Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Three Articles

Although I am somewhat removed from the Bay Area these days, I enjoyed these recent Berkeley/Boalt articles:
  1. Esquire's full JY piece -- nuanced and interesting look at who JY is. Also has some rather charming transcriptions of professor/student dialogue, as perceived by a non-law-school-type. Worth the read, if not for those reasons, then for the context it helps give your answers to the increasingly tiresome "don't you go to school with that Bush torture guy?" questions
  2. New Yorker tree sitter piece (courtesy of anon, in the thread below) -- nice illustration of absurdities on both sides of the "fresh" tree sitting shenanigans
  3. Discussion of Obama strategy vis-à-vis Hillary -- based almost entirely on an interview with "top Obama advisor" -- DE
I hope everyone is having a nice summer. I am.

Update: No, Obama's advisor is NOT the person featured in Eqsuire. I have fixed the misplaced links.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the JY piece was just OK. It was ultimately balanced, but for most of it the writer seemed to use Yoo's (that rhymes, heh) individual pleasantness to offset his actions and their consequences. And . . . no. If you perform certain actions, how polite you are afterwards doesn't really absolve you. Like, I'm sure you could play a wonderful round of golf with OJ Simpson today, but he still did that shit.

6/03/2008 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who is the professor who won't go to meetings with JY? The article gives the impression that it is Prof. C*le, but seems intentionally ambiguous. When I'm a lawyer, I'm going to refuse to attend work meetings with other lawyers who I think are bad people and bad lawyers. We'll see how far I get.

6/03/2008 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the Esquire article was just okay. I just didn't find it to be all that clever or revealing.

6/03/2008 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, on JY and Berkeley: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2008/06/worse-than-the.html

6/04/2008 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap! Thank you 7:35.

6/04/2008 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed Yoo featured in one of those glossy brochures (touting what a great place UCB is) that I periodically get in the mail - I was truly puzzled.

6/06/2008 11:33 AM  

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