• Job Searches, UVA Law

    News From Upside Down World

    We are living in a bizzaro world. Check out this fact pattern: There’s a partner at Morgan Lewis with 18 years of experience. Morgan Lewis cancels its entire 2010 Summer Program. Partner leaves Morgan Lewis. For a more lucrative gig? No. He leaves to be the new head of career services at UVA Law School. […]

    178 Comments / / Jul 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.23.09

    What should a female Solicitor General wear to the U.S. Supreme Court? It’s a hot-button issue. For some excellent analysis, see Dahlia Lithwick. The topic of SCOTUS-appropriate attire for a Solicitrix General keeps coming up. It popped up yesterday in Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s interview with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, at the Ninth Circuit Judicial […]

    36 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM
  • Canceled Summer Programs - 2010, Summer Associates

    Milbank Cancels 2010 Summer Program in L.A.

    According to a well placed source, Milbank has decided to cancel its 2010 summer program for its Los Angeles office. We understand that the firm will still be inviting summer associates to join them in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm did not respond to our immediate request for comment. According to NALP, there […]

    149 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Advertising, Career Center, Job Searches, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad

    Career Center: The Associate Experience

    Is my associate experience better than your associate experience? One of the cooler features on the Above The Law Career Center, powered by Lateral Link, is the ability to compare firms based on associate experience in a number of areas including firm management, partnership prospects, parental leave policies, vacation policies, billable hours expectations, etc. You […]

    / Jul 23, 2009 at 3:27 PM
  • Associate Advice, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: The Fugitive?

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. ATL, I am a first year associate in a small/mid-sized firm. I graduated during during the height of the recession, so it took me many months to find this job. I have been working there for about three months (and I hate […]

    90 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Layoffs Weeks in the Making Finally Come to Dechert

    Dechert’s stealthiness when it comes to layoffs have been well documented in these pages. But it has been an open secret around the firm that another round of layoffs were coming. Above the Law has spoken to sources that have been talking about Dechert’s impending layoffs for nearly a month. Today, the ax is finally […]

    167 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 1:28 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Fulbright & Jaworski

    You know, call me naive but I really thought we’d make it through the whole week without anybody getting laid off in Biglaw. After the government bloodletting earlier this week, I just had a good feeling about private practices retaining all their people for a week. If I were in a Star Wars movie, I’d […]

    181 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM
  • Politics

    New Jersey Corruption Has Seton Hall Law Connection

    Twitter is a twitter with news about the corruption scandal in New Jersey. To this point, 30 people have been taken into custody. The Newark-Star Ledger reports: The arrests are the result of a two-year FBI and IRS probe that began with an investigation of money transfers by members of the Syrian enclaves in Deal […]

    117 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM
  • Bar Exams, Holy Crap, Libraries / Librarians

    Ahhhhhhhh. The Bar Exam! And a Fire!

    Last night, NYU had two “firestorms”: the announcement that Dr. Thio would not be coming to campus, and a more literal fire at NYU’s Bobst library. From a tipster around 5 p.m. yesterday: Just got out of NYU’s Bobst library. There was a small fire and they evacuated everybody inside. I had to run down […]

    136 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM
  • Sweet Hot Justice

    Losing Your Mind: A Primer

    [Ed. note: The following piece was authored by The Legal Tease, of Sweet Hot Justice fame. Check out her other musings from Sweet Hot Justice here.] There are a few moments in any young lawyer’s life guaranteed to perk up the day. Closing a deal after a marathon of strained, sleepless nights. Winning a case […]

    54 Comments / / Jul 23, 2009 at 10:02 AM

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