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We don’t have the official congratulations message from the National Law Journal to the firms, but this reader created one that perfectly captures the problem…

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 / 4:17 PM

Why are in-house lawyers limited to working only for their particular employer?

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 / 10:16 AM

* “[T]he ‘superstar’ model of Supreme Court advocacy marketing is prevailing”: recent Supreme Court litigation has been dominated by Biglaw and boutiques, and five of them handled about half of last term’s cases. [WSJ Law Blog]

* It’s not a “done deal” yet, but Albany Law School is in serious talks with the University at Albany to form an affiliation by the end of the year. There’s been no word on whether Albany Law would remain a stand-alone school under the yet-to-be inked arrangement. [Albany Business Review]

* The dismissal of lawsuits concerning allegedly deceptive employment statistics at several Chicago-area law schools was affirmed by an Illinois appeals court. ::insert sad trombone here:: [National Law Journal]

* If you’re still thinking about applying to law school for some reason, you might find these tips on what not to write in a personal statement to be useful. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

* Amanda Bynes, one of our favorite fading starlets who was already on probation, was arrested this weekend on a DUI charge after stopping her car in the middle of an intersection. [Los Angeles Times]

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 / 8:59 AM

The talons of justice patrol Texas.

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 / 5:40 PM

There’s good news for some Bingham partners, and bad news for others.

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 / 10:45 AM

* Now that we know Eric Holder is resigning, there’s been speculation as to where he’ll go next. The obvious choice is a return to Covington & Burling, but he could still surprise everyone. [National Law Journal]

* “Judicial campaign cash is burning a hole in the Constitution.” State court judges are pumping money into their election campaigns, and some have been left to wonder about its true price. [New York Times]

* Details have emerged as to conditions that must be met for Bingham McCutchen’s proposed merger with Morgan Lewis: partner promises, de-equitizations, and forgivable loans, oh my! [Reuters (sub. req.)]

* In the wake of Dean Makau Mutua’s decision to step down at Buffalo Law, a “deep rift” among faculty has been brought to light. The school’s future doesn’t seem as “bright” as we were one told. [Buffalo News]

* A former law student who was falsely identified as a porn star on the radio had her day in court and pulled out a win. Here’s the money shot: she’s walking away with $1 million in damages. [Kansas City Star]

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 / 9:05 AM

Something the two firms don’t have in common? The direction they’ve been heading in….

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 / 3:07 PM

Phone calls, emails, meetings — columnist Keith Lee asks, what is the point of it all?

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 / 1:17 PM

In a practice that involves highly confidential matters, it is important to chose a recruiter that is servicing your needs and not their own.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 / 4:02 PM

Which rapper is helping this small law firm make it rain?

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 / 12:04 PM
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