Thursday, August 14, 2003
posted by elle | Thursday, August 14, 2003
I'm not the first, and I certainly won't be the last, but at least it's done. After *many* hours of MT work and the kind assistance of xrlq and ambimb, liable has a new home. Please update your links to:
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
posted by elle | Wednesday, August 13, 2003
...are in the works. More info soon.
- the mgmt.
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Last of the books...almost
posted by elle | Tuesday, August 12, 2003
I picked up three of my last four Legal Writing books today. There's another $80 that I won't be using for Ramen noodles this fall. I also scanned the bookstore's "75% OFF!!" rack, finding a tiny, stuffed, pink-faced attorney doll carrying his own little brown briefcase. I smiled when I saw him, hoping that was a squeeze doll that would make a noise when pressed.
And, oooohh, does he.
"THAT'S AN OUTRAGE!"
"MY CLIENT IS INNOCENT!"
"I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT!"
"PAY UP, YOU DEADBEAT!"
He's apparently one of a series of so-called Pocket Professionals. It's totally obnoxious and stereotypical, and I totally love it.
Having just looked at the Pocket Pros web site, I can't help but wonder about the Hula Girl. Certainly, the hula is a fine Hawaiian tradition, but it's a strange juxtaposition -- lawyer, dentist, doctor, real estate agent, hula girl. Hmmm.
Friday, August 08, 2003
Law and Order: Artistic Intent
posted by elle | Friday, August 08, 2003
I'm guessing a number of attorneys and law students are fans of the three shows that comprise the Law and Order franchise, perhaps because of their interesting portrayal of legal conflicts. However, the creators of Law and Order: Artistic Intent are fans of a different feather altogether. Personally, I like the Law and Order coloring book best.
Link courtesy of La Di Da
Thursday, August 07, 2003
Books and the law school mafia?
posted by elle | Thursday, August 07, 2003
$334 later, I've almost finished purchasing my books for the semester. I've taken care of Torts, Contracts, Civ Pro and Intro to the Law; I'm waiting for a few LRW texts that haven't yet made it to the bookstore. No sign of the snitty bookstore lady (henceforth, "SBL"), so it was a nearly guilt-free purchase.
"C'mere... you're taking this very personal." - Sonny Corleone to Michael Corleone
I did buy one optional book for Civ Pro, but, taking the advice of the 1L bloggers before me, I stayed away from the hornbooks, flash cards and study guides for the time being.
Our student handbook encourages membership in the MWU Student Bar Association. Beyond parties, the $78, three-year membership gets you a 6% discount at our bookstore. I handed over my check this morning so that I'd have the membership card in hand. Heaven forbid I should be without it and meet the SBL in the law book aisles unprepared.
I was expecting Judy, the Dean's Office Assistant, to handwrite my name onto a generic MWU-SBA card. However, the cards were already filled out; she pulled mine from a small, plastic box full of cards, my name neatly typed in. I took from this that while the handbook recommends membership in the MWU-SBA, it's not really all that optional. It's assumed you'll join despite the price tag, the paltry bookstore discount qualifying as the 'offer we can't refuse.' You're a law student. You'd better join the SBA, if you know what's good for you.
And so, I did. But maybe I shouldn't be complaining??
"Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again. Ever." -- Michael to Fredo Corleone