A COLLECTION OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING 1L's . . . Kurt Hunt at Clever WoT has a collection of eight posts about the 1L experience by different writers. Here's his set-up:
Law school is a different experience for every student. Some worry more, some work more, some love it, some hate it, some are sober, some are drunk from day one. A description of the 1L year from a single viewpoint is like looking at a single pixel on a TV... it's impossible to get the whole picture.
I enlisted others in my summer starting class to share their thoughts about finishing 1L. Some give advice, some tell stories, but all are unique to their writers. Together, these essays form a more complete picture of the 1L year than any of us could do on our own.
THE MEMORIAL DAY ISSUE OF BLAWG REVIEW TO REMAIN OPEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY . . . On this holiday Monday, Blawg Review #59is being hosted by the Editor of the Blawg Review project. The Editor wraps up the issue like this--
This special issue of Blawg Review #59 will remain open for submissions and recommendations of law blog posts that are especially fitting for Memorial Day.
Your editor will be updating this issue of Blawg Review throughout the day, linking here the best Memorial Day posts found on law blogs today.
ANNOUNCING THE NEW CO-AUTHOR OF THE WEEKLY LAW SCHOOL ROUNDUP . . . During the past months, I've had a great time working on the Weekly Law School Roundup with Energy Spatula of Will Work for Favorable Dicta. It was Energy Spatula who resurrected the roundup after I killed it off, and I'm glad she got me interesting in returning to the feature. If you've been paying attention, we've been rotating the roundup each week at our respective weblogs.
Now Energy Spatula is moving on. Her last official act was to choose a replacement. To that end, I'm happy to announce my new co-author: Kristine of divine angst. If everything works according to plan, Kristine's first roundup will appear at her weblog next Sunday.
GADGET UPDATE: The Axis 207W Wireless Network Camera . . . Do you ever wonder what's going on at home while you're out traveling around the country for depositions? Then perhaps you need this--
It's the Axis 207W Wireless Network Camera. It's both a webcam and a computer housed in a single unit. Once it's turned on inside your home, you can watch what's going on from any computer with an Internet connection. Use it to make sure the dog is getting fed, the kids aren't hitting each other over the head with bricks, or, if you have a weblog, that your readers aren't burglarizing your home because they've heard you were going to be out of town for a few days. Peace of mind for only $300.
CRIMINALS READING THIS WEBLOG, PLEASE CHECK IN . . . Back in the old days, I used to report ahead of time on Legal Underground about when I'd be going out of town. Not only did this give a sense of immediacy to the weblog, but it gave me a chance to meet some interesting people for breakfast or lunch. (Readers and webloggers who emailed after reading about a trip, that is.)
At some point, however, my wife Andrea, who is apparently suspicious of people who read weblogs, said I had to stop announcing when I'd be out of town. She said that to do so would leave the family alone in the house at the mercy of the next Legal Underground reader who also happens to be a burglar hoping for an easy score.
I can't say I have the same concerns. On the other hand, I'm not the one who's left at home alone.
Silly, or not?
Anyway, as a bit of market research, I'd appreciate it if any criminals who are reading this weblog would please identify themselves in the comments. At least then we can get a handle on how many of you there are.