Above the Law has announced its Law School Students of the Year, although the accolade is clearly a sarcastic one.
The ATL guys don’t seem to like Phil Telfeyan or the Harvard Law Review. (Maybe they couldn’t get into Harvard.) Telfeyan’s crime seems to be that he is a liberal, and is using the Review to disseminate the scandalous notion [PDF] that lawyers should be good people. I know!
Apparently there was a kerfuffle on the Tubes this year about a note in which the anonymous author, apparently Telfeyan, suggested that when people fail to act to help the poor, destitute and homeless, that this is a bad thing. You know, like the Christian Bible says. And the Hebrew Bible. And, well, every code of morals and ethics since the Spartans lost at Thermopylae.
But we all know that people, especially lawyers, shouldn’t help people, because… um… well, I’m sure it has something to do with lower taxes or Ayn Rand.
ATL’s other Law School Student of the Year is Kumari Fulbright, who is known for being (1) a beauty queen, (2) a U of Arizona law student, (3) kidnapping and torturing her boyfriend, and (4) taking the worst mug shot in human history.
She also writes snippy posts on blogs that mock her story, which is a great way to get bloggers to leave you alone.
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