Thursday, April 14, 2011

Time for a Career Change? Try Goblin Law

The legal market is not what it used to be, but how do you know when it is time to expand your practice into other areas... such as Goblin Law.  According to Professor Pulsinelli at the University of Tennessee intellectual property law and Goblin Law have much in common.  In the Muggle world, if you buy a car, you own it.  For Goblins, the key question is "Who made the car?"  If the answer is "Ragnuk the Goblin," you might be careful when lending your keys.  Property rights for Goblins begin and end with the creator.  A buyer of the object only has possessory rights that, at best, last for one's life.

For more insight into the legal complexities of the Goblin Law, check out "The Law & Harry Potter."


  1. That is brilliant. To take it a step further, consider what happened when Potter, et al, touched one of the cursed items in the Gringotts vault: fake copies magically reproduced and threatened to kill them all.

  2. Great point. "The China Effect."

  3. Just keep the goblins at bay. They creep me out.