Andrew Sinclair

August 2003

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Tortfeasor Shirts in the Press

+ (August 30, 2003)

Tortfeasor shirts get their first printed press mention this month as the September edition of The National Jurist magazine hits law schools. (Actually, I think the affiliated preLaw magazine was out first, which also contains a mention.) Thanks to both... more


Urinal Style

+ (August 29, 2003)

Men know that they’ve entered the wrong bathroom when confronted with plush couches and fancy chandeliers. (Or so we’ve heard.) Women must encounter a similar shock, followed quickly by disgust, when confronted with that row of vertical toilets: the urinals.... more


iTunes Could Be Better

+ (August 27, 2003)

The argument against iTunes.... more

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3L Shirt

+ (August 26, 2003)

I had an idea to produce a new t-shirt for law school... but I'm a couple days late with the idea. Thus I give you only a mock-up. Current 2Ls will find this useful around this time next year.... more

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Transcript Market Variances

+ (August 24, 2003)

I just paid $7.50 for a transcript that may or may not arrive by the time I need it next week. My law school (Boston University) can deliver ten official transcripts in one day for free (which makes me wonder... more

There are a lot of law school first days coming up (BU starts on Monday). I was amazed to read that a reference to a Tortfeasor shirt has made it into Lonestar’s orientation packet! “You know you’re that guy/girl when... more

I just got back from a nice long trip home to Seattle. I’m sure there are lots of interesting things to report, but I can’t be bothered to remember them right now. In going through my emails (I checked the... more

Speaking of Nintendo controllers, it has been brought to my attention that I have been holding the controller the wrong way for all these years. I was grasping the controller with both hands and using my thumbs to operate the... more


Nintendo Phone

+ (August 12, 2003)

Cell phone design has come a long way since those big Zach Morris style boxes. They have all sorts of crazy smooth angles now, but as they get smaller and sleeker, the keypad and screen get needlessly complicated. How... more

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BU to Type Law School Exams

+ (August 7, 2003)

Based on what I hear from friends at other law schools (and a certain discussion board), taking an exam a laptop is no unusual thing. BU has been a late adopter, but this year my laptop will replace my roommate’s... more

Oyez is distributing Supreme Court oral arguments and oral opinions over the web! I might spend a lot of time listening to these (I’ve always been a aural learner) . . . if I could actually get them to play... more


Outlook: Not So Good

+ (August 5, 2003)

The great tropical rainforests of the world: Amazon - South America Congo - Central Africa Boston - Massachusetts... more

I got this credit card ad yesterday that purports to be an “instant message”. The envelope has a graphic of an IM window containing a rather boring correspondence. I’ve heard of spammers using IM to advertise, but this credit... more