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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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  • Akin Gump, Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: Another Partner Leaves Akin Gump

    Akin Gump is dealing with another partner defection. AmLaw Daily is reporting that a big time litigator is leaving Akin Gump for Quinn Emanuel: Andrew Rossman, former cohead of litigation at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, kept bumping into lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges on various cases, and came away impressed […]

    101 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM
  • Uncategorized

    UCLA: The Latest Law School To Help Deferred Students

    Akin Gump is dealing with another partner defection. AmLaw Daily is reporting that a big time litigator is leaving Akin Gump for Quinn Emanuel: Andrew Rossman, former cohead of litigation at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, kept bumping into lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges on various cases, and came away impressed […]

    166 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 1:44 PM
  • Associate Advice, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Not Fade Away

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL – Last summer as 1L I tried out one of those quaint “secondary-markets” that I felt I’d be better suited for down the line. I really loved my work last summer in the boonies, but I’m not spending anytime this summer […]

    49 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: God Bless the Yankees, And Nobody Else

    As we mentioned this morning, just because the Yankees are opening a billion dollar ballpark today doesn’t mean that people can’t bitch about the Yankees. A 30-year-old Red Sox fan from Queens is suing because he was kicked out of old Yankee Stadium for his failure to observe the sabbath seventh. The New York Post […]

    85 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 11:22 AM
  • Robinson & Cole, Salary Cuts

    Salary Cut Watch: Robinson & Cole’s Cuts in Connecticut

    The list of firms cutting associate salaries keeps growing. Yesterday, the Connecticut-based firm Robinson & Cole reduced all associate and counsel salaries by $10,000. According to the Connecticut Law Tribune: On Wednesday, Hartford-based Robinson & Cole, which has about 240 attorneys, confirmed that it has decided to cut associates’ and counsel’s annual salaries by $10,000. […]

    95 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 04.16.09

    * The NYCLU is suing the NYPD to protect Yankees fans’ right to hate America. [Gothamist and New York Law Journal] * Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan is resigning this weekend. Among those gunning for his job are two Foley Hoag partners: Michael B. Keating and Martin Murphy. That’s a little awkward when it comes […]

    46 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 8:14 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.15.09

    * U.S. News has released the ranking of part-time legal programs. Part-time. [U.S. News & World Report] * Are you just a lawyer, or are you a hardcore lawyer? [The World’s Ombudsman] * Don’t Spitzer and Posner seem like an odd match? [Dealbreaker] * The secret lawsuit. [Suits & Sentences] * We now have finalists […]

    43 Comments / / Apr 15, 2009 at 6:21 PM
  • Layoffs

    Stealth Layoff Watch: 5% Litigation Cuts at Shearman & Sterling

    Stealth layoff rumors have been swirling around Shearman & Sterling for months. We’ve reported on the quiet cuts before. But today, it looks like the firm cut a little too deep to keep it under the radar. Shearman & Sterling has not responded to our multiple requests for comment, but several sources independently confirm that […]

    128 Comments / / Apr 15, 2009 at 5:22 PM
  • Dissolution, Holland & Knight, Musical Chairs, Thelen Reid & Priest, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner

    Musical Chairs: Holland & Knight Picks Up Richard Raysman

    Former Thelen associates might still be scrambling to pick up the pieces of their aborted legal careers, but former Thelen partners continue to land on their feet. The latest partner refugee is an All-Star. Richard Raysman (of what used to be known as Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner) has ended up at Holland & […]

    40 Comments / / Apr 15, 2009 at 4:16 PM