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Biglaw Firm Decimates Summer Associate Program

Is this the beginning of a trend -- and if so, could it be a good thing? Read more »
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    Crime, Prisons

    Criminally Yours: The Great Prison Break

    Columnist Toni Messina discusses the New York prison break. There’s something romantic about a prison break, but what about the people left behind?

    13 Comments / / Jun 22, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    Television, Videos

    John Oliver Makes Obvious But Excellent Point About The Confederate Flag

    John Oliver and the flying of the Confederate flag.

    135 Comments / / Jun 22, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.22.15

    Not my corner office! (Image via Shutterstock.)

    Not my corner office! (Image via Shutterstock.)

    * Everyone’s a winner at Nixon Peabody, especially the millennials! The firm is doing away with the corner-office model in favor of office space reminiscent of that of tech companies, where everyone’s offices — from paralegals to partners — are the same size. [Washington Post]

    * A former North Dakota Law student is suing the school, as well as several administrators and professors, because he alleges they dismissed him via email in May due to problems with his application. Man, that’s almost as harsh as a break-up text. [WDAZ]

    * Justice Kennedy knows a lot of people who are gay, but that doesn’t mean he’ll recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage just because of his circle of friends and colleagues. He’ll likely do it because he knows “how meaningful this is.” [New York Times]

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    * Everyone's a winner at Nixon Peabody, especially the millennials! The firm is doing away with the corner-office model in favor of office space reminiscent of that of tech companies, where everyone's offices -- from paralegals to partners -- are the same size. [Washington Post]

    * A former North Dakota Law student is suing the school, as well as several administrators and professors, because he alleges they dismissed him via email in May due to problems with his application. Man, that's almost as harsh as a break-up text. [WDAZ]

    * Justice Kennedy knows a lot of people who are gay, but that doesn't mean he'll recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage just because of his circle of friends and colleagues. He'll likely do it because he knows "how meaningful this is." [New York Times]

    * The Supreme Court is currently considering an emergency appeal out of Texas after the Fifth Circuit refused to stay a decision that would all but close the vast majority of abortion facilities in the state. Give this law the good old coat hanger, SCOTUS. [Associated Press]

    * Last week, Justice Kennedy basically invited litigants to challenge the constitutionality of solitary confinement because it "exacts a terrible price." Step right up and become one of the first to test the power of the SCOTUS swing vote on this issue. [Los Angeles Times]

    * "Having a woman leader is no longer exceptional." The number of women law school deans is on the rise. They make up 40 percent of incoming law school leadership, and currently comprise 30 percent of all law deans. Nice work! [National Law Journal]

    * After pleading guilty to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter back in March, California lawyer Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti was recently sentenced to four years in prison for killing a cyclist while driving high on prescription drugs Xanax and Suboxone. [Daily Mail]

    27 Comments / / Jun 22, 2015 at 8:49 AM
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    Biglaw, Technology

    Will Legal Tech Eventually Disrupt Biglaw? A Conversation With Lex Machina’s Owen Byrd

    Biglaw has remained relatively unaffected by legal tech, but this company may soon shake Biglaw to its core.

    8 Comments / / Jun 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM