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  • Blogging, Defamation, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Prisons, Rape

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.21.12

    * There’s a war on prison rape. I’m excited about this. I can’t wait to bang prison rape in the ass. [Simple Justice]

    * Meanwhile, there’s more rape probing on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn front from a French prosecutor. [Fox News]

    * On the eve of his law school graduation, a student reflects on “the most colossal f*** up of [his] life.” [Shady Nation]

    * Jamie Dimon has had better months. [Dealbreaker]

    * Defamation by half-truth. [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * There are a lot of bones to pick with this week’s Blawg Review. [Cyberlaw Central via Blawg Review]

    4 Comments / / May 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM
  • Can this man help JPMorgan?

    Biglaw, Blogging, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Drinking, Facebook, Football, JPMorgan Chase, Law Schools, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.14.12

    * Andrew Sweat claims fear of concussions made him hang ‘em up and go to law school. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be scared of football, I’m saying he should be worried about law school, too. [Deadspin]

    * Studying for the LSAT helps your brain. No really. It can even make you smart enough to avoid law school all together. [LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT]

    * Looks like Jamie Dimon decided to send in The Wolf. [Dealbreaker]

    * How famous do I have to be before weight loss companies compete to make me take their diets for free (plus hire me a personal trainer) so they can say their weight loss program “works”? Surely, I’m fat enough. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Instead of making laws against bullying, parents could also be less lazy and just learn how to use Facebook. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * Lawyer on lawyer name-calling. [Legal Newsline]

    * Hey, you’re going to be able to buy liquor on Sundays in Connecticut. Cool. Good to see that laws based entirely on weird, religious tradition are being found to be stupid. [WTNH]

    * This is a fun time to think about law firm branding, don’t you think? Sorry, let me make that a little more clear: Dewey think this is a fun time to think about law firm branding? [Law and More]

    * Looking ahead to the Facebook IPO in Blawg Review, which is also posted on Facebook this week. [Preaching to the Perverted via Blawg Review]

    5 Comments / / May 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM
  • Mayweather Bieber

    Blogging, Football, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.07.12

    * I bought the excellent Mayweather/Cotto fight this weekend. Floyd looked great for a guy who was too much of a coward to fight Manny Pacquiao. But the sweet science is dying. In its place, a bunch of grabbing and submission could be legalized in New York. [New York Daily News]

    * Speaking of boxing, hey football, I bet 40 years ago nobody thought this would ever happen to boxing. [Overlawyered]

    * Cooley Law subpoenas Professor Paul Campos. [Inside the Law School Scam]

    * Accusing the president of “thuggery,” just another day on the campaign trail. [Election Law Blog]

    * These kids are smiling because those diplomas were free, folks. [OC Register]

    * Here is a visual representation of the Dewey & LeBoeuf partner departures (which have also been captured in tabular form by Am Law Daily). [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * I think if more lawyers drew inspiration from Jeanne d’Arc, more recent graduates would light themselves on fire. [Amicae Curiae via Blawg Review]

    5 Comments / / May 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM
  • distraction cartoon

    Blogging, Fabulosity, Law Schools, Time Suckage

    As If You Really Needed a New Distraction, Please Say Hello to #WhenInLawSchool (Like You Haven’t Already)

    Today’s your lucky today, because this week, we spoke to the anonymous internet diva behind the latest law school craze, #wheninlawschool….

    19 Comments / / May 4, 2012 at 11:15 AM
  • mystery_man

    Blogging, Defamation, Free Speech, Quote of the Day, Sex

    Quote of the Day: That Doesn’t Exactly Make Sense, Either

    An anonymous commenter’s lawyer responds to a libel suit filed by two Las Vegas prosecutors…

    6 Comments / / Apr 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM
  • Uncle Sam Wants You I Want You

    Admin, Announcements, Blogging, Job Searches, Media and Journalism

    Above the Law Seeks Additional Writers

    Interested in writing for Above the Law? Please read on….

    / Apr 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM
  • lilo

    Asians, Biglaw, Blogging, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Old People

    Morning Docket: 04.02.12

    * Thinking of going to law school and leading a stereotypical Biglaw life of luxury? Perhaps you should consider taking ex-K&E partner Steven Harper’s class at Northwestern. You might just change your mind. [Chicago Tribune]

    * The HuffPo’s unpaid bloggers are going to stay that way for now, because Jonathan Tasini’s $105M class action suit has been dismissed. Perhaps he’ll get another SCOTUS case under his belt. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Parts of Junie Hoang’s lawsuit against IMDb have survived dismissal, but she can kiss her $1M damages claim goodbye. Too bad, because at her age, she could really use the retirement money. [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Hofstra’s going to Havana, but it’s not to get career advice from Fidel. Instead, students will learn about U.S. export law. Sigh. You don’t need to go to Cuba to find out you can’t bring back cigars. [National Law Journal]

    * Who’s the latest lady love in Lindsay Lohan’s life? Shawn Holley. LiLo reportedly whispered sweet nothings into her lawyer’s ear after she was freed from the bonds of supervised probation. [Los Angeles Times]

    11 Comments / / Apr 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM
  • Boo. Boo. BOO.

    Blog Wars, Blogging, Free Speech, Media and Journalism, Politics

    Bad News for Anonymous Commenting

    The Daily Kos reports that Senator Joe Lieberman is proposing to strike Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. What does that mean for you?

    27 Comments / / Apr 1, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Bad Ideas, Blog Wars, Blogging, Defamation, Free Speech, New Orleans, Rank Stupidity, Technology, U.S. Attorneys Offices

    When Anonymous Commenting Goes Real Wrong

    Our inbox was flooded over the weekend with the emerging scandal of a prosecommenter (yeah, you read that right) in New Orleans. This is what happens when a federal prosecutor takes his case to the interwebs instead of the court. Bad times…

    24 Comments / / Mar 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM
  • Blogging, Drinking, DUI / DWI, John Roberts, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Pictures, Pornography, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Weddings, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 03.05.12

    * Apparently the Roberts Court is unusual in that its elite members lacked opportunities to gain “the most critical judicial virtue: practical wisdom.” Yeah, right. Tell that one to the Wise Latina. [Washington Post]

    * In the wake of the contraception controversy, Rush Limbaugh apologized for calling Georgetown 3L Sandra Fluke a “slut.” He’s so very, very sorry… that he lost some of his advertisers. [The Caucus / New York Times]

    * The powers that be in Massachusetts have decided to show law bloggers a little bit of respect. Now they’ll get to cover judicial proceedings like real, live journalists — press passes and all. [Metro Desk / Boston Globe]

    * Pornography: now with ten percent fewer HIV infections! A Los Angeles city ordinance requiring porn actors to wear condoms during filming will be taking effect today. [L.A. Now / Los Angeles Times]

    * After making two other DWI arrests disappear from her record, former Bronx ADA Jennifer Troiano pleaded guilty to drunk driving last week. It looks like the third time really is the charm. [New York Daily News]

    * New York newlyweds allege that Glamour Me Studio Photoshopped their heads onto naked bodies. Groomzilla Todd Remis must be glad that his wedding photography woes weren’t so graphic. [New York Post]

    1 Comment / / Mar 5, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • Breitbart

    Blogging, Deaths, Politics, Television

    In Re: Andrew Breitbart

    Four weeks ago, Andrew Breitbart would have been in the running for people Elie Mystal would be least concerned about if they happened to die. And it’s not like Mystal had any kind of political conversion, and he doesn’t have a particular soft spot for saying nice things about dead people just because they died. So why in the hell is he about to say something nice-ish about Andrew Breitbart?

    57 Comments / / Mar 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM
  • Facelift

    Admin, Announcements, Blogging

    Above the Law: New Face, Same Soul

    As you might have noticed, Above the Law has gotten a little face-lift. We’ve been expanding our offerings over the past couple of months. We’ve added new full-time writers, and started new columns. With those changes, we’ve been bringing in a record number of readers who are interested in our diverse content. It was time […]

    66 Comments / / Feb 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM
  • Blog Wars, Blogging, Law Schools, Rankings

    Ranking Law School Websites: Cooley Ranks Near the Top!

    The people over a Thomas M. Cooley Law School have a long and illustrious history of inventing ridiculous law school rankings that magically show Cooley Law at or near the top. It’s pretty pathetic to make up your own ranking and rank yourself. But now a third party has put together a ranking where Cooley has risen to the top. A Georgetown professor has ranked all the websites from ABA-accredited law schools. The top of the list isn’t only about law schools that are trying dazzle students into making a ruinous financial decision. The rankings mainly seem to reflect whether or not law schools care about their website at all….

    19 Comments / / Feb 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Blogging, Eugene Volokh, Junk Email / Spam, Lawyer Advertising, Quote of the Day, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Quote of the Day: What do you mean by ‘purported’?

    [T]his might be a helpful alert to lawyers who are hiring someone to try to promote their sites: It’s possible that the promotion might consist of behavior that is par for the course for purported penis enlargement products, but not really in keeping with the sort of reputation that lawyers generally seek to cultivate. – […]

    17 Comments / / Jan 24, 2012 at 3:19 PM
  • Biglaw, Blogging, Books, In-House Counsel, Law Reviews, Media and Journalism

    Inside Straight: ‘Recreational’ Writing, In-House and Out

    Complete honesty is such a dangerous thing. I’m going to give it a shot. I’m posing three questions to myself today. First, why might a lawyer at a law firm choose to write articles? Second, what topics should lawyers write about, and where should they publish the articles? Finally, why might an in-house lawyer choose […]

    8 Comments / / Jan 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM
  • Blog Wars, Blogging, Copyright, Google / Search Engines, Intellectual Property, Old People, Politics, Wikipedia

    Should We Let the Internet Make Laws?

    SOPA is getting pwned. Yesterday, all the uber players with their epic gear hopped on Vent and raided the SOPA base, and now the newbie Congress people who sponsored the law are running scared. As we mentioned in Morning Docket, the sponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act have “renounced” their law. The New York […]

    20 Comments / / Jan 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Mother, Tell Your Children Not To Read My Stories: Meet Team ATL’s Newest Member