Spring Break is a mad dash writing frenzy. Usually. Since I have four law review articles and a book chapter dropping or just dropped. I am taking it easy. Whatever that means. My spring break has never coincided with kids spring break. I just finished Deepa Purushothaman’s book, The First, The Few, the Only. I…

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I asked my son if I should rejoin the listservs I left. He was actually thinking about it. My daughter interjected, “No, they suck.” She scores better on explosiveness than him in the basketball. I tend to agree with her, but there is a value that the listservs provide. Being emotionally detached from them make…

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President Biden’s UNGA address acknowledged the idea of visionary thinking and mutual cooperation, but the actions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the southern border on his watch painted an alternate reality. This Essay is an observation of that essential disconnect between the vision and the execution. This Essay proceeds in three Parts.…

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My article, “Blood, Sweat, Tears:” A Muslim Woman Law Professor’s View on Degenerative Racism, Misogyny, and (Internal) Islamophobia from Preeclampsia and Presumed Incompetent to Pandemic Tenure, in the FIU Law Review is now available for download. This article is my pandemic academic parenting saga, but also why I hated law school. Someone once told me…

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My friend’s father past away last night. We will be burying him tomorrow. It’s one thing to experience grief, but another to watch others undergo it. This death has left me numb. Only because it was unexpected and sudden. It has left me so broken. He was so full of life and laughter. Losing my…

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They wouldn’t get our language. Or our culture, religion, food, or ways. Jazba is done with feeling, emotion, or passion. It’s hard to translate. And I don’t really care to translate, because that’s all I ever do. Try to make people understand. Because they don’t just always “get it,” whatever there is to get of…

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From my perspective the work on the problems in the environmental law academy have already been done, but there just aren’t any real listeners or thinkers among the white men who dominate our field. I notice who gets mentored and who doesn’t, and that’s something a survey won’t be able to capture. What would be…

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There is a certain joy I receive in being right, and people being shown for being their true selves, and me not having to point it out. Enjoy the weekend!

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