Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford have written an excellent book.  I hope I’ll be able to sit still long enough to meditate one day.  Via Above the Law.

“The Academics of Summer” sung to “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley

Nobody in the lot

Nobody in Dean’s suite

I feel it in the air

Summer’s within reach

Empty offices, empty classes

The librarian closes down alone

Associate Dean running by your office

Even though, you’re at home

 

But I can see you

Your macbook shinin’ in the sun

You got your hair combed back and research agenda on, baby

I can tell you that my love for summer will still be strong

After the grading before summer has gone

 

I never will forget those meetings

I wonder if it was a dream

Remember how they made me crazy?

Remember how they made you scream

Now I don’t understand what happened to my article, love

But babe, I’m gonna get back to it

Gonna figure out what it’s made of

 

I can see you-

Your Macbook shinin’ in the sun

I see you typing real slow and citing everyone

I can tell you my love for summer will still be strong

After the grading before summer has gone

 

Out on the road today, I saw a AALS 2003 sticker on a Cadillac

A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back”

I thought I knew what academia was

What did I know?

Those days are gone forever

I should just let them go but-

 

I can see you-

Your Macbook shinin’ in the sun

You got that mojito half down and that radio on, baby

And I can tell you my love for summer will still be strong

After the grading before summer have gone

 

I can see you-

Your Macbook shinin’ in the sun

You got that hair slicked back and your pajamas still on at noon, baby

I can tell you my love for summer will still be strong

After the grading before summer has gone

How to Avoid Driving Yourself Crazy.  Read here.

My Thoughts on Killing the Bar Exam.  Read here.

The Trouble with Bar Results.  Read here.

Bar Exam Recovery Guide.  Read here.

 

Take a break, and read this column I wrote for law students anxiously awaiting you to post grades.  Via Above the Law.

Yes, some tough love is sometimes necessary in law school.  But don’t make your students crazy.  Even if you think it’s fun.

Via Above the Law.

In case you missed it, there’s a class action against Starbucks for putting too much ice in iced coffee drinks.  You can read about it here.

Cold As Ice (Sung to “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner

You’re as cold as ice

You’re willing to sacrifice your coffee

You took bad legal advice

Someday your attorney will pay the price, I know

 

Refrain:

I’ve seen it before

In the Starbucks line

You’re complaining about your drink

With the world behind you in line

You’re digging for gold

Yet throwing away

An obvious fact

Ice drinks come with ice, they say!

 

You’re as cold as ice

You’re willing to sacrifice our latte

You want a $5M Paradise

But if you succeed consumers will pay the price

I know

 

(Refrain)

 

Cold as ice, you know that you are

Cold, (cold) as, (as) ice,

As cold as iced coffee!

(Cold, cold cold) (as, as, as) (ice)

 

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, cold as, cold as ice)

(You’re as cold as icccce)

You’re as cold as iced coffee

(Cold as icccce),

Cold as ice I know

(You’re as cold as icccce)

You’re as cold as iced latte

(Cold as iccce)

Cold as sanctions I know

(You’re as cold as icccce)

Oh yes I know

(Cold as icccce)

(You’re as cold as icccce)

You’re as cold as ice

“The Crazy” is the feeling people get around final exams.  Some have it all year.  Regardless, it’s annoying.

Via Above the Law.

Ever have a student be so nice to you and then knife you?  This letter is for them.  Whether they ask for a letter or not.

Via Above the Law.

My thoughts on the different types of drama.  Via Above the Law.

Perfect Class (Sung To One Direction’s Perfect)

Student: Should I take your class?

 

Me: (Breaks into song)

I might never be your favorite professor

I might never be the one from whom you take a class for pleasure

And I might never be the one who brings you A minuses or better

But I can be the prof, be the prof for a semester.

 

When I first saw you

From across the room

I could tell that you were studious

Student, I hope you’re sure

What you’re looking for

‘Cause I’m not good at making promises (about grades)

 

But if you like studying hard in library rooms

And if you like having rapid fire questions so fast like sonic booms

If you like to do the things you know that lawyers do

Student, My class is perfect

The class is perfect for you

 

And if you like midnight studying with your spirits down

And if you like looking up latin words you can’t even pronounce

If you like to not do whatever you’ve been dreaming about

This class is perfect

This class is perfect

So let’s start class right now

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