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Countdown to the NY Bar III

I’m going to be bitching in this post. You’ve been forewarned. 34 days (839 hours or 5,0367 minutes) until the July Bar Exam. This is the worst. It’s not like it cannot be done. Obviously it can be done or else there wouldn’t be a grillion lawyers walking around out there. It’s not even about whether […]

Countdown to the NY Bar II

So where are we now? There are 46 days (that’s 11o4 hours or 66269 minutes) and a number of seconds until I sit for the NYS Bar Exam. Three weeks into Barbri, several subjects down (Torts, Agency/Partnership, NY Practice, Constitutional Law) and currently reviewing Contracts/Sales. It hasn’t gotten any easier and I expected that to […]

Countdown to the NY Bar I

There are 59 days, 11 hours, 40 minutes and 23 seconds until I sit for the New York State Bar Examination. Until then, I will spend every day studying. This is normally a difficult and stressful time for anyone preparing for the bar but I feel like I’m running the race with gorilla on my […]

A ‘vapid, hollow charade’ indeed

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news surrounding Elena Kagan’s possible confirmation to the Supreme Court, then you’re probably familiar with the “vapid and hollow charade” quote from “Confirmation Messes, Old and New,” Kagan’s essay for the University of Chicago Law Review commenting on SCOTUS confirmation hearings and questions asked of nominees to […]

Case Dismissed: B.I.G. and a Primer on Wrongful Death

Earlier this month, US District Court Judge Jacqueline Nguyen dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit (without prejudice) against the City of Los Angeles filed by Voletta Wallace, mother of Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. In the lawsuit, Ms. Wallace blamed Los Angeles and the LAPD for her son’s death. The case contained allegations against police […]

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