Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gender Inequality in Law Firms in Georgia

In the state of Georgia, women account for 50% of law school graduates. But only 12% of partners at law firms in Georgia are women.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Educational Tools for the Masses

I'm pretty sure I've done a similar themed blog before, but I think it's time it got resurfaced. I start with a list of things that irritate me, followed by a list of things make me happy. I conclude with a few things that are awesome (or a lesson in cool.) Absorb this information.

Things That Annoy Me Today:
  • Two SUVs taking up 4 parking spaces on the first floor of the parking deck. Some of the rest of us would like to park on the first floor.
  • No toilet paper in the bathroom stall I go in to. This happens to me at an alarming rate. It must stop or I'll simply start carrying toilet paper around with me
  • Spending money of ingredients for a new recipe, following all the directions exactly, and the end product just tasting horrible. Yes, I'm talking to you, Puerto Rico Cookbook!
  • Whatever is happening to the skin of my right hand index finger
  • The newest version of Microsoft Office Word.
  • Making a stupid, careless error at work that costs me more time!
  • Certain smells
  • The complete lack of commitment from any of my legal support staff.

Things That Make Me Happy Today
  • My jobs. I might complain about no free time, but I legitimately enjoy all three of my jobs.
  • My house. Sure, the roof leaks, we don't have heat or AC and a colony of feral cats inhabits the back yard, but I do love it.
  • Walking around campus and feeling like everyone knows who I am, even if I don't know them. (I've always loved that feeling - even way back in high school.)
  • New York City
  • Comments on my water rights blogs from people I don't know - which means people are reading it! (The link again:
  • My family
  • My delicious lunch (though I wish I had packed more!!)
  • Friendly text messages from those I love!
Things That, For the Record, Are Awesome:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Some Pictures

My schedule this semester is nothing short of insane. So my posts are not going to be long or eloquent or even well written. In fact, they might only be pictures. So here are some pictures.

The Financial District, Lower Manhattan, as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge
18 in. of snow in NYC
Jude Thomas Orsini
First Time I Met Jude

My New House

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Hiatus Officially Over

As this post's title suggests, my Christmas Hiatus is officially over. I start classes again next week so I'm back to the ball and chain. Over break, I went to New York City, Savannah, and Charleston. All trips were fabulous, but it's nice to finally sleep in my bed again, though that bed might be moved soon. We think we've found a place to live, final decision to be made Thursday. Pictures of the trips and new house will surely follow.

My class schedule is pretty hectic this semester, when combined with my three jobs. Good news, I'm only on campus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; bad news is I'm there for 13 hours each of those days, with Top of Mind on Monday and Tuesdays. Not to mention the LSRJ events and conference I have to put on. Oh, brother!

Finally, I've started posting on my water rights blog the paper I did on invasive species. Please check the site, linked here: legal water issues by Carmela Orsini, to learn about invasive species and other legal issues.