Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Boalties in the News

Above the Law has the story of the husband and wife (Boalt '98) duo from Orange County arrested for planting drugs in the car of a volunteer at their son's elementary school.  It's never easy to hear about Boalties doing stupid crap like this.  So until proven to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt, I'm going to assume that this was all part of a $1 bet by a pair of sibling brokers to see if they could turn two lawyers to a life of crime.

UPDATE:  I don't even know how to pass along the latest developments in this case with a straight face, namely Mrs. Easter wrote a book last year about committing "the perfect crime."  This is almost turning into one of those DirectTV ads:  "When you're a bored OC housewife writing about the perfect crime, you start to believe in your own delusions.  When you believe in your own delusions, you get into blood feuds with elementary school PTA presidents.  When you get into blood feuds elementary school PTA presidents, you plant drugs in other people's car.  DON'T PLANT DRUGS IN OTHER PEOPLE'S CAR."

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy smokes, I'm fairly confident that the accused father was recruiting at EIW last year.

6/20/2012 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell happened to this website?

6/20/2012 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Alameda County Judge (Judge Paul Seeman) who was charged with 12 felony counts last week (1 for financial elder abuse, 11 for perjury, I believe). He was a Boaltie, too!

6/20/2012 3:19 PM  
Blogger Jackie O said...

I like that her website as an author announces that she got an HH in her securities class, like that's some sort of lifetime achievement award.

http://www.avabjork.com/Home.html

6/21/2012 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moral of the story: ubergunners with HH in securities get washed up. Corollary: chill bros and gals who take P=JD to heart profit.

Let those at Boalt be warned.

6/22/2012 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the story here is that it appears she received one HH her entire time at Boalt and still landed a job at Wilson Sonsini. Wow has the job market changed.

6/22/2012 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received only one H my 1L year--the rest were Ps--and still received a summer offer from Wilson (but ultimately chose to go to another firm). I'm a graduate of this year's class.

It's true that Hs and HHs are good to have, but rising 2Ls shouldn't think themselves hopeless if they P = JDed it last year.

6/22/2012 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:10, did you have relevant prior work experience or a hard sciences degree and a focus on patent lit or any other factors?

6/23/2012 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:10 here. I don't have a hard sciences degree and am not going into patent lit. I did have relevant work experience, but would also attribute my OCI success to strong interviewing skills.

6/23/2012 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:10, that was the most unimpressive bragging I've ever seen. Where'd you end up going? (need just one more data point to triangulate on your identity)

6/25/2012 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to bust in on your update, Armen, but I believe the finale should be: "Don't be a bored OC housewife writing about the perfect crime." While I am a loyal DirecTV customer, and am thus duty bound to enjoy their commercials, they do strike me (as I'm sure they do you) to be unfortunately fallacious. Specifically, they proceed with:

A -> B; B -> C; C -> D; D -> E (E being a goal that you do not want to reach), then state, "Don't do A," with the implication being that E will then not happen. Thus, the total syllogism is:

A -> B;
B -> C;
C -> D;
D -> E;
~A
∴~E

This is the logical fallacy of denying the antecedent, if my recollection of college serves me correctly. The obvious mistake being that the argument presumes that because something is sufficient, it is also necessary.

In any event... I like their commercials.

7/09/2012 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick correction: my critique of your update was to keep it in line with the DirecTV commercials, not to make it logically correct.

7/09/2012 1:33 PM  

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