Harvard Law School

Law Reviews, Law Schools

Harvard Law Jerk Confirms Everything You Thought About Harvard Law

There’s a thief at Harvard Law School — you don’t have to hide your valuables, just your work.

39 Comments / / May 21, 2015 at 11:50 AM
  • Daredevil

    Television

    Standard Of Review: In Daredevil’s Final Episodes, Matt Finally Uses The Legal System

    Daredevil may have great fight scenes, but it's still fairly weak as a legal show.

    1 Comment / / May 21, 2015 at 11:06 AM
  • Technology today's tech

    Litigators, Technology

    Today’s Tech: A Litigation Attorney And His Apple Watch

    Want to streamline your digital life and increase your productivity in the process? Get an Apple Watch.

    1 Comment / / May 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM
  • Ariel Winter (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 05.21.15

    Ariel Winter (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Ariel Winter (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    * Modern Family star Ariel Winter wants to go to law school. Aw, that’s a shame — she seems so smart. [E!]

    * Five major banks will plead guilty to felony charges over allegations they illegally manipulated the dollar/euro exchange rate and pay over $5 billion in fines. Attorney General Loretta Lynch described the scheme as “brazenly illegal.” [National Law Journal]

    * Preet Bharara is making the rounds as a law school commencement speaker; find out why Lat calls him “surprisingly entertaining for a prosecutor.” [Wall Street Journal]

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    * Modern Family star Ariel Winter wants to go to law school. Aw, that's a shame -- she seems so smart. [E!]

    * Five major banks will plead guilty to felony charges over allegations they illegally manipulated the dollar/euro exchange rate and pay over $5 billion in fines. Attorney General Loretta Lynch described the scheme as “brazenly illegal.” [National Law Journal]

    * Preet Bharara is making the rounds as a law school commencement speaker, find out why Lat calls him, "surprisingly entertaining for a prosecutor." [Wall Street Journal]

    * Despite release of several hundred pages of the report on CIA abuse and torture a federal judge will not require the disclosure of the full report citing evidence that Congress intended to "retain control" over it. [Legal Times]

    * Stay at home moms with JD are now commanding "bonuses" from their spouses --  at least on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. [American Lawyer]

    * Bail is set at $1 million for each of the bikers arrested in Waco after the deadly brawl. [CNN]

    * ConAgra Foods will plead guilty to criminal charges over a 2007 outbreak of salmonella that was traced back to peanut butter. [NPR]

    30 Comments / / May 21, 2015 at 9:09 AM
  • Paypal RF

    Technology

    What You Need To Know About The PayPal Settlement

    What is behind the $25 million settlement PayPal entered into with the Consumer Financial Protection Board?

    13 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM
  • Court Reporting Stenograph

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.20.15

    Court Reporting Stenograph* Judge settles sexual harassment case brought against him by his former court reporter for $744,000. Why would you ever harass a court reporter? It’s not “he said-she said” when she’s got a verbatim transcript. [Missoulian]

    * Elizabeth Wurtzel talks about Biglaw inefficiencies. Branding the billable hour “inefficient” may not be earth-shattering commentary, but it’s Elizabeth Wurtzel, so maybe Salon will pick it up or something. Then we’ve really got the ball rolling. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Teacher eats live hamster in front of children to teach them “how dear life is.” Makes sense. [Legal Juice]

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    * Judge settles sexual harassment case brought against him by his former court reporter for $744,000. Why would you ever harass a court reporter? It's not "he said-she said" when she's got a verbatim transcript. [Missoulian]

    * Elizabeth Wurtzel talks about Biglaw inefficiencies. Branding the billable hour "inefficient" may not be earth-shattering commentary, but it's Elizabeth Wurtzel, so maybe Salon will pick it up or something. Then we've really got the ball rolling. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Teacher eats live hamster in front of children to teach them “how dear life is." Makes sense. [Legal Juice]

    * Uncle Sam. Always wanting to go in the backdoor. [LXBN]

    * College sued over forced vaginal examinations. Ummm... what? [CNN]

    * Vermont has banned litigation financing for a year. Was there some compelling reason? Nope, businesses just told the legislature that letting people bring merited claims would be "bad" so they banned it. DEMOCRACY! [LFC 360]

    * Crowdfunding police abuse lawsuits. You may have seen their ads running 24/7 on cable news a few weeks ago. Oh, wait, that wasn't an ad? [KPCC]

    * What do this elderly couple in Seattle and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. have in common? [Seattle Times]

    * Yale asked some of its graduates to go on camera and explain what they'll be doing after graduation. Their answers may vary from those at the Florida Coastal graduation.

    https://vimeo.com/128271168

    10 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 5:05 PM
  • (Photo by Taro Yamamoto)

    Blogging, Lawyer Advertising

    Does It Have To Be About Marketing?

    Is blogging marketing? Historically we called it professional development -- professional development that resulted in a growing book of business.

    9 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM
  • Stuffed_animal_toy

    Public Interest

    Defendant Brings Stuffed Animal To Court — To Be His Lawyer

    It starts as the story of a stupid stunt, but in the end his stuffed animal teaches us something important about the legal system.

    0 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 3:26 PM
  • Leigh McMullan Abramson RF

    Career Alternatives, Job Searches

    alt.legal: Leaving Law Behind. Sort Of.

    You can be both a lawyer and something else, as columnist Leigh McMullan Abramson explains -- and in balancing two career tracks, you may find ways to harmonize your passions and your legal career that will surprise you.

    34 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM