Academy Awards

  • Art, Deaths, Morning Docket, Movies, Real Estate, Sex Scandals, Student Loans, Suicide

    Morning Docket: 02.27.12

    * It’s hard to get a mortgage if you have a lot of student debt, even if you make a lot of money. Who needs a house anyway? Your advanced degree will keep you warm. [BusinessWeek]

    * A civil trial over BP’s Gulf Oil spill was supposed to start today, but it was postponed at the last minute. Is it just me or does it smell like settlement in here? [New York Times]

    * As if anyone needed another reason to never take a Carnival Cruise… [CNN]

    * The Catholic Church just couldn’t handle sharing its ignominious spotlight with Penn State any longer. Attorneys allege that the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, former Archbishop of Philadelphia, destroyed a list of 35 active priests accused of child sexual abuse. [Washington Post]

    * Some movie with no sound, color, explosions, or giant robots won a bunch of Academy Awards last night. I can’t say I care too much. Here’s a rundown of some classic cine con lawyers instead. [ABA Journal]

    * Advice for art collectors: CHECK YOU PROVENANCE. [New York Times]

    * Michael Rothenberg, executive director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, RIP. [New York Law Journal]

    3 Comments / / Feb 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM
  • 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Federal Judges, Movies, Television

    A Movie Recommendation from Chief Judge Kozinski

    Were you disappointed by James Franco and Anne Hathaway as Oscars hosts? If so, you weren’t alone. PopEater described their hosting efforts, especially Franco’s, as “a disaster.” The New York Times declared the proceedings to be “downright painful” at points. Next year, the Academy Awards should go in a different direction. Enough pandering to the […]

    39 Comments / / Mar 2, 2011 at 12:47 AM
  • Money, Movies, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, Small Law Firms

    Size Matters: I See London, I See France

    Ed. note: This is the latest installment of Size Matters, one of Above the Law’s new columns for small-firm lawyers. As has become my tradition, Sunday night I watched the Academy Awards while drinking an Oscar-themed martini. While watching the three-and-a-half-hour award show, I was reminded of a few life lessons that I have learned […]

    32 Comments / / Mar 1, 2011 at 12:41 PM

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