Thursday, September 14, 2006

Is this funny or not?

If you were in section A or C (when we were 1Ls), do you think this is funny, depressing, sad or what? It's the contrast that I find to be interesting. I don't know if it is noteworthy or not but I thought it was interesting. (And I realize it's only a tiny bit interesting but I have nothing else to blog about so I'm struggling for ideas.)

It's from the "Faculty News and Notes" newsletter that we got in our e-mail yesterday:

Professor William Widen Receives Grant from the American Bankruptcy Institute Endowment Fund
The American Bankruptcy Institute Endowment Fund awarded a $22,000 grant to Professor William H. Widen to study the prevalence of substantive consolidation in large public company bankruptcy proceedings. Substantive consolidation is a judicially created remedy where the assets and liabilities of two or more entities are pooled, and the pooled assets are aggregated and used to satisfy the claims of creditors of all the consolidated entities.

Professor Widen’s motivation for the study is to find a correct understanding of substantive consolidation and its uses to aid courts as they consider the scope and limits of this doctrine. He has so far found that case law rhetoric, which suggests that substantive consolidation should rarely be used, is at odds with actual practice, which finds use of the doctrine to be a common and essential tool of case administration.

compared with this:

Professor David Abraham featured In Car And Driver Magazine
After spending years publishing with prestigious University presses and leading journals in law and the social sciences, and after being quoted as an authority in myriad newspapers and television programs, Professor Abraham recently achieved one of his fondest desires. The August issue of Car and Driver, which features a debate between the BMW M Coupe and the Porsche Cayman, also contains key analytical observations by Professor Abraham. See Car and Driver, Aug. 2006, p. 127.


At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not really that funny. The article Professor Abraham contributes to concerns immigration from Cuba by use of floating cars...not the Porcshe vs. BMW debate. The newsletter is poorly written and makes it seem like Professor Abraham contributed to the car debate. Here is a quote and the link:

Whatever the motivation — economic, political, religious, or familial — Cubans have a massive incentive to risk their lives trying to make it to the U.S. “The way it works is that any Cuban who reaches the United States is automatically entitled to stay,” says David Abraham, a professor of immigration and citizenship law at the University of Miami, explaining the situation created by the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, “and after one year, to pursue citizenship. This is not offered to any other country’s citizens. It doesn’t matter if that’s Haiti, Canada, or Jamaica. Cuba is the only exception. The issue then is: What does it mean to reach?”

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fondest desire is to one day be featured in "The Onion".

FSU to Phase Out Academic Operations by 2010

At 3:09 PM, Blogger QueSaraSara said...

I come down on the side of funny. And the fact that the article is a legitimate article about immigration and the newsletter makes it sound like he's waxing poetic about cars makes it even funnier.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger some guy said...

Thanks for posting the full excerpt, Anon 1. I hope whoever wrote this isn't writing too many press releases for our school...


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