Yesterday, I received an invitation to the Connecticut Law Review’s fall symposium on the subprime crisis. Let’s review a few pertinent dates:
- The symposium itself is this Friday, November 14.
- I received the invitation on Monday, November 10.
- “Continental breakfast and lunch provided to those who RSVP … by November 7, 2008.”
- “If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact [us] at least two weeks in advance [i.e., by October 31].”
Well, so much for breakfast or for having one’s disabilities accommodated. And really, who makes Monday plans to go to a Friday symposium over a hundred miles away? It’s unclear to me why it’s a good use of the Connecticut Law Review’s funds to mail out glossy invites in the first place. It’s doubly unclear to me why it’s a good use of their funds to mail them to professors like me, in remote areas of the law. It’s triply unclear to me why it’s a good use of their funds to mail them to unlikely attendees, and this late.