In Case You Missed It (Round IX)

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 30, 2012 in In Case You Missed It

Just over a week ago I mentioned that things were still operational here at law:/dev/null, but had fallen into some pretty bad disarray after me being gone from active writing for over a month.

I’ve started scrubbing through some of the old logfiles to deal with the spam issue, deleted out all the spammy pingbacks (plus the internal ping backs generated by our own entries), and finally got all the April entries prettied up and published.

Here are the posts from April that I finally got copy-edited, in chronological order:

I don’t use RSS myself so I’m not sure how these entries are going to look in an RSS feed, but bear in mind things might look out-of-order chronologically since these old entries are “new” in the sense they’re just now getting posted :beatup:

Next on the to-do list is to try and get the May entries posted before we get too far into June (there are ~19 of those drafted). Bar prep is chewing through most of my time every day so I don’t know when/if that’ll happen, but I’ll see what I can do :)

Thanks for your patience as we get the blawg back up and running — have a great night!



Surveying the Wreckage

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 20, 2012 in Fail

Well, it had to happen at some point…

After spending the better part of three years reading through dozens of law school blogs and writing about life at NCCU Law with something more or less vaguely resembling a degree of regularity, law:/dev/null finally hit the single-tilde “Not updated in 30+ days” mark :beatup:

Worse, the blog backend is in total disarray: the .htaccess list hasn’t been updated in ages so the spammers are back, our error message plugin evidently broke with an update some time ago and I didn’t even notice until yesterday, and the blogroll is more-than-a-smidge outdated.

I’m still here, and law:/dev/null will still be here too — there’s bar prep to write about,1 and if nothing else I’ve got about a half-dozen entries in varying stages of completion I need to finish and post — but it’s gonna take some work.

Just wanted to post a quick message saying hello and letting y’all know I haven’t totally disappeared :)  Have a great night!

  1. …which starts tomorrow! :crack: []

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I’M DONE! (for real this time!)

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 4, 2012 in The 3L Life


Believe it or not, I truly have loved the past three years I’ve spent at the North Carolina Central University School of Law (seriously!) but being finished just feels absolutely amazing!

Ah… mayzing…! :spin:

I stayed up until 4am studying for this morning’s Professional Responsibility exam, falling asleep on top of my book with a couple chapters more to go :beatup:  Yesterday I found out that prof Arbitration was nice enough to give me the B+ I fought for in that class, but my NC Distinctions grade didn’t turn out where I wanted it to be — so for my “path to victory” I now need a 97% (!) on this Prof Resp final to graduate with honors :(

Walking out of the exam I wasn’t feeling too good about it at all. Prof DVLaw1 sent out the answer key a few minutes ago though and I’m at least somewhere in the ballpark. I can’t remember my answers well enough to know for sure, but I’m close enough that I’m getting antsy thinking about it so I’m trying to focus my attention elsewhere. :)

So forget the grades for now: I’M DONE! :spin:

I’m off to go play video games / eat junk food / relax — y’all have a great night! :D

  1. This is my 3rd class with her, she’s a tough but great professor! []

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No wonder bar prep is so expensive…

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 3, 2012 in The After-3L Life

…it costs a lot of money to cut down a forest and ship pieces of it to thousands of students nationwide :surprised:

All this before July 24th??

The pic on the right is what I came home to earlier today, courtesy of BarBri and the $$$$$ I parted with for them to help me pass the bar.

That’s a total of 9 different books:  an outline of the Multistate Bar Exam topics, an outline of the NC-specific topics, a mini-outlaw of the MBE, 2 massive books of multiple choice questions, a “Preview” book of multis, a “mock MBE” book of multis, a book of essay prompts, and the purple book full of fill-in-the-blank handouts for lectures.

You can see the bookshelf behind for a size perspective.

And folks tell me I’m supposed to read every single page of this between now and the bar exam on July 24th… :crack:

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Speaking of NC SPICE: New FB page and Twitter feed

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 2, 2012 in The After-3L Life

Getting some paperwork for NC SPICE filed yesterday prompted me to work on the technology side of things too…1

…so now we officially have a NC SPICE Facebook page and a NC SPICE Twitter feed! :D

There’s nothing substantive up there yet of course — it’ll still be a couple months before we’re even organized enough to start raising money — but I figured I’d give y’all the links now if you want to keep an eye on them down the road :)

Have a great night!

  1. Anything to avoid studying for this PR exam… :beatup: []

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Law Day Fun with NC SPICE

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 1, 2012 in The After-3L Life

Did you know today was “Law Day”?

I’d never heard of this before, but after seeing a tweet by the ABA I consulted Google… and apparently this has been an ongoing thing since Eisenhower was President :surprised:

Coincidentally, I ended up spending the day “celebrating” something I didn’t even know existed —  I spent the afternoon traipsing around the Triangle area getting more stuff lined up for the North Carolina Small Practice Incubator & Collaboration Environment:  we now officially have our federal Employer Identification Number, and I went ahead and filed Assumed Name Forms (enabling us to conduct business under the acronym NC SPICE) with the Registrars of Deeds in Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties :D

There’s still a lot more I have to knock out before graduation so I can focus on bar prep, but things are slowly falling into place!

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