Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 12.09.14

ArrowGoingDown-300x294* Whoa, the American Bar Association shockingly deferred action on giving InfiLaw its blessing on the takeover of Charleston Law. Perhaps the ABA is turning over a new leaf as to saving law schools? [National Law Journal]

* Nevermind. The American Bar Association decided to grant provisional accreditation to the beleaguered LMU Duncan School of Law. Perhaps the ABA’s new slogan should be, “Accredit all the law schools!” [Claiborne Progress]

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15 Comments / / Dec 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 12.08.14

ue1rzou0v0zczi6obyae* The NAACP Legal Defense Fund took to Twitter to name every unarmed person of color killed by the police since 1999. Gawker compiled short bios on each. [Gawker]

* Texas planning to ban the “affluenza” defense. [Lowering the Bar]

* Pillsbury just moved into a cozy little office. Emphasis on “little.” [The National Law Journal]

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8 Comments / / Dec 8, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 12.08.14

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

* A student at Barry Law claims someone stole her phone and used it to call an African-American blogger an N-word on Instagram. We’ll have more on this believable story later. [Miami Herald]

* Mark Wahlberg wants to be pardoned for a crime committed before he was known as Marky Mark. He should also consider asking to be pardoned for The Happening and Planet of the Apes. [CNN]

* The job market was flat last month, and in 2014, the legal sector lost 3,000 jobs. Don’t worry, you’ll get a job eventually, per the hopes and prayers of your career services employees. [Am Law Daily]

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25 Comments / / Dec 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 12.05.14

Oh New York, why did you have to make Caesar angry?

Oh New York, why did you have to make Caesar angry?

* New York has rejected recognizing a chimpanzee as a “person.” [PrawfsBlawg]

* Which law schools are most conservative? Most liberal? [FiveThirtyEight]

* Elie’s new job as “deal judge.” [Dealbreaker]

* Lawyer suspended amid accusations that he sexted three clients with nude photos of himself and told one “she could ‘ride bareback’ with him.” [ABA Journal]

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9 Comments / / Dec 5, 2014 at 4:42 PM

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