'Makes an impact'Instagram sensation Nikita Gill, 32, explained how she used the medium, telling AFP that she normally posts "very few lines of poetry... and it immediately makes an impact". … [Read more...] about Poetry In Motion: Social Media Revives Ancient Art
For example, another of Dylan’s famous aphorisms about the power of intuition to predict the obvious—“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”—has been recurrently cited like a judicial mantra. Dylan’s lyrics have morphed from popular culture into our text-based legal culture in a way no other contemporary popular artist ever has. So when a judge needs to breathe life into an opinion, it is often Dylan’s words that rise to the surface, drawn up from the vast trove of his lyrics, an unofficial judicial default mode of sorts. … [Read more...] about As most-cited songwriter, Bob Dylan brings complex poetry to court opinions
Drew must defend the case in New Hampshire, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Laplante has ruled, denying the university’s alternative motions to dismiss or at least move the case to New Jersey. Because Macari allegedly acted on Drew’s behalf in New Hampshire and the university knew she was working there, Laplante held that the litigation against Drew can be pursued there, the New Jersey newspaper explains. … [Read more...] about Drew U Sued, Accused of Purloining Poetry Program & Students
“We hope the people we are targeting will say, ‘Wow, that’s pretty cool. … I want people like this on my side because they are bold and aggressive’,” Flaschen tells the legal publication. “At least so far we’ve gotten very favorable responses.” … [Read more...] about Wesleyan Poetry Degree Helps Bracewell Restructuring Chair Pen Haiku for Law Blog
Roads to Leadership, IndependenceA couple of posts this week highlighted some resources for women who are looking to move up in or out of their law firms. A 35-year-old mom wrote in to Corporette this week after recently being promoted as the youngest member of her company’s executive team. She feels like she’s becoming “tough in the negative as opposed to assertive and confident” and wants to grow her leadership skills—ASAP. Blogger Kat Griffin links to nearly a dozen titles of free newsletters, magazines, and books for her reader to check out. She also suggests asking a mentor—or a subordinate, even her assistant, if she’s close to her assistant—to sit in on meetings she leads and get feedback. “Finally, figure out if your hurdles are your own psychological ones, or if there are really external things you can/should be doing to improve your leadership style,” Griffin writes. … [Read more...] about Around the Blawgosphere: More Lawyers Working Via Smartphone; Can Poetry Help You Get to the Point?