Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Just the other day I listened to a student complain about the amount of unneeded stress that law school was causing him. His complaint was that it could be so much easier and not effect the actual learning process.

This is probably true on some level, BUT, I think that part of what law school is trying to teach you is not simply the books or enough to pass the bar exam but the more valuable tools of how to think critically, how to find things you don't know, and perhaps most importantly how to grind it out (which is what much of the practice of law is). Unfortunately, the practice of law is not often the sexy side you see on television. All this lead up to recommending this article intro (and article is linked) by the ABA Journal

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Judicial Elections Gone Bad?

USAToday has an article out today that discusses how a corporate CEO heavily backed (through a intermediary) a candidate for the West Virginia Supreme Court only to have that same judge be the deciding vote on a multi-million dollar case three years later. The story is quite interesting and the decision regarding the propriety of this action has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court and if found improper could very well impact beyond this single case and influence judicial election law and selection across the country (including Mississippi).

Monday, February 16, 2009

Email Text Messages to Phone

Most of you MCSOL students have texting but some have limits and almost everyone has a computer by now so when you get up against that limit use the web for free text. See this article from TechnoBlog that provides the following post:

Each major cell phone carrier has a domain name for just this purpose. And each cell phone’s number–with the area code but without parenthesis or dashes–is the first part of an email address.

For instance, Verizon’s texting domain isvtext.com. If my phone number was 415-555-1234 (which it isn’t), you could text me by emailing to 4155551234@vtext.com .

Here are some other domains:
AT&T: @txt.att.net
Alltel: @message.alltel.com
CellularOne: @mobile.celloneusa.com
Cingular: @cingularme.com
Nextel: @messaging.nextel.com
Omnipoint: @omnipointpcs.com
Qwest: @qwestmp.com
Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile: @tmomail.net
Virgin Mobile: @vmobl.com

Monday, February 2, 2009

Legal Research Fellows Schedule

For all that help with your legal research class the Fellows are back and at your assitance

Monday - 12:30 to 5:00

Tuesday - 8:30 to 1:00; 2:00 to 5:30

Wednesday - 2:30 to 5:00

Thursday - 2:00 to 5:30