Monday, September 07, 2009

How to Act on Friday, September 11th

Normally.

No overjoyed, excited countenances.
No walking dejectedly like the world's losiest losers.
No nervous smiles to others you know are applying for clerkships.
No "Hey, Macarena" ring tones during class.
No rushing out of class to answer silently vibrating iPhones.
No calling chambers outside Zeb or in the new courtyard.*
No looking happy. No looking miserable. No looking anything.

The morning that judges make their calls is the biggest test for law school culture. Boalt was quickly knocked out of Above the Law's "Douchiest Law School" tournament. Let's not make a surprise comeback now.

* (Go to the parking lot behind Boalt. Or to the Anthropology Department.)

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who expects someone to go hide in the Anthropology Department to make a phone call is fucking insane. Being happy about something good that happens to you does not make you a douche.

9/07/2009 7:11 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I'm making a 'Hey, Macarena' ringtone now. And I'm going to arrange for it to go off in class. Eat it.

9/07/2009 7:14 PM  
Blogger Carbolic said...

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9/07/2009 7:15 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Call me crazy, but I plan to be very happy for, and to give personal congratulations to, any 3L I see smiling or excitedly rushing to answer the phone on Friday.

Happily for all involved, Carbolic is now an alumni who will not be affected by my good spirits or support for my peers. It's win-win, all the way around.

9/07/2009 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acting "normally" for me means almost all of the things on the 'no' list in any given combination at any given time.

9/07/2009 7:54 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Am I crazy, or does that list repeat?

9/07/2009 10:52 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Am I allowed to be excited because Jay-Z's new album drops that day?

9/07/2009 10:53 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

Dan, the reviews are mixed. And going back to the original post, maybe we can apply the lessons of Jay-Z's international relations dilemma to clerkships? Hmmm, a battle for the interview slots. Start writing the rhymes Boalties. And if you're as clever as The Game, you'll rhyme cite checkin' with sight checkin'.

9/07/2009 11:06 PM  
Blogger Derek G. said...

How about we just say no talking about how you "just don't have time to schedule all your clerkship interviews."

That should make me happy.

9/08/2009 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just stay home. you're a 3L-- you should know by now that going to class isn't necessary.

9/09/2009 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to ignore Carbolic's "be ashamed, be very ashamed" advice on clerkship matters and actually share some good news. I got an e-mail today from the clerks of a judge I applied to (circuit level, flyover territory) seeking to schedule an "informal chat" tomorrow. Has anyone else had this experience? I imagine the clerks are just trying to gauge my interest to make sure I'm worth offering an interview?

9/09/2009 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck friends!

9/11/2009 6:42 AM  
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11/16/2009 5:14 AM  

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