University of Oklahoma Law Center
Syracuse University College of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Western New England College School of Law

http://www.scribes.org/national-order-scribes-2011

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby thesealocust » Mon May 30, 2011 11:01 pm

Those are some prestigious fucking schools.

Duke is such a cooky oddball when it comes to things like this. Order of the Scribes? Alaska Law Jounral? What will they think of next!

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby TTH » Tue May 31, 2011 9:48 am

When they sent you your certificate, did they ask you for $50 to put your picture in a book of who's who in legal writing?

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby NYC Law » Tue May 31, 2011 10:21 am

FlightoftheEarls wrote:Pretty standard list of member institutions, too:
California Western School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Duke University School of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Hofstra University School of Law
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
The University of Oklahoma Law Center
Syracuse University College of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Western New England College School of Law

http://www.scribes.org/national-order-scribes-2011


lol they listed Cooley twice

The past two executive directors have both been at Cooley. Looks like another bullshit PR ploy by Cooley.

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Re: Order of Scribes - Significance?

Postby What the f.supp? » Tue May 31, 2011 10:39 pm

That is sooo goddamn funny how they listed cooley twice!! I think we have our answer here.




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