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CHELSEY BUCK • MIKE COHEN • LINDSEY DAY • KIRSTEN DONALDSON • AMANDA MCALLISTER • DAVE MOREHOUSE • MEG SAYRE • JESSE SIXKILLER • DAN TENENBAUM • LORI WIESE-PARKS




CHELSEY BUCK

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Travel
(2) Food
(3) Movies & TV

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Politics
(2) Religion
(3) Sports

Best piece of advice you ever received?
"Nothing worth having comes easy."

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?

A wedding photographer business

It's your last meal...what's on the menu?
Pizza from Naples, Pizza Hut breadsticks, and S'mores (lots of them).

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?
I would love to have dinner with Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson.  What can I say? I love the Office.

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MIKE COHEN

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Intellectual Property
(2) Basketball
(3) Television

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) The weather
(2) Religion
(3) Politics

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
Boston Legal

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Sound of Music

What was your major in college?
Urban Planning and Russian — I was going to design cities in Russia

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital, and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?
A 24-hour hardware store that serves 10 varieties of soup

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LINDSEY DAY

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Wisconsin sports
(2) Outdoors
(3) Travel

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Politics
(2) Religion
(3) Exotic foods

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
Ed (about the bowling-alley lawyer)

What was your major in college?
Accounting

What was your very first paying job?
Rink monitor at open skate at the local ice arena

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu?
A little bit of a lot of things: cheese pizza, the steak and those delicious rolls with cinnamon butter at the Texas Roadhouse, shrimp, and Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits

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KIRSTEN DONALDSON

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Wonky IP topics
(2) Technology and politics
(3) Advertising law - things you never knew you needed to know

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Environmental law
(2) Housing law and policy
(3) Social justice issues

Who is/was an important mentor to you?
My mom

Favorite movie that doesn't involve a lawyer?  
The Pelican Brief (technically, she's a law student)

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you'd most like to have dinner?  
Frank Sinatra

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?   
A daycare

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AMANDA MCALLISTER

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) International law
(2) Media (movies, television and video games)
(3) New technologies

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Taxes
(2) Retirement
(3) Cooking (because I'm terrible at it)

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. My dream is to travel all around New Zealand on a LOTR tour someday.

If you had it to do all over again, what would you study now? 
I would’ve (attempted to) study astrophysics. I’m fascinated by space.

What’s the first food booth you visit on a trip to the state fair?

The Australian Battered Potatoes. It requires an entirely separate trip.

If you were not a lawyer, had no capital and had to start a business from scratch tomorrow to make ends meet, what would that business be?
A wolfdog sanctuary for abandoned, abused, and displaced wolfdogs..

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DAVE MOREHOUSE

Three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point?
(1) Generally, books—maybe a movie here and there or even a current event
(2) What we all might learn from Indiana Jones (or other sources that entrepreneurs might not readily embrace)
(3) Enlightened self interest

Three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point?
(1) Celebrities and their public meltdowns
(2) Intricate details of arcane provisions of the tax code (I have partners for that!)
(3) How to make a humongous fortune (if I knew, I might already have done it)

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer? 
Rumpole of the Bailey (Masterpiece, PBS). Otherwise, I tend to avoid law-oriented shows. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Favorite movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
How the West Was Won—It may not be particularly accurate historically, but it captures the American impulse to create, to build, and to improve. Plus, it has an awesome score.

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner? 
Winston Churchill or Franklin Roosevelt—it’s a toss-up. If those guys are busy that night, William the Conqueror. I’d have a drink with Jimmy Page.

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu?
A reprieve?

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MEG SAYRE

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1)  Food
(2)  Art and/or art law
(3)  Travel

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1)  Sports
(2)  Politics
(3)  Religion           

Favorite Movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer?
The Grand Budapest Hotel – I love everything by Wes Anderson, and the imagery in this film is delightful.

What’s the most ridiculous Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
I love dreaming up creative costume ideas. I was a cupcake for Halloween a few years ago, complete with an elaborate Pottery Barn Teen costume with layers of felt ruffles and a strawberry headpiece.   My husband went as Buddy the Elf, and we were on a sugar high all night (pun intended).

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?
Jimmy Fallon.  

It’s your last meal…what’s on the menu?   
Pici with truffles, an amazing hand-rolled pasta I discovered while traveling in Tuscany.

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JESSE SIXKILLER

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Music.
(2) Sports.
(3) Comic books. (Did I mention that I’m ten years old?)

List three topics you are 
least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Politics.
(2) Religion.
(3) The Great Pumpkin

Where were you born?
Bellevue, Washington. My parents lived in Seattle at the time and they still live there, and I grew into adulthood in Seattle. I think they chose a Bellevue hospital across the lake from Seattle so that for formal documents and Q&As like this I would always start to write “Se”, cross it out and then reluctantly write “Bellevue”.

What’s the most ridiculous Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?
Alf. That furry 80s TV creature from the planet Melmac who lived with Willie et al., liked to chase cats, and otherwise get into mischief.

What was your major in college?

I worked too hard and decided to complete two majors. One in Government with a focus on American public policy, and the other in Native American Studies. 

It’s your last meal…what’s on the menu?
Barbeque. It’s not uncommon for me to spend 8+ hours on the weekend smoking something on my Big Green Egg.

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DAN TENENBAUM

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Musical theatre
(2) Animation
(3) Raising capital and/or children

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Country music
(2) The British royal family
(3) Celebrity marriages

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer? 
Modern Family, because it doesn’t really center around the fact that Mitchell is a lawyer

Favorite movie that doesn’t involve a lawyer? 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston wasn’t a lawyer, although I’ve seen plenty of lawyers who act like that...)

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?
Walt Disney

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu? 
Chicken wings, Gino’s East pizza (with sausage—crumbles, not patty—mushrooms, and pesto), and chocolate mousse cake (from Carnegie Deli)

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LORI WIESE-PARKS

List three topics you are most likely to blog about at some point.
(1) Trademarks
(2) Advertising
(3) Dogs

List three topics you are least likely to blog about at some point.
(1) The war in Afghanistan
(2) Insurance
(3) Sushi

Favorite TV show involving a lawyer?
LA Law—I was a newer attorney when the show started, and I appreciated that it wasn’t particularly realistic, at least with respect to MN Law. I didn’t watch it so much in the later years, but admit that I loved the episode where the nasty managing partner stepped into the elevator that wasn’t there. It still makes me smile. I am also a sucker for the old black and white Perry Mason episodes (not the later made-for-TV movies).

If you had it to do all over again, what would you study now?
Archeology or museum administration

Famous person (dead or alive) with whom you’d most like to have dinner?  
Lee Harvey Oswald—I really want to know!

It’s your last meal...what’s on the menu?  
Blutwurst and grit—an old German recipe that died with my aunt (it’s not as gross as it sounds)

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