In a startling turn of events, President Donald Trump took the unprecedented step of appointing himself acting Attorney General of the United States. During a hastily arranged Rose Garden ceremony in front of throngs of cheering supporters and stunned reporters, Mr. Trump swore himself in saying, “King Kong ain’t got nothing on me. In fact, he’s very weak on borders, low stamina, low energy. I’ll be a much better attorney general. The best, that’s what all the real Americans are saying.”
Following the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, administration officials have described a “mad rush” on safe spaces across New York University School of Law. While safe spaces are nothing new at the Law School, the fact that they are now perennially over capacity has students demanding change.
I’ll start by saying that I’m someone who believes that you can afford anything if you budget. Since college, I’ve been pretty independent financially. Coming from a family of six I knew that college was expensive. I decided that when I started school I would not ask for money. Not to mention asking wasn’t always an option for me.
Two weeks ago, the LLM Class of 2017 set sail on the Spirit of New York for a formal cruise. Hundreds of students from dozens of countries boarded to dance, drink, and talk the afternoon away in one of the highlights of the LLM program so far. The Office of Graduate Affairs is to be thanked for organizing this.
Last week Brock Turner was released from prison after serving three months of a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. I cried. I cried because after I was sexually assaulted in college, it took me over a year to want to be alive again.
This summer I wrote Lin-Manuel Miranda a letter to thank him for his contribution to my legal education. I told him that his musical, Hamilton, taught me a lesson that is not taught in any law school classroom: we don’t need to deny who we are to be excellent.
Thank you for your ongoing support of The Commentator. This year promises to be a special year for us and happens to be our 50th anniversary. Founded five decades ago in 1966 as a weekly, print newspaper, The Commentator remains dedicated to bringing original content created by NYU Law students to the wider legal community.
Although screening interviews and callbacks can seem daunting and stressful at times, here are a few nuggets I’ve found to be helpful for the fall interview season.
To calm student outrage, the SBA Vice President released an official statement. “I, Samantha Coxe, the First of Her Name, Queen of Vanderbilt, Queen of the DL and the Three Sheets and the Amity Hall, Lord of the Lower East Side, Protector of the Bar Review, Khaleesi of the Great Grassless Square, called Samantha Stormborn, the Most-Turnt, Mother of Bobcats, hereby issue a proclamation to make recompense to those students so grievously injured by Monday’s Game of Thrones spoiler.
“I thought the video was OK. I think it would have been funnier if it was about a diverse guy who replaced a yoga teacher and made the Law School really great for everyone,” said one NYU Law dean, who chose to remain anonymous.