Are you thinking about going to law school or business school? Or perhaps—like crazy yours truly—both at the same time? This blog entry covers the following: – Is law school right for me?– Is business school right for me?– How do I narrow down which school to apply to or attend?– Okay, I picked a… Continue reading Thinking about going to law or business school? Here are some pointers.
So the cops in Louisiana that beat that defenseless guy bloody are pleading not guilty, despite all the video evidence. This just makes me sick. I can totally understand issues regarding extenuating circumstances (insane overwork, high stress, etc.)… all of which might reasonably serve to mitigate punishments. But to actually claim, in the face of… Continue reading Yet another reason why I’m disgusted with our legal system
Disclaimer: I have a law degree, but — for a variety of reasons — decided not to practice law even before I attended law school. Long story 😀 — So yesterday I received an e-mail with the following boilerplate as the sig: This E-mail message is private and confidential and may be legally privileged. It… Continue reading Why (some) law firms and lawyers annoy me
So, apparently this rather dumb fella went to bail out his brother-in-law using money that reeked of marijuana. Long story short… the dispatcher suspected the guy was a-foul (smelling) of the law, the guy’s car was searched (with his consent), “a pipe and a small amount of marijuana was found” and now “he could face… Continue reading Reeker madness and our society’s lenience towards drunk drivers
Governor Rick Perry and the Legislature can’t agree on a school finance plan, but Michael Boone has an idea he thinks can’t fail. Here’s how he would sell it in a TV ad campaign. The ad would show pictures of schoolchildren in desks and seniors in their gardens. A soothing but concerned voice talks of… Continue reading Let’s kill, er, tax all the lawyers!
You’d think that companies would “get it” by now. Most don’t. Privacy policies aren’t rocket-science, but they’re absolutely critical to the long-term success of a company. Without earned trust and strong communications, firms have little hope of surviving, and thank goodness! So without further ado, here is my free advice to companies wanting to create… Continue reading The RIGHT way to AUTHOR privacy policies
HARK! A powerful new technology! Let’s [try it / ignore it / ban it]! History repeats itself. When new technology is developed, there are the early adopters who coo excitedly, those living under a rock who grunt “huh?” and varying degrees of those who issue warnings, which — at least as of late — seem… Continue reading Gmail’s not the problem: A look at misguided and dangerous privacy positioning
I’m not a lawyer and I don’t play one on TV. But I did graduate from law school and I know a pretty open-and-shut case when I see one. Booble, the “adult search engine” that is claiming to be a “parody” of Google, has been sent a takedown notice by the latter and has subsequently… Continue reading Two big, uh, points against Booble
Water-swilling swing dancers… threat to a moral and orderly society. They Must Be Stopped! Or so goes the thinking of some pretty aggressive Salt Lake City law enforcement officials, as noticed by this (verified) forward: In Salt Lake City, during the 2003 Utah Lindy Exchange, the organizer Nate Landon was “Arrested” at 3 am for… Continue reading Swing dance, go to jail
Last week, the New York City Council took the brave and apparently necessary step of legislating common courtesy by passing a resolution to ban cell phone conversations in public places such as theatres and restaurants. Surely we’ve all wanted to throttle clueless morons blathering stuff like “Hey, you wouldn’t believe what quiet and tender romantic… Continue reading Cell phone ban, schmell phone ban… I have BETTER ideas!