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9th Circuit, Celebrities, Television

The Ninth Circuit Hearts John Oliver

John Oliver gets cited in an appellate decision.

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  • Job Searches, Judge Advocate General

    JAG (a.k.a. Recession-Proof Lawyers) Recruitment is Way Up

    If you hire them, they will come. The National Law Journal reports that applications for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps are way, way up: The U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force report a surge in applicants for Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps jobs in recent years, according to recruiters and military attorneys. That […]

    190 Comments / / Jun 9, 2009 at 12:03 PM
  • Salary Cuts

    Salary Cut Watch: Pillsbury Cuts Salaries Based on Utilization Rates

    Remember the days when junior associates thought that work-life balance was important? Remember when people thought that law firms could be forced to change to accommodate associates who wanted to be lawyers and have personal lives? Those days are seemingly over. An interesting post on Law21 suggests that the quest for work-life balance (WLB) is […]

    82 Comments / / Jun 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM
  • Biglaw

    More Private Lenders Could Help Law Firms

    In this weekend’s piece about the White & Case business model, the New York Times noted the law firm, cash-on-hand business model. Yesterday, Kash wrote: Law firm dons partners generally get loans from banks at the beginning of the year to pay overhead — rent, associate salaries, etc. As the year goes on, they (hopefully) […]

    39 Comments / / Jun 9, 2009 at 10:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 06.09.09

    * It’s a good time to be a lawyer with game. [AmLaw Daily] * Judicial reform advocates are doing happy dances in response to the SCOTUS ruling in Caperton v. Massey. Elected judges must step aside when faced with cases involving people who donated generously to help put them on the bench. [Washington Post] * […]

    13 Comments / / Jun 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM
  • Job Searches, Law Schools

    Fordham Law Grads Share Their Hopes and Dreams with New York Mag

    Graduation usually marks a high point in our lives. Ceremonies celebrate graduates’ achievements and their bright futures. But this year, grads are faced with a rocky economy, a terrible job market, and predictions that things will stay this way for quite some time. A sign of the dire times: Harvard grads used their ceremony as […]

    47 Comments / / Jun 8, 2009 at 6:54 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.08.09

    * Zombie images attack the rights of publicity. And brains. [New Media & Technology Law Blog] * Who is ready for a Marcus Epstein follow up? On Friday, Bay Buchanan indirectly accused me of leading a “modern day lynching” of Mr. Epstein. Allow me to respond. [True/Slant] * Speaking of things Above the Law readers […]

    37 Comments / / Jun 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM
  • Cars, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    SCOTUS Puts the Brakes on Chrysler Sale to Fiat

    Read more and discuss over at Dealbreaker. U.S. high court grants stay delaying Chrysler sale to Fiat [Dealbreaker]

    / Jun 8, 2009 at 4:22 PM
  • Law Schools

    Great News! Cooley is Opening Another Law School Campus. Yay!

    My thoughts on the proliferation of American law schools have been well documented. But let’s take a moment to look at the other side of the argument. Thomas M. Cooley Law School — which already pumps out 12,000 degrees a year to swarm like locusts across the great state of Michigan — is opening a […]

    150 Comments / / Jun 8, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  • Heller Ehrman

    WilmerHale Hires Operational Wisdom, From Heller Ehrman

    If you read Above the Law last week, you’ll know that it’s an interesting time at WilmerHale. The firm is transitioning associates onto the street to other opportunities. It’s also dealing with former associates who left to clerk and now want back in. But the firm isn’t unconcerned about the terror snaking through its associate […]

    143 Comments / / Jun 8, 2009 at 2:56 PM