• Law school is a good idea if you are too stupid to do some basic math.

    Lawsuit of the Day, Ridiculousness, Running

    City Fails Math — Takes Lawyer To Court Over $50 Ticket

    A jogging lawyer beats his $50 citation. In epic waste of resources, city appeals.

    30 Comments / / Aug 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM
  • New Republic cover LF

    Biglaw, Partner Issues, Running

    Which Way Will You Run? Some Thoughts On The New Republic Article About Mayer Brown

    Anonymous Partner shares his thoughts on the buzz-generating New Republic piece and discusses some differences between being an associate and being a partner.

    31 Comments / / Jul 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM
  • Form_1040,_2005

    Benchslaps, Breasts, Copyright, Federalist Society, Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Running, Tax Law, Texas, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.15.13

    * Thoughts go out to all those in Boston. [CNN]

    * I hope you’ve all got your taxes finished. Here’s a fun fact: most tax cheats live in the South and the West. The two areas of the country filled with people who think taxes are evil cheat more? Go figure. [NBC News]

    * Remember, it’s not polite to say “thank you.” [Las Vegas Law Blog]

    * And now the rare, “self-benchslap.” [Associated Press]

    * A detailed look at how the Federalist Society became so powerful in American law schools. Unfortunately, it neglects the “they tend to order better pizzas for their events” gambit. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * Remember the new, depressing, public domain Happy Birthday song? The sponsor of that contest, WFMU, is at it again with a new contest to create modern, entertaining covers of public domain ditties. Despite my ragging on the birthday song, this is a pretty cool idea. [Free Music Archive]

    * Are you a young lawyer complaining about your lot in life? You’re at this site, so statistically you are. Well, quit your bitchin’! [Associate’s Mind]

    * The Texas Supreme Court does not value emotional attachments to dogs. This is surprising because I can think of at least 10 country songs on this very point. [Law and More]

    * Mocking law school couples with a GIF from Veep? Get out of my head, UChiLawGo! [UChiLawGo]

    * Boob-induced failure. [Legal Juice]

    3 Comments / / Apr 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM
  • Boston Marathon explosions

    Crime, Running, Sports, Violence

    Explosions Hit the Boston Marathon

    At least two people have been killed and 22 people have been injured.

    / Apr 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM
  • Roppongi, Japan

    Gay, Gay Marriage, Job Searches, john quinn, Non-Sequiturs, Running, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.29.13

    * I’m not usually the editor to comment on the appearance of shirtless men, but this Aaron Tobey kid looks fine. And righteous. [Wired]

    * That sound you hear could be the student loan bubble starting to burst. [FICO]

    * The Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling will have an impact on immigration reform. I’m kind of interested to see what happens, given that the Court contains at least four conservatives who are immune to the rising electoral power of Hispanics and gays. [Buzzfeed]

    * Recruiter Scott Love offers tips on lateral partner hiring. Here are mine. Step one: throw money at them. Step two: Hire a prostitute to make love to them on a beach, then take pictures you can threaten to send to their spouses. Hey, it worked for Bendini, Lambert and Locke. [Attorney Search Group]

    * John Quinn (of Quinn Emanuel fame) wrote a great article about running in Roppongi. I had to Google that. Apparently “running” is a forward locomotion that people do for fun or fitness. [Wall Street Journal]

    * There’s still room to meet with ABA president Laurel Bellows and talk about women’s issues like “how am I supposed to get a job in this f**king economy.” That’s not to be confused with men’s issues like “dude, how am I supposed to get a f**king job in this economy.” [Ms. J.D.]

    6 Comments / / Jan 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM
  • DSK wants to know: since when is having a libido a crime?

    1st Circuit, Arlen Specter, Biglaw, Civil Rights, Deaths, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Politics, Running, SCOTUS, Sex, Sex Scandals, Sports, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 10.15.12

    * What effect will the Supreme Court’s ruling in Miller v. Alabama, regarding life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders, have in the real world? [New York Times]

    * Some good news on attorneys fees for civil rights lawyers. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Speaking of fees, which firms are raking them in as emerging market companies starting emerging onto the M&A scene? [American Lawyer]

    * You’ve got to fight… for your right… to teach legal writing at the University of Iowa. At least if you’re a conservative. That’s the allegation by an aspiring academic, Teresa Wagner, that hits a courtroom this week. [Houston Chronicle]

    * Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn wants to know: is enjoying the occasional orgy such a crime? [Gothamist]

    * Career alternatives: Mary Wittenberg — chief executive of New York Road Runners, which puts on the New York Marathon — is a Notre Dame law grad and former Hunton & Williams lawyer. [New York Times]

    * Former Senator Arlen Specter, an active participant in historic Supreme Court nomination battles, RIP. [Philadelphia Daily News]

    9 Comments / / Oct 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM
  • Exercise, Running

    Lawyers on the Run: The JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge

    Here in New York, we’re in the midst of the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge, a race sponsored by JPMorgan that raises money for the Central Park Conservancy. An ATL reader at a major New York law firm described the race (which is really two races; it’s now run over two consecutive evenings, due to the large […]

    25 Comments / / Jun 17, 2010 at 4:49 PM
  • Exercise, Kids, Running, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Law

    ‘Run, Forrest, Run!’ (And then go get a J.D.)

    The New York City marathon happens this Sunday. We know many lawyers who will be running it, and we wish them luck. The marathon did not impose a minimum age until 1981 (16, raised to 18 in 1988). Pegged to the upcoming marathon, the New York Times had a fascinating article earlier this week about […]

    34 Comments / / Oct 28, 2009 at 11:22 AM
  • Layoffs, Notes from the Breadline, Running

    Notes from the Breadline: Tangled Up in Blue

    Ed. note: Welcome to the latest installment of “Notes from the Breadline,” a column by a laid-off lawyer in New York. Prior columns are collected here. You can reach Roxana St. Thomas by email (at, follow her on Twitter, or find her on Facebook. After my 30 Rock-induced crying jag, sleep settles over me […]

    131 Comments / / Jun 18, 2009 at 11:21 AM
  • Dewey & LeBoeuf, Disability Law, Pro Bono, Running, Sports

    Sports and the Law: Pistorius is Finally Free to Run

    I previously wrote (here and here) about Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic hopeful who was ruled ineligible to compete in the Beijing Games by the International Association of Athletics Federations (“IAAF”) because he uses Cheetah Flex-Foot prosthetic legs. With help from Dewey & LeBoeuf (disclosure: my previous employer) as his pro bono counsel, Pistorius recently challenged […]

    28 Comments / / May 19, 2008 at 12:36 PM
  • Running, Sports

    Sports and the Law: Oscar Pistorius’s Claim has Strong Legs to Stand on

    [Ed. note: This is the second column by ATL’s new sports columnist, Marc Edelman. You can read more about Marc, and check last week’s inaugural column (in case you missed it), by clicking here.] Twenty-one year old South African runner Oscar Pistorius had his heart set on running the 400-meter event at the 2008 Summer […]

    28 Comments / / Feb 5, 2008 at 11:50 AM
  • Advertising, Federal Judges, Non-Sequiturs, Running, Samuel Kent, Sexual Harassment, Weddings

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.16.07

    * So what are your legal remedies if she cheats on you anyway? [copyranter] * While we’re visiting copyranter: another day, another animal kingdom law firm ad. [copyranter] * Did the Fifth Circuit go easy on Judge Kent? There may be more here than meets the eye. [How Appealing] * Eric Turkewitz delivers a New […]

    22 Comments / / Nov 16, 2007 at 5:10 PM
  • Antitrust, Celebrities, Health Care / Medicine, Morning Docket, Running, Shameless Plugs, Technology

    Morning Docket: 10.11.07

    * Politician busted for cheating in marathon. Seriously. [Sports Illustrated] [FN1] * iPhone sued over exclusivity. [MSNBC] * Hospital employees suspended for violating HIPAA after Clooney visit. [CNN] * Suspected killer escapes to St. Martin, so far evades extradition. [CNN] [FN1] Shameless plug: Speaking of marathons, David is running the New York City marathon next […]

    17 Comments / / Oct 11, 2007 at 10:00 AM
  • Bonuses, Clerkships, Money, Running, Shameless Plugs, Skaddenfreude

    Clerkship Bonus Watch: Quinn Emanuel

    Clerkship bonus announcements continue to roll in. Here’s the latest: Quinn Emanuel’s website confirms that they have finally increased their clerkship bonus to $50,000. My understanding is that other prestigious California litigation shops, like Keker and Munger, are still stuck at $35,000. You would make my day if you called them to confirm this (and […]

    39 Comments / / Aug 9, 2007 at 11:30 PM
  • Law Schools, Running, Sports

    Congratulations to the Boston Marathon Finishers

    The news cycle yesterday was dominated in the morning by coverage of the northeastern storm. In the afternoon, and continuing into today, the tragic events at Virginia Tech took center stage. (We’ll soon be setting up a new thread to discuss the VT shootings, which are dominating the morning headlines But there was some happier […]

    1 Comment / / Apr 17, 2007 at 10:20 AM
  • Asians, Denny Chin, Federal Judges, Food, Running, S.D.N.Y.

    Judge Denny Chin: Born To Run

    Time for a quick break from Biglaw and bonuses. Earlier this week, Judge Denny Chin (S.D.N.Y.) dismissed a lawsuit by a Florida man who blamed the Atkins diet for his heart troubles. As the WSJ Law Blog points out, Judge Chin offered some dieting tips in the opinion: In a footnote, Judge Chin wrote that […]

    7 Comments / / Dec 14, 2006 at 2:21 PM
  • Blackberry-Crackberry, Celebrities, Lindsay Lohan, Running, Service of Process

    Lindsay Lohan Gets Red Carpet Service

    Last Friday, at the Annual American Cinematheque Awards ceremony (honoring George Clooney), scandal-prone starlet Linday Lohan was slapped with a subpoena. And it happened on the red carpet. Was Lindsay being haled into court for her hideous keyhole-front halter gown, made of restored 14th-century chain mail, and trimmed with packaging twine? Actually, no. Lindsay was […]

    4 Comments / / Oct 17, 2006 at 9:42 AM