Poetic Aids for Struggling Law Students Barlee, F[rederic] R[udolph] [d.1941]. Legal Jingles Including a Collection of Case Law Verses (A Memoria Technica for Students and Others). Australia: The Law Book Co. of Australasia, Ltd., 1922. xvi, 76,  pp. Publisher advertisements to endleaves and last 2 pp. Publisher's quarter cloth over plain boards, ink-stamped title to front board and spine. Light soiling to boards, which are slightly bowed, spine ends and corners bumped, corners lightly worn, light offsetting from advertisements to free endpapers. Light toning to interior, light soiling to a few leaves, ownership signature (of the Honourable Mr. Justice Angas Parsons) and annotation to half-title. $65. * Second edition. This entertaining group of short poems was designed as a mnemonic aid for students struggling to remember legal principles and case law. A poem on joint tenancy reads: "What's tenancy in common, what / A tenancy that's joint? / In Morley versus Bird you'll get / The law on either point." According to several reviews printed at the beginning of the volume, the collection was well-received by students and fellow lawyers, though perhaps more for its utility than its artistry. Barlee was an Australian lawyer who served as the Supreme Court librarian from 1905 until his death. Sir Herbert Angas Parsons [1872-1945], the former owner of our copy, was an eminent Australian lawyer, politician and judge.
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