“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.” - Roald Dahl When I joined the Muckraker as the Art Director last year, my reason for doing so (I must confess) was simple and selfish: I needed to escape the realities of law school. Weary from the constant internal battles between the artist and the lawyer, I sought comfort in the idea of escaping from the law and hiding in the arts. And so, I told Sam Wishman that I would “love to […]
I’d received the news by phone. I was in Atlanta at the time, away from my family, when Mom called to let me know I’d received some massive blue box in the mail. It wasn’t a slim envelope, so we both immediately knew the thing’s import. I’d barely hung up the phone when I’d started getting questions from friends, acquaintances, family of friends, friends of family, family of acquaintances, acquaintances of acquaintances, varied in wording, but all carrying the same DNA: “Do you think I should go to law school?” Some of these people have already […]
You wouldn’t mistake Professors Robert and Elizabeth Scott for native New Yorkers, not if you’d encountered their warm, engaging demeanor. Nor would you likely guess their origins. He hails from India, and is a proud alumnus of Woodstock School, but he attended high school in New Jersey. She was born in Washington, DC, but moved often, as her father was in the Foreign Service. Their paths first crossed at Oberlin College, in Ohio. They have since lived in Virginia, now reside in New York City, and maintain a summer home in Nantucket. Understandably, they struggled […]
Lane Feler wrote “Reconsidering Rape: Experience as the Life of the Law” in Issue 2 of the Morningside Muckraker, and followed it up with “Reconsidering Rape: The Conundrum of Silence” in Issue 6. Though she is now the Opinions Editor, she offers this third piece in her trilogy as a contributor, not in her capacity on the editorial board. “You may recall the description of the Man with the Muck-rake, the man who could look no way but downward with the muck-rake in his hands; who was offered a celestial crown . . . but […]
Here’s what you need to take away from your Admitted Student Days: your only choice is to make a choice. They invited you to attend a place that’s waaay out of the box! In fact, it doesn’t fit in any box. Except, on occasion, in a lunch box, but more about that later. Mens sana in corpore sano, a healthy mind dwells only in a healthy body. That’s why you need at least a casual introduction to the world of educated esthetic and culinary choices you will soon be making, well before you start […]
Dearest 1Ls: You are almost done with your first year! Congrats! As much as you would love to just kick up your heels and totally veg out, more work is around the corner. EIP is coming this summer and you have to prepare for it—or not. The first step is deciding whether you want to do EIP at all. In this brief space, I want to give you some thoughts to take into consideration as you make this decision and others throughout your career. Disclaimer: The law school is full of chatter from people who […]
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Snapshot is a space where everyone is welcome to participate in dialogue about topics that matter to them and the rest of the CLS community. Each month, we will feature a different theme, along with a poll and a discussion question. The poll results and highlights will be published in the following issue, as a "Snapshot" of the CLS community.