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Bar Exams, Law Schools

Law School Dean Blames Lazy Students For Terrible Bar Passage Rate

Which law school's bar passage rate has taken a turn for the worse? Read more »
73 Comments / / Sep 2, 2015 at 2:17 PM
  • "While we discuss your claim, just follow this watch."

    Attorney Misconduct, Legal Ethics

    Sexual Hypnosis Allegations Cause Lawyer To Surrender License

    Legal career ends in the most bizarre manner possible.

    25 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM
  • police crime tape

    Crime, Guns / Firearms

    Armed Assailant Is Shot, Killed After Courthouse Knife Attack

    No motive has been established for the assailant's courthouse attack.

    / Aug 26, 2015 at 9:44 AM
  • Keila Ravelo

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.26.15

    Keila Ravelo

    Keila Ravelo

    * Melvin Feliz, husband of Keila Ravelo, the partner who allegedly bilked Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr out of millions to lead a life of luxury, pleaded guilty in the fraud case brought against him. Is she a prospective Real Housewife of Cellblock D? [Bergen Record]

    * Sorry, Southwest passengers, but the Seventh Circuit says you’re stuck with your free drink vouchers, and the lawyers who represented you in this class-action suit are stuck with their $1.65 million. No one is happy up in the unfriendly skies. [Associated Press]

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    * Melvin Feliz, husband of Keila Ravelo, the partner who allegedly bilked Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr out of millions to lead a life of luxury, pleaded guilty in the fraud case brought against him. Is she a prospective Real Housewife of Cellblock D? [Bergen Record]

    * Sorry, Southwest passengers, but the Seventh Circuit says you're stuck with your free drink vouchers, and the lawyers who represented you in this class-action suit are stuck with their $1.65 million. No one is happy up in the unfriendly skies. [Associated Press]

    * China's economy may be on the brink, but that doesn't matter to Dentons. The firm is as happy as ever about its proposed merger with Dacheng because it really wants a horde of lawyers, so it's gonna get one. It's "almost absurd" to think otherwise. [Am Law Daily]

    * As we mentioned yesterday, lawyers work too damn much -- so much, in fact, that they're quitting their Biglaw jobs, starting competitor practices, and poaching talent from top firms by offering them a sense of work-life balance. [Harvard Business Review]

    * Kevin Fagan, perhaps better known as Juror 83 in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, is speaking to the media about his experience, and says he might've changed his death penalty vote if he had known the youngest victim's parents opposed it. [WSJ Law Blog]

    32 Comments / / Aug 26, 2015 at 8:58 AM
  • Kathleen_Kane_AG RF

    Crime

    Penn Attorney General Dupes The Press

    Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane takes a page from The Parent Trap to troll the press.

    13 Comments / / Aug 25, 2015 at 5:28 PM
  • Adnan Syed

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.25.15

    Adnan Syed

    Adnan Syed

    * Too many students who still apply and attend law school, convinced they are the special snowflake that will beat the odds, are just lying to themselves. [Law and More]

    * A new motion in the case of Adnan Syed, featured in the inaugural and highly successful first season of the Serial podcast, casts doubt on key evidence used to convict him. [Gawker]

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    * Too many students who still apply and attend law school, convinced they are the special snowflake that will beat the odds, are just lying to themselves. [Law and More]

    * A new motion in the case of Adnan Syed, featured in the inaugural and highly successful first season of the Serial podcast, casts doubt on key evidence used to convict him. [Gawker]

    * Attention in-house counsel: Please, please, please stop sending money to a Nigerian prince. It is, in fact, a scam. [Corporate Counsel]

    * The legal battle to define mayo has reached its conclusion. Cutting edge of the legal world people. [Slate]

    * Colleges are back in session and have to deal with the ramifications of incredibly offensive and juvenile behavior. Again. [Popehat]

    * Is it possible there will be a legal research competitor to Lexis and Westlaw? Or Nah? [William Ha]

    36 Comments / / Aug 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM