Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fan Mail

The following queries have actually been sent to us. Some through email [rule12f @ uvalawblog.com], some have relayed to us in personam by various minions, and no doubt there are probably a few that just plain made up but were probably questions you all were thinking about asking, so don’t fret. And remember, this blog isn’t run by a single person. In fact, it’s probably not even run by a group of people. It’s more a state of mind, a conduit, as it were, through which truth and justice flow.

That said . . . .

1) RULE 12 B 6 [sic] WHY DON’T YOU UPDATE YOUR BLOG MORE??? ALSO WHY DON’T YOU RITE ABOUT FEB CLUBS AND BAR REVIEW AND DANDELLIONS?

Hey now. We – editorially speaking – are just like the average 2L only slightly dumber and with a much higher bench press. What does that mean? Well, it means we are like you, drowning in journals and moot court briefs and getting our schedules thrown off by ever-reccurent trips inside the beltway and up through Gotham. We weren’t AT dandelions because were too busy hustlin’, and bar review seems like it has become a thing of the past (rule 12 f was the charming, goodlooking crew in the corner, FYI). We’re busy and that means some days we won’t be able to wax lyrical about vagaries of the law school experience (and as they intersect) the mysteries of the universe. We can’t be up and up on every little rumor and sometimes we’d rather watch the Redskins grind it out on a Sunday afternoon than report for the ump-teenth time how stressed everyone is.
Still our dedicated eds put a lot of work into it, and we are looking for contributors. Email us if interested. 

2) HEY WHEN ARE YOU ALL GOING TO DO A POST ON *OFFFERS* (AS OPPOSED TO CALLBACKS) FROM LAW FIRMS?

*looks at watch* uhmmmm . . . how about never? 

3) WHY NOT?

Oh, so many reasons. One, do you have any practical way to gather that information? We know what people want to hear – callback at Wachtell on Tuesday, offer on Thursday (or two weeks later, or on the spot, or a rejection or whatever), but the truth is we’re not nosy enough (amazing!) to solicit that sort of information from people, and whatever sort of stuff were voluntearily submitted might be prone to bias/inaccuracy/not-showing-the-full picture. What we WILL do, eventually, is post some people (with their permission et cetra) callback experiences – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Another problem is that we feel that there are significant privacy issues at stake here. Anyone with a computer and iphone outside Communist China can access this blog, and that means firm employers. If a student posts that she got interviewed on Wednesday and dinged on Friday – well the firm might not have to narrow down too much as to who that student was – not that it would be big news or anything, but you see where we’re going and we don’t want to type anymore.
Finally, stop stressing about mmmkay??? You’ll all most of you will get jobs at firms according to career services even if the economy is bad. And if you don’t, sue the uvalawblog corporation on reliance theory – this website has the potential to be worth 10 dollars a year in google ads (minus an annual 10 dollars of operating costs to register a domain). Seriously, there are three types of people. Type one is that the type of person that gets a job – hooray for you. Type 2 is the type that does not get a job, but also voted for George W. Bush and therefore had a hand in the awful economy that we’re stuck in right now. We have no sympathy for you, you made your bed now sleep in it. Type 3 is the type who did not vote for Bush but also has no job – for you we are truly sorry but we are also sure something will come up, if worst comes to worst suck it up and do some public interest work and try again next time when President Obama has ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. 


4) YOUR BLOG SUCKS AND IS BORING 

Well, that’s not really a question but we’ll answer it anyway: start your own then.


5) SERIOUSLY, WHAT IS WITH ALL THE POLITICS / FOOTBALL – I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT UVA LAW.

We’re not a gossip column, and we’re not going to exclusively the minutae and witiness of the law school experience. Ever read ANG? Well OK then. Part of a vigorous and canterkous media is diversity of coverage area. Right.


That’s all for now, keep it up.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I miss TJ's Double Play.

Rule 12 (f) said...

noted

Anonymous said...

Don't call yourself uvalawblog and then not post about all the minutiae surrounding UVA Law.

Rule 12 (f) said...

we'll call ourselves what we like. hth