From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Really not a lot unless dotting an "I" or crossing a "t" stresses you out. Most of the pressure lands on the big guys’ shoulders. Our legal system is complex, and there are a lot of ins and outs and loopholes and under-enforced laws to track and comprehend. Any little mistake can be costly, so you expect the lawyers you work under to be somewhat unforgiving in that department. But if you're one of those people who doesn't make mistakes, then great!