Trials & Tribulations: Advice for Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Final(s) Days: How to Survive the Law-pocalypse

  1. Be ready: The apocalypse never creeps up on its victims. Have a pack prepared so that you can be ready to take action at a moment’s notice.
  2. Stock up: Hoard Expo markers like they’re gold–because they are. You never know when you will chance upon an empty classroom to take shelter in, and chances are it will have been cleared out by another group of survivors. Try to keep highlighters and legal pads on hand, too.
  3. Beware the walkers: You will see them around the law school, but don’t disturb them. You’ll recognize a zombie by their dead stare, pale skin (bleached by hours of cheap fluorescent lighting in the library), and shambling gait. If you stay out of their way, you won’t be in danger.
  4. Safety in numbers: Find a group of people with a unique and differing skill set. You will need each other if you want to survive–more people will help you outnumber the walkers, and if each of you have different specialties, it will be easier to stay alive.
  5. Rest when you can: You never know when you will have a good night’s sleep in a proper bed. Take micro-naps on the floor of empty classrooms; barricade yourself in your car in the parking lot; sleep on the couch of friends who live near the law center.
  6. Eat what you can find: Abandoned granola bars buried at the bottom of your locker will suddenly become Michelin five star dining. Eat what you can get your hands on whenever you get your hands on it. Outrunning the walkers will keep your schedule irregular, so yes, it is normal to eat cold Chinese food at three AM.
  7. Watch for infection: Symptoms will start to manifest rapidly. If you notice that someone in your group has become irritable or their eyes have started to glaze over, be wary. After that, it won’t be long until the virus takes hold. After the initial symptoms, the person who was once your friend will start to shamble down the halls, will lose the power of coherent speech, and will no longer be recognizable. At the first sign of infection, distance yourself from that person so that you don’t share their fate.


Framed! with the Hitchcock Blonde: Slow Learners

 Slow Learners

Directed by Sheena M. Joyce, Don Argott

With Valentine’s Day behind us, I hope we can all revel in our (hopefully) triumphant success in either celebrating it or ignoring it. For those of you who spent Valentine’s Day feeling self-conscious, this is the ultimate confidence-boosting film for you! Nothing is more embarrassing than the two stars in this film. Nothing.

Adam Pally and Sarah Burns star as the adorably sad Jeff and Anne. Jeff is a meek, furthest-thing-from-hip guidance counselor. Anne is an equally modest and painfully pitiable librarian. They happen to be nerdy best friends and colleagues at a typical high school and live in an equally typical town. The main issue is that both desperately desire to be cool and confident, two qualities neither possess. (more…)

Secret Lives at PMH: Coulter McMahen

By: Elizabeth Wong

Name: Coulter McMahen

Class: 2L


Q: Where did you transfer from?

A: University of Arkansas in Little Rock

Q: What was the hardest part about transferring?

A: The hardest part was leaving behind the professors and students that I developed such great relationships with.

Q: What was the easiest part?

A: Coming back to Louisiana.  Louisiana’s home and LSU is the place to be.

Q: What extracurricular activities were you involved with in Arkansas?

A: I wrote for the Arkansas Real Estate Review.  I was invited to be on Law Review which was hard because I didn’t have the opportunity to get on law review here.


Secret Lives at PMH: George Hardy

By: Elizabeth Wong

Name: George Hardy

Class: 3L

george hardyQ: What do you plan to do after LSU Law?
A:I hope to get paid to be a lawyer and do lawyer things.

Q: Rumor has it that you’ve had a myriad of different jobs, what kind of jobs have you held?
A: I have worked for an exotic mushroom delivery service. I have been a barista and a bartender. I was a graduate teacher of East Asian and Native American Religions at the University of Colorado. I studied Sanskrit at Naropa University. I have been an antiques dealer, a booking agent and a band manager, a web and graphic designer, a product designer, and small business owner, operator, and consultant. I also delivered pizzas when I was a kid, but I tend to keep that off my resume.

Q: What has been your favorite job?
A: Probably doing independent graphic design and working with small businesses to help them with logos, branding and market placement; just helping them get up and running. (more…)

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