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I'm not an honour student. I'm not on Law Review. I'm a regular joe schmoe. Well, I'm a regular law student, at least. I didn't graduate from high school. I spent five years at a community college. When I transferred to the University of California for undergrad, I majored in Philosophy, with a...



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Posted by John Pell
09/30/2010 at 04:44 PM
Actually, lunch was provided. One of the things I love about law school is actually not provided by the law school. It's the clubs. Specifically, the Federalist Society. This group puts on the best talks, often during the lunch hour, and often with Panera Bread providing sandwiches. So, lets recap: (1) great talks; (2) free lunch. Need I say more? Ok, I will. The talk I attended yesterday was on the role of international "law" and foreign laws in the interpretation of the US constitution. The talk itself was as good as could be expected for a 30 minute primer on a vast subject, but...
Posted by John Pell
09/20/2010 at 05:06 PM
The Law Student "division" of the American Bar Association is hosting a "Leadership Conference" in Philadelphia, PA, this October. I'm going. As you can likely guess from the extensive use of quotation marks thus far, I'm not exactly the business-y type. I'm somewhat offended, actually, that our society rewards personal connections and networking contacts over pure merit. Sadly, that's a subject for my personal blog. What I'm talking about in this post is logistics. I need business cards. Where do I get them? What should they look like? What should I call myself on them? What sort of...
Posted by John Pell
09/16/2010 at 01:28 PM
I'm sitting here contemplating my position on the first day of the fourth week of my 2nd year; the day after labour day. Although one semester seems like a long time, and two is twice as long, law school goes by fast. I already need to be planning for summer internships and it's barely even September! I didn't intern last summer since I went on the London Study Abroad trip and needed at least some time for my wife (i.e., to travel to visit the in-laws). So, I'm feeling a bit pressured as to what to do with my 2nd (and last) summer of law school. The coursework itself, however, is much more...