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Oh look, it’s a law school competing on price instead of BS.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 / 12:08 PM

What can you learn from looking at where a firm’s former associates end up?

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 / 10:17 AM

We can’t say whether or not this student cheated. We can however, troll this law school for its pretty terrible grasp on how the justice system is supposed to work….

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 / 5:28 PM

* Tommy Boggs, the name behind Squire Patton Boggs, has died at the age of 73. [On Politics / USAToday]

* As you read all the over-the-top awful details from the Rep. Mark Sanford divorce hearing, remember there was a day not too long ago that he was considered a serious presidential contender. [Wonkette]

* In his deposition, Robin Thicke says he was too drunk and high to write that rapey song about getting women drunk and high. [Music Times]

* Stymied in his bid to become Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Debo Adegbile will have to settle for becoming a partner at WilmerHale. [Law Blog / Wall Street Journal]

* Legal and public health problems of the wireless age. [Consumer Law & Policy Blog]

* The second in a series on Charlotte Law School by a former professor. The first addressed the school’s treatment of faculty and staff. This one talks about the school’s treatment of students. [Outside the Law School Scam]

* If you’re a law student in the New York area, Marino Bar Review is hosting an open bar tomorrow. Check it out. [Above the Law]

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 / 4:56 PM

Law school gives up on recruiting people whose lives are going somewhere.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 / 4:36 PM

Law is no longer seen as the golden calf.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 / 3:18 PM

David Foster Wallace captured the vices and virtues of a certain type of reader, a certain type of writer, a certain type of mind.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 / 5:43 PM


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Friday, Sep 12, 2014 / 3:44 PM

There is going to be a doc review shop at a law school. And apparently the law school is okay with that, even excited.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 / 11:03 AM

* Following the divisive decision in Shelby County v. Holder, voting rights cases may be heading back to the SCOTUS sooner than we thought. Thanks, Texas and Wisconsin. [USA Today]

* Bienvenidos a Miami? Cities compete to be designated as sites where global arbitration matters are heard. Miami is an up-and-comer, but New York is king. [DealBook / New York Times]

* Thanks to anonymous donors, the reward for info related to FSU Law Professor Dan Markel’s murder has been raised to $25,000. Not a single suspect has been named since his death. [Tallahassee Democrat]

* After losing the Democratic primary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Professor Zephyr Teachout drank some gin and tonics like a boss before returning to her class at Fordham Law to teach property. [New York Times]

* Try as he might, the Blade Runner just can’t outrun the law: Oscar Pistorius might have been cleared on the murder charge he was facing, but now he’s been found guilty on a culpable homicide charge. [CNN]

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 / 9:08 AM