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Oy Vey: Is This A Superfluous Conference, or What?

alan dershowitz.jpgFor those of you in the New York area, here’s an event next month you might be interested in:

Sunday – Tuesday, October 22-24, 2006
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Three-day conference: “Jews and the Legal Profession”, at 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street.

Participants include Alan Dershowitz, Stuart Eizenstat, and many others. For more information and registration, please e-mail xxx@yahoo.com or call 212-xxx-xxxx.

Here are other conferences you might enjoy….

– “Japanese Chefs and Sushi Preparation”

– “Koreans and the Dry Cleaning Industry”

– “Filipinos and the Domestic Arts”

We’re sticking to the Asians ’cause, well, that’s what we are.*

Here is the conference’s website. We suggest that the organizers reach out to the “Jews and Web Page Design” crew.

Jews and the Legal Profession [Cardozo Law School]

* Three notes of preemptive defense: (1) it’s not “racist” to note that certain racial or ethnic groups make up a disproportionate percentage of a particular profession or industry; (2) this is less objectionable than a lot of material you’d see on The Daily Show, SNL, etc.; (3) we are not commenting, negatively or positively, on the contributions Jews have made to the legal profession. We’re merely suggesting that, in the grand scheme of things, there are more urgent topics out there to hold conferences about. Thank you.

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