• Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

    November MPRE Scores Are Available

    If you were not sure if you correctly handled the daunting thought experiments posed by the MPRE, scores are available today. Usually not passing the MPRE is a way to be ridiculed by your family and friends, without any lasting professional consequences. The same is probably true this year, but given the market we really […]

    138 Comments / / Dec 8, 2008 at 4:11 PM
  • Barack Obama, SCOTUS

    SCOTUS Doesn’t Really Care About Obama’s Citizenship Status

    If you were not sure if you correctly handled the daunting thought experiments posed by the MPRE, scores are available today. Usually not passing the MPRE is a way to be ridiculed by your family and friends, without any lasting professional consequences. The same is probably true this year, but given the market we really […]

    110 Comments / / Dec 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM
  • Dreier

    Breaking: Marc Dreier Indicted in S.D.N.Y.

    We’ll have a more detailed Marc Dreier post up later; there have been a number of developments since our last report. In the meantime, check out this post by Zach Lowe, about the breaking news that Marc Dreier has been indicted in federal court. Breaking: Dreier Indicted in Federal Court [Am Law Daily]

    53 Comments / / Dec 8, 2008 at 12:27 PM
  • Dreier

    Hung Out to Dreier: An Interview with a Dreier Lawyer

    There are more updates to the saga of Marc Dreier and Dreier LLP over at Am Law Daily. They report that Wilson Sonsini has been retained, by a “substantial group of partners and associates” at Dreier, “to examine the operations and finances of the Dreier firm, including escrow accounts.” The Am Law post also has […]

    105 Comments / / Dec 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.05.08

    * Take a look at these pictures and make your own decision. The world waits breathlessly for the birth(date) of Bristol Palin’s baby. [The Atlantic] * Is the mystique gone from Biglaw? Not so long as Cravath can still pay people in prestige points. [Law and More] * Would we be better off right now […]

    109 Comments / / Dec 5, 2008 at 8:57 PM
  • Job Searches

    Fall Recruiting Fallout: Harvard/Yale Make Concessions to ‘Reality’

    We spent a lot of time documenting the recruiting struggles for Harvard Law School students. Comparatively speaking Yale Law students seemed to do pretty well. The school did not send around an “accept your offers” email to students, and it appears that most Yale students who wanted jobs in Biglaw did okay. A tipster reports: […]

    110 Comments / / Dec 5, 2008 at 11:01 AM
  • Dreier

    Going Through the Dreier: An Update

    More details have emerged in the story we broke last night, concerning the arrest of high-flying New York litigator Marc Dreier, founder and managing partner of Dreier LLP. In the comments to our post, some of you wondered about the lack of MSM coverage. The story has now been picked up by the New York […]

    62 Comments / / Dec 5, 2008 at 9:59 AM
  • JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Morning Docket, O.J. Simpson, White & Case

    Morning Docket 12.05.08

    * Bad news for the big three: the New York Times says Congress “is suffering from acute bailout fatigue.” [NYT] * There were 13 law firm mergers in the third quarter this year (not unusual). The largest number of combinations (5) were in the southeast. [The Birmingham News] * O.J. Simpson is finally going to […]

    23 Comments / / Dec 5, 2008 at 9:13 AM
  • Canada, Dreier, White-Collar Crime

    Founding Partner, Left Higher and Dreier? Blame Canada

    Prominent New York litigator Marc Dreier — founder and managing partner of Dreier LLP, former head of litigation for Fulbright & Jaworski (NY), and former litigation partner at Rosenman & Colin — was arrested in Toronto on Tuesday. The arrest was carried out by Canadian law enforcement. The alleged offense appears to be financial in […]

    / Dec 4, 2008 at 6:27 PM