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Mindy Kaling at Harvard Class Day: 'You Will Defend BP from Birds"

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Yesterday, actress, writer and showrunner Mindy Kaling gave a speech to Harvard Law School graduates at Harvard Class Day. Unsurprisingly, it was funny, charming, thoughtful and a great way to get fictional grad real life law professor Noah Feldman to finally notice her.


One of the best moments:

And now, with this diploma in hand, most of you will go on to the noblest pursuits, like helping a cable company acquire a telecom company. You will defend BP from birds. You will spend hours arguing that the well water was contaminated well before the fracking occurred. One of you will sort out the details of my pre-nup. A dozen of you will help me with my acrimonious divorce. And one of you will fall in love in the process. I'm talking to you, Noah Feldman!


Personally, I'm a fan of her breakdown of the Harvard Law/Yale Law rivalry:

I know that you have a chip on your shoulder, okay? Yale Law is always number one. You are always number two. Sometimes Stanford comes in there and bumps you down to number three, but listen, let me tell you something. From where I stand from an outsiders perspective, here's the truth: You are ALL nerds.

Congrats to the class of 2014!

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Noah Feldman is a professor at Harvard Law and I guess he's "law school professor" hot.