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Sad law student bemoans less than heroic life highlighting casebooks.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 / 5:36 PM

Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School offers thoughts on how HLS has changed over the years, how failure can be good, and whether law school is a smart investment.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 / 3:04 PM

I still can’t believe the reports we’re getting about the hiring process at this law school.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 / 1:03 PM

* Duck Season! Rabbit Season! Duck Season! Human Season! $275,000 lawsuit filed after duck attack. [KATU]

* Following Moody’s downgrade of Vermont Law School, three other law schools see their credit join the ranks of junk bonds. [Tax Prof Blog]

* Lobbying firms are making money again. Well, except for down-on-their- luck merger candidate Patton Boggs. [Washington Post]

* Prosecution called off after the police lost the 100 Oxycodone pills in evidence. Sure. “Lost.” [The Journal News]

* Much like the Raiderettes before them, a group of former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing over their pay. Thankfully Donald Trump is threatening to buy the team, so this suit isn’t the worst thing happening to the Bills right now. [WHEC]

* A sad account of how an alcoholic lawyer drank vodka by the quart while botching a death penalty trial. [Mother Jones]

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 / 9:11 AM

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