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Thanks for stopping by! With debts to Dave Eggers, answers to a few questions I thought you’d never ask:
Who are you, anyway?
Hi! I’m S. Nice to meet you. I’m a third-year law student at a large law school in a major city on the East coast. Before law school, I worked in politics and public policy, on health (both general and lady-specific), tax, and budget issues both on and off Capitol Hill, and got a Masters in Public Policy (with an emphasis on tax and budget policy) at another big school in the same city. Before that, I studied feminist theory and books you mostly don’t like, at another large R1 University in a much smaller town, also on the East coast. When not blogging or studying, I can be found: hanging out with my husband and our daughter, running, rock climbing, practicing yoga, reading, baking bread, and occasionally attempting to sew things. Out of an abundance of caution: I’m not a lawyer yet! Nothing you read here, even if it includes legal-sounding words, constitutes legal advice, or is intended to create an attorney-client relationship. (Sorry. Aggravating precision and risk-aversion is an occupational hazard.)
Why won’t you tell us your real name?
Because, kids, someday, I’ll have clients. Seriously, though, I love engaging with the styleblogging community, but I’m not quite ready to let this side project blur its edges into my real life and that of my IRL family and friends. I appreciate your understanding, and hope you’ll be willing to engage with semi-anonymous me all the same.
Why “Narrowly Tailored”?
Because once upon a time, a male law student sat in a Constitutional Law II class and said, “yeah, well, her pants are narrowly tailored!” under his breath… and the thirty people around him got a serious case of the church giggles. The real explanation: besides being the only important Constitutional concept I know with a built-in clothing-related pun, “narrowly tailored” has some resonance for me beyond both its legal meaning and its church-giggle inducing double-entendre. In “strict scrutiny,” the form of Constitutional analysis applied to certain kinds of discrimination and state actions impinging on a fundamental right, the challenged government action must satisfy a three-pronged test: it must be supported by a compelling government interest, be narrowly tailored to achieve that interest, and be the least restrictive means feasible to do so. To be “narrowly tailored,” the action must be neither overbroad (which, surprise surprise, also has a technical meaning), nor under-inclusive. As a woman in my late-20s, trying to navigate career, family, intellectual and other outside interests, the concept has some fairly obvious emotional resonance for me. Plus, since I’m a law student, I’ve never met a multipart test I didn’t like.
Are you available for sponsorships/giveaways/guest posts/etc. etc.?
Absolutely. Please see my contact page and disclosure and copyright statement for more information about how to get in touch with me. As always, I can be reached by email at narrowlytailored (at) gmail (dot) com.
This page — and this blog — are a work in progress. Something I didn’t cover here that you’re dying to know about me? You know the drill: leave a comment or drop me a line by e-mail and I’ll do my best to address it promptly.
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