The CockleBur


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"A blog about the law and life. The CockleBur covers everything from the U.S. Supreme Court to book reviews to lighthearted posts."

Author: The primary author is Shon R. Hopwood, a law student at the University of Washington and the author of LAW MAN: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption. Other contributors include Andy Cockle, president of Cockle Law Brief Printing in Omaha, Neb.; Susan Farbstein, a lecturer at Harvard Law School; and Palma Joy Strand, a law professor at Creighton University.

Related Categories: U.S. Supreme Court | Appellate Practice | Constitutional Law | Civil Rights | Law Student | Law Professor | Creighton University | University of Washington | Harvard University | Legal Research and Writing

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Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."