Friday, February 29, 2008

ATL Day 1

Here I am, ready for service. I start blogging at Above the Law in the next few minutes, starting with a little introduction of myself. Here are my goals for today:
  • Get some notoriety for myself as a writer and for my law school as a prestigious place
  • Break some interesting legal news in a fun, accurate way
  • Make y'all stuffy lawyers and lawyers-in-training laugh out loud. Entertain the heck out of you, so your billing hours may be lighter for this one day. Oh well, it's a Friday anyway.
I'll try to cross-blog as much as I can, which will probably include links to ATL. Okay, let's get it started in hurrr!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any chance you intend to practice law after graduation? (Don't read anything into that, even though it might sound blunt. Just curious.)

Anonymous said...

How come you espouse grammar but neglect punctuation? First two bullets have no period, but the third does. Inconsistency will be noticed if you intend to practice.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're getting torched over there. Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

I'm rooting for you...

Anonymous said...

"Get some notoriety for myself as a writer and for my law school as a prestigious place"

you need to look up the definition of "notoriety." methinks you are ignorant of its meaning.

tally ho.

Guy Fawkes said...
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Guy Fawkes said...

To the anonymous poster above me:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notorious
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notoriety

Notorious: generally known and talked of; especially: widely and unfavorably known

Notoriety: the quality or state of being notorious

Replacing "notorious" with its definition yields "the quality or state of being generally known and talked of; especially: widely and unfavorably known."

While "notoriety" typically carries an unfavorable connotation, the word can be used in other ways.

Methinks Anonymous should refrain from posting such witticisms.

Sharon said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

@ guy fawkes: uh, the key to the definition is "unfavorable." so the blogger wants to attain notoriety for her law school as a prestigious place? notorious for what? unfavorable prestige? scandalous prestige? methinks you lack reading comp. skillz.

tally ho.

Guy Fawkes said...

Anonymous, I find it amusing that you find my reading comprehension skills lacking.

Allow me to make this perfectly clear. The primary definition of "notorious" according to MW is "generally known and talked of; ESPECIALLY widely and unfavorably known." The key word is not "unfavorably." The key word is "especially." Hell, MW even italicized it for us. In other words, "notoriety" USUALLY means what you say it means, but that is not the EXCLUSIVE use for the word. Phrased yet another way, "notoriety" has a negative CONNOTATION but not necessarily a negative denotation.

You are free to disagree about whether the use of "notoriety" was appropriate here as a matter of style, but you don't have a leg to stand on if you are maintaining that the use of the word was objectively incorrect.

Anonymous said...

Shazzy, you know I'm your number one fan. All those "Above the Law" junkies are just mad because they don't get to guest blog. And you're prettier.

- Hels,

p.s. I'm totally distracted at work with all this...must finish cross-checking spreadsheets. Fun Friday.

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Anonymous said...

Dude, you are hot. Keep up the good work on ATL. I much prefer having an attractive woman in law school blog than cynical, burned-out guys who are big firm castaways and refugees. No offense to Lat, but you are already my favorite blogger at ATL. Billy Merck sucks.