Fun Interview

So this morning I went to an interview for a job. The entire interview consisted of the interviewer asking me a series of hypotheticals to see how I would handle different situations. A jailhouse lawyer... What do you do? An expert witness... What do you do? It was quite an enjoyable interview. Easily beating the usual, you clerk for judge so and so, tell me about that. Those ones suck.

All Alone

So many of you know that I kicked Squishy and the kids out during finals pretty much every semester during law school. For the bar they have left again, and I am all alone. If squishy is reading this, i am really sad and miss them terribly. If she is not, then it is awesome. I shower when i want, sleep when i want, eat when i want. Its the closest to hedonism i get. Sadly i also study a great deal, so that kind of ruins it.


These guys claim to do science

So for my breaks from studying I have gotten into the habit of watching Youtube videos. These guys have a bunch but these are some of my favorite.

Just so you know, wee means pee. But you will figure that out.


Tort, Crim Law, and Contracts Day

When I was a State senator in Florida, I accomplished some tort reform in the area of nursing homes because we had nursing homes leaving the State. Ginny B. Waite

Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible to apply. Warren E. Burger

I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract. Groucho Marx

A good lawyer is a bad Christian. John L. Motley

Final Bar Prep

So today was the first time that I started doing the most difficult multiple choice problems for the MBE. It seems like a complete waste of time. There was one question in which the answer that I chose said that a person took reasonable precautions. That is the law. The correct answer was something else. The reason that my answer was not the credited answer, the precautions may not have been reasonable enough. If they are not reasonable enough then dont call them reasonable. A part of me wonders if they are not making these intentionally so ridiculous so that the real questions wont seem so hard.


Potter Ending

So the Times got a bunch of writers to put together their end of Harry Potter. Most of them are OK. But I thought this one was particularly funny. If you want to read the others you have to find them. I would include them but sometimes the links want a password, and I dont have one. I should also say that even if you arent into this Potter craze, at least the first one is worth reading.

OK so after I posted and checked the link to make sure it worked, it also asks for a password, so keep trying. Sometimes its required and sometimes not.


100th Post

So that is kind of deceiving because the original arfanser had 150 or so, but on this iteration this is number 100 so I was waiting for something big.

I got my admission ticket to the bar today finally. They mailed them yesterday so its not like i was waiting a long time. I dont remember the last time that i read 6 pages of instructions where every other line contained some form of the sentence, "FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN YOUR NOT BEING PERMITTED TO TAKE THE EXAM. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS." OK, so that is two sentences but you get the idea. It makes me wonder if I really forget to take the pillow case off of my pillow that I bring with me I wont be able to take the test. Even if I take it off right then?

The other part I really liked was the beginning where it explained that the test would happen at this location and time regardless of inclement weather or disaster. This being Colorado it is not unheard of to have a blizzard in the middle of July. It wont be cold, but we could have three feet of snow. I am just imagining some terrorist deciding to nuke NORAD on that day and having a blizzard as well, but the bar examiners will be starting the test at exactly 8:20.

While I have one barbri class left, I think it is safe for me to give you all my favorite quote from all of the barbri lectures. Charlie Whitebread, crim law prof from USC, "Can you really think that there will be a beastiality question on the bar? I like to lay in bed at night and think about what that question would say. Some poor animal running around squeaking with some guy chasing it around with his pants around his ankles." This was followed by him acting this out. Both parts. Luckily his pants did stay on though.

Finally, I got my practice MBE today. It was much more helpful than I originally thought. I missed about the same number on all six subjects so I figured that to improve I was just going to have to study everything again. Luckily it turns out there are areas in each of the subjects that I can study and others I did fine.

All in all I am getting pretty excited that this thing is so close to being done.