Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Law students getting dumber

Would you like a torte with your coffee?

Would you like a torte with your coffee?

Unprecedented fail rate on multi-state bar exam.

How could this be? Because smart young people are figuring out there’s a limited future in law, and choosing other careers.

Whether or not the profession is in crisis—a perennial lament—there’s no question that American legal education is in the midst of an unprecedented slump. In 2015 fewer people applied to law school than at any point in the last 30 years. Law schools are seeing enrollments plummet and have tried to keep their campuses alive by admitting students with worse credentials. That may force some law firms and consumers to rely on lawyers of a lower caliber, industry watchers say, but the fight will ultimately be most painful for the middling students, who are promised a shot at a legal career but in reality face long odds of becoming lawyers.

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And this is offensive, why?

ESPN removes annoncer Curt Schilling from Little League World Series coverage and condemns him for this tweet about Muslim terrorists

Mr. Ayoub El Khazzani was not allowed to comment from his Paris prison cell, but his spokesman, John Kerry, said his client was deeply hurt, and if he could have his AK-47 back, he’d take a train to Texas and give Mr. Schilling what for.

Accuracy in tweeting

Accuracy in tweeting

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Sometimes, rushing to buy isn’t wise

30 Old Stone Bridge Rd

30 Old Stone Bridge Rd

30 Old Stone Bridge Road, Cos Cob, has sold for $1.360 million after a year on the market. Owner paid $1.550 million for it in 2006, when it had been on the market less than two weeks.

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This is “odd”

104 Husted Lane

104 Husted Lane

104 Husted Lane, 2 acre lot with a teardown contemporary asking $1.8 million, reports a contingent contract today. That’s a pleasant development for its owner, but the same property was reported as under contract on April 25th this year, yet the official MLS history now shows no such thing. I realize that our realtors have deliberately chosen not to import the history of sales attempts from the tax assessor’s databank, and that they have cut off public access to their listings, but scrubbing failed contracts from a current listing is a new one.

They must be getting desperate.

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So much for my perspicacity

647 River Road

647 River Road

647 River Road, the new construction in Cos Cob asking $3.4 million that just two weeks ago I opined had little chance of selling for that much given its location, has a contract. So I was totally wrong, the builder totally right. I’m delighted for him – really; I questioned the likelihood that this area could fetch so much, not the quality of the home he’d built – but I’m astonished that the market for this price range has extended all the way to here, inventory shortage or not.

Certainly bodes well for the builder’s other two homes, still under construction, and the new development further up on Palmer Hill. Neighbors should be happy too.

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I assume they’re filing their claim based on the American Disability Act, which permits law suits brought by the mentally ill

We're okay, but what about little Spot?

We’re okay, but what about little Spot?

Parents sue son’s school, claiming wi-fi waves are hurting him.

Claim their 12-year-old son has “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome” and has suffered headaches, nosebleeds and nausea since the school activated a stronger wireless signal in 2013.

The family is seeking $250,000 in damages

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Brave new world

Teacher tells us you're a negro, and we're your oppressors

Teacher tells us you’re a negro, and we’re your oppressors

Scientists claim they can “cure” racist babies as early as their fourth birthday.

That will last until kindergarten, when they enter school, and learn that America is a racist society, and are re-taught to identify and categorize their peers by race and gender.

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“Well at least this time I won’t finish dead last” Frank Farricker

We'll move the Selectman's office to Tod's and keep it there.

We’ll move the Selectman’s office to Tod’s and keep it there.

Independent Jim Reilly joins selectman race.

“Tesei will probably whup my ass,” Farricker told FWIW when interviewed at the Greenwich Democratic club house, “but I’m pretty sure I can handle Jim. Still, and just to make sure I’m not bottom man, I’ve invited Chris Von Keiserling to run too.” Continue reading

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