Sunday, September 30, 2012

Japanese Sojourn

My sister Julie is using her blog to write up her current trip to Japan. She's always a good writer and now she's in Tokyo. Facing Typhoon Jelawat! Or, Super Typhoon Jelawat, as the news picture on her blog entry indicates. Her post however, is pre-storm, and well worth reading for the Japanophiles amongst us. Check it out HERE .

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Harvard University's Justice, with Michael Sandel

I know--I put Harvard in the title and you got intimidated. Either that or you thumbed your nose at it as too high-falutin' by half. But seriously, you should watch this series. It is one of the most popular courses ever taught at Harvard and you can be in on it for the price of, well, nothing. Sandel takes a room full of bright but not unfathomably bright students through a course on how we come to our ideas about justice. It is Platonic in the best sense of the tradition. I've been going through it slowly--each class is about half an hour long. Here is the LINK

I must once again thank Adrian McKinty for the lead, although he had to take down the post he did about it over on Psychopathology of Everyday Life because the video kept crashing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Law Short Film winners

Oxford has announced the winners of their law short film contest, which seeks to make law relevant to the likes of you and me. Here's the winning film.

I think it probably deserved the win, but they're all worth a watch and you can find them HERE.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012