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  • Dole pineapple RF

    Canada, Food, Law Schools, Weirdness

    Eating In Class Now Has A Corporate Sponsor, Kind Of

    The pineapple mafia is tight.

    35 Comments / / Oct 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM
  • pineapple RF

    Canada, Food, Law Schools, Weirdness

    Student With Weird ‘Other People Eating’ Disorder Harangues Entire Law School

    Law student has a nutty over people eating in class.

    70 Comments / / Sep 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM
  • Johnny_Manziel_in_Kyle_Field

    Canada, Football, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs, Rape, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.16.13

    * Johnny Football failed to defeat Alabama on Saturday (though he was gentlemanly enough to keep Bama from covering the spread), but now he has a tougher foe in the IRS. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Don’t be that guy who takes naked pictures of your girlfriend. And definitely don’t be that guy who takes naked pictures of his 16-year-old girlfriend while married to the girl’s older sister. In other words, don’t be this lawyer. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * Are you an attorney on LinkedIn? Have people been endorsing your legal skills? Congratulations, you’re probably violating an ethical obligation! [IT-Lex]

    * Another round-up of people with law degrees who decided to be famous for something other than lawyering. When the list kicks off with Geraldo Rivera and Jerry Springer, you know you’re in for a classy list. [Millington Star]

    * One year later, a look at how the Steubenville rape case has affected the town. [Jezebel]

    * The world of litigation finance suffers some setbacks as it turns out lawsuits might be the only investment less stable than the Twitter IPO. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Time for some more legally themed poetry! This time, let’s get all Edgar Allan Poe up in here. [Poetic Justice]

    * Following up on our event in Toronto last week, Bruce MacEwen recapped the evening’s discussion here. [Adam Smith, Esq.]

    4 Comments / / Sep 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM
  • ferrari under water RF

    Canada, Cars

    Lawyer Who Abandoned Ferrari To Help Client Gets A Handsome Reward

    What do you think he received after going through s**t for a client?

    27 Comments / / Sep 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM
  • toronto-skyline-night

    Advertising, Biglaw, Canada, Events, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad

    Join Above The Law In Toronto On September 10th!

    Join Above the Law on Tuesday, September 10th in Toronto for a panel about the future of Biglaw.

    / Aug 27, 2013 at 2:31 PM
  • angry polar bear RF

    Animal Law, Canada, Disasters / Emergencies, Quote of the Day

    Lawyer Gets Attacked By Polar Bear And Lives To Tell About It

    There’s no warding off a polar bear attack. Trust this guy, he would know.

    23 Comments / / Aug 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM
  • Toronto Postcard

    Advertising, Biglaw, Canada, Events, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad

    Join ATL in Toronto on September 10th!

    Join Above the Law on Tuesday, September 10th in Toronto for a panel about the future of Biglaw.

    / Aug 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM
  • Baby's scratching his nose

    Canada, Kids, Ridiculousness

    Lawyer Turns Over Baby Naming To Crowd Vote — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    When you think about it, sending out formal ballots to decide on a baby name is the most lawyer thing ever.

    27 Comments / / Jul 31, 2013 at 1:04 PM
  • ferrari in water LF

    Canada, Cars, Disasters / Emergencies, Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer Abandons Ferrari to Get to Hearing on Time

    Would you leave your luxury car to be filled with raw sewage to get to court on time?

    33 Comments / / Jul 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM
  • A hand that this kid apparently never got in over two hours at the casino.

    Canada, Crime, Gambling, Law Schools, Money

    Cooley Student Is A ‘Cooler’ — Loses $29K In Casino

    Judge in student’s embezzling conviction less than pleased to hear about gambling escapade.

    49 Comments / / Jul 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM
  • Rob Ford

    Canada, Drugs, Politics

    Maybe The Toronto Mayor Should Skip The P.R. Lawyer and Go Straight To Criminal Defense Attorney?

    Toronto Mayor allegedly gets caught smoking crack, and his lawyer apparently gets caught hyperventilating while trying to kill the story…

    12 Comments / / May 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM
  • billing-overbilling-legal-bills

    Akin Gump, Biglaw, Billable Hours, Canada, Environment / Environmental Law, Federal Government, Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Patton Boggs, Texas

    Morning Docket: 04.18.13

    * “[T]hese senators decided to do nothing. Shame on them” Yesterday, the Senate blocked gun-control legislation that could have saved lives, and Gabrielle Giffords, a victim of gun violence, wrote a powerful op-ed in reaction. [New York Times]

    * DLA Piper won’t be churning that bill anymore because the firm managed to settle its fee dispute with Adam Victor, but it’s certain that the firm’s embarrassment over the overbilling incident will know no limits. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Ahh, best-laid plans: Kim Koopersmith, the first woman to serve as Akin Gump’s chair, never thought that she’d be working in a law firm. In law school, she wanted to work in public interest. [Bloomberg]

    * You’ll never guess which firm has the best brand in Canada according to the latest Acritas survey, but that’s probably because you don’t care. Come on, it’s Canada. Fine, it’s Norton Rose. [Am Law Daily]

    * Oopsie! Burford Capital claims that it would never have funded plaintiffs’ representation by Patton Boggs in the Chevron case if it weren’t for a partner’s “false and misleading” statements. [CNN Money]

    * The wife of a former justice of the peace has been charged with capital murder after she confessed to her involvement in the slayings of Texas prosecutors Mike McLelland and Mark Hasse. [Reuters]

    * Baltimore Law has a beautiful new building that cost $112 million. Just a thought: perhaps more of that money should’ve been spent putting the class of 2012 to work as lawyers. [National Law Journal]

    13 Comments / / Apr 18, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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  • lickver-RF

    Biglaw, Canada, Music, Rap, Videos, YouTube

    Lawyer Still Hustlin’

    The final chapter of Law School Husslin’?

    9 Comments / / Mar 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM
  • Canada, Election Law, Law Schools, Litigators, Non-Sequiturs, Rankings, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.15.13

    * In the wake of the Montana zombie scare, the Canadians have decided to begin preparing for a zombie invasion from the United States. I just hope zombies are vulnerable to hockey sticks. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Some savvy law students from Indiana looked at the job market and said, “Let’s brew beer instead!” And then they named the beer Black Acre. [The Indiana Lawyer]

    * National Jurist is going to “correct” its rankings. But don’t worry, it’s going to keep the Rate My Professors score. That doesn’t bode well for Columbia Law. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * The price of litigation is too damn high! [What About Paris]

    * It’s legal, under some circumstances, to rig a sports game? Guys, I’m beginning to think the Washington Generals have been taking a dive all these years. [The Atlantic]

    * More on the bipartisan panel on voting rights reform. Oh, to be a fly on the wall of this commission as one side punts on recommending anything. [New York Times]

    4 Comments / / Feb 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM
  • Super Bowl XLVII

    Blogging, Books, Canada, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Richard Posner, Sports, Videos, Wall Street

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.04.13

    * Dear professors, please try to understand that most people who experience normal, human emotions are more concerned with the future of American law students than they are with whether or not American law schools can survive by bilking the hell out of foreigners. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * In Canada, they raided somebody’s Super Bowl party to bust up an illegal gambling ring. They never would have done this during the Grey Cup. [CTV News]

    * Apparently some kind of law something happened on Downton Abbey last night? I missed it, because staring at a dark stadium is literally more interesting than that freaking show. [Law and More]

    * Thomson Reuters is getting out of the academic book publishing business. If only law professors would do the same thing. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Is Washington & Lee’s “experiential” curriculum working? [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Just to be clear, torturing people only works in the movies and television. [Politics USA]

    * Cleary might become an ATL feeder firm. [Legal Cheek]

    * Here’s an excerpt from a fun interview with David Lat, in which he talks about asking Richard Posner out on a date. [California Lawyer]

    And there’s video, which you can watch for CLE credit, after the jump….

    Lat participated in Legally Speaking, a series of in-depth interviews with prominent lawyers, judges, and academics, co-produced by California Lawyer and UC Hastings College of the Law.

    You can watch Lat’s interview with Professor Evan Lee via the embed below. You can check out earlier interviews — with luminaries like Justice Stephen Breyer, Professor Alan Dershowitz, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Professor Harold Koh, Professor Larry Lessig, and novelist Scott Turow — over here. California CLE credit is available for watching each video.

    3 Comments / / Feb 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM
  • lamborghini logo

    Canada, Deaths, Gay, Gay Marriage, Job Searches, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Movies, Sexism, Technology, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 12.26.12

    * Another year, another round-up of the year’s legal highlights from the National Law Journal. Perhaps after a year that was wracked with destruction for this supposedly noble profession, we’ll actually see some substantial change in 2013. [National Law Journal]

    * Meanwhile in Iowa, failure to sleep with your horndog boss is “like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never driving it,” so if he’s irresistibly attracted to your exotic lady parts car, you better be ready, willing, and able to find yourself a new job. [Washington Post]

    * People were so pissed off about Instagram’s new terms of service that someone filed a class action suit. The app’s litigation filter must make exasperated attorneys and wasted dollars look shiny and happy. [Reuters]

    * “It is not the perfect path to wealth and success that people may have envisioned.” As we’ve been stating here at Above the Law for years, being a lawyer is no longer the golden ticket that it once was. [Bloomberg]

    * ASU Law will now offer a North American Law Degree that’ll prepare graduates to practice in the U.S. and Canada. Yes, ship your jobless grads north where there’s an articling crisis, great idea! [Associated Press]

    * Still thinking about applying to law school? That’s a funny joke. But if you’re interested in being a punchline in three years, follow this application season timeline. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    * Jack Klugman, noted actor whose roles included that of Juror #5 in Twelve Angry Men, RIP. [New York Times]

    * Richard Adams, a plaintiff in the first suit seeking federal recognition of gay marriage, RIP. [New York Times]

    1 Comment / / Dec 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM
  • To be honest, I don't know if this is a Formula 1 car or an Indy car. Now ask me if I care.

    Associate Bonus Watch 2012, Benchslaps, Bonuses, Canada, Labor / Employment, Media and Journalism, Non-Sequiturs, Privacy, Shameless Plugs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.04.12

    * Judicial benchslap catfight over administrative orders. Man, I didn’t think I could make the word “catfight” sound so unsexy, but there you go. [The Chief Jester]

    * Is it a federal crime to read Above the Law at work? If so, download the app. [Workplace Law Prof Blog]

    * Speaking of apps, te “App from Hell” would be more interesting if it were actually an app. But hiring Professor Dan Solove to teach your colleagues about privacy is still a good idea. [Teach Privacy]

    * A dean of the University of Ottawa Law School wrote an op-ed defending Canadian law schools (which aren’t even as bad as U.S. law schools). Remember when deans didn’t have to defend law schools because there were “jobs” for “new attorneys”? [Canadian Lawyer]

    * Here’s an article about Formula 1 racing that you don’t need Google translator to read. [Dealbook]

    * Bonus podcast! I mean, Lat did a podcast with the ABA Journal about bonuses, not that there’s a podcast you can listen to in order to get a bonus. [ABA Journal]

    * Bonus Lat! I mean, here’s a story about David Lat and the changing coverage of law firms and the legal profession. [Details]

    2 Comments / / Dec 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM