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There’s a thief at Harvard Law School — you don’t have to hide your valuables, just your work.
A report from Harvard Law School contains some very interesting findings.
* The New Jersey legislature is considering a law decriminalizing slingshots. Finally, New Jersey’s leaders looked at a map and realized the word “Philadelphia” looks suspiciously like “Philistines.” [NJ.com]
* The case for drone-based graffiti. People have complained of drones invading the privacy of innocents for a while now and nothing’s happened. Now that drones can deface corporate property, what do you bet regulation comes fast and furious. [The Legal Artist]
* Over a quarter of Harvard Law grads don’t practice law. [Tax Prof Blog]
* Sentencing reform may be coming, but that’s not going to keep private prison companies from raking in the cash. [Sentencing Law and Policy]
* Professor Campos on the role of government subsidies on the rising cost of higher education. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]
* A legal analysis of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Apparently creating a genocidal death machine is not frowned upon as much in the Marvel Universe as it might be here. [Law and the Multiverse]
* According to a recent survey conducted by Altman Weil, Biglaw managing partners and chairs say that overcapacity and a lack of work for their partners is putting a dent in their overall profitability. Please don’t take the easy way out here — the weather is way too nice for layoffs. [Am Law Daily]
* Beverly Cochran, the wife of Judge Edward Najam of the Indiana Court of Appeals, was charged with obstruction and false reporting after allegedly carving “die judge” on their front door in the hope that her son-in-law would be arrested. [WBIW via ABA Journal]
* When Harvard Law alums say their business education “was a joke,” you know you’ve got a problem. Law schools are finally coming around to the fact that their graduates don’t have a clue about business, and some of them are trying to fix that. [Bloomberg Business]
* Nicole Eramo, UVA’s associate dean of students, has filed a $7.5 million defamation suit against Rolling Stone for tarring and feathering her in the magazine’s now discredited campus rape story. She’s also upset this “unflattering” photo was published. [CNNMoney]
* Say aloha to admission to the University of Hawaii School of Law without an LSAT score. We figure that a few more schools will decide to try this program out since the ABA recently indicated its regrets about introducing the initiative in the first place. [KHON2]
In the face of ongoing protests in Baltimore, one law school is doing the right thing.
Partners, you better make sure you do your homework at this firm.
Increasingly, Harvard Law students have prior real-world work experience.
Why is legal practice like a cartel?
Which law school is best represented in Apple’s legal department? You might be surprised.
* Dildos and cock rings. Just another day for the Eleventh Circuit down in America’s wang. [Southern District of Florida Blog]
* Everything you need to know about today’s Alabama redistricting decisions from Professor Rick Hasen. It’s a longer and more nuanced way to say “Pyrrhic victory.” [Election Law Blog]
* The Supreme Court is way eloquent. [Lowering the Bar]
* Looks like we already have a real-life example of what happens when white-collar industries adopt new technology. Enjoy unemployment! [Law and More]
* Another scintillating legal debate coming up next week: do the President’s war powers exceed constitutional authority? [Intelligence Squared]
* If you’re in Nashville, you can see Lat in person. It’s on April Fool’s Day, so start thinking of how you want to punk him. [Vanderbilt Law]
* Harvard Law’s Lambda chapter kills its diversity amendment. Guess it was too much to hope a bunch of law students had solved de Tocqueville’s “tyranny of the majority” puzzle. [Harvard Law Record]
* Another installment in David’s chat with Bloomberg. Lat compares some firms to Ferraris… I’m guessing he doesn’t watch much racing unless he meant to say, “some firms spend massive amounts of money to remain woefully second-rate to Mercedes and Renault.” [Bloomberg BNA / Big Law Business]