LEWW was recently hospitalized for a series of events that resulted in the birth of an actual human being for which we are now responsible. We’ll be taking a brief hiatus from our Legal Eagle Wedding-Watching duties while we adjust to life with this screaming, pooping bundle of adorableness.
The Lat/Mystal regime is far less generous with maternity leave than Biglaw, so we won’t be gone for anything approaching 18 weeks. And we’ll be keeping track of the weddings that occur while we’re away, so don’t think you can escape our attention by getting married now. We’ll catch up with everything upon our return.
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- Brooklyn Law School, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Goodwin Procter, New York Times, Northwestern University School of Law, Patterson Belknap, Weddings
As expected, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner easily won our October Couple of the Month poll. You can read all about Ivanka’s newlywed bliss here, here, and here (she’s already “gadding about the city ringless.”)
Now we plummet back to earth to turn the LEWW spotlight on more ordinary folk. This week’s contestant-couples:
Get the scoop on these newlyweds, after the jump.
Celebrity newlyweds Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner won last week’s Couple of the Week poll handily, demonstrating that even with ATL readers, beauty, fame, and vast wealth can compensate for lack of a Supreme Court clerkship.
Now, Ivanka and Jared move on to the Couple of the Month round, where their competition is less-credentialed than last week’s, perhaps, but also a tad more attractive. Will the celebrities continue to steamroll over the real lawyers? You make the call.
After the jump, a quick refresher on our four October Couples of the Week, and a reader poll.
- Donald Trump, Fabulosity, Harvard Law School, Hotties, Law Professors, NYU Law School, Skadden Arps, Supreme Court Clerks, Weddings, Yale Law School
There’s nothing scary about this Halloween edition of the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch. Our featured newlyweds include two Skadden associates, a SCOTUS clerk, and a famous heiress / model / entrepreneur.
Here are our fabulous finalist couples:
Marvel at the accomplishments of these couples, after the jump.
- Cleary Gottlieb, Columbia Law School, New York Times, NYU Law School, Simpson Thacher, Sonnenschein, Weddings, Yale Law School
Congratulations to Caroline Nyenke and LaRue Robinson, selected by ATL readers as our August Couple of the Month in a close race. Things were a bit more lopsided in our September Couple of the Month poll, as SCOTUS clerks and lovebirds Karen Dunn and Brian Netter took the crown with 40 percent of the vote. Both couples will compete for Couple of the Year honors in a few months.
Now, this week’s contestants:
Check out these newlyweds’ pictures and bios, after the jump.
As tends to be the case every year, August and September were fabulously prestigious months here on the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch. Three SCOTUS clerks were featured in this space during that period (two in the same announcement!), as well as a minor AutoAdmit celebrity, an astrophysicist, and Biglaw names like Cravath, Mayer, Jenner, and Covington.
Today, we’re asking readers to sort through all this excellence and choose the two most impressive couples of the bunch to advance to the Couple of the Year round.
After the jump, you’ll find recaps of our write-ups on each set of newlyweds, as well as two reader polls, one for each month. Voting ends on Thursday at midnight; we’ll announce the winners on Friday.
- Abortion, Cardozo Law School, Gay, Gay Marriage, Harvard, Harvard Law School, Immigration, Lavi Soloway, New York Times, Shopping, Weddings
Warning: The penis-to-vagina ratio in this week’s column is quite high. If you’re already on the mailing list for Rick Santorum 2012, you may want to avert your eyes — or go make fun of sissy-boy John Kerry for helping plan his daughter’s wedding.
Our fabulous finalist couples:
Read more about these newlyweds, after the jump.
- Columbia Law School, Davis Polk, Harvard, Harvard Law School, New York Times, Old People, Skadden Arps, Tulane Law School, Weddings, Weil Gotshal
Commenters often complain that we feature too many Biglaw associates in this space — uninspiring young people who’ve drifted through college and law school and are now drones at soulless firms. We’re delighted that this week, Biglaw associates make up only one-third of our couples. Rounding out the field are a soulless-drone partner and a former associate who abandoned Biglaw for the classic refuge of the disillusioned JD: law teaching. Enjoy this foray into the unexpected!
Get the details on these newlyweds and vote for your favorite couple, after the jump.
- Boalt Hall, Columbia Law School, Covington & Burling, Harvard, Harvard Law School, Laurence Silberman, New York Times, Ropes & Gray, Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell, Weddings, Weil Gotshal
The stalk-and-eventually-marry-your-doorman phenomenon continues to enthrall the NYT weddings editors. This week they shine the spotlight on yet another bride — this time a producer at CNN — who found love in the lobby. LEWW encourages female Biglaw associates to embrace this trend. You’re in and out of office buildings all day, ladies — open your eyes to the lusciousness perched behind those security desks!
And now, this week’s finalist couples:
Read all about these newlyweds, after the jump.
- Duke Law School, Jed Rakoff, Jenner & Block, New York Times, Robert Katzmann, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shearman & Sterling, Simpson Thacher, Skadden Arps, Supreme Court Clerks, Weddings, Yale Law School
Supreme Court clerks continue to flood the NYT wedding pages this month, creating grim LEWW odds for mere-mortal Cornell grads and Skadden associates. Like Troy playing Florida or North Texas playing Alabama, these folks are welcome to suit up, but the only question is how bad their whuppin’ is going to hurt.
Here are your three finalist couples for the week:
Evaluate these newlyweds, after the jump.