Quotes of the Week

Quotes of the Week

Every week this section of the website will offer new Zen quotes that bear directly on the law school experience. Specifically, the Zen quotes are offered to provide guidance on the issues of law school studying, the classroom Socratic method, grades, your mental outlook/stress, and law school life generally. Most of the quotes will be self-explanatory, but on occasion I will elaborate upon the meaning of the quote (and its relation to law school) in more depth. The timing of the quotes are meant to coincide with the progression of each semester and will be posted every Monday morning during the school year. I hope you enjoy your law school Zen.

On mental outlook/law school life:

the window
was dirty, the man
couldn’t see through it;
when the window was clean,
he couldn’t see the window. The
beauty of the window wasn’t that he
couldn’t see it. The beauty of the Zen mind is
that it causes
no interference.

On studying:

We do not
learn by experience,
but by our capacity for experience.
– The Buddha