Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 03.06.15

RBG Red Cup* Per a recent Super Lawyers survey, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the Supreme Court justice with whom the nation’s top lawyers would most like to share a lunch date. Come on, admit it: you just want to get wasted with the Notorious R.B.G. [TIME]

* Perhaps in anticipation of a SCOTUS ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, states across the country are dreaming up legislation that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Man, we’re such jerks. [New York Times]

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38 Comments / / Mar 6, 2015 at 9:06 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 03.05.15

Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias

* Jury can’t agree to put Jodi Arias to death, guaranteeing Morning Docket/Non-Sequiturs fodder for the next 25 to life. [HLN TV]

* The best students in the country are looking at law school… and passing. Get ready for the “now’s the best time to go to law school” articles! [Associate’s Mind]

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8 Comments / / Mar 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 03.05.15

Woo, Biglaw! I got an offer, bro!

Woo, Biglaw! I got an offer, bro!

* According to the latest data from NALP, summer associate hiring is up for the fifth year in a row. Hooray! But wait, don’t go licking each other’s popsicles just yet — some law firms (35 percent of them, in fact) actually reduced the number of offers they made. [National Law Journal]

* In response to outcry over bar exam reforms, this Dechert partner took time out of his day to wonder: “Is it too much to expect that future lawyers know the difference between a tort and a tenancy in common, or do we expect clients to pay them $400 an hour to learn it?” [Wall Street Journal]

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43 Comments / / Mar 5, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 03.04.15

iStock-Unfinished-Business-5* A Tampa law firm replaced its regular desks to make happier and healthier lawyers. I’d never heard of a tread desk, but I want one. [Bay News 9]

* Prosecutors eviscerated after court finds out that they straight falsified the transcript of a confession. That’s bold. [Observer]

* How can schools keep top faculty? Giving them less to do of course! [TaxProf Blog]

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17 Comments / / Mar 4, 2015 at 5:01 PM