Mr. W was mostly trying other cases during the week, so we prepared for BS v. BS on weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday morning I would stroll into the Reed Smith conference room at precisely 9 a.m., and every Saturday and Sunday morning Mr. W would look up at me and say, “Dear God.”
After I posted last week’s blog a large number of people wrote in to ask how the private antitrust case turned out: Did I actually get eaten by rats? Did the case go to trial or settle? Did we win or lose?
When I was a 3L, that is, a third-year law student, I – like every other 3L – spent half my time studying dismal areas of the law and half my time interviewing with law firms for permanent legal jobs.
Professor H was a formidable, brilliant, intimidating, and impossibly rude professor and I’m sure he was the model for the notorious Prof. Kingsfield in the movie The Paper Chase (which was about Harvard Law).
Joe Biden was my new client because he’d called Joseph Hill Associates to ask about something called “federal revenue sharing” (FRS). Most people live long and happy lives without ever hearing that phrase, but, alas, not me. I was JHA’s resident expert on FRS.
After I was mustered out of the army I reapplied to law school to finish my second and third years. I assumed my readmission would be pretty much automatic, but I was wrong – I was put through the wringer.
I had no intention of going to law school. In fact, I’d already been accepted into a PhD program in English Lit at Yale and fully intended to spend my life writing poetry and teaching literature on some leafy campus.
We now come to the dénouement of my story, with the episode we’ll call The Imposter.
The Case of the Missing Briefs was a disaster that my legal career survived only because it turned out Mr. F didn’t actually need those particular briefs during the argument before the judge. It’s always better to be lucky than smart.
Before I reach the exciting conclusion of my series on Baron Rothschild, I want to mention just two of the many bizarre events that occurred in connection with Imetal’s attempted takeover of Copperweld Corporation.