Tuesday, July 20, 2010

1st Annual BIDER Art Contest - Submit Your Entries NOW!

image courtesy of Nando at Third Tier Reality

Looking for a creative outlet to express your anger at the ABA, the legal industry, or your First, Second, Third, or even Fourth Tier Toilet school? Here is the place! Angel and I are hosting our very first BIDER art contest. If this is successful, we'll make the contest a yearly event. Please spread the word to your friends and tell them to enter.

Submit your own work of art depicting your law school experience, law school, career services, doc review, shitlaw, paying off student loans, having to deal with your boss or law partner, being unemployed or anything else about the law that drives you insane. We're giving you free license to express yourself through practically any medium. Scan and send us a drawing, painting, photograph, or even video. We don't want to restrict anyone's artistry, but please refrain from icky pornographic images, mmkay?

The winner will receive two 10 oz. bags of ground coffee courtesy of New England Coffee. It's not a $100k grand prize to pay off your law school loans, but beggars can't be choosers. Lawyers and law students worldwide can enter, but only the winner with the most votes from the United States will be able to receive the coveted ground coffee prize.

Please submit your art to hardknockslaw(at)gmail(dot)com by August 2, 2010. You can enter as many times as you want. I will post all the submitted entries and readers will have a week to vote for their favorite. We will announce a winner by August 10, 2010. Good luck to everyone who enters and have fun!

Added Note: We will NEVER reveal your true identity unless you specifically tell us that you are okay with having your real name published.


  1. This is awesome! I've reposted on my Facebook, and look forward to the images.

  2. The picture you show here (Tier 2 digestive process) has been circulating around the internet for at least a year. The creator of that picture is a modern day DaVinci and the drawing is a modern day Mona Lisa because it accurately captures the state and fate of Tier 2 grads. I look forward to seeing some creative entries.

  3. Ugh...these blogs make me feel so bad for going to a Tier 4 :(

  4. Does it have to be a work of visual art?

    How about a few lines of poetry in tribute to one of the most infamous malefactors of the law school scam?

    "Joanymandias" (An Ode to Joan king)


    Percy ByTTThe Cooley

    I met a counsellor from an boutique firm
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand on Joralemon Street. Near them, on the berm,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
    And botoxed lip, and sneer of GOLD demand
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The greed that mocked grads and the school that fed.
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    "My name is Joanymandias, Joan King of Kings:
    Look on my networks, ye J.D.s, and despair!"
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that law school wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level asphalt stretches far away.

  5. Or how about a song?

    "Hotel Brooklawonia"

    By The Leagles

    On a dark New York highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of gorditas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, on Joralemming Street
    My heart grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to enroll for the night [program]
    There Joan stood in the doorway;
    I rang the admissions bell
    And I was thinking to myself,
    This school could be Heaven or it could be Hell
    Then she whipped out a brochure and she showed me the way
    There were voices down the corridor,
    I thought I heard them say...

    "Welcome to the Hotel Brooklawonia"
    Such a fucking place
    Such a fucking waste
    Plenty of room at the Hotel Brooklawonia
    Any time of year, you can wind up here

    Joan's mind is Tiffany-twisted, she's got a Mercedes Benz
    She got a lot of shifty, shifty tools, that she calls friends
    How they dance in the school courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
    Some dance to dissemble, someone will cash your check

    So I called up the office,
    Please bring me my jobs with wine [bottle service]
    He said, "We haven't had those spirits here since nineteen ninety nine"
    And still those voices are calling from far away,
    We showed up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say...

    "Welcome to the Hotel Brooklawonia"
    Such a fucking place
    Such a fucking waste
    They're livin' it up at the Hotel Brooklawonia
    What a nice surprise [after graduation], Joan King has her alibis

    Smoke and mirrors at Career Services,
    Chin Kee Fatt's telling lies
    And she said "You are all just debt prisoners here, of your own device."
    And in Joan Wexler's chambers,
    They're gathered for the feast
    They stab the real stats with their steely knives,
    But they just can't kill the Beast

    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the life I had before
    "Relax," said Chin Kee Fatt, man,
    "We are programmed to deceive."
    "You can checkout any time you like,"
    "But you can never leave [your debt behind]!"

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcaVSTsYyOI&feature=related

  7. "But...I was the first of my class...at Harvard Law!"

    "Well, then it should be a very good blow job."

  8. Yes, I'll accept original poetry and lyrics.

  9. Wow, is this what the scam-blogging has been reduced to?

    Pack it up, fellas/dolls, you've failed.


  10. That picture above, which was featured on my last blog post, is not mine. I simply uploaded the image.

    To Sandi, these blogs get views and have received press coverage in WSJ, ABA Journal, law.com, The National Law Journal, among others. They also make law school administrators squirm. How is your blog doing again? That's what I thought. Now, go crawl back into your hole.

  11. Note to Sandi: The scam bloggers are getting more hits by the day. This blog has already had over 100,000 hits and over 50,000 unique visitors in less than a year. BIDER is also getting more corporate sponsors wanting to associate with this blog and be a part of our movement. So I don't think we're going anywhere anytime soon.



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