Happy Halloween, dear reader. As if reaching your billable hours wasn’t terrifying enough, that superego of yours still demands you do something festive to commemorate the holiday. You’re in luck — we at ATL are happy to scare up some content for you. If you were to associate a creature with lawyers, we’d definitely be some kind of fae: obsessed with contracts, required to follow the letter (but not the spirit of the law), and are really good at exploiting loopholes. But what if you wanted your lawyerly Halloween to run a little more… Gothic? Look no further than Albany Law for a dark conglomerate of property law and artificial intelligence:
For those who prefer reading iambic pentameter to reading it, the script is provided here.
AI or not, the Poe inspired meditation on land contracts is about as enjoyable as talking about real property gets without discovering a long lost uncle decided to include you in his will. The pool for ATL contests like law revue are currently restricted to human participants, but you’ve got some serious competition once AI starts submitting!
Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at email@example.com and by tweet at @WritesForRent.