For law students with mental health concerns, there are sources of stress beyond the rule against perpetuities. One is the Character & Fitness Application. A mandatory pre-requisite to sit for the bar exam. Depending on the jurisdiction, the applicant may
There is a popular internet meme that is often attributed to the actor Robert Downey Jr., although I can’t figure out when and if he actually said it: “I don’t drink these days. I’m allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I
Not long ago, I keynoted the Cuban American Bar Association Annual Judicial Luncheon in Miami. They said it was the first time they had brought in a speaker such as myself as the event was usually about election cycle stump
I have never taken Adderall. In my baby boomer, Pitt Law days, I relied on hot coffee, “Vivarin,” and “NoDoz” for those law school pre-exam all-nighters on the rare occasions I studied. Once cocaine became part of my life,
Winter 2004. Las Vegas. Miami. Los Angeles. All places that hide my secrets. Drugs delivered to my hotel room in Vegas. Coke deals done with quick hand-to-hand exchanges under the cover of darkness just feet from the calming waves of
New Years Day 1977. Sixteen years old. Sitting at a table at the sister of a friend’s house in Morgantown, West Virginia. A pile of white powder in front of me.
Let's try to be more empathetic to the struggles and differences of others and not prop ourselves up for a laugh at their expense. If you can't be that, try harder just to keep your mouth shut.
As I sit here watching the ESPN 30/30 special on the SMU "pay for play" scandal, I think back to my friendship with one of the key figures, not mentioned.
The nephews of Adolf Hitler are alive and well in Long Island, New York. They may have a lot to say.
Can you be "scared straight" into sobriety?