Archives for the month of: February, 2016

That 1L Feeling (Sung to the tune of Righteous Brothers, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

You never open your eyes anymore when you read your book

And there’s no looking back at all the notes you took

You’re trying hard not to show it

But student, student I know it

 

You lost that 1L feelin’

Whoa, that 1L feelin’

You lost that 1L feelin’

Now it’s gone, gone, gone, woh

 

Now there’s no welcome look in your eyes when class commences

And you’re rolling your eyes when I talk about blackacre fences

It makes me just feel like crying

‘Cause student, something beautiful’s dyin’

 

You lost that 1L feelin’

Whoa, that 1L feelin’

You lost that 1L feelin’

Now it’s gone, gone, gone, woh

 

Student, student, I hold office hours for you

But instead of showing, you just sit in class and look confused, yeah

You spent money, money, money—to go to law school you had to pay!

So don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t piss it away

 

Student, Student, student, student

I beg you please, please, please, please

It’s exam time! Exam time!

It’s exam time! Exam time!

So now (at the last minute) you’ll bring it on back

Bring it on back, bring it on back

 

Bring back that 1L feelin’

Whoa, that 1L feelin’

Bring back that 1L feelin’

‘Cause it’s gone, gone, gone

And I’ll still go on, woh

 

Bring back that 1L feelin’

Whoa, that 1L feelin’

Bring back that 1L feelin’

‘Cause it’s gone, gone, gone

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Most likely, I will never be in administration.  I doubt I have the temperament for it.

However, if I were to be a Dean, I imagine I would conduct myself like this with the faculty. Yes, I would even use the voice.

But maybe in reality it would probably be more like this.

Deans, which is it?

People ask me: Why do you hate faculty meetings so much?  Apart from my previous discussions of meetings, you mean?

Well, the answer is this:  I have yet to see anything good come out of a meeting.  Even if the outcome was great, the process of getting to that outcome was awful.  If the process was great, it was often utilized to yield an awful outcome.

And worse, in many meetings, even when people agreed with me, I usually ended up like this famous scene.  I’m everyone with a lightsaber, except Yoda.  That’s my former dean, Emperor Palpatine.

How to Recover from the bar exam.  Via Above the Law.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.– Dalai Lama.

Practice compassion, law professors.  Via Above the Law.  

Not Cape Fear.  More like law fear.  And how to deal with it.  Via Above the Law.

Fear always makes me think of my favorite Yoda quote.

Don’t lose your humanity going through law school.  Via Above the Law.