The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Law Review Edition

by Brett and Kate McKay on February 23, 2008 · 8 comments

in Blog, Roundup

In addition to authoring this blog, I’m also attending law school. I’m on the law review at my school and part of my duties consist of checking and editing citations for articles that have been submitted for publication. It’s the most tedious, mind numbing activity I’ve ever done in my life. What makes it worse is legal professors can be lazy, and I mean really lazy, with their research. Take the article I’m working on now. The author cites a fact and what does she give me to support it? Just the name of the author. I also have one here where the author quotes a book. Yet instead of giving an exact pagepoint, the author just cites the entire book.

This is going to be a long weekend.

Let’s look at some links.

Gentlemen, 5 Easy Steps to Living Long and Well (@ ny times) The title says it all. Check it out.

The answer to the toughest interview question (@ brazen carrerist) This is a helpful resource on how to answer the question that pops up in most job interviews “How much money do you want?”

9 Tips to Clean Your Mental Palette (@ scott h. young) Feeling like your brain is fried? Check this article out on how to clear it so you can get more productive.

Investing in Yourself: Mental and Spiritual Health (@ the simple dollar) Want to get your life together? Spend some time investing in your mental and spiritual health. Trent at The Simple Dollar offers some suggestions on you can. Personally, I try to carve out time for prayer and scripture study. I haven’t been very good about it lately. When I’m really things together, I try to make time for meditation. Even if you’re not religious, finding time to mediate and ponder on your life can do wonders for clearing your head and helping you feel more together.

How to Play Well With Others: At Work (@ newly corporate) Success in the corporate world depends on how well you get along with others. This article from Newly Corporate offers some tips on how to do better at it.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tina Russell February 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

Tina Russell

2 sam February 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm

first time commenter, also a new reader. Please keep it up and good luck on your “homework”

3 Penelope Trunk February 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Hey, thanks for linking to my blog. I love reading the Art of Manliness. I think your headlines and layout are terrific. A side benefit of the art of manliness is the art of presenting fun content.

Penelope

4 Jersey Todd March 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Hey there,

Long time poster, first time reader (that joke always sounds better on AM-Sports radio)

Great blog. Very nice niche.

However, gotta give you a bit of a warning as a practicing lawyer for the past ten years (crap, how did that happen). A lot of what happens in Court is a lot of machismo – i.e. “my briefs are larger than yours…” I’m sure you’re seeing a lot of that already in law school. The trick to a good settlement in Court is getting away from your “manly” instinct of wanting to throttle your loudmouth adversary into oblivion, and to try to jedi mind-trick them into agreeing with you even if its against their better judgment.

At the end of the day, manly is what manly does….

Keep on postin’ the great stuff – I’ll be reading…

Check me out at http://www.jerseytoddshow.com

5 Rodney Hampton March 4, 2008 at 7:24 pm

From a fellow law student, former soldier, and straight razor shaving manly man….I salute your site.

6 Ethan March 11, 2008 at 10:54 pm

The blog is all about the thoughts of law professor Glenn Reynolds, as well as links to articles that he finds interesting. In Glenn Reynolds About page, he says “…my chief interest is in the intersection between advanced technologies and individual liberty.”

7 Howard Busse May 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Your in Law School Sweet! I was thinking about getting into law, still have another year left before I can apply and reading your blog is really helpful. The life of a law student. Hope you luck in becoming a kickass lawyer.

8 Honda Auctions May 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm

So is linking all those articles the way the book went? At least you take us to the exact page and it only requires 1 click.

p.s The free ebook has a funny title. Think I might check it out.

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