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Three Years of Hell Classic The Eyes Have It

Sins of the Week (Law Review Edition)

Inspiring Envy:
People sitting outside in the sun while I'm bluebooking.

Inspiring Anger:
This persistent cold I can't quite shake.

Inspiring Gluttony:
Thoughts of the really good sushi I had before leaving Japan

Inspiring Sloth:
Jetlag. And the Bluebook.

Inspiring Lust:
Lust? Lust? What's that?

Inspiring Avarice:
Really, really want an Ipod...

Inspiring Pride:
I am completely fluent in blue pencil.
Books for Class
Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts
Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts

Lots of contracts; few pages.
Torts Stories (Law Stories Series)
Torts Stories

Fun Facts About The Flopper
Breaking the Deadlock: The 2000 Election, the Constitution, and the Courts
Breaking the Deadlock

The one man in the world sympathetic to Bush v. Gore

Constitutional Law

Apparently the Con Law treatise that one needs
Books for After Class
House of Leaves
House of Leaves

Post-Modern Horror

From Nazi Gold to Cybercash
The Player of Games
The Player of Games

Interstellar Politics as Chess
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Never let anyone play with your head
1L Summer: Japan
Blogs and Blogging
Classes: Civ Pro
Classes: Contracts
Classes: Criminal Law
Classes: Foundations of Reg. State
Classes: General
Classes: Legal Methods
Classes: Moot Court
Classes: Perspectives on Legal Thought
Classes: Torts
Classes: Constitutional Law
Debt and Destruction
Dorm Life
Employment and Job Searching
Law Review
Legal thoughts
Letters to Wormwood (Advice for JD2Bs)
Life at Columbia
Lighter thoughts
Pre-School Reading
Reading, Viewing, and other Diversions
Resolutions and Resolution Tracking
Ridiculous Bipartisanship
Recent Entries
The Trouble With Law Review When You're Short on Time
Leiter Fantasy
Finally, some legal analysis
Jimmy Swaggart: This Man Makes Me Vomit

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About the Site

Three Years of Hell to Become the Devil records my experiences and thoughts as I go through the three year law school program at Columbia University. In that sense, it's a fairly typical law school blog.

Why the blog?

As much as I like having a readership, this blog's primary purpose is to let me look back over my law school days after they're finished. I think the next three years are likely to be transformational. Five or so years from now, I'd like to laugh at how I thought I'd change.

That said, there's a lot of other reasons for this site beyond what I could get from a handwritten diary. I'd like my friends to be able to keep track of my time in New York. I hope to meet some new people. The RSS syndication feature should let me keep track of other law school bloggers out there. And if this site helps some 'JD2B' to make a decision one way or the other about law school, all the better.

Rules of the Site

  1. Be polite. I've turned on the comments feature so that guests can leave messages for me or talk among themselves. I'd ask that anyone who comments check their words to make sure they're not going to cause unnecessary offense. To quote Anthony Trollope: "The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little -- or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives." Troll or flame me, and I'll respond in kind; insult a guest and I'll probably just remove the comment.
  2. Copyright. All contents of Three Years of Hell are the property of Anthony Rickey, and all available copyrights are reserved. Permission is granted to syndicate the site through the RSS feed at http://www.threeyearsofhell.com/index.rdf. By commenting on this site, guests relinquish any claims to copyright over the content of their messages. I will feel free to edit, modify, or delete the contents of any posting made on Three Years of Hell.
  3. Privacy. In general, I'll try to hide or obscure the identity of friends and associates mentioned in this site. If you're happy to have yourself identified, please email me at blog@threeyearsofhell.com. Similarly, if you want something removed from the site, feel free to use the same address.
  4. Email Policy. I'm going to take a page from Will Baude, an advocate of good etiquette, whose policy runs thus:
    Unless you explicitly tell me otherwise, email sent about the blog (or topics recently mentioned on the blog) will be considered fair game to be republished here on this (not for profit) blog. This will usually, but not always, be anonymous; If you have strong feelings about this, be sure to express a preference.
    I will only add this to Mr. Baude's policy: except where legally or professionally bound, the sharing of correspondence is generally at the option of the recipient. So if you're sending insults that you wouldn't want posted online, think twice.