Sunday, January 27, 2013

Page One Have Fun With a Purpose Pledge

Also read the following article - Make Jamaica a Better Place Without Making Sacrifices to Your Social Life!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Jamaica Independence T-Shirt Design Competition for Secondary Level Students has been endorsed as a Jamaica 50 event.

Kingston, Jamaica, June 1, 2012 – The Jamaica Independence T-Shirt Design Competition for Secondary Level Students has been endorsed as a Jamaica 50 event. The competition encourages students to think about the meaning of Jamaican Independence. The competition also rewards artistically talented secondary level students and the schools which they attend.

Secondary level students across Jamaica have the opportunity to win grand prizes. 1st prize in the competition is $35,000 + a getaway to Great Huts, 2nd prize is $25,000 + a getaway to Sunset on the Beach, and 3rd prize is $20,000 + a gift basket. Secondary Level Schools also stand to positively gain from this event. The organizers of the competition believe that, with strong support from the public, it can generate $500,000 or even much more for Secondary Level Schools in Jamaica.

Submissions for the competition are being accepted until June 20, 2012. This event is PROUDLY CELEBRATING Jamaica 50. For more details visit (

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Court Fish Joins the Legal Information and Education Community

Court Fish, a legal information and education website, has recently been launched.

Court Fish is the brain child of Jeff Meltzer, a California business man; Kirk Walker, a Lawyer in Nevada; and Marc Morgan, a Wisconsin licensed lawyer. These three men are driven by the goal of making legal resources more accessible to all people. Their website targets pro se litigants and other groups in need of legal information and education services.

Court Fish enables you to ask lawyers questions online and to receive answers quickly through a question and answer (“Q&A”) platform. No longer do you need to be on hold on a telephone for hours. No longer do you need to wait for days to have an attorney return your call. Court Fish is also great because you can retain lawyers through the website, purchase legal document templates, and enroll in a legal education course.

The founders of Court Fish strongly believe that it is important for people to be informed and educated about their legal rights. Many legal professionals generate an income by keeping clients in the dark. At Court Fish, the model is different, income is generated by giving you lots of information.

The mix of services offered by Court Fish are designed to increase your access to legal information and education. You can visit the website at


Rum and Relaxation, a Caribbean Destination Website, Has been Launched

Rum and Relaxation, a Caribbean destination website, was launched on July 9, 2011.

Rum and Relaxation is the brain child of attorney at law, Marc Morgan. In developing the website, he was driven by the goal of increasing the quality of information available to visitors planning vacations to the Caribbean. His website targets travelers from around the world planning trips to any nation in the Caribbean.

Rum and Relaxation has an e-magazine filled with insightful articles, written by residents or frequent visitors to the Caribbean, about things to do and places to go. The website also offers a question and answer service where Caribbean vacation experts can answer any questions that travelers may have. The service is designed to prevent travelers from incurring the hundreds or thousands of dollars of loss that can occur due to a poorly planned vacation. Additionally, on the website, travelers can book hotel rooms and Caribbean enthusiasts can purchase Caribbean themed shirts and merchandise.

The founder of Rum and Relaxation strongly believes that providing potential travelers with the quality information they need can only strengthen the already strong Caribbean tourism product. You can visit the website at


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Keep Up the Good Works Marquette University Law School

The 2009/2010 US News Law School Rankings are out. The ranking system is the most recognized and used standard for comparing law schools in the United States. The ranking system groups schools into Tier 1, Tier 3, Tier 4 (Tier 1 being the highest ranking category).

My alma mater Marquette University Law School continues to be recognized as one of the top schools in the country - - it is a Tier 1 school - - and has moved up to number 87 in the overall rankings; its part-time program is ranked number 43 in the nation. My alma mater also continues with its traditional strength in Dispute Resolution, it currently is ranked number 6 in the nation in that category.

I personally think that because of the quality of the curriculum and faculty Marquette should be ranked higher, but perhaps you could say I am just a little biased. I do think though that the location of Marquette and the current state of the facilities are disadvantages for the school. One disadvantage can be and is being addressed, while the other is pretty permanent. The facilities are undergoing a 100 million dollar upgrade, after which I suspect my school will shoot up the rankings. As for location, Milwaukee is a great city but it is in the Midwest. I think most future lawyers tend to be interested in the legal markets on the east or west coast and so disproportionately apply to the schools there. Of course Milwaukee is located near Chicago which stands as an isolated beacon - - it is the second largest legal market in the nation.

Now I cite to these rankings because they are the accepted standard within the US legal community. Law firms make hiring decisions partly based on these rankings or have career fairs at schools partly based on these rankings. So I am glad Marquette is continuing to do well. I however am not a big fan of this ranking system and believe that those making hiring decisions should take more personal factors into consideration. I also feel the metrics of the ranking system give a flawed measurement.

I am ok, but not thrilled with the peer assessment score, where deans at law schools rate programs on a scale of 1 to 5. Do you expect me to believe that deans at law schools know all the ins and outs of all their competition? There are just so many schools out there. And, there are other criteria used in the ranking system that I feel even more objection towards, for example acceptance rates. The acceptance rate criterion is defined as the combined proportion of applicants to both the full-time and part-time J.D. program who were accepted for the 2008 entering class. Now as I said earlier, the location of Marquette in the Midwest is a disadvantage, because I believe the schools on the east and west coasts receive more applications. This statistic skews the ranking system in the favor of coast schools and is not based on the quality of the faculty and curriculum.

Anyways, gripes about the ranking system aside, keep up the good works Marquette. I continue to be a proud alumnus. I left the school a better person for the experience and also with a few grey hairs.