Despite the rise in applications to law schools, many current law school students might be lamenting their decision to pursue a J.D. There’s more news about Biglaw firms firing than hiring these days. Summer associate programs are shrinking in size, being shortened, or being cut altogether. Start dates for 3Ls are being pushed back to next decade. What’s a law student to do?
Instead of aiming to get her head shot on the website at Boies Schiller, one (alleged) UNC 2L is doing an OCI hoping to get into the pages of Playboy. The men’s magazine is recruiting students from across the country for its college issue and is at UNC looking for models for “Girls of the ACC.” From the Daily Tar Heel:
Second-year law student Stephanie Haney, 24, said that she would be honored if chosen. “The women in Playboy are the most beautiful women in the world,” she said.
Haney said she would only pursue modeling in the short run so she can finish school. But she’s willing to put her degree on hold. “I feel like this is something you have to take if it comes up,” Haney said.
If “it comes up,” it would be a good sign for Haney’s future in pornography, or as she refers to it, “the entertainment and image industry.”
More discussion, plus some UPDATES, after the jump.
Law students (or whatever Haney is) getting naked is not a recession-driven trend. Law school students have taken their clothing off in our pages before. And we provided extensive coverage (or uncoverage) of lawyer-turned-Playboy-model Oona O’Connell.
But we’re always happy to bring you more on the naked side of the law.
See this SFW video from Stephanie Haney’s photo shoot. The video from Haney’s tryout shoot is password-protected now. Sorry!
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): Do we have a little Tar Heel scandal on our hands? It turns out that Haney may be using fake UNC Law creds for her Playboy resume. Professor Maxine Eichner just wrote to us:
Dear Ms. Hill,
Much as we try to teach our law students to be enterprising in this difficult economic climate, we cannot claim Stephanie Haney, who you refer to as a 2L at UNC Law, as our own. We have no student registered by that name and cannot identify her as a student under any other name. We have notified the editors of the Daily Tar Heel, who originally reported this, as well, of the error.
Professor of Law
UNC School of Law
Who is Stephanie Haney? Does claiming to be a law student really help you get into Playboy? Perhaps Haney didn’t get the memo after an accidental admission offer? Is she actually a student but using an assumed name? We don’t know the answers, but we’re trying to get them. We invite your speculation in the comments in the meantime.
UPDATE (6:30 p.m.): As it turns out, Stephanie — whatever her last name might be — IS a UNC law student. See here.
Video: Playboy seeks playmates at UNC [Daily Tar Heel]
Playboy hopefuls pose [Daily Tar Heel]