Thursday, January 17, 2008

Back to school...

...but it ain't no grindstone.

First, Mr. Miller only goes to school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Here's to uber long weekends with the wife and new baby! He is also excited about all that time with a laptop and early primary results.

Second, his class line-up, to use the colloquialism, rocks.
  • Game Theory - a class for economic nerds to go crazy analyzing real-life criminal and civil litigation. Think: the Prisoner's Dilemma. Plus, Mr. Miller already took this seminar in undergrad.
  • International Law - Mr. Miller channels John Bolton (maybe even grows a mustache), hangs with UN exchange students, and listens to the professor extol international "law," which he believes is fiction. One gem from the first day: professor laughs at presidential candidate Mike Huckabee holding a position on the Law of the Sea Treaty because "he's from a land-locked state." New York snobbery at its best.
  • Criminal Adjudication - covering Constitutional issues from "bail to jail."
  • Advanced Constitutional Law: Religions Liberty - Mr. Miller discusses the treatment of the Religion Clauses of the U.S. Constitution by the Supreme Court for the last two hundred years with brilliant scholar, Philip Hamburger.
  • Supreme Court Litigation and Religious Minorities - Mr. Miller discusses the same cases as above with Nat Lewin (of Kiryas Joel fame) and visits the Supreme Court in February to hear oral arguments and spend some quality time with Justice Scalia.
Not bad. Not bad at all.


Michael said...

Oh the epic Game Theory seminar. Bethany, I think I need to dig up some papers that the two of us worked up in that class...

Jessie said...

One word-JEALOUS! I'd give my right arm to be in law-school. Have a great semester Mr. Miller.

Chris said...

Sounds like you both are relishing that final semester! Evangeline will soon join the scene to make your joy complete!