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UH Law Professor Stephen Zamora honored by Mexican President Vicente Fox

From the Houston Business Journal – Mexican government honors UH law professor

Mexican President Vicente Fox has bestowed the Decoration of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, his government’s highest award given to a foreign national, on University of Houston law professor Stephen T. Zamora.

The award recognizes Zamora’s dedication to scholarship and teaching that promotes U.S. and Mexican understanding.

“It’s very gratifying to receive this recognition for doing something that I love to do — working with Mexican and U.S. lawyers, judges and law students to increase our understanding of each other’s legal system,” said Zamora, the Leonard B. Rosenberg Professor of Law at the UH Law Center.

Life on the Slow Track

The Wall Street Journal profiles a lawyer temp agency placing high-profile lawyers looking to duck big firm life – Finding Happiness On the Slow(er) Track ($).

Thomas Lee is one young lawyer who considers himself a perfect fit for Axiom. The 2000 Yale Law School graduate says he wants to practice law as well as devote significant time to writing fiction, something that was getting squeezed out of his life while an associate at law firms in New York, first at Davis Polk & Wardwell, then at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. “As time was going on, I realized I couldn’t [write fiction] and be a law-firm lawyer,” he says.

Mr. Lee started working for Axiom this summer, around the time he and his wife moved to California. Axiom placed him at Cisco Systems Inc. in San Jose, Calif. He likes the work, which mostly involves working on agreements with Cisco’s resellers and distributors. He says “the best part” of the Axiom experience is that while he’s expected to work very hard while on the job, his work week is a predictable 50 hours. “No weekends,” he adds.

Still, Mr. Lee admits he had to adjust to what Axiom doesn’t offer. “That’s the thing about Axiom: There’s no defined goal at the end of it,” he says. So, when Mr. Lee eyeballs his professional future in law, say, five years down the road, what does he see? “I really don’t know,” he says.

What is it with lawyers that want to write fiction? What, not enough masochism in the law for you?

Hearsay explained through Legos

Hysterical. Via AbovetheLaw

Consent, Hilarious Short by Jason Reitman

I just came across Consent, a short film by Jason Reitman, one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. Reitman, son of Ivan, is also known for directing a little flick called Thank You for Not Smoking. Every now and again, it appears he updates this blog. He’s working on a new film, Juno, written by Diablo Cody, who also has a blog but it’s vulgar so you really shouldn’t read it. Here’s the link.

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