July 19, 2013

STUDYING FOR THE BAR? Pass the sunscreen.

I didn’t go to Thailand, but the summer that I took the bar I did all my studying by the pool. I was set to clerk afterward at the Sixth Circuit with a friend from law school who was black, and my goal was to be darker than her when I started. I succeeded — and that was the last really serious tan I had. Subsequent summers in law practice weren’t congenial to tanning; I couldn’t do all that work beside the pool . . . .