3L Josh Fisher Hits a Moon Shot With Dodger Web Site
September 21, 2010—Joshua Fisher (’11) has described himself as a “Dodger diehard, a news addict, and a law nerd.” He majored in English and minored in finance as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas, and he’s concentrating on business law at the Law School.
Put that all together and what do you get? A 3L who started his own Web site (Dodger Divorce) to write about the legal battles of divorcing Dodger owners Frank and Jamie McCourt and what the outcome is likely to mean for the “Boys in Blue.” Fisher started the site in October 2009, and over the months he has become, according to a Sept. 19 article in the New York Times, “the go-to guy for analysis of the McCourt divorce.”
Not only does the soon-to-be lawyer understand the legal complexities, he knows how to write a compelling summation. One posting: “For Frank, a victory means he is in a great position to own the team for the foreseeable future…For Jamie, a victory is the difference between being incomprehensibly wealthy compared to only ordinarily so.” Some days, Fisher told the New York Times reporter, his site gets more than 10,000 hits, and he has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter (twitter.com/DodgerDivorce).
To read the New York Times article, go to www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/sports/baseball/20dodgers.html?_r=3.
To see Fisher’s Web site, go to DodgerDivorce.com.
Fisher was also interviewed on American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Read or listen to the interview here.