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Employers Using Social Media to Monitor Employees: Risks and Liability

An article I contributed to the National Law Review while being a guest blogger there. According to a Career Builder survey in 2009, forty-five percent of employers use social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn to screen job applicants. Some applicants include a blog address or something of the sort on a resume, […]

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The Reasonably Prudent Law Student quoted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

So, once again, I’ve said things. And I’ve said them online, where they’ve been published in a post on a website. Only this time, instead of talking about garden gnomes, and why they are the greatest world threat of 2010, I’m talking about Twitter and how I use it as a law student. Today’s web […]

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That’s actually exactly how it happens.

This comment was made in a discussion about the University of Alabama shootings. It’s a horrible event, a tragedy, as these things always are, and I’m not attempting to make light of the matter. My dad’s a ‘Bama man himself. Yes, I know. A brown man in Alabama in the 70s. WHAT WAS HE THINKING?! […]

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The time I told Karl Rove to go kick puppies

…and that time he replied to me. So apparently, this is a big deal. (Warning: This is a post about nothing.) I didn’t think it was a big deal, because, whatever, I’m kind of scatter-brained already. You could tell me that they found life on Saturn and that all the specimen looked like miniature Jerry […]

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Jesus Christ, you guys.

I just saw this pop up on my Twitter feed today: Oh. My. God. That’s so goddamn scary. Most of you who read this know where I go to school. I’m in the South Loop in Chicago, and there are TONS of law schools all around. One is right across the street, Kent is a […]

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Stupid $h!t I’m Reading: Bra Colors on Facebook

All right, guys. You know me well enough to know by now that I am cranky. And grumpy, and not delightfully so like Perry. And also ridiculously high-strung. So it should come as no surprise that I thought that the Facebook bra meme was among the stupidest shit I’ve ever read. For those that aren’t […]

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Eustace is famous, y’all!

And he couldn’t have done it without you! Or my stomach lining! Eustace, for non-devotees, is what I have named my ulcer. And this ulcer has gotten a mention in Laura’s post about law school and law school exams and bluffing your way through legal conversation and the criminal complaint against Umar Farouk Abdamutallab. Sidebar: […]

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Congress denies the ABA’s law student loan relief proposal

In our most recent Podcast Ipsa Loquitur, Josh Camson and I discussed law school tuition hikes as well as the ABA’s loan relief proposal. In a much-appreciated attempt to help out struggling law students and lawyers, the ABA proposed using TARP funds to help unemployed lawyers by converting their private loans to federal ones. Congress, […]

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Not Supporting Stars Who Support Roman Polanski

Not that anyone cares who I do or don’t support. Not that my not supporting these people is going to make a big difference. I don’t go to the movies a lot, I don’t watch a lot of television that isn’t animated, and I don’t rub elbows with the stars at Chateau Marmont on Friday […]

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Muslims Gather at US Capitol for Prayer

Well, this is kind of awesome. Today, everything is not terrible. Except that it kind of is. On Friday, a large group of Muslims gathered at the US Capitol to pray Ju’muah salat. Ju’muah is Friday in Arabic, and it’s a particularly holy day for us. Every day at midday, we pray Zuhr prayer, which […]

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