Law School Gig, Week 2


Times I’ve locked myself out of my office: 1. Boalt Hall has one, and only one, "key lady," someone named Wendy, who made the long trek up to my little room to let me back in.

New term:
"Chart strings" (University of California talk for "account numbers" when you need to bill expenses, like those for business cards or stationery.

Sight I can’t account for (above):
A stone bearing the legend "Knowles" that sure looks like a grave marker. It’s in an out of the way place in the angle between stairways at Boalt’s northwest corner. I haven’t been able to find a record of anyone named Knowles who ever went to the law school, or who has figured prominently in the university’s history. An architect named Knowles did design a nearby house for a professor, but that wouldn’t explain the marker.

Odd experience:
Talking to reporters who are looking for sources for stories. Hey, until not too long ago, I was on that side of the fence.

Brilliant idea that went nowhere, for now:
To have Barack Obama come out and do some event for the law school. It’s too long a story for tonight. But for one thing, I hear that about 400 people have the same brainstorm every week. 

One Reply to “Law School Gig, Week 2”

  1. I’ve been interning in Barbara Boxer’s this last semester, and we get like a million requests every week to have Barbara come speak somewhere. Good luck with Obama though… it would be great if he came to Berkeley.

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