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2018年10月27日 09:45

又是一年申請季 Tips on Graduate Fellowships

Another application season is here in higher education.

 

Last year, as a college senior, I applied to several graduate fellowships, graduate programs in politics, one law school, and one business school. In many ways, I took a very unconventional path with that decision: most people would apply to either graduate fellowships, or law schools, or business schools.

 

Senior year was so busy...

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2018年10月08日 11:34

讓我們談談泰勒·斯威夫特吧 On Taylor Swift: The Old and New

Taylor Swift is coming to Asia next month for her ‘Reputation’ tour.

 

Perhaps, the single most memorable quote from Taylor’s sixth album is the spoken telephone line ‘oh, [the old Taylor]’s dead’. Perhaps, it’s time for old and new fans alike to review who the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Taylors are and if they are in fact different people.

 

The ‘old’ Taylor conjures up the image of ...

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2018年10月07日 23:11

我與白紙的故事 That Blank Piece of Paper, and Me

My writing life commenced before I could technically write. 

 

There I sat—the backseat of a rental car—pointing at the world outside the window with my then-tiny fingers and persistently questioning about anything and everything that caught my attention. By the age of six, I had had the fortune of seeing various parts of China, South Korea, Australia, and the U.S. While cultural and socia...

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2018年10月01日 09:55

棒球与法律 The Lawyer and the Layman/Pseudo-Lawyer in Up for Grabs

     In the documentary Up for Grabs, the plaintiff Alex Popev was so obsessed with the case that he “played lawyer the whole time.” Although the documentary portrays these lawyerly endeavors as comedic, Popev’s role in the case prompts us to compare and contrast the layperson’s lawyering endeavors with the lawyer’s, and in turn draw some preliminary lessons about the American legal system i...

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