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by Vault Law Editors | February 05, 2008

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Peter Boyer’s excellent New Yorker (abstract only) on Cory Booker is a lot of things: a political history of Newark; a sort-of convincing attempt to define an ‘Oprah Winfrey wing’ of the Democratic party; and a grim account of last summer’s triple murder in the Ivy Hill section of the city, which may end up a defining event for the Booker mayoralty.

 

There is a law firm angle to the story as well: after graduating Yale Law School, Skadden Arps granted Booker a fellowship that paid him $37,000— roughly equivalent to midlevel associate’s bonus— to practice public interest law in Newark.  Money well spent.

 

(Another Booker-Skadden connection: firm alumnus Aney Chandy is special counsel to the mayor.)

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    -posted by brian

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