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Law Schools

Parents’ Weekend? Is This A Top-14 Law School Or Camp?

Parents’ weekend is the latest aggressive marketing technique.

21 Comments / / Apr 16, 2015 at 5:42 PM
  • Themis statue and handcuffs

    Crime, Police, Videos

    Criminally Yours: Videotaping Crime Is Not Enough

    In our system of checks and balances, the prosecutors are the first line of defense for all of our rights. This is why they need more more healthy skepticism toward the police officers they work with.

    9 Comments / / Apr 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM
  • Amal Clooney

    Celebrities, Law Schools

    Amal Clooney’s Students At Columbia Law Forbidden From Talking About Her

    It seems the celebrity law professor has enough paparazzi problems without her students getting in on the action.

    66 Comments / / Apr 13, 2015 at 11:56 AM
  • 100 dollar bills in stacks bonus money benjamins

    Bonuses, In-House Counsel, Money

    A Survey Of In-House Base Pay And Bonuses

    In-house columnist Mark Herrmann would like to shed more light on this important topic — but he needs your help.

    40 Comments / / Apr 13, 2015 at 10:53 AM
  • US china flags

    China, Contracts

    How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies (Part IV)

    Your Western assumptions are not likely going to line up with the assumptions of your Chinese counterparts. Find out why.

    / Apr 13, 2015 at 10:05 AM
  • Nelly

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.13.15

    Nelly

    Nelly

    * It’s gettin’ hot in herre, so take off all your clothes. Nelly’s gettin’ so hot, he wanna take his clothes off — for his jailhouse strip search? The rapper was arrested in Tennessee this weekend for felony and simple possession of a potpourri of drugs on his tour bus. [CNN]

    * “It usually takes much longer for a position to become so disreputable that no respectable lawyer will touch it.” If you haven’t noticed, Biglaw firms don’t want to touch the SCOTUS gay marriage arguments with a 10-foot pole. [New York Times]

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    * It’s gettin’ hot in herre, so take off all your clothes. Nelly’s gettin’ so hot, he wanna take his clothes off — for his jailhouse strip search? The rapper was arrested in Tennessee this weekend for felony and simple possession of a potpourri of drugs on his tour bus. [CNN]

    * “It usually takes much longer for a position to become so disreputable that no respectable lawyer will touch it.” If you haven’t noticed, Biglaw firms don’t want to touch the SCOTUS gay marriage arguments with a 10-foot pole. [New York Times]

    * “I think we’re going to see a 10,000-lawyer law firm within five years.” In case it’s not entirely obvious by now, Dentons is trying to become the largest firm in the universe, with “no logical end” in sight to its lawyer hoarding ways. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * “[T]his one has me bumfuzzled.” Like other legal experts, this law prof isn’t sure how to tackle Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s lawsuit to preserve her power, but he does win the award for best usage of “bumfuzzled.” [Lacrosse Tribune]

    * Yikes! Pennsylvania State Attorney General Kathleen Kane recently found herself embroiled in scandal after two of her offices were searched and she was ordered to explain to a three-judge panel her reasoning for firing one of her prosecutors. [Morning Call]

    29 Comments / / Apr 13, 2015 at 9:01 AM
  • amal and george clooney

    Celebrities, Supreme Court

    Which SCOTUS Justice Went Drinking With George And Amal Clooney?

    One of the unsung perks of sitting on the high court is grabbing dinner and drinks with power couples.

    7 Comments / / Apr 10, 2015 at 11:01 AM
  • troll online trolls

    Copyright, Technology

    Former Prenda Lawyer Hit With A $50,000 Counterclaim In ADA Shakedown Lawsuit

    Prenda Law is back in the headlines as karma continues to catch up to the notorious trolls.

    9 Comments / / Apr 10, 2015 at 10:02 AM
  • golf caddy

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.10.15

    golf caddy* Moonlighting for Biglaw partners: golf caddy? This Alston & Bird partner spent the week caddying for Gunn Yang at the 2015 Masters Tournament. Oh, to watch a partner be subservient and lug someone else’s junk around all day. [Am Law Daily]

    * Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is suing each of her judicial colleagues over a constitutional amendment that could get her demoted from her seat of power. Maybe this judicial diva is a “total bitch” after all. [New York Times]

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    * Moonlighting for Biglaw partners: golf caddy? This Alston & Bird partner spent the week caddying for Gunn Yang at the 2015 Masters Tournament. Oh, to watch a partner be subservient and lug someone else’s junk around all day. [Am Law Daily]

    * Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is suing each of her judicial colleagues over a constitutional amendment that could get her demoted from her seat of power. Maybe this judicial diva is a “total bitch” after all. [New York Times]

    * If you plan to run for president of this country and hope to discuss reform of the criminal justice system while you’re shaking hands and kissing babies on the campaign trail, you better be prepared to answer each and every one of these questions. [Washington Post]

    * “I want to see in an application that … Law School is a default option for you.” At least one elite law school “actively preference[s]” work experience after college. Get a job. It’ll probably be easier now than after you graduate from law school. [Harvard Crimson]

    * Aside from absurd tuition rates and deceptive employment statistics, here’s one more absolutely vital thing that members of the legal profession should consider tossing out during their spring cleaning sessions: the third year of law school. [Washington Post]

    44 Comments / / Apr 10, 2015 at 8:58 AM
  • Scarecrow which way

    Law Schools

    The Decision: Sometimes It’s Just Not Worth It

    Should this person really go to any law school?

    47 Comments / / Apr 9, 2015 at 6:23 PM