• Admin, Advertising, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad

    Thanks to This Week’s Advertisers

    A quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law: The Atlantic Harvard Business School Kinney Recruiting Lateral Link LexisNexis The Red Cross The Tikvah Center at NYU School of Law University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site […]

    / Nov 25, 2009 at 11:44 AM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2009, Bonuses, Money

    Associate Bonus Watch: Davis Polk & Wardwell Matches

    Well, here’s an early Thanksgiving present from the partnership at Davis Polk & Wardwell to their associates. Bonus news. DPW will be putting the same meal on the table as Cravath: We are pleased to announce that associates in good standing will receive a bonus payment as outlined below. Bonuses will be paid on December […]

    92 Comments / / Nov 25, 2009 at 10:28 AM
  • Clerkships

    Are Clerks Welcome Back at Cahill?

    If you are a Biglaw associate and are lucky enough to score a federal clerkship, congratulations. It is a nice feather in your cap. But in this job market, are you wise to actually accept your clerkship offer? As many of you know, clerks have to formally resign from their firms while clerking. In the […]

    123 Comments / / Nov 25, 2009 at 10:14 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.25.09

    * This lawsuit is pretty awesome: flip the bird to a cop, collect $50,000 (okay, $10,000 after attorneys’ fees; but still, pretty awesome). [Gawker] * Speaking of the bird, here’s one presidential pardon that won’t be controversial. [Washington Whispers via Wonkette] * We didn’t get that this was satire until we looked at the comments. […]

    84 Comments / / Nov 25, 2009 at 9:10 AM
  • Law Schools

    Missing Law Students at Michigan and FIU

    A distressing new trend appears to be sweeping America’s law schools. From the sun-kissed beaches of Miami to the frozen turf of the Big House, law students have been reported missing. With law school exams just around the corner, learning of the disappearance of a classmate or friend only exacerbates law student stress. In early […]

    78 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 5:56 PM
  • Antonin Scalia, Lateral Moves, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Bergrin

    Non-Sequiturs 11.24.09

    * Washingtonian Magazine’s December issue is devoted to lawyers. The magazine enlisted Kash and Lat to write the cover story: “Why Lawyers Make So Much Money.” Staff writer Marisa Kashino, formerly of the National Law Journal, names D.C.’s 30 top lawyers and writes about what it takes to make partner these days. Check it out […]

    35 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 5:12 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: It’s The Kind of Thing We’d Expect from Jonathan Swift

    It’s almost Thanksgiving. It is a wonderful time to reflect on all of your blessings — and maybe spare a coin for those less fortunate. Or, if you are a lawyer — you could sue those less fortunate; especially if the unwashed masses are hurting your business. Tex Parte Blog has this lovely holiday tale: […]

    85 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  • LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw

    Google Does Evil to LexisNexis and Westlaw?

    Last week Google engineer Anurag Acharya sent a shot across the bow of the multi-million dollar legal publishing business. “Starting today,” he wrote on the Google blog, people will be able to use Google Scholar to “find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts.” And in […]

    69 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 3:10 PM
  • Judge of the Day, Video games

    Judge of the Day: Call of Duty Calls Judge to Miss Duty

    How many people out there are mainlining Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? I’m not. Apparently, I need to practice for my upcoming Soul Calibur demolition of ATL commenters. But I’ll probably pick COD2 for the holiday season. A British judge didn’t have my sense of patience: Now, as the story has it, a county […]

    71 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM
  • Inappropriate Venue

    Inappropriate Venue: Sweet Revenge

    Ed. Note: Former ATL intern Karen Sosa is back with this new weekly feature: Inappropriate Venue. She’ll be looking at how her three years of law school keeps popping up where it doesn’t belong. Things being what they are in the world, I, like many of you, have lots of spare time to ponder what […]

    89 Comments / / Nov 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM