Above the Law

Recent Headlines from Above the Law


J.D. = Just Debt? J.D. = Junk Degree? J.D. = Job Disabled?

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 / 3:29 PM

Not all law schools in the Top 14 are on this list. Why?

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 / 2:32 PM

If you’re considering law school because you think you have no other options, think again.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 / 12:35 PM

If you love schadenfreude and other people’s pain brings you pleasure, you’ll love this.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 / 10:30 AM

* When it comes to bans on same-sex marriage, for Justice Anthony Kennedy, animus is a “doctrinal silver bullet” — the fact that there was no animus involved in the enactment of many of them may be problematic at the high court. [New York Times]

* Relying on some obscure Supreme Court precedent, the Fifth Circuit saved Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic after striking down as unconstitutional a state law that would have required doctors to have hospital admitting privileges. [National Law Journal]

* Given the situation over at Bingham McCutchen, people are starting to wonder about whether all the guaranteed contracts to members of merger partner McKee Nelson’s partnership helped to shape the firm’s current financial plight. [Am Law Daily]

* Hot on the heels of Cooley Law canceling its first-year class at Ann Arbor and announcing tentative plans to close the campus, the ABA approved the school’s affiliation with Western Michigan. Yay? [MLive.com]

* Here’s one way to become a lawyer without racking up massive amounts of debt: you could try to “read” the law like Abraham Lincoln, and work as a law firm apprentice. That sounds delightful. [New York Times]

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 / 8:55 AM

How much does it suck to be taking the bar exam this time around?

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 10:56 PM

It’s fine to say farewell to law, but look before you leap by doing some research.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 4:29 PM

How does law student satisfaction compare with the broader population?

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 3:44 PM

Who Has Two Thumbs And Thinks The Judicial System Is Out To Get Him? This Professor!

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 2:57 PM

Good luck to everyone taking the bar exam today!

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 12:27 PM