Monday, March 2, 2009

I find that law school keeps me so busy I rarely feel I have time to post. I want to post more often because every day I notice things that are oppressive and counter to what I hope to be true about the world. I am currently taking "criminal justice." The more I learn, the more outraged I am. Seems like what the judge has for breakfast dictates human life. As Van Jones said at the rebellious lawyers conference, this is law school, not justice school.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I cannot begin to express my utmost gratitude for:

The temperature of the new locker room; I no longer need to worry about the state of my lunch if I forget to put it in the refrigerator.

97 Cargill; every time I leave the room alive I have a greater appreciation for my life.

The library (or current lack-thereof); I am a Westlaw expert.

Thank you.

Monday, November 10, 2008

11:23 am Torts

I'm sitting here listening to my Torts law professor recount cases in rhyme. I'm not amused. More so, I'm really disgusted with myself because I can't stay awake. It seems the only thing that keeps my forehead from slamming against my keyboard is drinking "las aguas negras del imperialismo yanqui." Coca-Cola, union-busting, organizer-killing, diabetes-inducing evil company. I just gave you $1.50.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Members of the National Lawyers Guild chapter at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) created this blog after many of us expressed the desire for a forum in which we could discuss our own fears, concerns, criticisms, and complaints about the internal workings of our institution and the legal profession at large. Most of us are first year students, and we feel it is important to put our initial impressions and experiences down in writing while they’re still fresh in our minds. We hope to address topics ranging from the personal to the theoretical – here are just a few examples of things that might be relevant:

- Instances of prejudice and insensitivity in curricula and instruction

- Conflicts and differences with professors and administrators

- Personal academic struggles and difficulties managing stress and workload

- The impact of law school on our finances and our personal lives

- Analysis of the legal profession’s complicity in maintaining oppression

- Humourous observations about law school culture

Though we currently represent just a handful of first year students at NUSL, we welcome ALL law students to participate. We will accept as an author any law student who expresses interest. You can also comment on any existing post even if you are not a law student. In the interest of full disclosure, the option to comment anonymously is also available. Stay tuned and please participate!