Reading a law book is like eating sawdust (Franz Kafka)
The boredom of law
Most law is dull. As noted above, Kafka likened reading a law book to eating sawdust. For anyone with a spark of individuality or creative genius, the following are examples which can kill the drive to originality and provide an effective cure for insomnia:
The endless tedium of the detail of the law of trusts.
The mind-numbing aridity of the law of intestate succession.
The excruciating dullness of conveyancing procedure.
The incomprehensibility of the more arcane aspects of the law of contract.
Administrative law in all its deadening detail.
Tax law with its endless sections and subsections of Finance Acts.
European commercial law in all its abstract splendour.
The grinding complexity of the Civil Procedure Rules, even after reform.