Shadow Hand is finally done with the first year and he has something to say about the Socratic method.
It doesn't produce students anywhere near as cool as Aristotle. Read it here: Notes From First Year.
The Tenure Paradox - Robot pimp
Slap on the Wrist for "Non-Consensual Sex" - Lampshade, Esq.
Intelligence: The Gathering - Graphic and Gratuitous
Grads are the New Illegals - Robot Pimp
Meet Entitlement Eric - Robot Pimp
Wherein I Solve World Peace - Lampshade, Esq.
A Necessary Delusion - Shadow Hand
Do you even need to shave overhead? - Lawyerlite
LSAT Jenga - Publius Picasso
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has passed a regulation banning the use of Lexus taxi cabs.
There are only six of them in the city, which makes the drivers feel like part of a special crowd. They get preferential treatment from the Lexus maintenance department, some passengers ask for pictures with the Lexus cab and give big tips for taking up extra time, and the drivers' kids think it's really cool.
So why would the city ban these cabs?
They're "too powerful."
...So why would the city ban these cabs?
This is a city where hybrid cabs have hit the street long before they've even really caught on with the average consumer. There's even the freaking Cash Cab, a taxi customized with a ceiling of flashing lights and where an entire trivia game is played while passengers are driven around town.
But the concern is that the car is too powerful? Really? Is the issue that extra comfort passengers feel sitting in the posh interior will be more than overcome by the despair felt at knowing the powerful engine will never exercise its true potential by while sitting in 5mph SoHo traffic?
Perhaps the real issue is that the luxury vehicles will make passengers believe cab drivers are earning too much money, and thus insist on fare reductions. But, even if you weren't hauling in cash hand over fist, if your job was to drive 12 hours a day, wouldn't you invest in the best vehicle you could? Especially when that vehicle is a tax deduction.
A former-Chicago Law dean tries to defend the magical disappearing merit based scholarship, and we offer a different take, that law schools simply hate their students and want to squeeze them for every dime they can.
Read it here: Merit Based Scholarships: Law Schools Hate Law Students.
Another poor soul has taken up the BL1Y.com Reasons to Go to Law School challenge.
Having the necessary skillset to excel at a lawyer is an okay reason to go. After all, people tend to be happiest when doing something they're good at.
Going to Mercer University with the hopes of landing a spot with JAG or in the DA's office though? ...Come on.
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