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How much of a discount would you need from Duke to turn down Chicago?

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 / 7:14 PM

If you think your law school is trying to screw you, well…

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 / 4:03 PM

What factors should be taken into account when ranking law schools?

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 / 2:02 PM

* Retired Justice John Paul Stevens isn’t exactly too thrilled about the Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC: “The voter is less important than the man who provides money to the candidate. It’s really wrong.” [New York Times]

* Neil Eggleston, formerly a lawyer with the Clinton administration, has been named as replacement for Kathryn Ruemmler as White House Counsel. Please, Mr. Eggleston, we need to know about your shoes. [Associated Press]

* The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office says the D&L trial could last for four months or more. Dewey know who one witness could be? Yup, the partner who allegedly shagged a spy. [Am Law Daily]

* Thanks to the turn of the tide in DOMA-related litigation, a gay widower from Australia is petitioning USCIS to approve his marriage-based green card application, 39 years after it was first denied. [Advocate]

* Here are three reasons your law school application was rejected: 1) you’re not a special snowflake; 2) your LSAT/GPA won’t game the rankings; and 3) LOL your essay. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

* No, Jodi Arias didn’t get Hep C in jail and file a lawsuit to get a restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Nancy Grace. We have a feeling we know who did. We’ve missed you, Jonathan Lee Riches. [UPI]

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 / 9:08 AM

Who are the finalists for this year’s Law Revue Video Contest? Check them out — and cast your vote!

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 / 5:43 PM

Harvard Law ripped in rejected student’s hashtag-laden rant.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 / 4:43 PM

Stephen McDaniel maintained his innocence throughout the investigation and his time spent in jail — until today…

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 / 2:17 PM

Lawyer who used to date Playboy model is now suing because he couldn’t drive his convertible during the winter.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 / 12:00 PM

* When asked whether she thought Edward Snowden was “a whistleblower or a traitor,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg politely declined to answer — justices of the Supreme Court don’t just give previews of their opinions. [CNN]

* Ed Siskel recently left his role as deputy counsel in the Office of White House Counsel. It’s anyone’s guess which Biglaw firm added Gene Siskel’s nephew to its practice. Hopefully it’ll get a thumbs-up. [Politics Now / Los Angeles Times]

* It’s a “tale of two law schools”: the kind that place their students in jobs and the kind that let them languish in unemployment or underemployment. More on this tomorrow. [National Law Journal]

* Two NYU Law students’ emails were subpoenaed after they denounced the business activities of one of the law school’s trustees. Now, we’re not going to say that the school picked a side, but… [DNAinfo]

* Congrats, you can “Like” General Mills all you want without fear of arbitration. The company was so overwhelmed by negative consumer response that it withdrew its new legal terms. [New York Times]

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 / 9:13 AM

The worst Law Revue submissions for 2014.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 / 3:02 PM