The following exchange didn’t happen.  Yet.  I’m very excited about upcoming faculty meetings, though!

ME: OMG, a pokemon right here at the faculty meeting!  And I’m not even on my phone!

COLLEAGUE:  What are you talking about?

ME:  You’re Gliscor!  You can’t fool me.  I heard you speak just now.  Let me pull out my phone to capture you.

COLLEAGUE: Is this some Pokemon Go joke?

ME:  Hmmm…. you’re not uploading…. This is frustrating… I’m sure I just saw you use toxic orb at the meeting.

COLLEAGUE:  You clearly didn’t like what I said at the meeting.  Look, no need to be ….

ME: Maybe I have it wrong.  Maybe you’re Tentacruel…

 

 

 

Hey Justice Ginsburg,

I’m really upset that you would say something like that about a presidential candidate.  As you know, Justices should be above the political fray.

Not true, you say?  Well, you should at least avoid the appearance of impropriety.

Look, it just looks bad.  You don’t want people to question your impartiality, do you?

What do you mean that would be just ducky?

Okay, well, I understand you have viewpoints.  But we don’t want people to think your viewpoints cloud your object…..

What do spouses have to do with it?

You know, you’re difficult to talk to sometimes, even in an imaginary context.

What do you mean, see U.S. v. Alcoa, 148 F.2d 416?

 

If you’re dealing with an abusive dean, see this column.

If you’re a dean or department chair, read this column.  You might also want to read this post, too.  Really, the advice applies for anyone in administration.

I’ve been in the position of having an abusive dean before.  If you’re in that position, you have my sympathy.  Thankfully, my current administration are mostly cool.

 

My response to Judge Posner screaming “Get off my lawn” to law professors. Via Above the Law.

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.

The Day of The Bay Exam.  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

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