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  • 99 percent

    Abortion, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.26.12

    * “There’s no future in working for Dewey & LeBoeuf,” but maybe if the firm’s few remaining employees can hold on for a little while longer, then perhaps they’ll be able to take home some bonus cash. [Am Law Daily]

    * Doctors in Arizona are trying to block part of a new law that makes it a crime for physicians to perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Well, somebody wasn’t paying attention in Con Law. [Bloomberg]

    * All it took was an investigation by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission to get this judge to change his tune and apologize for throwing a lawyer in jail for the crime of representing his client. [WZZM]

    * What do recent law school grads think about Yale Law’s new Ph.D. program? Most aren’t willing to spend the time or money to “resolve [their] next career crisis by going back to school.” [U.S. News & World Report]

    * Come on, you’re not the 99 percent. Clinic members from NYU Law and Fordham Law wrote a report criticizing the NYPD’s response to the Occupy Wall Street movement. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Wait, law schools are slow to adopt something that may benefit their students? What else is new? Corporate compliance classes are few and far between, even though they could get you a job. [WSJ Law Blog]

    7 Comments / / Jul 26, 2012 at 9:09 AM
  • Burns 1

    Craigslist, Election 2012, Job Searches, Politics, Wall Street

    You Need This Job, You Will Never Be in the Top One Percent

    Here’s a job available only to those who hate the 99 percent.

    51 Comments / / Mar 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: The 99 Percent Edition

    Most installments of Lawyerly Lairs, our inside look at the nests of legal eagles, involve residences of utter fabulosity. We realize that most Americans, or even most lawyers, don’t live in such luxury. And we’re interested in learning about how the other half lives. We’ll get the 99 percent ball rolling with a look at two current law students who braved the brutal renters’ market here in New York. What school do they attend, and how did their hunt turn out?

    27 Comments / / Jan 31, 2012 at 1:01 PM
  • Scrooge McDuck: he is the 1 percent (but not a lawyer).

    Money, New York Times, Quote of the Day, Wall Street

    Fun Fact of the Day: Lawyers and the One Percent

    Apparently lawyers are the fourth most well-represented occupational group among the nation’s top one percent. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about the lawyers in the one percent….

    47 Comments / / Jan 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM
  • 99 percent Occupy Wall Street

    Job Searches, Law Schools, Money, Student Loans

    The 99 Percent’s Take On Law School Employment Statistics

    Whenever we ask law school deans to explain their BS employment statistics, they just shovel more BS our way. But maybe if students themselves asked where these figures come from, they’d get some straight answers. One student, at a law school that at this point is undisclosed, asked her dean why the school’s employment statistics were clearly misleading. And it looks like the dean broke things down for her. She used the information to tell another story of the 99%….

    148 Comments / / Oct 31, 2011 at 2:51 PM