Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Whoever ratted me out... know who you are. I hope you feel bad about this. You made me feel really miserable and exceeded any bounds of decency. If you see me walking around with red, puffy eyes - it's your fault. As my classmate, you should have realized that I have a warped sense of humor about things, but that I am also an honest, head-strong individual with a deep sense of integrity and an understanding of injustice that will serve me well as a lawyer. To question my character is to question the very essence of my being and it hurts me all the more that you did it behind my back. Again - you know who you are. I hope you feel like a bastard.


Blogger satmandu said...

I say let us have a Spanish judge issue an internation arrest warrant for the rat.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous morris said...

for "the man" post? hate the man but thank the rat, you could have screwed yourself for the bar, and other things...

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no...Nixie coudln't have. The bar does not care about convictions for mistamenors, not as long as you are disclosing them. Moreover, nothing that the initial post suggested would violate the Professional Rules of Responcibility. In the criminal system the prosecution has to proove everey fact, and Defense attorneys are allowed to suggest (though not explicitly state) things that they know to be false.

There was NOTHING in that post that would have gotten her in trouble. Who ever ratted Nixie out should have a) first talked to Nixie, and then done some basic legal research (like say reading the relevant chapter of Gillers, Regulation of Lawyers (the definitive legal ethics book) which would have enlightened him/her about what will and wont get somone nailed on C and F.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous anonymous said...

if only the whole world played by the rules. (nice research btw! go blue!) but life *isn't* fair - how any law student hasn't learned that by now is beyond me.

i base my comment on the tragic story of larry law grad, who had to wait almost a year for his certification while the ca board delved into a dwi arrest that was never prosecuted. his firm was pissed. larry was lower on the totem pole then first years who didn't pass the bar the first time. poor larry.

go rat go!!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahm...the question for larry law grad is did he disclose. its not inconcievalbe to me that he would have failed to do that given that it was not prosecuted - and thats what took a long time. I don't know of a single case (nor does the Prof. Resp. Prof. I discussed this with) where a misdeamenor conviction held up C&F cert.

i guess anything is possible, but i remain hugely skeptical. in any case, the proper thing to do is to confront the individual, not to rat to others. this isn't the USSR.

12:49 AM  

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