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Although they didn’t make the finals, these videos were worth watching.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 5:32 PM

* 5 reasons why Northwestern football won’t really unionize. [The Legal Blitz]

* Law grad who failed the bar arrested for claiming to be a lawyer. So much for Jimmy Malone’s advice… [Albany Times Union]

* This morning we wrote about a lawyer turned babysitter. Jane Genova has some thoughts on how this story can have a happy ending. [Law and More]

* This is why you don’t get tattoos. [The Independent]

* Sitting judge should be on “high” court — listed as president of three different pot-related businesses. [Las Vegas Law Blog]

* The Second Circuit is not pleased with the secrecy of the Obama administration. [The New Republic]

* Corporette launches a new motherhood newsletter. She’s looking for guest bloggers too if you’re passionate about these issues. [Corporette]

* Another argument for killing law school. [The Week]

* Kash Hill looks at a Loyola Law grad who hunts down revenge porn sites. [Forbes]

* Lorne Michaels has a new courtroom comedy webseries starring Bob Balaban. The first episode is embedded below…

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 5:04 PM

The U.S. News rankings make the legal profession pretentious and snobbish, says this SCOTUS justice.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 4:30 PM

Don’t try to lie to Above the Law about how Above the Law rates your school.

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 / 3:03 PM

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