Pre-Law Society Ice Cream Social And Lecture

Are you interested in a legal career? Would you like to hear about public interest law while enjoying your own custom made sundae? Join the Wes Pre-Law Society and the CRC for an ice cream chat with two Wes alumni working in public interest law: Emilia Sicilia ’95, of the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center, and John Bozzi ’79, of Statewide Legal Services in CT.

Prior to joining UJC, Sicilia worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  She has also worked as a volunteer law graduate at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.  Bozzi previously worked for New Haven Legal Aid.

Date: TOMORROW, February 23rd
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: COL Lounge, Butt C; this is informal: arrive late; leave early.  Please RSVP on MyCRC by clicking on the CRC Calendar for 2/23 and locating this event.

2 thoughts on “Pre-Law Society Ice Cream Social And Lecture

  1. DJ M

    As a Wes grad, class of ’93 (CSS major) and a UCONN Law grad, class of ’00, and a member of the Missouri bar since ’00, and a taker of the AZ bar exam literally yesterday & today, 2/23/10 & 2/24/10, think twice about going into the law.

    Maybe I’m disillusioned because I’m fresh off of the bar exam, but damn, the law just sucks. It’s full of a-holes out for their own interests who could not give a damn about “justice” and good will. Unless you have an undying & abiding desire for social justice, stay far away from the bar; you will be quickly hit in the face w/ the reality of the situation. Most people use the law for their own ends, i.e. to make $$, rather than for lofty pursuits like justice, the common good or the betterment of people in general. I had high hopes for the law, but in reality it’s just a tool for the powerful to abuse those w/out power.

    If you want to know what really goes on in the law, check out law prof Jonathan Turley’s insightful blog:

    http://jonathanturley.org/

    To put it in a nutshell, those w/ power & $ get what they want, those w/out power and $ and connections get screwed. While occasionally truth & justice wins the day, it’s by far a rarity. If you have the stomach for this morass of injustice, have at it, otherwise steer clear.

    My sanity is saved only by beautiful music- Joanna Newsom, Now-Again records, Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, Fela Kuti, Sonic Youth, John & Alice Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Lee Hazelwood, Funkadelic, etc. Find truth & beauty in art, not law & commerce.

  2. DJ M

    As a Wes grad, class of ’93 (CSS major) and a UCONN Law grad, class of ’00, and a member of the Missouri bar since ’00, and a taker of the AZ bar exam literally yesterday & today, 2/23/10 & 2/24/10, think twice about going into the law.

    Maybe I’m disillusioned because I’m fresh off of the bar exam, but damn, the law just sucks. It’s full of a-holes out for their own interests who could not give a damn about “justice” and good will. Unless you have an undying & abiding desire for social justice, stay far away from the bar; you will be quickly hit in the face w/ the reality of the situation. Most people use the law for their own ends, i.e. to make $$, rather than for lofty pursuits like justice, the common good or the betterment of people in general. I had high hopes for the law, but in reality it’s just a tool for the powerful to abuse those w/out power.

    If you want to know what really goes on in the law, check out law prof Jonathan Turley’s insightful blog:

    http://jonathanturley.org/

    To put it in a nutshell, those w/ power & $ get what they want, those w/out power and $ and connections get screwed. While occasionally truth & justice wins the day, it’s by far a rarity. If you have the stomach for this morass of injustice, have at it, otherwise steer clear.

    My sanity is saved only by beautiful music- Joanna Newsom, Now-Again records, Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, Fela Kuti, Sonic Youth, John & Alice Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Lee Hazelwood, Funkadelic, etc. Find truth & beauty in art, not law & commerce.

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