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LGBTPrideDay2010 07 Jul 2010 - 05:53 EricaSelig
Today was the LGBT Pride Celebration in San Francisco, where I'm working this summer. Many other cities, including NY, also hold Pride celebrations on the last of ...
LaurenManalangFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:10 IanSullivan
By LaurenManalang 27 Feb 2009 Law Is As Law Does: Frustrations With Continuing Inequality In many ways, I am dissatisfied with what the law does. Even when it ...
LaurenManalangIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:25 IanSullivan
I appreciate the honesty of these responses and find it interesting that so many echo the same concerns. My first job out of college was as a social worker in a domestic ...
LaurenManalangThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:42 IanSullivan
Symbolic Meaning in Publicized Trials By LaurenManalang 29 Jun 2009 Introduction In most any public trial, the parties to the case become Symbols, and the ...
LaurenPackardFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:44 MarkDrake
Appropriating Life: Biopiracy as Neocolonialism By LaurenPackard 10 Mar 2015 I. What is biopiracy? The United States Patent and Trademark Office ( #8220;PTO ...
LaurenPackardIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:18 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By LaurenPackard 28 Jan 2015 I came to law school in search of a more meaningful life. I want an intellectually rigorous and challenging ...
LaurenPackardSecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 21:45 MarkDrake
CREATIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY By LaurenPackard 31 May 2015 Growing up, my neighbor was an art teacher who taught out of her home. Her house was teaming with colors and ...
LaurenRoemkeFirstEssay 16 Jul 2016 - 02:38 LaurenRoemke
LaurenRoemkeSecondEssay 16 Jul 2016 - 02:39 LaurenRoemke
LaurenRosenbergFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:10 IanSullivan
Who's running this show, anyway? The subordination of intellectual development in law school policy By LaurenRosenberg Introduction On February 25, I attended ...
LaurenRosenbergIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:25 IanSullivan
I originally applied to law school for a very small niche interest neuroscience and the law. After pursuing neurological research in college, I became interested ...
LaurenRosenbergSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:27 IanSullivan
A Fundamental Divide: Successful Lawyering and Current Legal Education By LaurenRosenberg 18 Apr 2009 (A revision of William King's Leff, Lawyering, and Law School ...
LaurenRosenbergThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:42 IanSullivan
Releasing the Ball and Chain Utilizing Modern Technology As An Advantage Modern technology allows efficient access to legal information from anywhere, at any time ...
LawContempSocSoc 13 Jan 2012 - 23:13 IanSullivan
Hi, all. I was taking some time this holiday weekend to reflect on the summer, and I realized that the summer's approaching half over. I don't know how many of you ...
LawPracticeWorkingGroup 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
Hi everyone. I am writing to invite you to join a group I have formed, the Law Practice Working Group. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 3L ...
LawProfessorsWhoNeverPracticed 01 Sep 2010 - 13:39 RobLaser
My friend Rory Skaggs mentioned how interesting he finds it that so few law professors ever were (as he put it) actual lawyers. I am still collecting my thoughts on ...
LawSchoolAdvice 17 Apr 2010 - 14:44 NonaFarahnik
Before coming to law school, I received two pieces of advice from coworkers about how to "succeed" at Columbia Law School. I found both of these to be really troubling ...
LawSchoolAsAnOrganizationAGroupDiscussion 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
Based on my question in class today regarding the applicability of Arnold's analysis of organizations to our experience in law school and Eben's subsequent answer ...
LawSchoolClincs 17 Apr 2010 - 14:43 NonaFarahnik
I grabbed this from the Law School Links thread I think it's a particularly pertinent topic given that 1Ls are applying for clinics right now and that it deserves ...
LawSchoolLinks 08 Apr 2010 - 04:12 DavidGoldin
Links About Law School 3Ls Can't Find Jobs Do people really believe that, even at the top law schools, they're entitled to a 160K job? No profession other than law ...
LawSchoolReform 13 Jan 2012 - 23:20 IanSullivan
Can Someone help me change the topic name to LawSchoolTalk? I looked up how to change a name and it claims to be so easy, but I do not see anything that says rename ...
LawSchoolandInternships 22 Jan 2009 - 01:54 IanSullivan
I'm curious about how others are feeling about their internships and clerkships so far this summer. I know there was substantial concern among students this past ...
LawSchoolasTrainingforHierarchy 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
I found account of the law school experience by Professor Duncan Kennedy of Harvard Law to be relevant to our discussions in class, thought I #8217;d share. RohanGrey ...
LawStudentProtests 21 Apr 2015 - 17:29 ChaseLax
In Professor Cleveland #8217;s Civ Pro class, we learned about the effort of the Immigration Clinic at Yale Law, led by Harold Koh, to free Haitian refugees that were ...
LawsAreNotMadeForUs 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
Why I want to do more than just cover my nut... Are laws really made for people like us? Donald Black explains the behavior of law, in part, by discussing the horizontal ...
LawyerLand 25 Jan 2015 - 14:43 EbenMoglen
Lawrence Joseph, Lawyerland (2000) Used by permission of the author. EbenMoglen 14 Feb 2008 Robinson's Metamorphosis Something Split Cerriere ...
LawyerLandThoughts 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
When I read Lawyerland, I get less and less excited about becoming a lawyer. I feel like most, if not all of the stories have a strong, melancholy feeling and I can ...
LawyeringLinks 24 Jul 2010 - 05:00 DevinMcDougall
Links About Lawyering This is an interesting essay by a lawyer who graduated in 2007 into the waiting arms of unemployment. He decided to begin helping people who ...
LawyeringandVariationsinSelfPsychology 27 Jan 2009 - 00:39 JasonLissy
Two questions were raised recently in a post regarding the non unitary self and Cohen. Eben distilled them and asked that they be posted separately so as not unnecessarily ...
LawyerlandDeepEnd 17 Apr 2010 - 14:50 NonaFarahnik
After class on Thursday, I decided I'd track down a copy of Lawyerland for the weekend (as it turns out, there's only one copy). It's a short read. In any event, I ...
LayoffsAtLawFirms 22 Jan 2009 - 01:54 IanSullivan
Since potential layoffs at law firms during the current economic downturn is something we have discussed a fair amount in class, I thought I would post this link to ...
LegitimateIsAsLegitimateDoes 22 Jan 2009 - 01:55 IanSullivan
I found this article pretty interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/washington/06bar.html? r 2 oref slogin oref slogin Apparently a 1999 amendment to Title ...
LeoFarbmanFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:44 MarkDrake
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility By LeoFarbman 05 Mar 2015 Technological Impact on Social Psychology The Internet, paired alongside the smart phone ...
LeoFarbmanIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:19 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction I am that I am. Usually that is someone else's introduction. Why are you using it here? I have a slight disability involving the ...
LeoFarbmanSecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 21:46 MarkDrake
It is strongly recommended that you include your outline in the body of your essay by using the outline as section titles. The headings below are there to remind ...
LeslieHannayFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:10 IanSullivan
A Wrench in the System By LeslieHannay 27 Feb 2009 Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top ...
LeslieHannayIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:25 IanSullivan
I have spent the past several years working for environmental and social justice nonprofit organizations. I grew frustrated with my limitations in working to address ...
LeslieHannaySecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:27 IanSullivan
This is a revision of JasonLissyFirstPaper. Finding Meaning in the Face of Change The evidence seems irrefutable: the big firms are, at best, mere profit making machines ...
LeylaHadiFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
Finding My Way Through the Rigidly Ridiculous System By Leyla Hadi 25 Feb 2013 What I Want My career isn't the most important thing to me. I don't want it to ...
LeylaHadiIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
I grew up in Pakistan, and moved to the States when I was 18 for college. I don #8217;t have a solid answer regarding why I chose to apply to law school: it was a ...
LeylaHadiSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
The Many By LeylaHadi 08 Apr 2013 Denial of the Many During my third year at Cornell, a string of sensationalized suicides occurred on campus; notably, the ...
LilyVoIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction My name is Lily Vo. I spent most of my life in Austin, TX and attended college at the University of Texas, where I studied economics. Between ...
LilyVoSecondPaperEdited 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
LincolnOnSlavery 17 Apr 2010 - 19:58 NonaFarahnik
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham Lincoln on slavery Wikipedia articles are a source of secondary bibliography. They cannot be used as an authoritative secondary ...
LindaMuzereFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Competing Legal Magic By LindaMuzere 17 Feb 2012 21 May 2012 Introduction Last year was an unusual year; my family celebrated Independence Day on July 9th ...
LindaMuzereIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I was never very inspired in college. My plan was to graduate with a degree in economics and live the exciting life that I had always imagined for my early 20s. ...
LindaMuzereSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Reflections By LindaMuzere 23 May 2012 Introduction As my final major contribution to the wiki I decided to write a retrospective on my first year of law school ...
LisaXiaFirstEssay 16 Jun 2016 - 08:05 EbenMoglen
Modern Loss: Sharing Grief and Finding Solace on Social Media by LisaXia 21 Apr 2016 Today, I received a text message from my dad: #8220;I know you knew Donna ...
LisaXiaSecondEssay 16 Jun 2016 - 08:11 EbenMoglen
Privacy in the Digital Age By LisaXia 05 Jun 2016 In my last essay, I began to explore the question of why I should care about privacy rights. I asked why the ...
LissetteDuranFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Contributing Member of Society By LissetteDuran 16 Feb 2012 I have lived in a one bedroom apartment with four other people. I have fallen asleep to the gentle ...
LissetteDuranIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Getting There I am a beneficiary of pipelines created long before me. Although the trip from my native Washington Heights to CLS seems short, I can assure you that ...
LissetteDuranSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
The Sun Setting on Affirmative Action By LissetteDuran 29 Apr 2012 Introduction If the Supreme Court finds affirmative action programs unconstitutional, schools ...
ListSitesOfferingDealInformation 10 Jan 2010 - 16:21 IanSullivan
List of Sites Offering Product and Deal Related Information DanBryan 23 May 2008 Introduction: The page is a list of websites and forums which offer advice and ...
LitigationandGrassrootsMobilizationTalkNotes 13 Jan 2012 - 23:21 IanSullivan
Here's an interesting related law review article: Leaders, Followers, and Free Riders: The Community Lawyer's Dilemma When Representing Non Democratic Client Organizations ...
LivingInPovertyAtTheHandsOfTheIvyLeague 24 Aug 2016 - 15:23 MitchellSchwartz
For anyone interested, there's been a growing push for a of graduate student employees. Even NYU has done more than Columbia. one graduate student's story. To me ...
LizzieGomezFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
A Note on Self Deportation By LizzieGomez 15 Feb 2012 A few months ago, Romney presented his solution to our broken immigration policies at a debate in Tampa. ...
LizzieGomezIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
When people first meet me, I can come off as the shy or acquiescent type. To that, all I #8217;ll say is that once my long time career mentor gave me a t shirt with ...
LizzieGomezSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
By LizzieGomez 20 Apr 2012 Passion I: The beginning In December, I received a baby blue knitted hat from Yesenia. I know this because a Sanctuary for Families ...
LukeReillyFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:45 MarkDrake
Death of the Legislative Author By LukeReilly 13 Mar 2015 In his 1968 essay #8220;Death of the Author, #8221; Roland Barthes asked what meaning readers should ...
LukeReillyFirstEssayNotes 30 Jun 2015 - 14:19 MarkDrake
Here are some internal notes on my first paper. Some are transcribed from my handwritten notes, while some are just off the top of my head. Think of it as director ...
LukeReillyIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:20 MarkDrake
Luke Reilly Personal Introduction I want to learn the reasons that legal structures and rules and decisions exist. I want to understand why this or that result happened ...
LukeReillySecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 21:46 MarkDrake
There are Two Laws By LukeReilly 30 May 2015 In a year of law school I have simultaneously been taught two different visions of the law. And I can't take it. ...
LukeReillySecondPaperNotes 29 Jun 2015 - 21:49 MarkDrake
This one got away from me. I originally planned it on the question of why people (including, often, me) believe the rules are correctly simply by virtue of being ...
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