“And when the dawn-wind stirs through the ancient cottonwoods, and the grey light steels down from the hill over the old river sliding softly past its wide, brown sand bars – what if there be no more goose music?” ~ Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac Good evening podcast listeners. And what an evening it […]Read more "Turtles Bring Public Nuisance Proceedings, Demand Injunction"
“What is, so to speak, the object of abolition? Not so much the abolition of prisons but the abolition of a society that could have prisons, that could have slavery, that could have the wage, and therefore not abolition as the elimination of anything but abolition as the founding of a new society.” — Fred […]Read more "A Few Thoughts on Abolition and Lawyers"
In his article “How the Butler Was Made to Do It: The Perverted Professionalism of The Remains of the Day,” legal scholar Rob Atkinson reads Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day to make a few remarks about professionalism and ethics in the life of butlers, housekeepers, and lawyers. Ishiguro’s novel is set in 1956 […]Read more "The Remains of the Day – A Tale of Flawed Professionalism?"
“If I defer the grief I will diminish the gift” ~ The Pomegranate by Eavan Boland “I had found myself as an opposite to romance, empathy and subtlety and yet I felt like I was full of those, but the bizarreness inside me would not let them out in everyday life” ~ Karina Waliczek I […]Read more "Rift in Time"
In my third year of university, I was introduced to the concept of ‘White (unearned) Privilege.’ I read Peggy McIntosh’s 1988 paper, ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,’ and found it very useful at the time to help me reflect upon and unpack what it means to be a white person in a society designed […]Read more "Beyond the Invisible Knapsack"
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek dramatist. His trilogy, Oresteia, first performed in 458 BCE, can be seen as telling one origin story of the ‘Rule of Law.’ It can be read as the emergence of jurisprudence, as setting the framework that jurists would come to follow, and continue to be guided by to this day. […]Read more "The Rule of Law, An Origin Story: The Furies v. Orestes"