Looking for a good Bill of Rights Mnemonic

2 Aug

Last week, the lectures at Chautauqua focused on the Supreme Court. The roster of speakers included Linda Greenhouse, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jeffrey Rosen, Akhil Reed Amar, and Theodore B. Olson. You can see some of the talks here.

With all the talk of the Bill of Rights, it occurred to me that someone must have come up with a good mnemonic for them. But I have been disappointed by most of what I have found. Here is one of the better ones:

If you know of one that you like, please let me know.

There is a well developed literature of mnemonics for the medical profession. I am surprised that I am unable to find a similar body of work for the law.

2 Responses to “Looking for a good Bill of Rights Mnemonic”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol August 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

    Very true. When I was a law student, I found mnemonics very helpful for many of my final exams in law school and for the bar exam (e.g. to memorize all the exceptions to the hearsay rule), but now that you mention it, I did not use them at all for my courses in constitutional law.

  2. Kathy H August 3, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    Thanks! Helpful for peons like me to remember the bill of rights!!

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