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  • Hillary Clinton


    Non-Sequiturs: 10.05.15

    * The method for securing drunk driving convictions is coming under fire. I’m not as think as you drunk I am officer. [Times Union]

    * Hillary Clinton is bringing back the issue of liability for gun manufacturers. [Overlawyered]

    * The bar exam-pocalypse continues. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The sad state of Alabamans’ voting rights. [Talking Points Memo]

    * Lawyers have known this for a while: six-figure jobs don’t equal happiness. [Alternet]

    * Remember how John Kasich seemed super-chill and liberal during the first Republican debate? Yeah, he isn’t. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * Do you feel like your legal career has left you behind and you’re struggling with a case of failure-to-launch disease? At least you aren’t alone. [Law and More]

    6 Comments / / Oct 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  • This makes sense, trust us.


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.29.15

    * Chattels, bailment, and your car: What everyone needs to know. [Adequate Man]

    * What would the tax code look like if Donald Trump were president? A lot like Donald Trump actually. [Dealbreaker]

    * If it looks like a duck bribe, swims like a duck bribe, and quacks like a duck bribe, then it probably is protected speech??? [Slate]

    * We know bar exam results are getting worse, but does that impact Biglaw? [Bloomberg BNA]

    * What is really behind Edward Snowden’s new Twitter account? [Law and More]

    * Fordham Law professor does a deep dive into the psyche of a Republican voter. Scary. [Huffington Post]

    * In which reason and passion are equal partners in the law. [Guile is Good]

    * Consumers seeking litigation financing are smarter than you think. [Mighty]

    30 Comments / / Sep 29, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • John Oliver LF


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.21.15

    * That Anheuser-Busch/SABMiller deal is going to make a lot of people a lot of money in fees. [Dealbreaker]

    * Thank you, John Oliver! Publicity from Last Week Tonight helped the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office meet their fundraising goals. Though why a public defenders officer has to resort to crowdfunding in the first instance just boggles the mind. [New Orleans Advocate (last story)]

    * More states release the bar passage rate for the July exam — which means more bad news. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * The battle over whether Kim Dotcom should be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and copyright infringement charges begins, with legal heavyweights taking sides. [Computer World]

    * GOP candidates are throwing Justice Roberts under the bus faster than a contestant on Big Brother. [Jost on Justice]

    * This is how to handle typos Biglaw style. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * If you’re in the Boston area, check out Lat’s latest event for his book Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link) on Thursday. [Supreme Ambitions]

    45 Comments / / Sep 21, 2015 at 5:01 PM
  • dunce


    Non-Sequiturs: 09.18.15

    * Daily lawyer tips is just killing it. The latest is on the perils of actually becoming a senior associate. [Daily Lawyer Tips]

    * Lawyers can’t be getting dumber if no one (hyperbole alert) is passing the bar exam. [Bloomberg BNA]

    * A kickstarter our readers are sure to love: a new board game that combines Would You Rather?, Poker, and Rock, Paper, Scissors with arguing. What’s not to love? [Kickstarter]

    * Pile-on-the-SEC-week (the securities kind, not the football kind) continues. This time, Judge Berman is taking a crack. [Dealbreaker]

    * The civil justice system is riddled with inequities, especially if you happen to be a plaintiff. [Mighty]

    * Is a new pro-worker law in the works? [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * The NFL field that is the subject of lawsuits is getting changed… not that they’re admitting any wrongdoing, natch. [Deadspin]

    * The Ninth Circuit? Not a fan of Sheriff Joe. [AZ Central]

    39 Comments / / Sep 18, 2015 at 4:57 PM
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    Bar Exams

    New York Changes Its Pro Bono Bar Admission Requirement

    The New York Court of Appeals has just changed its pro bono service requirement and will now permit remote supervision of this work. The pro bono rule was first introduced in 2012, and mandated that all prospective attorneys perform a minimum of 50 hours of law-related pro bono service prior to bar admission. The pro bono work must […]

    / Sep 11, 2015 at 11:40 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.08.15

    * Southern California Institute of Law is suing the state bar over requirements schools must maintain a 40 percent bar passage rate over 5 years. [Los Angeles Times]

    * Have dreams of running away from the practice of law into the welcoming embrace of academia? Not so fast. The rate of new law professor jobs has dropped 55 percent. [National Law Journal]

    * FBI agents cannot be sued for monetary damages in their personal capacity for keeping people on the “No Fly List” as a coercive measure in anti-terrorism investigations, says SDNY Judge Ronnie Abrams. [New York Law Journal]

    * Find out who are the scariest federal prosecutors according to Steptoe & Johnson partner Reid Weingarten. [Litigation Daily]

    * You should still say “sorry” even when you’re at work. [Corporate Counsel]

    * A fun way to mix college football fandom with your attorney advertising. [ABA Journal]

    * Carey Gabay, a lawyer for Empire State Development Corp., and who formerly held positions as assistant counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo and at Jones Day and at Schulte Roth & Zabel, was shot in the head yesterday before the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. He is in critical condition. [New York Post]

    44 Comments / / Sep 8, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Bar Exams

    The Number of New York Bar Exam Takers Drops

    The New York Bar Exam was just held last month, and less people sat for it than at any time in the last 9 years. Only 10,700 law graduates took the exam, the lowest number for a July bar since 2006. Last year, 11,195 grads took the July 2014 exam. There may be several reasons […]

    / Aug 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM
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    Caption Contests

    Caption Contest Winner: Who Will Save You Come Bar Exam Day?

    Which caption best proved God really is good?

    2 Comments / / Aug 7, 2015 at 1:37 PM
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    Bar Exams

    Caption Contest: Who Will Save You Come Bar Exam Day?

    While taking the bar exam some lucky souls got a reminder that their futures were in the hands of a benevolent deity.

    34 Comments / / Jul 31, 2015 at 2:16 PM
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    10 Tips for Those Delirious From Bar Exam Prep

    Columnist Jeena Cho with last minute bar exam tips.

    48 Comments / / Jul 27, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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    Good Luck On The Bar Exam

    Law graduates from all over the country will be sitting for the bar exam this week. If you are one of these exam takers, we want to wish you the best of luck! You have spent the last few months studying, now all your hard work is about to pay off. Be sure to spend […]

    / Jul 27, 2015 at 2:27 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 07.21.15

    * There’s a “small but organized minority of law professors” trying to keep students from getting paid. Go tell the ABA not to listen to them. [Professor Bainbridge]

    * Taking the bar exam in New York? Want a pre-ordered lunch? These folks have your back. They’re extending their deadline for ordering. [Custom Gourmet NY]

    * Line up to buy your “.law” address! [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

    * Estimating the cost of eDiscovery. In monetary terms, not in the souls of contract attorneys. [Logikcull]

    * Kansas Governor Sam Brownback needs money, and he’s apparently not above asking officials with business before his office for cash. [Topeka Capital-Journal]

    * Questions not to ask in an interview. Forgot to include, “Does this look infected?” [JD Supra]

    * When you want to close a sale, be present in the moment. [Law and More]

    * Want to join a college faculty? Here’s where to work. Spread that anti-law-school hate to the next generation. [TaxProf Blog]

    * David Lat joins Sam Glover to discuss the future of Biglaw and SmallLaw. [Lawyerist]

    7 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • When real life and fiction collide.


    Non-Sequiturs: 07.15.15

    * Doesn’t the increasingly bloated Republican presidential primary field seem like a plot from Veep rather than real life? Well, take a break from the world’s insanity and break down the election law quandary from the season finale of the hit show. []

    * Spoiler alert: the performance art defense doesn’t work. [Dealbreaker]

    * Good news for New York Bar Exam takers — don’t stress about grabbing lunch on the day of the exam. [Custom Gourmet]

    * This… is not going to end well. China arrested more than 100 human rights lawyers for inciting trouble. [Christian Science Monitor]

    * I think it’s entirely possible Harper Lee never intended to publish “Go Set A Watchman” and that makes me hesitant to read the novel, but Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy’s call to “abandon the immature sentimentality ingrained by middle school lessons about the nobility of the white savior” has me itching to buy the book. [New York Times]

    * Speaking of the incredibly sketchy circumstances under which Harper Lee’s novel was published, maybe it’s time to blame the lawyer? [New Republic]

    * Remember that viral video about cat-calling on NYC streets from last year? Yeah, the woman featured is suing the makers of the video (along with Google, YouTube, and TGI Fridays). Only problem? She got nothing in writing. [Slate]

    * I sure hope no attorneys were sucked into this M&A fraud. [Forbes]

    * OIL AND HEAVY WATER FOR EVERYBODY — a take on the Iran deal. [Breaking Energy]

    22 Comments / / Jul 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM
  • Supreme Court SCOTUS photo by David Lat

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.25.15

    * Having trouble keeping track of all of the Supreme Court’s decisions this term? And which cases are left to decide anyway? Brush up your small talk skills with this handy, interactive SCOTUS decision tracker. [USA Today]

    * You always knew that Whole Foods was a ripoff. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs announced yesterday they are launching an investigation into the price of prepackaged foods, the agency said the chain “routinely” mispriced food sold by weight. The DCA commissioner called it the “worst case of mislabeling” the inspectors had seen in their careers. [Law360]

    * Just in time for folks cramming for the bar exam to hit peak panic mode: 6 ways to doom yourself on the bar exam. [American Lawyer]

    * Judge Frank Easterbrook helpfully defines the differences between a gun and a kielbasa. You know, in case you get confused before your next cookout. [National Law Journal]

    * The Chicago Little League team that was stripped of its title amid allegations of cheating has filed suit against the Little League governing body to ensure that the rules of the game are fairly applied to all. [Yahoo Sports]

    36 Comments / / Jun 25, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Bar Exams, Law Schools

    The Bar Exam: Mend It, Don’t End It

    Here’s an interesting proposal for how to fix the bar exam, from columnist Shannon Achimalbe.

    40 Comments / / Jun 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 03.04.15

    * A Tampa law firm replaced its regular desks to make happier and healthier lawyers. I’d never heard of a tread desk, but I want one. [Bay News 9]

    * Prosecutors eviscerated after court finds out that they straight falsified the transcript of a confession. That’s bold. [Observer]

    * How can schools keep top faculty? Giving them less to do of course! [TaxProf Blog]

    * Eliminating a**hole from your vocabulary. That sounds like a terrible idea. [Katz Justice]

    * A handy tool displays bar passage rates by law school. [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Berkeley’s Federalist Society chapter is talking about proper policing by inviting a cop who was suspended for striking protesters and ordering a false arrest during an AIDS demonstration. Seems like he’s a good choice. [Berkeley Law]

    * If you were wondering how the King plaintiffs would answer for how their reading runs contrary to hundreds of pages of text, the answer is… they couldn’t really. Not that the oral argument really matters to how anyone’s going to vote. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * Conservative Courts just get no respect. [Politico]

    17 Comments / / Mar 4, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Bar Exams

    Stat Of The Week: Dumber Law Students Or A Stupid Test?

    The ongoing, often fractious conversation about the state of legal education has degenerated into a blame game.

    8 Comments / / Dec 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM
  • Some change for future of legal education.

    Bar Exams, Money

    This Bar Exam Failure Needs Your Help

    Would you broadcast your bar exam failure to the world in order to get your bar costs covered?

    90 Comments / / Nov 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM