Above the Law

Recent Headlines from Above the Law


* “[T]he nation’s last explicit ban of the right to bear arms has bitten the dust.” On Saturday, a federal judge said D.C. couldn’t ban the carrying of guns in public for self-defense. [Legal Times]

* Late on Friday, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage was tossed by a state judge, making it latest in a string of major legal victories for marriage equality. Congrats, Floridians! [Bloomberg]

* There’s been some new updates in the case of Dan Markel, the young FSU Law professor who was murdered in his own home. We’ll have more on the details police released later today. [CNN]

* “I’ve come to the realization I’d really like to have a paycheck at some point.” Ouch. Law school graduates in Florida are starting to feel the pain of a very tough job market, and they’re not too happy about the situation. [Tampa Bay Times]

* “[T]hey treat us like step children instead of adoptees.” A group of Texas Wesleyan Law graduates have filed a complaint (in vain?) with the ABA in the pursuit of new diplomas from Texas A&M Law. [WFAA 8]

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 8:43 AM

The Boston Bar Association is cross that I made fun of Suffolk Law’s new ads comparing them to Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 1:46 PM

What would possess him to react so strangely and with so many curse words?

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 1:17 PM

Law students are the worst. What was this guy trying to hide?

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 11:14 AM

Did he make a cheesy webpage about himself explaining how he’s going to be president? Oh, but he did.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 / 7:57 PM

What are the top law schools in Canada, and how much do they cost? Hint: a lot less than U.S. law schools.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 1:18 PM

How does your romanticized impression of legal practice diverge from reality?

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:16 PM

People are finally realizing that it’s not a very good time to go to law school.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 11:15 AM

Former classmates, teachers, and students of Dan Markel remember this late, great law professor.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 4:19 PM

Turns out, people DO want to go to law school — if it’s cheap.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 1:21 PM