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Reffed out

September 27, 2006


Here’s one of the many interesting things I learned during the refugee law stint. You know how Egyptians and other Mediterraneans make a teeth-sucking clicky sort of noise for “no”? Ethiopians, for “yes”, just gasp. Like, a big shocked inhale. When I first heard this, I thought I had just said something staggeringly offensive, and […]

The two days from hell

August 22, 2006


Just to update you on what happened today – major scenes and serious ungratefulness, which I won’t get into here, but suffice it to say I managed to unearth some money from an emergency fund for minors for her. Since it was not on hand today, me and this girl just took the money out […]

A day in the life of a Cairene refugee lawyer

August 22, 2006


I was going to write about the whole Li Beirut opening event thing, but that has been superseded by much more newsworthy (to me) events. For the record, it was damn hot at the Contemporary Image Collective. Poets and performers were hanging off the balcony in an attempt to secure air molecules. It was a […]

the indicated "More"

February 9, 2006


I’ve basically been spending my time at this office doing bitchwork. Compiling books of cases for court submissions, reading cases. Although I did prepare a few submissions, and apparently most students would give a limb to be able to make notes on a case that had a small chance of being mentioned in submissions to […]