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Testimonial

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A Kindle or Nook purchaser of my memoir A Hidden Madness sent the following email message to the person who handles my electronic sales:

"Please tell mr. Jones thank you for the book on bipolar, after many  years of fighting, myself, and an unknown to me, mental illness , reading this book helped me get the courage to check in to a facility, and get my bipolar diagnosis. I somehow have had the ability to function at a high level, I own a multi million dollar company, he is right, it is out of sheer stubbornness, and just not willing to give in that I or we purge foreword everyday. I can't imagine the courage it must have taken him to come out of the closet and risk everything. Tell him hevhas helped me beyond words."

This, of course, is extremely gratifying for me.  It makes me glad yet again that I decided to go public about having a severe mental illness in 2008 and have worked tirelessly since then to help raise awareness about, and help, those so afflicted.

Back On Campus Spring 2015

Hello to Blog followers. This is my second blog. I've returned to U of L and Brandeis School of Law as an Adjunct Professor. The area of instruction and course title is: In-House Counsel Practice. The focus of the class is to introduce students to what the paractice of law is like when you are employed by your client, and usually your sole client. I am aware of the growth in "In-House" counsel among working professionals, and I hope I can provide an interesting, meaningful and useful experience. I await your 're-blog' or whatever it is...

with regards, Steve Lyverse

Democracy and the Workplace

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In February 2012, the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV hosted a conference on Democracy and the Workplace.  They brought together terrific scholars to examine various aspects of the connections between democracy and the workplace.  They have now posted the videos of the conference. You can access background on the program here: http://www.law.unlv.edu/LaborLawSymposium.   You can go directly to the videos here: http://www.law.unlv.edu/node/11586.  Included in panel 1, near the end, is a talk describing my current research about worker cooperatives.

A Hidden Madness

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Here is the link to another Internet review of A Hidden Madnesshttp://abookadayreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/life-beyond-diagnosis-hidden-madness.html#more .

A Hidden Madness

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A review of A Hidden Madness now appears on blogcritics.com at http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-a-hidden-madness-by/ .

 

 

Before You Feel Anxiety About Your Grades…

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Before You Feel Anxiety About Your Grades…

 From The Harvard Law Record 

Before you feel anxiety about your grades, think about the following:

Former Dean Elena Kagan received several B’s during law school, especially her first year. She went on to become the first female dean of Harvard Law School, the U.S. Solicitor General, and the 112th Supreme Court Justice.

Tax Law Professor Daniel Halperin received his worst law school grade in: tax.

Dean of Students Ellen Cosgrove received a Property exam back that had a note from the professor saying “this is exactly what I warned you not to do”—followed by her lowest grade since kindergarten. She went on to work at a top law firm before becoming a dean at Harvard.

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UofL Brandeis Law Students Help Develop Energy Industry Tax Breaks Wiki

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Brian Esser, Jackie Clowers and Denise Hall each took on a second job last summer to work in conjunction with the he Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility at U of L and the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University to assemble an Energy Tax Breaks Wiki and populate it with basic information on the subsidies provided to the energy industries through the tax code. 

The wiki was launched last week and an article about the Wiki has been published in Grist Magazine

Kudos to  Brian, Jackie and Denise for their efforts and enterprise!

 

A Hidden Madness

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My memoir A Hidden Madness has now sold over 100 copies in one month.  I have gotten many favorable comments, and it has a 5 star rating on Amazon.com.  Again, it may be ordered from Amazon at  http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Madness-James-T-R-Jones/dp/0615571549/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325301511&sr=1-3.  I encourage you to get a copy and enjoy.