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ALU Alumna Admitted to Appear before US Supreme Court

I had the privilege of interviewing ALU School of Law graduate, attorney and inspiration, RoseAnn Frazee, class of 2008. Ms. Frazee passed the bar on her first try at the age of 65, but she had been studying and “practicing” law since she was 12 years old in Alaska. Ever since that first appearance in court, when her father was charged with “cruelty of animals” and she yelled at the Marshal for lying on the stand, and then found a provision that saved the day, she has pursued her dream of a legal career. Continue reading “ALU Alumna Admitted to Appear before US Supreme Court”

Decisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

As I wrote in my previous blog, my decision to enter law school was somewhat sudden. Sometimes decisions are like that. After making it, I didn’t have buyer’s remorse so much as I had the thought, “What in the world have I gotten myself into?” Continue reading “Decisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Orlando Shooting – Hate Crime or Terrorism?

The tragedy in Florida Sunday morning has rocked our country. At least 50 people were killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub—the largest death toll from gun violence in US history. The shooter was allegedly acting in the name of ISIS, though this is not yet confirmed. It is also not yet confirmed that this was a hate crime against the LGBT population, but on Pride weekend, at a gay club, it is hard not to draw those connections. The questions inevitably arise: what are the limits of freedom of speech and freedom of religion? How do we, as empathetic, tolerant citizens, make distinctions between a fanatic vs. the religion a fanatic aligns with? How do we get a clear picture of the larger story with so many news outlets pushing so many different angles? And how can the law guide our emotional responses? Continue reading “Orlando Shooting – Hate Crime or Terrorism?”

My Experiences as an Online Law Student

Supreme Court Nomination Highlights Oxymoron – “Republican Leadership”

Why Why WHY!! You Should be More Worried About the GOP Trying to “Stop Trump,” Than Trump

The Republican leadership of the Grand Ole Party (GOP) is shaking in its well-shined boots with what to do about Donald Trump, and the ongoing freight train of momentum he has built. Continue reading “Why Why WHY!! You Should be More Worried About the GOP Trying to “Stop Trump,” Than Trump”

Why Shouldn’t Muslims Be Discriminated Against in the U.S.?

How to Market Your Law Firm Online

HOW TO COPYRIGHT ART WITH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

This article will show you how to easily copyright your material online with step by step instructions on how to create your copyright. “Art” can be expressed in numerous different ways some of which are dance, music, and painting.  Art is a cultural icon that should be appreciated and protected.  In today’s online world, art can be taken in an instant and shared with millions of people without any credit being given to the person who created it.  Unfortunately, because of this, many artists are hesitant to share their creations. Continue reading “HOW TO COPYRIGHT ART WITH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS”

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