Kosher Phones

The cellphone continues to morph into a very smart multi-purpose device. A cellphone can now be a camera, an Internet access device, a GPS device and an electronic wallet. Many of us are excited by the possibilities. But not everyone….

Sunstein on Animal Cruelty

Cass Sunstein and Jeffrey Leslie weigh in on animal cruelty and the market for meat in the new article Animal Rights without Controversy. Predictably, they favor a disclosure-based scheme as a regulatory control, but they punt on the optimal types…

Marshmallow Madness, April 9 at 4 pm

From Gia: The 3rd Annual Peep Show Sunday, April 9th at 4pm Lulu cafe and bar 2261 S. Howell Ave. Bayview A fun and fluffy exhibition of artworks made from or inspired by marshmallow Peeps. NO ENTRY FEE, NO JURY…

Scott Moss on Harvard Law Students With No Pants and Red Pants

[Eric's note: today I'm turning over the wheel to my colleague Scott Moss. We discussed the recent news item about a student from Scott's alma mater (Harvard Law School) who got arrested for drunkenly flashing his "pot of gold" in...

Junior Lawyer War Stories

The New York Lawyer (reg. required) has a story recounting various mishaps and war stories involving embarrassing experiences of attorneys. Some of my favorite war stories are from my summer associate experience: 3) While driving to lunch, a summer associate…

Social Life of Law Review Articles Editors

I sent out my article to the law reviews a couple of weeks ago. Among other ding emails, I got a ding email from a journal at midnight on Saturday night and a ding email from a different journal at…

Accrediting the Accreditation Bodies

Interesting brawl emerging over the ABA’s recent initiative to enhance diversity as part of the law school accreditation requirements. Three groups have petitioned the US Department of Education asking that the ABA lose its power to accredit law schools, arguing…

Motion Denied for “Being Incomprehensible”

A pro se debtor files a motion to “discharge response to plaintiff’s response to defendant’s response opposing objection to discharge.” The court dismisses the motion for “being incomprehensible” and quotes some lines from Adam Sandler’s movie “Billy Madison” to punctuate…

Baby Blogs

It appears that the new status symbol for moms is a baby blog. Two examples from our friends Alex and Lara and Erin and Josh. My wife reads them regularly. But she doesn’t read my blogs, which (I must confess)…

“I Need to Get Tenure”

I’ve never actually seen the social science establishing this, but I’ve been told that the single biggest determinant of a student’s evaluation of a professor is the student’s estimate of his/her grade in the class. In practice, this does not…