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  • ATL Idol, Law Schools

    Back to School: What is the Most Worthless Class You Could Have Avoided?

    On Tuesday, I profiled worthless classes that most everybody had to take. Today, the readers weigh in on classes that allow law schools to bilk you for additional years full of totally useless information. Many commenters also suggested which lessons law students should really be focusing on, if they want to succeed in Biglaw. With […]

    107 Comments / / Aug 14, 2008 at 12:44 PM
  • ATL Idol, Biglaw, Feminism, Gender

    A Woman’s Place Is… At Cravath

    This week, Working Mother magazine, in association with Flex-Time Lawyers, released its second annual Best Law Firms for Women rankings. Some of the firms on this year’s list are notorious sweatshops, more likely to help women freeze their eggs than they are to aid either sex in raising a family. I contacted Deborah Epstein Henry […]

    105 Comments / / Aug 14, 2008 at 10:38 AM
  • ATL Idol, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Back to School: What Is The Most Worthless Class You Had to Take?

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] With classes starting soon, another crop of 1Ls will be starting on a journey that has only one sure outcome: the accumulation of […]

    180 Comments / / Aug 12, 2008 at 1:01 PM
  • ATL Idol

    Louisiana Bans Fighting Cocks; Crowing Cocks Still Legal

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] Next week, Louisiana will become the last state in the union to officially ban cockfighting. The business was already on the decline in […]

    62 Comments / / Aug 12, 2008 at 11:24 AM
  • ATL Idol, Contests, Movies, Reader Polls

    Lionel Hutz Invitational: Bonfire of Horrors

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] Thanks to all who participated in rounds one and two of the Lionel Hutz Invitational. Today we crown the most unrealistic fictional attorney […]

    45 Comments / / Aug 8, 2008 at 11:02 AM
  • ATL Idol

    Lionel Hutz Invitational: Round 2

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] Looks like I seeded Jack McCoy all wrong. Maybe McCoy is a realistic approximation of what you get if you combine Stalin, bushy […]

    50 Comments / / Aug 7, 2008 at 2:25 PM
  • ATL Idol, Bonuses, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Wachtell Associates Receive Money and Like It

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] On Tuesday, American Lawyer published a follow-up report to their overall associate satisfaction survey, released last Friday. This report ranks midlevel associates’ satisfaction […]

    65 Comments / / Aug 7, 2008 at 11:42 AM
  • ATL Idol, Movies, Reader Polls, Television

    Which Legal Fiction Makes Your Life Worse?

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] Why does my television constantly tell me that being an attorney is: glamorous, “fun,” and yet so easy that any idiot can do […]

    176 Comments / / Aug 5, 2008 at 3:16 PM
  • Copyright, Intellectual Property, Scrabble / Scrabulous, Social Networking Websites

    Bring Back Scrabulous or I Will F_ _K_NG (17 pts!) Cut You.

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] This is why people hate lawyers. This is why lawyers hate lawyers. Scrabulous was too much fun for lawyers to leave it alone. […]

    98 Comments / / Jul 31, 2008 at 3:35 PM
  • ATL Idol, Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Jon Bruning

    [Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the “reality blogging” competition that will determine ATL’s next editor. It is marked with Sophist’s avatar (at right).] Nebraska’s Attorney General Jon Bruning might want to call OnStar before he files his next lawsuit. In January, Bruning filed suit to stop […]

    83 Comments / / Jul 29, 2008 at 2:35 PM