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Bar Exams, California

California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two

Major reform for one of the most idiosyncratic — and toughest — bar exams in the nation.

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  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.29.09

    * Shareholder suits + TARP = taxpayer bailout for the plaintiff’s bar. Sweet. And if you live in a brick house the pitchforks and torches will have no effect. [Dealbook] * Did Larry Lessig send YouTube a takedown notice just so YouTube would retain him to defend against the notice? [Boing Boing] * Advice from […]

    11 Comments / / Apr 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Columbia Law Glitch

    * Shareholder suits + TARP = taxpayer bailout for the plaintiff’s bar. Sweet. And if you live in a brick house the pitchforks and torches will have no effect. [Dealbook] * Did Larry Lessig send YouTube a takedown notice just so YouTube would retain him to defend against the notice? [Boing Boing] * Advice from […]

    76 Comments / / Apr 29, 2009 at 5:25 PM
  • Law Schools

    Boston College, Loyola – Chicago: Try to Soften the Deferral Blow

    More schools are jumping in to try to help their own deferred graduates. Boston College Law School has come up with a “hodgepodge” of initiatives, according to EagleOnline: * Law School Fellows Program: “as many as twelve positions” will be available, paid at “a modest hourly rate” in places like the Legal Assistance Bureau and […]

    52 Comments / / Apr 29, 2009 at 4:30 PM
  • Layoffs, Staff Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Kilpatrick Stockton and K&L Gates Make Cuts

    Last month, K&L Gates fired 115 people: 36 associates and 79 staffers. But since then, K&L Gates has made a number of smaller staff cuts in a number of its offices, including Pittsburgh and Chicago. The firm refused to comment on its latest reductions. But our sources report that around 20 staffers have been let […]

    88 Comments / / Apr 29, 2009 at 3:33 PM
  • Antonin Scalia, Law Schools, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Update: Fordham’s Dossier on Justice Scalia

    For those of you just tuning in, we have a little bit of a back and forth going on between Fordham Law School and One First Street. Last week, we wrote about What Fordham Knows About Justice Scalia. Professor Joel Reidenberg, an information privacy law professor at Fordham, had his class compile a 15-page dossier […]

    86 Comments / / Apr 29, 2009 at 2:15 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 04.29.09

    * From pirate-fighting hero to litigant in under a month. One of the crew members of the Maersk Alabama has filed a $75,000 lawsuit for his disabling injuries because the ship company knowingly sent him into “pirate-infested waters.” [Courthouse News Service] * Nationwide Layoff Watch: Atlanta-based firm Kilpatrick Stockton lays off 24 lawyers and pushes […]

    14 Comments / / Apr 29, 2009 at 9:01 AM
  • Summer Associates

    Cleary Encourages ‘Home Cooking’ To Keep Summer Associate Lunch Costs Down

    * Shareholder suits + TARP = taxpayer bailout for the plaintiff’s bar. Sweet. And if you live in a brick house the pitchforks and torches will have no effect. [Dealbook] * Did Larry Lessig send YouTube a takedown notice just so YouTube would retain him to defend against the notice? [Boing Boing] * Advice from […]

    126 Comments / / Apr 28, 2009 at 6:28 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.28.09

    * Anybody want to give John Grisham a hand? [West] * Impeachment, Texas-style. [Grits for Breakfast] * It is it legal to fire dirty lawyers? Probably. [Professor Bainbridge] * Having momentarily dealt with fleeting expletives, SCOTUS could move quickly to address fleeting nudity. I propose this deal: the baby boomers can continue their astonishing string […]

    17 Comments / / Apr 28, 2009 at 5:21 PM
  • Husch Blackwell, Salary Cuts

    Husch Blackwell Goes with Salary Cuts

    A month and a half ago, Husch Blackwell laid off a number of employees. At the time, Husch Blackwell’s chairman Dave Fenley refused to use the term “layoffs.” Instead, he said: He said that Husch Blackwell was “going gangbusters” in certain areas and was meeting its numbers this year, “which is pleasantly surprising.” Later, Fenley […]

    84 Comments / / Apr 28, 2009 at 4:26 PM
  • Associate Advice, Job Searches, Layoffs, Notes from the Breadline

    Notes from the Breadline: You’ve Got a Friend

    Ed. note: Welcome to the latest installment of “Notes from the Breadline,” a column by a laid-off lawyer in New York. Prior columns are collected here. You can reach Roxana St. Thomas by email (at roxanastthomas@gmail.com), follow her on Twitter, or find her on Facebook. One day after work — or, in my case, after […]

    82 Comments / / Apr 28, 2009 at 3:28 PM