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Ah, all the compelling reasons to go to law school and then spend your life in the aftermath continue to mount. Get this: Boalt will forgive your student loans if you go into public interest or government (read: low-paying) work and, starting January, eligibility for this Loan Repayment Assistance Program will be expanded. Hey, maybe this is why we ranked #1 based on contribution to public good (though if “government lawyers” and “public good” don’t ring in sync to you, we understand). read more »

Yoo can always tell a new school year is nigh when the hordes of protesters start accumulating in the general area of campus. Like the swallows of Capistrano, who return to their nests each year with freakish regularity, read more »

Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

* Oh, BTW, we can totally make solar panels cheaper … in five to 20 years. [Daily Cal]

* Stop bugging your GSIs. Chances are, they’re depressed. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

* They’re probably depressed they’re not as wanted as our Boalt professors. Sad face. [Contra Costa Times]

* Say goodbye to Healthy Heavenly Foods in the Bear’s Lair? But what of our cheap sandwiches and banana eggrolls?! [UCB LJ]

Image Source: Shannon Hamilton, Daily Cal
Earlier: The Crazies and the Crazed

A handful of Boalt law students seek to recall ASUC Senator John Moghtader. You ask why–we ask why Boalties would care a sniff about the ASUC.

The students decided to take action against Moghtader after receiving the campus-wide e-mail from the Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Gibor Basri, which asked students to preserve campus values. The petition claims that Moghtader’s behavior has been inconsistent with campus principles of free speech. The recall campaign also follows the fight during Israel Liberation Week.

In order to recall a senator, the petitioners must collect 1,000 signatures to hold a recall election. After that, the ASUC bylaws will need some interpretation. The Daily Cal article explains that

students represented by the senator would have to vote to recall him or her by a two-thirds majority.

And those students would be?

Image Source: Ann Althouse under Creative Commons
No Room for Hate in Our Student Government [No2Hate]
Boalt Hall Students Initiate Campaign to Recall ASUC Senator [Daily Cal]
Earlier: Fight Erupts at Israel Liberation Week Concert