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How did one New York bar exam candidate get early word?

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 2:03 PM

Take heed before you apply to law school, lest you become a nanny with six figures of debt….

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 11:12 AM

* The $160K-Plus Club welcomes its newest member: Duval & Stachenfeld, a real estate firm in NY, is more than doubling its starting salary for associates to $175K. Look for them recruiting at your “tier one” school soon. [New York Law Journal]

* In this economy, bankruptcy firms are being hit hard: Stutman Treister & Glatt, a top L.A. firm that once assisted businesses like Lehman Brothers and Enron Corp. in their Chapter 11 proceedings, is closing up shop. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

* It ain’t easy being dean at the law school with the best Biglaw prospects — oh wait, yes it is. Congrats to Gillian Lester, who will serve as Columbia Law’s fifteenth dean come January 2015. [Columbia News]

* “Do I think he thought he was gonna beat it? Yeah.” The district attorney who brought charges against Stephen McDaniel thinks the law school killer was too big for his chainmail britches. [Macon Telegraph]

* From catcalling to “jiggle tests,” NFL cheerleaders have to put up with a lot of really ridiculous stuff. Not being paid the minimum wage is one thing, but having to put up with being groped is quite another. [TIME]

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 9:10 AM

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