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Joel Kim
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Migrating to another platform
Hi all, I'm migrating over from Blogger to another platform. When I first started writing regularly in 2013, I put my thoughts up on Facebook. Facebook has a huge reach, but there's no easy way to catalog posts. I started this Blogger account to have a repo...
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Getting to know my classmates
To my law school classmates, Now that law school is over, I'm looking forward to getting to know you. To be sure, I've gotten to know a bit about you. I've heard about your hometowns and your undergrad schools. I've heard about what you've done before law s...
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Congrats, Class of 2016!
Yesterday, the school had a get together for all the graduating students and their families. I was meetingĀ  Krista Perry 's family and telling them about my future plans to help people get housing. Krista's sister Katie said "Wow, all the people that I've m...
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A Cautionary Tale
Let me share what happened last night, so you will not make the same mistake I did. I was washing the dishes last night. I have this neat Ninja blender that David and Meg Suell left for me. It has a set of removable blades, which are attached to a plastic s...
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Another note on the Stanford case: Compassion
Another note regarding the Stanford case: Matthew Yu , Maia Lamdany , and Elizabeth Kathleen have pointed out that part of the outcry against the lenient sentence is because of how the case fits into the greater justice system. As Liz put it, "For me it's n...
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Regarding the Stanford rape case
Regarding the Stanford rape case: First, if you haven't read the victim's moving and powerful statement, please do so. We would all do well to reflect on her words. What happened to her is absolutely horrible, and I am inspired by her strength in composing ...
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My experience with counseling
A couple weeks ago, I went to see a counselor with the Student Counseling Service. At the time, I was experiencing some distress. Some of that had to do with the physical pain I was feeling in my shoulders and wrists. But I also had some issues that I wante...
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Lessons from social work: self-care
Last fall, I took a class at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, our university's social work school. I was in a class of about 30 people. Besides myself and three Divinity School students, everyone else was a social work stud...
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Law school isn't normal life
Talking to Suky Longfield yesterday helped me remember something. Law school Joel is not normal Joel. Final exams are not normal life. Worrying about readings, outlines, practice exams: that's not normal life. So the anxiety and loneliness and worries that ...
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Summer smoke
Cigarette smoke in the summer heat Evokes memories of: Small neighborhood arcades, where machines eat up coin after coin, Strikers 1945, Gunbird, Metal Slug. Ha! Flamethrower! Take that, mummies! Memories of: Spicy fermented cabbage and buckwheat noodles, B...
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