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Cocaine Cowboys Series Makes Lincoln Lawyer Look Shabby

Just finished watching Cocaine Cowboys: Kings of Miami. My main regret is why didn’t I know about it earlier in the day. It was released on August 4th. My other regret I don’t know anyone that has also finished it. Alleged to be the chief U.S. distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles…

Gender Bias Information Gap

Two summers I was sitting in my office. And I opened up the The Florida Bar Journal. The lead letter to the editor was from another legal practitioner complaining about why men were not included in a gender bias study. He complained, in essence, that gender bias does not exist. I was flabbergasted. After having…

The Drop Off

Within the next 90 minutes, my youngest will return to pre-school. She is 3 and turns 4 in a couple months. She has been at home since the pandemic. She and I are both mixed with emotions about her going back to school. For her to start Pre-K in the fall full-fledge, she would need…

Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University Commencement Speech

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The Law of the Kardashians

Good evening, Professor Ahmad, The registrar released the course offerings for the fall semester and I noticed that you will be teaching “The Law of the Kardashians.” Could you please advise on what aspects of the law this course will touch on? Do you have a brief course synopsis/plan? I’m looking forward to hearing back from…

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COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Law

As a part of the the American Society of International Law’s Signature Topic on Climate Change, I participated in a panel on COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Law with Cinnamon Carlarne (Ohio State Law), Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (King’s College London), and Daniel Farber (Berkeley Law). I shared my ideas on how the pandemic economic recovery should…

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April Blur

One more class left for the semester. Writing deadlines dangling. Book chapter to complete by the end of the month Law review article to finalize. Book chapter abstract to submit. Introduction chapter to write. Edited volume book proposal to wrap up. Workshop Proposal to submit. More junk I cannot think of. Update : By Mid-May,…

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Marathoner

I did finish the marathon. Officially a marathoner. I will not be doing it again anytime soon. Or anytime ever. My left foot still hurts. I had surgery on it last year. Could do the half marathons, but the full would be hard.

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#GUForIt

I thought I could just quietly sign up for a marathon, and if I couldn’t run the whole thing, I would do the half. Then, I got an email: Hi Professor Ahmad, Happy spring break! I hope you’ve been doing well. I just wanted to reach out because I’m running the Tomoka Marathon in a…