Recent Headlines from Above the Law
* Has the dearth of law school applicants finally pinched Harvard Law? [Bloomberg Business]
* Meanwhile, New York Law School is doing just fine… thanks to its savvy real estate moves. [Crain’s New York Business]
* Amal Clooney sighting in D.C. [Washington Post]
* For those keeping score, only Scalia, Thomas, and Alito skipped the State of the Union last night, which was not really surprising. [CBS News]
* Former Cravath attorney Robert Miranne talks about the movie “Joy,” chronicling the life and times of his mother, Joy Mangano. [The Am Law Daily]
* In July, China arrested Wang Yu, a top women’s rights lawyer for creating a disturbance. They got around to notifying her mother of this… on Monday. In fairness, they’ve really been swamped over there with the sabotaging the global economy thing. [Reuters]
* FLSA class actions expected to hit record high this year. “I keep waiting — because I’ve been studying it for 15 years — for the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits to crest or go down” said Seyfarth’s Gerald Maatman Jr. And I keep waiting for companies to dutifully pay employees the money they actually owe them, yet here we are. [Law 360]
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* After two laid-off professors sued Charleston School of Law, a judge has issued an injunction reinstating professor Nancy Zisk. Things really aren’t going Charleston’s way, but remember to look on the bright side: they may get a Starbucks! [SC Lawyers Weekly]
* Attorney’s hit and run did not constitute a crime of moral turpitude because he was blackout drunk. One more reason to stay thirsty, my friends! [Legal Profession Blog]
* Lawyers can’t speak English good. [Lawyerist]
* What should be required to vote on a Supreme Court decision? [Concurring Opinions]
* There’s never really a good excuse for handcuffing an 8-year-old like this school rent-a-cop did. Also, did you know the only way to handcuff an 8-year-old is to cuff his upper arms? You do after reading this. [Daily Mail]
* As we hear more about the labor conditions building stadiums in Qatar, this white paper focuses on the unfortunately still modern challenge for in-house lawyers with an international reach: expanding due diligence to uncover slavery rings. [Thomson Reuters]
* Douglas Kennedy’s lawyers were disqualified for trying some funny business with their medical experts. [New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog]
* Cravath partner turned screenwriter and playwright. As the play says, “the first thing we do, let’s give giant bonuses to all the lawyers.” [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
* Useful practice tip: strive for excellence, not perfection. [What About Clients?]
* Richard Hsu chats with Mark Cuban about something other than how terrible the NBA refs are. [Hsu Untied]
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