Anna Prakash on baking, insane recall and aspiring to the RBG Workout

Discovery with Anna P. Prakash

Published in 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine

By Anna P. Prakash on July 11, 2019


The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … would you accept a string cite? No? Fine. Then, Citizens United.

If you were in my office, you’d … be surprised by how much we laugh.

When I was a newbie lawyer I … thought the sky was falling.

When I started, I wish I knew … that the sky can’t really fall.

Nothing cheers me up like … cake; specifically, eating the frosting off a cake.

My guilty pleasure is … see above re: cake/frosting.

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … in opposing counsel? Not being a jerk. In my colleagues? Not being a jerk.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. I have recommended it to everyone I know and, for a lucky few, have given it as a gift.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a baker.

A different practice area that intrigues me is … is baking law a thing?

The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … Please. Is there really any question? Justice Ginsburg.

On weekends I … try to work out as seriously as Justice Ginsburg does.

My most bizarre talent is … having an insane memory.

The talent I wish I had is … not having such an insane memory. Good for remembering case law, bad for forgiving and forgetting.

The craziest thing I witnessed in a courtroom is … a juror clipping his fingernails in the jury box during testimony (yuck).

I wish I had invented … Netflix. I mean, I definitely thought of this in college and just didn’t bother to do anything about it.

The last TV show I binge-watched was … The OA. Now streaming on my brainchild, Netflix.

If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … national treasure Chrissy Teigen. I’d have to meet her first, though.

The question I wish people would stop asking is … “No, but where are you originally from?” When I tell you I’m from Minnesota, say something like, “I love Minnesota!” I’ll also accept comments about Prince, wild rice, snow, and/or the lakes.

I can’t go a day without … texting with my dad. He’s the best.

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