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In-House Counsel, Money, Partner Issues, Sponsored Content

Who Makes More: Partners Or General Counsels?

Given your partner compensation, would you seriously consider a general counsel job? Maybe you should.

/ Apr 17, 2015 at 4:15 PM
  • Ted Cruz can only dunk in his dreams.

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.23.15

    Ted Cruz can only dunk in his dreams.

    Ted Cruz can only dunk in his dreams.

    * This would-be POTUS can’t jump? Ted Ruger, Penn Law’s new dean, used to hang out with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during law school, and he’d “like to think that [their] legal skills far exceeded [their] mediocre basketball skills.” [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * Why do we still need law schools considering the crisis in the legal academy? Please allow Noah Feldman of Harvard Law — an unbiased law professor — to explain why “law school is absolutely essential — not for lawyers with clients, but for our society as a whole.” [Bloomberg View]

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    * This would-be POTUS can’t jump? Ted Ruger, Penn Law’s new dean, used to hang out with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during law school, and he’d “like to think that [their] legal skills far exceeded [their] mediocre basketball skills.” [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * Why do we still need law schools considering the crisis in the legal academy? Please allow Noah Feldman of Harvard Law — an unbiased law professor — to explain why “law school is absolutely essential — not for lawyers with clients, but for our society as a whole.” [Bloomberg View]

    * Apparently there’s some major drama going down with regard to which attorneys will argue the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court. It seems that no one wants to give up their 15 minutes of fame before the high court. Sigh. [National Law Journal]

    * These days, law schools are looking at more than their applicants’ GPAs and LSAT scores. Prospective law students now need to be “well-rounded and involved.” For what it’s worth, not minding going into debt is a helpful trait, too. [Omaha World-Herald]

    * Another day, another gender bias lawsuit in Silicon Valley: This time around, Tina Huang, a female software engineer who used to work for Twitter, is alleging that the company’s secret promotion process bypasses women and favors men. [CNET]

    42 Comments / / Mar 23, 2015 at 9:05 AM
  • Righteous-Indignation

    Education / Schools, Free Speech, Politics

    Persecution For Unpopular Opinions Or Pedagogical Nightmare? Prof Kicks Student From Class For Doubting Rape Stats

    Columnist Tamara Tabo takes a look at an interesting controversy rocking a prominent liberal-arts college.

    205 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 6:54 PM
  • Red-tailed hawk. Photo by Greg Hume.

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.20.15

    Red-tailed hawk. Photo by Greg Hume.

    Red-tailed hawk. Photo by Greg Hume.

    * People are dogging this, but I wholeheartedly approve. Kids need to learn that Republicans will kill any idea no matter how benign while somehow making it about abortion. It’s an important life lesson. [NH1]

    * Sometimes the help of a friend actually makes the situation worse. That’s why I make it my policy not to help. [Science of Relationships]

    * A second suspect picked up in the triple murder involving America’s Next Top Model Mirjana Puhar. Investigators plan to give him a hot mic and wait for him to take a bathroom break. [Gawker]

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    * People are dogging this, but I wholeheartedly approve. Kids need to learn that Republicans will kill any idea no matter how benign while somehow making it about abortion. It’s an important life lesson. [NH1]

    * Sometimes the help of a friend actually makes the situation worse. That’s why I make it my policy not to help. [Science of Relationships]

    * A second suspect picked up in the triple murder involving America’s Next Top Model Mirjana Puhar. Investigators plan to give him a hot mic and wait for him to take a bathroom break. [Gawker]

    * LSAC’s having a big day. After law school applications hit a 15-year low, we get the news that LSAC has changed their licensing agreement to kill LSAT PrepTest PDFs. That’ll help. [LSAT Blog]

    * When you think about it, contract lawyers are living out the white-collar version of the Industrial Revolution. And doing about as well as the first Proletariat did. [Law and More]

    * Someone thinks the country doesn’t have to be run by lawyers. This is a dangerous idea that could take down the empire we’ve all built. Thankfully it’s coming from the Transhumanist Party presidential candidate. So I think we’re safe. [Motherboard / Vice]

    * That’s not how you use Swiss cheese… [Legal Juice]

    * A new podcast discusses religious liberty bills with Professor Marci Hamilton, Verkuli Chair in Public Law at Cardozo. [RJ Court Watch]

    * Another call to do something nice and simple so you aren’t the kind of lawyer people joke about. [What About Clients?]

    * On that note, here’s a cavalcade of lawyer jokes explained. Until things get too real. [LFC360]

    28 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 5:03 PM
  • washington-dc

    Job Searches, Lateral Moves

    Spring Thaw In The D.C. Lateral Hiring Market?

    The D.C. market is making up ground and is on track to rack up its best first-quarter post-recession.

    / Mar 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM
  • stat of the week image

    Biglaw, Tax Law

    Stats Of The Week: Biglaw Tax Lawyers Are Killing It

    Some recent survey findings on American perceptions of the tax system.

    7 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM
  • A paralegal counting her cash on a break from binder making.

    Biglaw, Bonuses, Money

    Staff Bonus Watch: Open Thread (Kicked Off By Orrick And Vinson & Elkins)

    One firm is paying $500; another firm is paying $1,000 (or more). What’s your firm doing?

    13 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 12:14 PM
  • Ellen Pao

    Minority Issues, Women's Issues

    The Curious Case Of Ellen Pao And The Lesson We Can Learn From It

    This case is unique because it actually went to trial, so unlike mediation or a settlement, we are privy to all the salacious details.

    48 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 10:44 AM
  • strip club pervert

    Uncategorized

    No, You Can’t Sue Grindr Because It Hooked You Up With A 13-Year-Old For Sex

    It’s not an app’s fault if you’re a perv.

    55 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 10:04 AM
  • Thanks, law school!

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.20.15

    Thanks, law school!

    Thanks, law school!

    * Per a recent study, the class of 2010 is still screwed when it comes to securing work as attorneys. There are plenty of would-be lawyers working in “tennis instruction, office management, lingerie sales, and pest control.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Law schools may be admitting less qualified students, but when the bar exam results are bad, it’s obviously the bar exam’s fault. Is it even fair to make new lawyers have to pass a bar exam at all? We should have more on this bar exam backlash later today. [DealBook / New York Times]

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    * Per a recent study, the class of 2010 is still screwed when it comes to securing work as attorneys. There are plenty of would-be lawyers working in “tennis instruction, office management, lingerie sales, and pest control.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Law schools may be admitting less qualified students, but when the bar exam results are bad, it’s obviously the bar exam’s fault. Is it even fair to make new lawyers have to pass a bar exam at all? We should have more on this bar exam backlash later today. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Following layoffs in two other firms’ litigation practices, McDermott Will & Emery is losing three of its top litigation partners. Two are expected to decamp to Paul Hastings, and one is abandoning ship for King & Spalding. Yikes! [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * Law school applications are on the verge of hitting a 15-year low. Don’t worry, cautions LSAC, because “the rate of decline [in applications] is slowing.” Check out the sad (yet amazing) picture in the article and see if it makes you feel better. [Bloomberg Business]

    * Undergrads at Villanova got a crash course in how to pay for law school this week, and were hopefully scared straight when they found out the majority of law students take out loans and “typically accumulate around $100,000-$200,000 in debt.” [The Villanovan]

    29 Comments / / Mar 20, 2015 at 9:03 AM