Well, obviously it’s a tongue-in-cheek comparison, and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. But, to go with Westerman’s example, the mother organized the apartment in a certain way (as Eva argued in a previous post, she has a certain plan that she followed when reorganizing the apartment). This is how legal scholars influence the legal system as well: by describing it as organized in a certain way (e.g. arguing that a certain constitutional right should be interpreted in one way and not another, in order to fit the supreme court’s latest judgment), they may shape the common understanding of the legal system — thereby also changing it.
→ Does this make sense?