Law in Contemporary Society
Hi, all. I was taking some time this holiday weekend to reflect on the summer, and I realized that the summer's approaching half-over. I don't know how many of you all are planning to do EIP, but I am. I'm taking Eben's warnings to heart, and I'm planning to not let it get to me (planning, right!), but there are a few interviewing organizations I'd like to meet, and I think I could use the interviewing experience.

I was thinking about EIP, and how it can be an emotionally demanding time (I think Eben put it a bit more colorfully). I think it might be useful to convene a meeting of a Law and Contemporary Society Society (LawContempSocSoc) of any LCS alumni or interested parties to get together for dinner during August and support each other and talk. Proposed society motto - "de omnibus dubitandum" [doubt everything]!

I also think an LCSS could be a good structure for helping each other out with other stuff moving forward as well. For example, I'm interested in learning about how to better use technologies, like wikis and encryption, for legal work. I use the Thunderbird client to manage email, and I'd like to get some practice using PGP to encrypt emails, which I think will be important down the road for keeping client data secure. I don't know much about public key encryption, except that it exists and is pretty good. And as some wag once put it, the right to speak PGP is the right to speak Navajo.


-- DevinMcDougall - 05 Jul 2010

Devin - I think this is a great idea, and overlaps somewhat with Nona's idea of continuing our physical (not just virtual) meetings after the end of the semester. I'd certainly be interested in meeting soon to talk about EIP, the tools of the trade, and perhaps our summer experiences as well. Does anyone know how to reserve a room? Getting a conference room or something like that some night in August might be valuable.

-- DRussellKraft - 06 Jul 2010

Don't reserve a room; take one. Have everyone meet in the lobby of the b-school (the law school is too crowded), then scout a vacant room and take it.

I want to learn to encrypt emails.

-- AmandaBell - 06 Jul 2010

I also think this is a good idea. Along similar lines, I think it would be helpful to have a topic on the wiki where people -- especially those who may not able to attend live meetings -- can share their plans and strategy for recruiting in general (whether EIP, Fall OCI or an independent search).

-- JenniferGreen - 07 Jul 2010

Great! As far as encryption goes, I am trying to figure it out. Here is a boing boing post trying to explain the theory (using tennis balls and padlocks). I've installed the Enigmail extension for Thunderbird, which is supposed to enable sending PGP encrypted emails. I got busy this week and haven't gone much further with it. But if someone else get sets up with PGP, then we can send each other encrypted emails.

As far as meetings go, the biz school sounds good. I've never actually been inside it, but I have admired their group study rooms as I've walked by their library on the way to the gym. I'm not sure exactly when I'll be back in NYC. I'm trying to decide if its worth coming back for the panel that's on the 4th or 5th, or just coming back for the interview days.

-- DevinMcDougall - 09 Jul 2010



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