A blog mostly about the law, but also about life, food, books, and other things.

Wondering about the author? I’m William Baude, a fellow in the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and next year I will be an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School. You can read my posts here. You can read other things of mine in the links at the sidebar. And you can email me at william dot baude at gmail dot com.

Wondering about the blog’s title? It alludes to a quirky group blog I used to have during college and law school, whose name in turn references “Crescat Scientia, Vita Excolatur,” the motto of my alma mater, the University of Chicago.

Wondering about the blog’s tagline? It alludes to Henry’s cricket bat speech, from The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard.

Wondering about the photos? The header and profile photos were taken by Christopher M. Howard, a superb photographer who works in San Francisco and New York. (The header photo is part of this book project.)