Friday, July 17, 2009

This is your Brain on Law School

Before Law School:

After 2L year:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good Lawyers of Business

I'm still studying for the MPRE. I disagree with the ABA's distinction between personal offenses and public offenses. Take comment 2 to 8.4:
"some matters of personal morality, such as adultery, . . .have no specific connection to fitness for the practice of law"
Who writes these rules anyway, the ABA or Hollywood? In most cases, adultery (which by definition is commited by a married person) ought to violate 8.4(c) as conduct involving deceit (to family members) or misrepresentation (broken wedding vows). By ignoring the tragedy of such personal failures, the ABA plays the role of an unreformed Mr. Scrooge, "But you were always a good man of business, Jacob"

Monday, July 13, 2009

Harsh Critics

These two books caught my eye in the University of Idaho College of Law Library. Ironically, both are written in classic legal writing format complete with footnotes. They aren't as interesting as they might seem: one is merely a vendetta against three particular professors, and the other is a university's self-diagnosis and administrative spiel about improving its law school.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Coming Soon

(Cover design by T.D.W.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

You know you're a law student if. . .

You laugh at this flash card:

Could there be discrimination against a one-of-a-kind like Humpty Dumpty? It seems difficult to distinguish between unkind acts based on a dislike for giant eggs, versus unkind acts based on personal dislike for Humpty Dumpty, the world's only sentient giant egg.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Law School Applicant Pool

Concordia University Law School opens in Boise in 2011. When that day comes, Concordia will take a real bite out of UI's Moscow-based applicant pool. UI, you should have got there first.