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Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Small Law Firms

5 Things I Miss About Biglaw

Columnist Gary J. Ross looks back on his Biglaw days. Read more »
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  • Lawyerly Lairs, Real Estate, Student Loans

    Lawyerly Lairs: Law Student Edition

    Are you tired of reading about lawyers and law students struggling under massive educational loans? The debt-saddled law student has become something of a walking cliché — and the stereotype is not universally true. According to the 2009 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (p. 14), between 10 and 15 percent of full-time law students […]

    98 Comments / / May 13, 2010 at 11:08 AM
  • Law Schools, Student Loans, UNC Law

    Mean Blog Comments End Quest to Go to Law School for Free

    A week and a half ago, we ran a story about a student who was soliciting donations so she could go to UNC Law School without incurring student debt. She dreamed a dream, but the tigers come at night. The would-be law student, Sarah Allen, was ripped apart in the press, and now wants no […]

    57 Comments / / May 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.13.10

    * New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo is keeping banks’ lawyers busy. [New York Times] * Akin Gump senior counsel and former Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan had a star turn on the Good Wife. [Washington Post] * Defendants in the Robert Wone murder trial prefer not to be judged by a jury of their peers. […]

    13 Comments / / May 13, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  • Partner Profits

    Orrick Will Abandon Publishing Profits Per Partner Next Year

    Are profits per partner the appropriate metric to measure law firm success? It’s been a long time since firms seriously looked at the question. I didn’t know my Skadden from my Sullivan back when American Lawyer founder Steve Brill first started shining a light on the black box of top American law firms back in […]

    33 Comments / / May 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM
  • Harvard, Law Schools, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Humility Is Overrated

    Harvard and Yale are, by any standard, great educational institutions, but it is not one of their strengths to instill in their students a sense of humility. — Jerome Karabel, a sociology professor and author of The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, commenting on the high number […]

    38 Comments / / May 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM
  • Television

    Television You Need to Know About

    Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about the steaming pile of poo that Lost dropped in the middle of my living room last night. (Sorry: Spoiled Poo Alert.) Instead, I’m going to talk about a legal television show that could be awesome. Deadline Hollywood reports: EXCLUSIVE: John Grisham’s The Firm might finally become a […]

    35 Comments / / May 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM
  • 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: Kinney Recruiting Lateral Link Lexis Nexis – Discovery Solutions Lexis Nexis – Law Firm Marketing Products Lexis Nexis – Martindale Lexis Nexis – RLS Specialized Law Lexis Nexis – Search Advantage & Hosted Litigation Sunshine Suites University of Massachusetts If you’re interested […]

    / May 12, 2010 at 12:12 PM
  • Biglaw, In-House Counsel

    In-House Counseling: The Terrible Twos

    Ed. note: This post is written by Will Meyerhofer, a Biglaw attorney turned psychotherapist, whom we profiled. A former Sullivan & Cromwell associate, he holds degrees from Harvard, NYU Law, and The Hunter College School of Social Work. He blogs at The People’s Therapist. You pass through a stage when you’re about two years old […]

    76 Comments / / May 12, 2010 at 11:12 AM