• Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 09.09.08

    Too many tipsters to count have alerted us that Thelen appears to have canceled their 2009 summer associate program. People who had scheduled call backs with Thelen were informed this afternoon. As we understand it, this is a firm-wide decision affecting every office. We also believe Thelen has canceled all remaining OCI interviews. A few […]

    33 Comments / / Sep 9, 2008 at 9:32 AM
  • Fabulosity, Fashion, Federal Judges, State Judges

    Do Robes Make the Judge?

    Over the weekend, the New York Times had an interesting article about New York judges and their robes. It begins: In Britain, judges are wedded to a tradition of elegant attire: scarlet and ermine robes, tippets over the shoulders, black girdles and, of course, the crimped, gray horsehair wig. Minor correction: British judges have dispensed […]

    18 Comments / / Sep 9, 2008 at 8:37 AM
  • Bar Exams, Legal Ethics, Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

    MPRE Results Are Out: Open Thread

    As we’ve previously observed, “we’re not really sure how much there is to say about the MPRE. It’s not a super-difficult test, and it hasn’t exactly achieved the mythical status of the bar exam as a rite of passage for aspiring lawyers.” But it seems, judging from all the emails we’ve received, that some of […]

    75 Comments / / Sep 8, 2008 at 7:21 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.08.08

    * The new Dean of Texas Tech school of law will be …? Well it should be Bobby Knight shouldn’t it? [Res Ipsa Blog] * Yale Law Women announced their top ten family friendly firms. [Yale Law School] * Mike Cernovich tries the end this meme that associates should pay their law firms. He uses […]

    13 Comments / / Sep 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM
  • No Offers, Staff Attorneys / Discovery Attorneys, Summer Associates

    Update: Squire Sanders Now Claims Only One Staff Attorney Offer

    Earlier today we reported that Squire, Sanders & Dempsey extended offers to 76% of their summer class, but that an untold number of those summers received staff attorney offers. Well, after an initial “no comment” on the staff attorney question, Squire Sanders decided to clarify their statement: The firm made one staff attorney offer. The […]

    38 Comments / / Sep 8, 2008 at 5:43 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Sullivan & Cromwell Goetz With the Program

    When it comes to law firm swag — and compensation, and prestige — Sullivan & Cromwell has long been a market leader. Remember their famous bonsai trees? Last year, S&C made an appearance at the Lavender Law conference, an annual gathering for LGBT lawyers and law students. To improve their standing in the gay community, […]

    28 Comments / / Sep 8, 2008 at 3:43 PM
  • Divorce Train Wrecks

    Alternative Dispute Resolution By Frat Stud?

    SideTaker.com might be the best example of schadenfreude ever created. It is ostensibly a form of alternative dispute resolution for divorcing or generally unhappy couples. The concept is pretty simple. A disgruntled lover pays a $12 fee and posts his or her grievance on the website. Then he/she invites their partner to do the same. […]

    28 Comments / / Sep 8, 2008 at 2:50 PM