Above the Law

  • A happy Hamline Law grad?

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.02.15

    * Unfortunately, it seems that if you want to get an elite legal education in this country, you’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for it. This year’s NLJ Top 10 Go-To Law Schools each have a sticker price that’s greater than $50K. [National Law Journal]

    * Hamline University’s president thinks it was smarter for her law school to merge with William Mitchell Law than for it to close altogether — hey, it’ll still bear the Hamline name and its dying carcass won’t be on her books anymore! [Star Tribune]

    * Later this week, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that could decimate the Affordable Care Act as we know it. At this point, the justices must be contemplating how many people will lose if the plaintiffs here win. [Wall Street Journal]

    * An ADA from the Brooklyn DA’s office who prosecuted drug cases was canned after his colleagues learned that he failed to report his personal connection to an admitted cocaine dealer. Perhaps they were jealous he refused to share his hookup. [New York Daily News]

    * In case you missed it, Above the Law, your favorite legal website, has been “rankle[d]” by a new series on CNNMoney called “Above the Law.” We know you’re as ticked off about this as we are, so we hope you’ll help us write our cease-and-desist letter. [Am Law Daily]

    37 Comments / / Mar 2, 2015 at 9:03 AM
  • CNN Above the Law

    Admin, Blog Wars, Blogging, Media and Journalism

    Above the Law v. CNN: The Reader Contest

    Who wants to write the ATL cease-and-desist letter to CNN?

    66 Comments / / Feb 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM
  • Blog Wars, Blogging, Law Schools

    Christopher Stone Is Not Actually a Trojan Man

    Gawker posed a very inflammatory question yesterday: How Did the Owner of a Barely-Legal Teen Gossip Blog Get Into a Prestigious Law School? The law school in question is USC Gould School of Law, currently ranked #18. Gawker commenters wondered whether this was a misuse of the term “prestigious.” The gossip blog owner in question […]

    45 Comments / / Jul 29, 2010 at 5:17 PM