Did You Live Through the Reagan Years? Ah, yes, the good old days, when we were constantly being reminded of the need to toughen up our military in order to thwart the commies, who were said to be waiting for any opportunity to nuke us into the next century. As it turns out on this side of the next century, only the scenery has changed. But hey, I have fond memories of Ronald Reagan: during my conservative period in college (everyone needs one), I was practically run out of town for the kind things I wrote about him. I was wrong, but his passing makes me sad anyway. And whatever one's political views, there will be something to learn from the TV retrospectives in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, here are various reactions to Reagan's death from ambivalent imbroglio, Jeremy Blachman at De Novo, Justin at musclehead, and Pete Holiday. (And here's another perspective from Whiskey Bar--not a law student, but interesting nonetheless.)
Transmogriflaw on the Law: It's an Elaborate Ghost Story In a post that Heidi Bond of Letters of Marque calls "[o]ne of the most intelligent, poetic and ... for me, confoundingly unimaginable entries I've seen yet about law school intertwined with life," Transmogriflaw describes how feeling the kicking of her unborn baby reminded her that she's part of the great generational tradition of the common law: "Law is nothing so much as an elaborate ghost story . . . One tiny kick and I am part of an ancient inheritance, immediately bound to my own progenitors by a silent and intensely intimate dance." But I'm not doing justice to a good post--go read it!
A Law School Riddle from Oy Vey! Josh writes, "They scare you to death the first year, work you to death the second, and bore you to death the third. Anyone know what this is from? Last one to guess correctly gets the coveted secret prize!"
It Feels Like the Boom All Over Again That's what JCA of Sua Sponte says about her summer associate position, and adds, "Of course there has to be a payback time; none of this stuff comes for free any more."
Rex 2.0 Ponders the Cause of Suicide Bombing It's a critique of an Alan Dershowitz column at Aish.com. Rex writes, "The column encourages some erroneous comparisons."
Matt Schuh: SLU Law '07 Matt Schuh has decided on the St. Louis University School of Law: "All in all, I am feeling really good about going to SLU, and just as importantly I'm feeling really good about the City of Saint Louis. It's got its good parts and it's got its bad parts, but I really do think it's a place I could comfortably call home." Welcome, Matt, to my part of the world!
Jeremy Blachman Gets All the Fans Look, all you other bloggers, you can't hold it against Jeremy that he's one of the hardest-working bloggers in the blogosphere, cares about his audience, and writes in a genuine, friendly tone that makes you want to like him. His efforts pay off in comments like this one from Abbie, a law student at NYU, who writes about blawgs: "I plan to snoop around more when I get more time and discover more blawgs. . . I am addicted to several of them. I must admit that Jeremy's blawg is my favorite" ("Time For a Serious Entry," 6/3/04). And Jeremy's so nice, he doesn't have to worry about a backlash!
Boot Camp for Binge Drinkers Larry from Lonestar Expat posts some thoughts here.
This Week’s Extreme Wit at the Law Schools Award™ Goes To . . . Sorry, but my new supply of little gold statues hasn't arrived yet from the distributor. Maybe next week!