Anyone who wants to read the most exquisite, razor-sharp example of irony could do not better than this evisceration of Brian Leiter by Paul Campos. It is… amazing. One particularly good quote:
Nor can anyone blame Professor Leiter for refusing to bring his expertise and experience to bear on such matters as the extent to which law schools actually train students to engage in some aspect of the practice of law, given that he has never held any professional position for which a law degree (let alone bar admission) is a requirement. On this subject, his silence reflects a becoming and characteristic modesty.
Update: I should probably make it clear that I don’t really have a nickel in this dime, as far as the dispute between Campos and Leiter goes. I’m only vaguely familiar with the former, and haven’t actually agreed with some of what he’s written about obesity. I know next to nothing about the latter. My only reason for linking at all is that this is really, really effective use of irony.