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The Skinny on the Half-Naked Associate

Within law-student circles, a 2L at the University of Virginia gained mythic notoriety last summer when she reportedly drank too much, undressed too much and dove into the Hudson River while attending a party hosted by the firm where she was a summer associate. She even earned the moniker "Hudson River Girl." Now, another law student, known only as "Theresa," writing at her blog Areas of My Expertise, reveals that there is more to the story than initially met the eye.

As it turns out, not all the student's dives into the Hudson were ill advised. In fact, just a few weeks before the infamous dive, the student won second place in her age group in the 2005 "Race for the River," a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson to raise funds for river clean-up and preservation. To this information, Theresa adds this postscript:

"In the end, however, there is still much that we can learn from our hero. ... As law students, it turns out that the sheer magnitude of our egos is sufficient to inspire us to do things that, for 'the normals,' could only possibly be explained in terms of a potent combination of tequila and very poor judgment."

I'll drink to that.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on June 16, 2006 at 03:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)


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