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    5th Circuit, Abortion, Biglaw, Gay Marriage, Job Searches, Lateral Moves, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 10.03.14

    * SCOTUS justices added 11 cases to this term’s docket yesterday following their megaconference earlier this week. Alas, no same-sex marriage cases have been added yet. [New York Times]

    * The Fifth Circuit allowed Texas to enforce its new abortion clinic restrictions. The only thing that will stop its “devastating impact on abortion access” is SCOTUS intervention. [MSNBC]

    * Two more women just joined the ranks of the highest tier of Biglaw firm leadership. Congrats to Jami Wintz McKeon of Morgan Lewis and Therese Pritchard of Bryan Cave. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Gibson Dunn poached a prominent partner from U.K. firm Ashurst following his fall from grace as its leader last year. He’s thrilled to work for “one of the strongest U.S. firms around.” [Am Law Daily]

    * The Thomas Jefferson School of Law may be “California’s worst-performing law school,” but it certainly performs well in terms of providing entertainment for those who are big fans of schadenfreude. [City Journal]

    * Many schools pay their grads to count them as employed — but not UNC Law. Its career services office is aware that “jobs don’t grow on trees,” but hey, at least they’re trying to be transparent. [Daily Tar Heel]

    4 Comments / / Oct 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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    Antitrust, Letter from London, Litigators, Magic Circle, Money, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: The Queen’s Lawyers

    What does it mean when a British lawyer has the letters “QC” after his name? What are the advantages to being designated a “Queen’s Counsel”? And what are the disadvantages of the QC system?

    6 Comments / / Mar 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM
  • Allen & Overy, Job Searches, Letter from London, Magic Circle, Student Loans, Unemployment, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: Can Jobless U.S. Law Grads Find Work in Britain?

    What happens when you put thirty American lawyers in a London pub where the drinks are free for the evening? Well, let’s just say it’s rather different to what happens when thirty British lawyers are assembled in equivalent conditions. The attendees at last week’s inaugural Benedict Arnold Society meeting for young and young-ish American lawyers […]

    10 Comments / / Jan 31, 2012 at 10:05 AM