October 29th, 2008

  • Gay, Gay Marriage

    Countdown to California’s Prop. 8 Showdown

    Unless something very strange happens, California’s electoral votes are already spoken for. In fact, we might know the next President long before the California polls close. But regardless of the national election, there are many reasons why Californians should go vote on November, 4th. For many, Proposition 8 (the initiative to ban gay marriage) will […]

    163 Comments / / Oct 29, 2008 at 6:12 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.29.08

    * A head-to-head comparison suggests that Northwestern has a better J.D. program than Penn. But if Northwestern students ever meet a Penn kid with an épée, they’d better run. [Prawfs Blawg] * Boston lawyer hottie interacts with her adoring stalkers fans. [f/k/a] * Ex-Thelen Chairman Richard Gary seems to lay the blame squarely at the […]

    33 Comments / / Oct 29, 2008 at 5:10 PM
  • 7th Circuit, Richard Posner, Women's Issues

    Check Your Sexist Cracks Before Entering Posner’s Domain

    You never know where you’ll find sexism in our society and our profession. It knows no party or ideology. But it has no place in court. In a decision yesterday, 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner took a shot at a plaintiff’s attorney who thought this was still 1950. The case, Thorogood v. Sears Roebuck, was […]

    131 Comments / / Oct 29, 2008 at 3:57 PM
  • Advertising

    Adventures in Lawyer Advertising: Hollywood Shorts?

    Chicago firm Freeborn and Peters has upped the stakes in the crazy, fun website competition. Their career site promises associates the opportunity to “thrive in an open, supportive, collegial culture.” A series of recruitment videos have firm attorneys and partners in starring roles and are a testament to the firm’s unorthodox culture. Check them out […]

    42 Comments / / Oct 29, 2008 at 3:01 PM
  • Job Searches, Law Schools, Summer Associates

    Accept Your Offers
    Episode VI: A New Hope

    We received 836 responses to Monday’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on whether you’ll be volunteering your services on Election Day, and the results are pretty remarkable. Over 40% of practicing attorneys who took the survey said that they would be helping out:   * 23% will be working as election monitors.   * 11% […]

    35 Comments / / Oct 29, 2008 at 11:00 AM
  • Holidays and Seasons, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx:
    Nightmare on Main Street

    * Google Book Search is now on the path to officially kill the public library. Google will pay $125 million to settle two copyright lawsuits, and will move forward with making millions of books available online. [Bloomberg] * A Nevada judicial candidate has sued the Las Vegas Review-Journal, claiming the newspaper defamed him and cost […]

    8 Comments / / Oct 29, 2008 at 9:04 AM