December 9, 2009
Law School Final Exam Delirium Sets In: Dancing in the Law Library
Maryland Law School students go crazy over listserv requests for cat and house-sitters over winter break, Vanderbilt students (or at least one) are looking for new study and "friends with benefits" via Craigslist ads, Northwestern Law's SBA unleashes the PC dogs (more on that another time), and NYU students engage in nightly silent law library dance parties. See the below video. ATL covers the Maryland listserv kerfuffle from the point where a student sends a message to the listserv seeking a pet rock sitter.
Gutsy Move to Get Profs to Pay Attention to Law Porn. Meanwhile exam period gave one law prof a momentary break to reflect on law porn, all those glossy and expensive magazines and other marketing literature received by profs ahead of the due date for submitting the US News law school ranking questionaire. On The Faculty Lounge, Roger Dennis provides a summary of the law porn messages:
My senior faculty is better than you think.
My junior faculty is better than you think.
My visiting faculty is better than you think.
My faculty’s scholarship is better than you think.
My school’s specialty programs are better than you think.
My school’s conferences are better than you think.
My school’s pro bono programs are better than you think.
My school’s building is better than you think.
My school’s alumni have better careers than you think.
My school’s students are more engaged than you think.
This year "a major line was crossed," writes Dennis. "I received my first set of law school promotional materials mailed to my home. What a gutsy way of attempting to get through the clutter!! My wife says she is already eager to learn more about all the wonderful things that will be happening in American legal education next year."
Here's what's happening in legal education now -- NYU's nightly exam-time silent library dance parties! [JH]