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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.31.15

    * Good news if you’ve made it to midlevel associate — survey says you’re happier than ever. [American Lawyer]

    * Amal Clooney lost a case in Egypt, her client was one of three Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison for their coverage of the 2013 uprising. Clooney warned the sentence sends a “dangerous message.” [People]

    * More and more Pennsylvania firms are getting on-board with the $160k pay scale. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * Chalk another victory up for the Amazing Schneiderman — that’s New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. This time, retail giant Gap Inc. has fallen in line. [Fashionista]

    * A happy ending for David Powers, whose admission to St. John’s Law was revoked after officials there found out about a drug conviction. He’s starting at Pace Law today. [New York Times]

    * When a client announces a new general counsel, law firms should consider that a wake-up call — or get fired. [Corporate Counsel]

    * In truly horrific news, two Indian sisters were sentenced to be gang raped as punishment for their brother eloping with a woman of a different caste. The (hopefully) good news is the women have appealed to the Indian Supreme Court for protection. [Jezebel]

    * What do in-house counsel need to know about the recent NLRB decision expanding the concept of joint-employers? [Law360]

    63 Comments / / Aug 31, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    Books, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Texas, Weddings

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.04.13

    * A comprehensive analysis of the New York Times wedding announcements over the years. As the research team frames the question, “What do the world’s most self-important people think is important?” Unsurprisingly, the answer is “where they went to law school.” [News Genius / Rap Genius]

    * The National Jurist would like to deceive convince the potential law school class of 2017 that there will be tons of jobs for them. Apparently the legions of unemployed lawyers now will just disappear in some sort of legal industry Carousel. [National Jurist]

    * Elizabeth Wurtzel’s mom loves Al Jazeera because she hates pundits and talking heads. Like, for instance, Elizabeth Wurtzel. [The Daily Beast]

    * Walter Olson of Overlawyered is going on the road. There are a lot of stops; check if he’s coming to a town near you. You could totally tag one of these venues in a big slip-and-fall case. [Overlawyered]

    * The million-dollar-law-degree guys mount another defense. [Am Law Daily via Law School Tuition Bubble]

    * In the midst of a slew of law deans stepping down, Dean Patricia Salkin thinks this is the perfect time to become a law dean. Elie already put his hat in the ring for every available position via Facebook. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Military personnel are guaranteed benefits for same-sex partners. Including personnel in state national guard units. But Texas has decided to deny those benefits. Yeehaw! In all seriousness, this is why all those liberals rooting for state marijuana ballot measures against the feds needed a little more foresight. [Dallas Voice]

    * An interview with Helen Wan, the author of The Partner Track: A Novel (affiliate link). Keep on the lookout for David’s coming interview with Helen. [CNN]

    3 Comments / / Sep 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    Fat People, Law Professors, Law Schools, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.03.13

    * I didn’t make this list of the 25 most influential people in legal education. That pisses me off. I’m going to start writing about how people shouldn’t trust legal educators because law schools are only interested in profits and not the employment outcomes of their students. That’ll show ‘em! [Tax Prof Blog]

    * … Of course, you know what else doesn’t make any list of influencing legal education? The truth. [Constitutional Daily]

    * This has been a big day for our friends at Thomson Reuters and at LexisNexis. [3 Geeks and a Law Blog]

    * Time Warner Cable is well within its rights to act like feckless cowards. [Huffington Post]

    * I like watching the Feds try to roll rich people. I’ve got no horse in the race, I’m just there for the competition. [Dealbreaker]

    * U.K. considers forcing fat people to lose weight in order to keep their benefits. I was going to make a “Britain, outsource, BBW” joke, which somehow led me to the Wikipedia page for BBW, a page that has really not at all what you’d expect the graphic on BBW to be. [Legal Blog Watch]

    3 Comments / / Jan 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM