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Law Professors, Law Reviews, Law Schools

Law Journal Apologizes For Article About Executing Law Professors, Professor Resigns

Insane law review article prompts professor’s resignation… but how did he get hired in the first place?

59 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 3:07 PM
  • Biglaw, Blind Item, Summer Associates

    A Summer Associate Program Blind Item

    Here’s an interesting rumor we’ve heard. We’re a little short on details, and we’re trying to chase down additional confirmation. We thought we’d toss it out as a blind item and solicit the missing information from you, our readers. This is what we’re hearing. One large law firm is so hard up for work that […]

    123 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 1:03 PM
  • Job Searches, Summer Associates

    Advice For Summers From Georgetown

    Here’s an interesting rumor we’ve heard. We’re a little short on details, and we’re trying to chase down additional confirmation. We thought we’d toss it out as a blind item and solicit the missing information from you, our readers. This is what we’re hearing. One large law firm is so hard up for work that […]

    75 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM
  • Law School Deans

    Robert Post Named New Dean of Yale Law School

    We told you so — over a week ago. This past weekend, at the ACS National Convention, we received further confirmation from Yale Law School sources. So today’s announcement of Professor Robert Post as the new dean of YLS comes as no surprise. The official announcement from Yale president Richard Levin, plus one student’s take […]

    35 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 11:20 AM
  • Deferral Stipend, Start Dates

    Deferred Associates Cause Ethical Dilemma and the Booting of Clerks in Massachusetts

    Last week, the Massachusetts Trial Court got approval for a unique solution to address its budget shortfall, reported Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: The Supreme Judicial Court’s Committee on Judicial Ethics has approved a proposal by Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan that would allow deferred law-firm associates to work for the Trial Court […]

    75 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 10:57 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 06.22.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] Let’s all move to Nebraska! In a week in which unemployment was up in 48 out of 50 states (plus DC), Nebraska’s unemployment dropped […]

    34 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM
  • Morning Docket, UVA Law

    Morning Docket 06.22.09

    * One bra size does not fit all. There are so many different reasons why one might get a severe rash from a Victoria’s Secret bra that the 17 suits filed in various states cannot be consolidated into one. [On Point News] * More on Law Student of the Day: Leo Wolpert. The UVA Law […]

    12 Comments / / Jun 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Rankings, U.S. News

    Top. Universities. In the World.

    We know how much everybody loves rankings. By now, everybody has had time to digest the new law school pecking order — even George Washington Law School students. But true prestige whoring begins much earlier than law school. U.S. News has just released (hat tip: Tax Prof Blog) a list of the top 400 colleges […]

    154 Comments / / Jun 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Larry Wilder

    Our Lawyer of the Day is appropriately named. From the sound of this story, this Indiana lawyer could probably hold down the name Larry Wildest. The photo to the right is not a stock photo. That’s Wilder on Wednesday morning after a raucous night on the town. From the Courier-Journal: Conrad Embry, 80, the neighbor […]

    52 Comments / / Jun 19, 2009 at 4:58 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.19.09

    * Tyra Banks’s stalker is going to have to take an “anti-stalking” course. I didn’t know they had to teach masturbation nowadays. [Popsquire] * Going from Biglaw to small law can be tough, especially when you don’t actually know how to do anything. [Litination] * Could somebody who works at a law firm please flip […]

    13 Comments / / Jun 19, 2009 at 4:32 PM
  • Judge of the Day

    Judge of the Day: What’s more [cowardly] than [vandalizing] another man’s automobile?

    A Texas judge has been indicted for keying his neighbor’s Range Rover. The Houston Chronicle reports the possible penalties for criminal mischief in Texas: Woody Ray Densen, 69, could face 180 days to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted. He could also be disciplined by the […]

    80 Comments / / Jun 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.19.09

    * Don’t cheap your Dad on Father’s Day. [Bloomberg] * Allen Stanford has been arrested and indicted. [Los Angeles Times] * The RIAA won big in its file sharing suit. Very big. [Minneapolis Star-Tribune via WSJ Law Blog] * Never ask questions you don’t already know the answer to. Especially on T.V. Especially when a […]

    11 Comments / / Jun 19, 2009 at 8:57 AM
  • Career Alternatives, Job Searches

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: A Panel Discussion

    The other night, a commenter with insomnia wrote: Is there someone living in Flint, Michigan who will exchange their $18,000 house for my worthless JD? I will even take over the payments from your inflated mortgage. My piece of paper does not even provide shelter for my skinny ass. In exchange you could be a […]

    80 Comments / / Jun 19, 2009 at 1:46 AM
  • Partner Issues

    Partner De-Equitization At Paul Hastings

    Earlier this week, we reported on staff layoffs at Paul Hastings. Since Lehman collapsed, Paul Hastings has been through few rounds of attorney layoffs as well. But Paul Hastings partners haven’t exactly been sitting back and counting cash. Especially younger partners. Above the Law has been able to confirm that a number of partners have […]

    174 Comments / / Jun 18, 2009 at 6:29 PM