Professor at Charleston School of Law
Happy 4th of July! Today we celebrate the Declaration of Independence. 🇺🇸
Our freedoms are hard won, let’s not take them for granted. Power is not static, it creeps, patiently, surreptitiously, and often under disguise. Every so often it needs to be put in its place.
As Shakespeare recognized, in order for that to happen, first they must kill all the lawyers! But you know, lawyers stand for the rule of law, and we are the bulwark against those who wish to accumulate power for themselves.
Approach your calling to the law with righteousness and integrity, and our freedoms shall remain intact for future generations. They too will have to fight, but we will have done our job and paid it forward.
Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸
Any writing you do will carry over into improvements for your professional writing, not to mention that journaling is a fantastic tool for self-discovery and managing a positive outlook - keys to individual success! Hope summer is going well!!
lifehack.org Are you missing out on hidden life lessons? Use journal writing to gain new insights and knowledge to live a better, happier life today!
May be of interest to my War Crimes students. We are discussing the UCMJ right now. The references listed are administrative rules and directives, not statutes.
Marines, while this guidance doesn’t cover everything, these are some of the things that you need to know about your right of expression as a service member. Consult your staff judge advocate with any questions.
More info: https://go.usa.gov/xwnA5
My contracts, Joe Spurlock, professor was a memorable man. He wore cowboy boots and a handlebar mustache. I was just talking about him the other day. I will always remember his influence on my legal education and how he prompted me to look beyond the textbook to understand the value of the rule of law.
blog.law.tamu.edu Texas A&M Law mourns the passing of “legal titan” Judge Joe Spurlock II, senior professor of law and director of the Asian Judicial Institute.
I have to share this with you. I went to college with Doug Hurley, you know ... the astronaut! Super cool. Safe flight guys!
stripes.com NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first humans to fly a commercial spacecraft when they launch on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule from Kennedy Space Center pad 39A on May 27. It will also mark the first time astronauts launch from U.S. soil since the shuttle program retired in 201...
Something that a lot people don’t realize or automatically connect is that the vast majority of lawyers are introverts (Meyers-Briggs confirms). We see the flashy lawyers in courtroom dramas and naturally assume they are extroverts, and extravagant. But if you think about it, many of the skills lawyers need are the quiet skills of introspection, ability to self-edit, and to draw energy from inside.
Even so, the jobs lawyers are called to do in nearly every legal situation is to advocate in some way, and that requires leadership. This is a great little article in recognizing how to emphasize and use your introverted traits to empower yourself to be a great leader and advocate.
introvertdear.com I had a breakthrough when I realized that my level of extroversion was not correlated to my level of confidence or competence.
Fun stuff for after exams!
walktourscharleston.com Fans of the hit Netflix series Outer Banks have probably been wondering where some of those dreamy scenes between lead characters John B (played by Chase Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (played by Madelyn Cline) were filmed. Although the show is set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it was actually fi...
I forgot to post on this yesterday. Great time to take advantage of hearing arguments in the Court - never been done before! I copied and pasted this so not sure if the links will work, but you can go to the sites listed for the schedules and links to arguments.
Live Arguments! Reminder, if you missed the US Supreme Court broadcasting arguments on C-SPAN.org, there will be additional arguments tomorrow and next week. Click here for a link to a Bloomberg Law article detailing the remaining cases scheduled for May 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13. Click here for the C-SPAN.org schedule. From the schedule, you can add the cases to your calendar, sign up for email alerts when the arguments air, and available online.
Hope exams are going well!!
When you forget to switch off cam after video meeting.
By Paradise Wildlife Park
This looks fun! Good luck with exams everyone!
bbc.com Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring - and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’?
Add this to your ConLaw studies!!
nola.com The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that juries across the nation must be unanimous to convict or acquit a criminal defendant, outlawing the split verdicts that had persisted in
TFW you look at the horizon with the sun at just barely 10:00 am and realize that is as high in the sky as it will get that day. So 😎.
Glacier hiking in Iceland, done right! 💙 #socialdistancing
🔊Sound on for some fresh glacier vibes!❄ #icelandathome
Fantastic capture by instagram.com/thorsteinnroy
If you enjoyed this video and it has helped you, please share and like it. It really helps to the video be seen by others. I can't tell you how grateful I am...
local10.com As courts hold hearings online, a Florida judge described lawyers showing up in bed, in bathing suits and "with no concern for ill-grooming."
Olive & Mabel
“I was bored. https://t.co/bVoC0hyNzC”
Taking a break from prosecutions at Nuremberg, what Justice Jackson did on Easter Sunday in 1946...
thejacksonlist.com On Thursday, April 18, 1946, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg recessed for the next four days, for the impending Easter observance. The recess allowed some of the leading French an…
Further proof that Andrew Cotter is an actual genius.
This is as intense as high level sport gets 😂👏🏻😂
(Originally from Cotter’s twitter @mrandrewcotter)
Calling all CSOL alumni!
Appellate Arguments for the 1Ls are next week! We are going to conduct the arguments via Zoom, so this allows a pretty interesting experience - you don't have to be in Charleston to help out!
We have over 90 rounds of arguments being conducted! Please let me know if you can help. We have spots open morning, noon, and afternoon starting Monday, April 13.
Please send me an email for more info! [email protected]
(picture is from the appellate courthouse in Montreal!)
Here's some weird/edgy/creepy movies, if you have any down time you want to fill...I haven't seen any of them, but lots of actors in them that I already love.
reason.com Offbeat options for waiting out the apocalypse.
Here’s a fun legal diversion: talking about absurd laws. Some of these rules are pretty hilarious and makes you wonder what we are paying our lawmakers for. The video ends in a discussion about lawmaking power and where it should reside (no administration is immune from criticism either). Funny context, but serious ideas.
Learn how to become a federal criminal! Mike Chase, the man behind the popular @CrimeADay Twitter feed, explains how easy it is.
Some good news! Dean Cunningham will be a great dean for CSOL. He’s energetic and enterprising. Takes a concrete approach to problems, but has an innovative approach to solutions. He’s an excellent fit for our school. Welcome!
We are excited to announce Larry Cunningham has been appointed the new Dean of the Charleston School of Law! Welcome, Dean Cunningham!
Full story and welcome video from Dean Cunningham: www.CharlestonLaw.edu/deanannouncement.
Your pupper laugh of the day. 😝🐶
Meet Hank! His owner, Hannah Heil, has been spreading joy during self isolation with daily photos of Hank's Hairstyles. Today's photo was especially entertaining!
Admiralty and Appellate Law made the list! Thinking outside the box.
news.yahoo.com Prospective attorneys who assess their career goals before applying to law school can make a better-informed decision about which school to attend. From there, they can determine which law schools will best prepare them for a particular field.
Here's my witty contribution to the current situation. 😁
Curated book lists are some of my favorite things...add in travel, and well, there you go!
cntraveler.com Fair warning, these books will cause extreme wanderlust.
Just wanted to share this growth story with my students and CSOL alumni. This school in the video is my alma mater - it was Texas Wesleyan when I attended, and since becoming Texas A&M it has jumped ranks by leaps and bounds. It has done this by becoming associated with a known university. Our law school is hindered from becoming associated with any public universities in South Carolina because of agreements made when the law school was founded. While those limitations might be dissolved in the future according to the political winds, the possibilities of associating with private schools are available. Just things to think about as we all continue to dedicate our efforts and invest in the future of our law school.
National Jurist, Corona Edition!
Even more places to go virtually when we cannot go actually!
travelandleisure.com You can still get your fill of the great outdoors, even if you have to stay inside. With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak heavily affecting the…
More links in the article to virtual visits.
travelandleisure.com Even if you’re stuck at home, you deserve a little zen. As more and more schools, restaurants, and other public places shut down in order…
What makes a dog do this?!
🐶 Dogz Rule.
I’ll just leaf this right here... Stella’s BEST LEAF JUMPS OF ALL TIME! Also Judith (her pupperfly alter ego). *YouTube disabled comments on some videos : ( ...
More Irish fun for you on St. Paddy's Day! 🇨🇮 🍀
travelandleisure.com As the coronavirus continues to be a major problem in the U.S. and worldwide, it is becoming increasingly important for communities to maintain social distancing…
The Porter-Gaud Parents Guild assists the Board of Trustees, Administration & Faculty in creating the best possible educational experience for our children
At Midland Park Primary, we will develop a love of learning in a nurturing and respectful community in preparation for life-long achievement.
Our Job: To Help Women Connect for Success! http://c4women.org
Van Buren Academy is dedicated to the philosophy that every child is special and has been blessed with a gift and purpose. It is our goal and duty to aiding each child in reaching their full potential.
Charleston SC is taking applications for its 1st Waldorf School, The Acorn School. We have a mixed age kindergarten, parent child class and 1st grade begins fall 2020 Imagine an education with open ended toys and hard wiring imagination.
GEAR UP CCSD is a federally funded college access program designed for students and their families in five local high school within the district
Our mission is simple-FREE FAMILY FUN. Come out and learn about pirates, as well as colonial and maritime history in a safe alcohol-free enviroment.
The mission of the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) is to prepare students to become ethical, experienced, and zealous lawyer-advocates.
The Studio Art Center is the webpage of artist Susan W Pidgeon. Mrs. Pidgeon holds an MFA degree from UNCG & teaches private lessons/classes in art.
Mathematics for everyone! Coffee Shop Tutors looks to improve your child's understanding of the language of Mathematics. Let us help your child.