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If It’s Not Broken…

I will never forget my first Georgetown University Student Association Senate meeting as a newly elected senator in my junior year. We went to an ornate room in Healy Hall and congratulated each other for being so esteemed. It was a microcosm of the old-style GUSA: A bunch of resume-packing[Read More…]

by February 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Prep Talk: How to Make the LSAT Fair

I am a nervous wreck right now. In June I will take the Law School Admissions Test, more commonly known by its abbreviation – the LSAT. For those of you smart enough to avoid this test, it consists of logical arguments, reading comprehension and logic “games,” which aren’t nearly as[Read More…]

by April 7, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Recession Compels Legal Revolution

I have two roommates in the McDonough School of Business, and in this recession I have done my best to torment them whenever possible. As I’ve watched their dreams of fast cars and expensive yachts disappear, I have, from time to time, politely left McDonald’s applications on their desks, suggested[Read More…]

by March 24, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Hold the Supreme Court Accountable

Consider the following job offer: “Ability to create sweeping changes in our nation, job practically secure for the rest of your life, cannot be fired based on any unpopular decision you make or irrational reasoning you may use.” All you need is a nomination and the approval of 51 people[Read More…]

by February 24, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Law and Disorder: Bailing Out the Justice System

“Reason and reflection require us to recognize that in our adversary system of criminal justice, any person hauled into court who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth.” So[Read More…]

by February 10, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Rehab, Not Relapse

The other night I was watching “The Shawshank Redemption,” a film about a group of prisoners living behind bars. At one poignant moment, one of the prisoners, Red, is asked whether or not he feels he’s been rehabilitated after serving time. To that he responds, “Rehabilitated? You know, I don’t[Read More…]

by January 27, 2009 1 comment Uncategorized

No More ‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do’ in Guantánamo

I don’t mean to start this column as some cliché quasi-jingoist, but let me say this: We live and study in one of the greatest countries in the world. We covet, above all else, “liberty and justice for all.” Part of this involves the rights of the accused. Everyone living[Read More…]

by January 12, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Responses to Shirts Bring Much-Needed Conversation

When I first heard of the Georgetown University Grilling Society issue, I remained fairly objective about it. I didn’t care too much either way and thought the whole argument didn’t apply to me. But after reviewing the amount of support that is being garnered for each side, I see it[Read More…]

by April 4, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized