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    Biglaw, Book Club, Books, D.C. Circuit, Guns / Firearms, Intellectual Property, Jed Rakoff, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Patents, Politics, Senate Judiciary Committee, Wall Street Journal, Weddings

    Morning Docket: 04.11.13

    * “I don’t believe judges should be filibustered.” Tell that to the rest of your Republican pals, Senator Hatch. D.C. Circuit nom Sri Srinivasan faced little drama at the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. [Bloomberg]

    * A bipartisan gun regulation deal has been reached in the Senate, and of course the NRA is opposing it — well, except for the parts that expand gun rights. The group really likes those parts. [Washington Post]

    * Trolling for patent partners? Bingham recently snagged five IP partners from DLA Piper’s Los Angeles office, including the former co-chair of DLA patent litigation department. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Time well spent: while Detroit hangs on the precipice of bankruptcy, local politicians are worrying about whether retaining Jones Day poses a conflict of interest for their emergency manager (formerly of Jones Day). [Am Law Daily]

    * NYLS — or should we say “New York’s law school” — is revamping its clinical program to kill two birds with one stone (e.g., fulfilling pro bono hours and boosting job prospects). [National Law Journal]

    * For all the talk of his being a hard ass, Judge Rakoff is a nice guy after all! The judge gave an ex-SAC trader permission to go on a honeymoon after his release from prison. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * If you’ve ever wondered how Lat spends his free time, sometimes he’s off writing book reviews for distinguished publications. Check out his review of Mistrial (affiliate link) here. [Wall Street Journal]

    * “Lindsay Lohan is the victim.” What the Heller you talking about? LiLo’s lawyer thinks there’s a conspiracy among the prosecutors on her case that’s resulted in leaks of information to TMZ. [CNN]

    5 Comments / / Apr 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
  • Book Club, Books, Gender, Law Professors, Law Schools, Minority Issues, Weddings

    Stanford Law School: Why Are Your Professors Writing Books That Sound Like They’ve Been Written By Bloggers?

    Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories about black women. Things can be tough. African-American women get all of the sexism white women have to deal with, and all of the racism black men have to deal with. Successful black men tend to fulfill their own self-loathing destiny by running away from […]

    68 Comments / / Jun 21, 2011 at 2:43 PM
  • Book Club, Books, Holidays and Seasons, Shameless Plugs, Shopping, Shopping For Others

    The Twelve Books of Christmas (2010)

    Now that you’ve figured out what to give your secretary this holiday season, what about the lawyers in your life? Many of you have friends or family members who are lawyers or law students, and if you haven’t done so already, you need to get them — forgive the expression — Christmas presents (or holiday […]

    35 Comments / / Dec 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM
  • Book Club, Books, Federal Judges, Judicial Divas, Vanessa Gilmore

    Memoirs of a Judicial Diva: Judge Vanessa Gilmore Pens A Second Book

    Back in 2007, I declared Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore (S.D. Tex.) to be a judicial diva (a term I first popularized over at my original blog, Underneath Their Robes). Judge Gilmore earned this delicious distinction through such behavior as allegedly throwing objects at attorneys in open court and dumping motions in the trash for using […]

    23 Comments / / Dec 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM
  • Book Club, Books, Elena Kagan, Law Professors

    ‘Getting It': A Novel About a Diabolical Pursuit of Partnership
    And an interview with the author, NYU Professor Daniel Shaviro.

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    If you’re the type who is convinced that the people you work with in Biglaw are evil, conniving, and ready to stab you in the back with a really sharp highlighter, you will love Getting It, a novel by Daniel Shaviro. In a post titled “james joyce meets the paper chase,” an Amazon reviewer says: […]

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    16 Comments / / Jun 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM
  • Book Club, Books

    ATL Book Club: A Cure for Night’s Justin Peacock

    Justin Peacock is living the dream. The lawyer-turned-successful-writer dream, that is. His first novel, A Cure for Night, got rave reviews. The Washington Post called it “terrific.” The New York Times praised Peacock for forgoing “the flashier precincts of John Grisham, where all is conspiracy and the legalese is leavened with bombs and gunplay, and […]

    14 Comments / / Feb 20, 2009 at 3:33 PM
  • Associate Advice, Biglaw, Book Club, Books

    John Grisham: The Associate
    An ATL Exclusive Interview With John Grisham About His Latest Book