So, some people then ask how did you get to be a law professor and why? These are fair questions and I will try to answer them for you with this post.
I had a wonderful twenty- five year career as a trial lawyer and a diplomat. After my four years with the Baker Hostetler law firm I was recruited by the U.S. State Department to be a Foreign Service Officer. My first two overseas assignments were in Nigeria. After my second assignment in Nigeria I transferred over to the U.S. Department of Justice to work in my hometown of Washington, D.C. as a federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia where I worked for five years. I then spent a sixth year on assignment as a federal prosecutor to the U.S. Virgin Islands. I then transferred back to the U.S. State Department and resumed my work as a Foreign Service Officer with postings in Hamburg, Germany and Nassau Bahamas.
After my Bahamas tour I decided to leave government service and open my own law practice in Washington, D.C. where I did mainly trial work that centered on criminal law defense and representation of clients seeking political asylum in the United States. After ten years of practice and numerous trials, I thought about slowing down a bit and wished to do some teaching and writing. In 1998, I got the chance to come on board at a new Florida law school – Barry University School of Law. I have been here ever since. Barry allows me to write and teach. It is a wonderful job. The legal and diplomatic experience I received over the years have helped me to become a good teacher. I hope to continue teaching and writing humor books for a few more years.
The Professor has delighted in telling you stories from his first two book series, Dumbest Criminal Law Stories and Weird Criminal Law Stories. Now he writes for fun and your enjoyment in his latest, Professor Birdsong’s Dumbest Thieves, Thugs, & Rogues. These stories are some of the best from around the world and should bring you many good laughs. For instance:
A thief in Phoenix just released from County jail on drug charges ran laps around the jail celebrating his freedom, then tried to carjack a truck belonging to the jail.
The Miami man arrested for stealing a corpse from a casket at a funeral home. An Orlando bandit who broke into a convenience store by bashing in the front door with his head.
The awkward thief who burglarized an Albuquerque home only to be confronted by the 66-year- old wife and her 70-year- old husband who held him at gunpoint in his car loaded with their household possession until police arrived.
The San Jose thug who confessed to murder by cutting out the middle man and presented himself to the Santa Clara County jail with his confession.
An impatient Wendy’s drive-thru customer in Chicago, so hungry he opened fire on another driver who tried to cut in front of him;
The thug who was sentenced to a year in jail for trying to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana.
The Norwegian prisoner gone rogue who used a surfboard to escape from an island prison.
A Frenchman suspended from his job with pay for 12 years who sought compensation of $500,000 because he claimed his career was ruined.
And so many other stories about dumb thieve, thugs, and rogues that will make you laugh out loud.
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About the author:
Professor Birdsong received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Howard University. He teaches law in Orlando, Florida. After graduation from law school he worked four years at the law firm of Baker Hostetler. He then entered into a varied and distinguished career in government service. He served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department with various postings in Nigeria, Germany and the Bahamas. Professor Birdsong later served as a federal prosecutor. After leaving government service, and before he began teaching, Professor Birdsong was in private law practice in Washington, D.C.
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