I've never been a big fan of bragging. When a college newspaper runs a piece on a lecture I give or videotapes of the presentation are added to the prelaw resource library, I'm flattered, but I've felt that calling attention to every time my name gets mentioned is silly.
In 2009 I was interviewed about returning to school during the financial crisis -- not law related, but a live TV piece was fun nonetheless. You can try the embedded version below now that the TV station has taken down the interview. If you don't see a video, try downloading Quicktime here.
The controls are on the bottom of the screen and nearly invisible, but clicking on the video pauses it and double-clicking starts it again.
After more than ten years of devoting myself to minority admissions, I made it to the big time -- US News called me for a quote. And my usual irreverent style earned me the page highlight:
I was quoted on the use (or misuse) of numerical indicators in minority admissions;
on the advantages of discussing obstacles you've overcome rather than hiding them;
and on writing a clever and interesting essay.
Folks tell me I was quoted a fifth time, but I don't have it saved.
I find it ironic that USNews chose me as their expert when I so often attack the misuse of their data, but I'm proud of my fleeting fame nonetheless. Making it into the media without committing a crime is harder to do all the time.