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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 »
16 Comments / / Jul 30, 2015 at 3:42 PM
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    Biglaw, In-House Counsel

    2 Thoughts On What To Do When You’re Exhausted And Just Want To Mail It In

    In-house columnist and former Biglaw partner Mark Herrmann offers thoughts for lawyers, especially associates, on what to do when you're too tired or too overburdened to produce great work product.

    20 Comments / / Jul 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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    China, Contracts, Labor / Employment

    China Employment Contracts: Keep ‘Em Current Or Suffer Big Penalties

    If you are employing anyone in China without an up-to-date written contract in Chinese, you are at risk for a substantial penalty.

    / Jul 20, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.20.15

    Congrats! Welcome to law school!

    Congrats! Welcome to law school!

    * “I would hope that we’ve already hit the bottom.” America’s legal educators and admissions deans are wishing, hoping, and praying that the upcoming school year will be the last year that merely having a pulse is a prerequisite for law school admission. [National Law Journal]

    * Bankruptcy court, here we come: We all know that right now, exorbitant law school debt can’t be discharged in bankruptcy, but judges have started to rally in favor of student debtors, noting that the Brunner test is simply incompatible with today’s high tuition costs. [New York Times]

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    * "I would hope that we've already hit the bottom." America's legal educators and admissions deans are wishing, hoping, and praying that the upcoming school year will be the last year that merely having a pulse is a prerequisite for law school admission. [National Law Journal]

    * Bankruptcy court, here we come: We all know that right now, exorbitant law school debt can't be discharged in bankruptcy, but judges have started to rally in favor of student debtors, noting that the Brunner test is simply incompatible with today's high tuition costs. [New York Times]

    * “A professional education will never be cheap,” and the ABA has finally decided to give the appearance of caring about the average graduates of private law schools with six figures of loans. Enhanced financial counseling for all! [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * Indiana Tech Law School won't be appealing its denial of accreditation by the American Bar Association. Before you get too excited about a law school accepting failure and throwing in the towel, it seems that the school is just going to reapply instead. [KPC News]

    * "[O]ne’s face may determine one’s fate, at least in the judicial domain." Per a new study, the more untrustworthy a criminal defendant looks, the more likely it is that he'll receive a harsher sentence. Boy, Dewey know defendants in need of a makeover. [WSJ Law Blog]

    26 Comments / / Jul 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Books, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Summer Reading For Supreme Court Justices

    Columnist Tamara Tabo offers customized reading recommendations for each member of the Court.

    18 Comments / / Jul 17, 2015 at 8:02 PM