“I nanny in the afternoons. Yes, that is how I use my J.D.!” a 28-year-old woman wrote in an email to The Observer.
We met her last Friday at a West Village coffee shop filled with well-heeled bohemians sipping mid-morning lattes. The wistful Southern brunette rested one elbow on the table, a delicate engagement ring Read More
For all David Paterson’s considerable charm and wit, his managerial style has been described by Democratic insiders as "jazz government." He is not into discipline. He’s no good at firing people. His greatest political talent seems to be being in the right place at the right time.
But always walking one step behind Paterson now Read More
Laurence Tribe, the celebrated liberal Constitutional scholar, was looking at a black plastic “Countdown Clock” that sits on a desk at his home in Cambridge, Mass. “Time until Bush goes,” reads the legend accompanying the digital read-out. The countdown stood at 692 days.
If the number seemed exhausting to the Harvard Law School professor, it Read More
Picture a character like Entourage’s Ari Gold or Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko. He’s high-powered, hard-driving, arrogant, misanthropic and politically incorrect. He has a knack for turning out bitter bon mots that simultaneously frighten and amuse. Now imagine him as the hiring partner at one of the nation’s top law firms, venting his spleen on the Read More
If Spitzer and Weld are the main nominees for Governor, it’s easy to see some fascinating debates: Two smart, confident, Harvard Law grads, each sure he’s smarter than the other guy.
I asked Weld about this yesterday, and he suggested ground rules:
“The format is Lincoln-Douglas — candidates addressing questions directly Read More
Bradford Berenson doesn’t remember Harvard Law School as the most encouraging place for an ambitious young conservative.
The 40-year-old partner at Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood in Washington, D.C., who served in the White House Counsel’s office under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003 and has chaired committees for the Federalist Society, the Read More
The crook didn’t display a weapon at any point during the incident; when you’re that well prepared, you don’t need to.
Conventional wisdom suggests that the key to success in life is practice, as in “practice, practice, practice.” However, the true secret to getting what you want may actually lie in preparation a subtle distinction, Read More
Uneasily I write this column: In the fear-heavy shtetls , where superstition was as common as the common cold, folks refrained from pronouncing aloud the beauty, skill and fineness of their children. It was thought that such boasting would bring on the Evil Eye and that calamity would follow as night to day. These superstitions Read More