• Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.01.08

    * Supreme Court grants cert in fantasy baseball case. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * Treasury Department plan to reform financial regulation meets with skepticism, faces long odds for passage this year. [New York Times] * “Breaking News? Less M&A Work for Lawyers in Q1.” [WSJ Law Blog] * More about the departure of […]

    14 Comments / / Apr 1, 2008 at 9:15 AM
  • Uncategorized

    The U.S. News Rankings: More Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth

    * Supreme Court grants cert in fantasy baseball case. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * Treasury Department plan to reform financial regulation meets with skepticism, faces long odds for passage this year. [New York Times] * “Breaking News? Less M&A Work for Lawyers in Q1.” [WSJ Law Blog] * More about the departure of […]

    87 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 10:30 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.31.08

    * A politically incorrect theory to explain the growing pay gap between male and female JDs. Opines Jane Genova: “No one likes The Professional Woman — not women, not men, not children, not animals, not even The Professional Woman.” [Law and More] * Thoughts on the ethical and tax considerations of winning an NCAA tournament […]

    8 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 5:40 PM
  • Wall Street

    Wall Street Collapse: A Silver Lining for Lawyers?

    Dominating today’s news cycle is the Treasury Department’s plan to reform the nation’s system of financial regulation. For some thoughts on the proposal, check out what John Carney has to say over at our sibling site, Dealbreaker (in posts here and here). This regulatory reform proposal comes at a grim time for Wall Street, characterized […]

    72 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM
  • Cardozo Law School

    Project Law School: A Video Parody from Cardozo Law

    In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law fell from #52 to #55. See here. It’s a little surprising, since the past year has been good for Cardozo. Their bar passage rate is now the third-highest among New York law schools. One of their graduates is […]

    51 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 2:00 PM
  • BAR/BRI

    What’s Up With the Bar/Bri Litigation?

    Several readers have written in to inquire about the status of the BAR/BRI class action litigation. Here’s the latest update on the lawsuit website: Over 85,000 Claim Forms representing claims for over 120,000 BAR/BRI courses have been received and processed by the Claims Administrator. However, several objectors appealed from the Court’s Order granting final approval […]

    41 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 12:40 PM
  • D.C. Circuit, New York Times, Weddings, White & Case

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 2.24 and 3.2: Cancún Honeymoon

    Spring! Cherry blossoms, opening day, and pedigreed lawyers uniting in marriage. We’re pleased to be back with another installment of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch, featuring these three impressive couples: 1.) Susannah Foster and Kenyon Weaver 2.) Kathleen DeLaney and Courtney Thomas 3.) Heath Kern and Joseph Gibson More on our finalists, after the jump.

    / Mar 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.31.08

    * Media mogul smackdown: Barry Diller (pictured) prevails over his former mentor, John Malone, in Delaware Chancery Court. [New York Times; Wall Street Journal (subscription) via WSJ Law Blog] * HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, under DOJ investigation, calls it quits. [AP] * Questions raised about 9/11 lawyer Peter Napoli, of fen-phen fame (or infamy). [New […]

    9 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day All Recorded Human History: And You Thought Biglaw Was A Black Hole

    Every now and then, it’s healthy to be reminded of the triviality of your daily preoccupations. From the New York Times: [T]wo men pursuing a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii…. think a giant particle accelerator that will begin smashing protons together outside Geneva this summer might produce a black hole or something else that […]

    65 Comments / / Mar 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM
  • Job of the Week

    Job of the Week

    Here is today’s Job of the Week, brought to you by our friends at Lateral Link. Even if the U.S. capital markets may be slowing down, the overseas markets are still busy, and many firms are looking for U.S.-trained attorneys. Lateral Link has positions throughout Western Europe and Asia. These positions qualify for Lateral Link’s […]

    / Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00 PM
  • Law School Deans, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Ridiculousness

    The U.S. News Rankings: Law Schools Lose Their S**t React

    As we reported earlier this week, the latest U.S. News & World Report law school rankings are out. And some schools are flipping out over their falling rankings. A tipster at the University of Iowa College of Law writes: [B]elow is an email the Iowa law students received yesterday from Dean Jones about the new […]

    602 Comments / / Mar 28, 2008 at 10:35 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.28.08

    * Defense contractor accused of supplying ancient arms to Afghan army and police…. [CNN] * While Defense Secretary Gates orders review of nuclear arsenal after accidental shipments to Taiwan…. [Washington Post] * And AG Mukasey vows to crack down on corruption in wake of PR governor accusations…. [MSNBC] * Meanwhile, 11th Circuit grants bail pending […]

    13 Comments / / Mar 28, 2008 at 9:15 AM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá

    Today’s Lawyer of the Day has a political connection. He’s a superdelegate to the Democratic convention, as well as an Obama supporter. From the AP: Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila indignantly denied wrongdoing Thursday and gave no sign he would abandon his re-election effort after being charged with campaign finance violations that carry a […]

    31 Comments / / Mar 27, 2008 at 8:20 PM

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