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  • writing writers desk

    Biglaw, Blogging, Bloomberg, Book Deals, Books, Career Alternatives, Videos, Willkie Farr, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Novelist and Blogger

    Scratch a lawyer and you’ll find an aspiring writer beneath the surface. Trying to make the jump from practicing law to a full-time writing career? Here’s a case study.

    18 Comments / / Jan 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM
  • scottevest RF

    Airplanes / Aviation, Biglaw, Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Travel / Vacation, Videos, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Technology-Enabled Fashion Apparel Designer

    How does one go from practicing law to designing technology-enabled clothing? Find out here!

    6 Comments / / Jan 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM
  • mud-runner

    Biglaw, Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, In-House Counsel, Tax Law, Videos, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Tough Mudder

    Learn how this former tax attorney gets thousands of people to pay to torture themselves in 10-12 mile physical endurance events.

    7 Comments / / Dec 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM
  • iphone-ball-and-chain

    Biglaw, Blog Wars, Blogging, Bloomberg, Cellphones, Crime, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Music, New York Times, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology, Videos, YouTube

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.30.12

    * Just in case you haven’t seen enough responses to the Case Western Law dean’s New York Times op-ed, here are some more. (Plus, with this, you’re getting the additional bonus of an incredibly sad letter from a young lawyer.) [Associate’s Mind]

    * Oh mon dieu! Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s legal team is now denying that that there was ever a settlement in the hotel maid’s sexual assault suit civil suit, and especially not a $6M settlement — because that’s apparently “flatly false.” [Slate]

    * You’ve probably led a sad and lonely existence if you’re laying on your death bed and worrying about who will inherit your iTunes library. Don’t worry, they’re headed to a “legal black hole,” anyway. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * And in other news, some teenagers are so obsessed with their tech gadgets, like cellphones, that they’d allegedly be willing to kill their family and pry the damn thing from their cold dead hands. [Legal Juice]

    * Please remember to vote for your favorite law blog (coughcough Above the Law coughcough) in the Blawg 100 in the News/Analysis category, and all the rest of the sites you read in other categories, too! [ABA Journal]

    * After the jump, Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia speaks with law firm consultant Tim Corcoran of the Corcoran Consulting Group about the future of rainmaking and business development in Biglaw….

    0 Comments / / Nov 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM
  • Justice RBG rocking her doily.

    Alston & Bird, Biglaw, Blogging, Bloomberg, David Boies, Health Care / Medicine, Law Schools, Mergers and Acquisitions, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Supreme Court, Ted Olson

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.26.12

    * As soon as Mary Schapiro announced she was stepping down as chairwoman of the SEC, Obama nominated another woman to take her place. Congrats to SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter! [WSJ Law Blog]

    * In other breaking news that no one will care about now that bonus season is upon us, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swapped out her neck doily for a blingy necklace from Glamour. [Josh Blackman’s Blog]

    * You know what the ancient Romans would’ve hated more than watching the fall of the Roman empire? The Citizens United decision. Cato, Cicero, and Julius Caesar wouldn’t have been impressed with this. [Slate]

    * Why go to law school if you’re already doing well financially? Perhaps you’re just another prestige hunter. If you are, then all the better for you, because that seems to be what all of the law schools are selling these days. [Inside the Law School Scam]

    * Don’t cry for Argentina: they may be in the middle of a billion-dollar bond dispute, but the uber-prestigious lawyers on either side of the case (Boies; Olson) are enough to make you forget about their troubles. [Reuters]

    * A Biglaw attorney from Alston & Bird with a rare sleep disorder confronts Big Pharma and… doesn’t win. At least not yet. But on the bright side, she’s not sleeping for 18 hours anymore. [The Last Word on Nothing]

    * We’re honored to announce that Above the Law was named as one of the ten law blogs in the ABA Journal’s inaugural Blawg 100 Hall of Fame. Please click here if you’d like to help us win again this year. [ABA Journal]

    * After the jump, Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia speaks with a Bill Lawlor, a Dechert partner, who claims that “hope springs eternal for M&A attorneys.” Will the mergers and acquisitions market begin to boom once again?

    5 Comments / / Nov 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM
  • Foraging: it's not just for grizzly bears.

    Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Fabulosity, Food, In-House Counsel, Videos, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Forager

    Meet Tama Matsuoka Wong, a former in-house counsel who is now the official forager for Restaurant Daniel.

    9 Comments / / Nov 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM
  • wine glasses

    Bloomberg, Career Alternatives, Drinking, Fabulosity, Videos, YouTube

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Master of Wine

    How would you like to leave the practice of law and basically drink wine for a living?

    3 Comments / / Nov 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM
  • "Aaaand they're off!"

    ATL Career Center Survey, Job Survey, Start Dates, Unemployment

    The Great Non-Deferral of 2012

    Are start dates for first-year associates at major law firms back to normal, i.e., where they were before the Great Recession? And what about the class sizes for entering associates?

    1 Comment / / Sep 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM
  • 50 Shades of Grey

    Associate Advice, Drinking, Job Searches, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Technology, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.07.12

    * A great, great piece by Kashmir Hill on what happens to your Facebook data when you are suspected of murder. [Not So Private Parts / Forbes]

    * So now the Tulsa law dean is making it sound like the babysitting gig was just one of the many heroic efforts Tulsa undertakes to make sure students can make ends meet while in law school. This from a school that charges $32,056 per year plus another $7,993 for room and board for the privilege of attending the #99 law school in the land. Oh, but presenting babysitting opportunities is a way that the administration can help. [TU College of Law Blog]

    * This is how 90% of my conversations go when somebody asks me if they should go to law school. The other 10% end in fisticuffs and comfort eating. [Constitutional Daily]

    * If a law professor uses a hypo this fall based on 50 Shades of Grey (affiliate link), please whip it out (your camera phone) and give us a load (of that hilarious video). [Law Librarian Blog]

    * Apple and Samsung: they kind of need each other to bring balance to the force. And don’t forget to check out Chris Danzig’s Twitter feed for more trial updates. [iDownloadBlog]

    * What does one Jones Day hiring partner think interviewees should never do at lunch? Check out his interview on Bloomberg Law below…

    8 Comments / / Aug 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM
  • Is the bar exam like a rat race? Well, when there are actual rats in the building....

    Bar Exams, BARBRI, California, Screw-Ups, UVA Law

    Congratulations to All Bar Exam Finishers!
    (And more horror stories from across the land.)

    * How many cops does it take to kill a man? [Simple Justice]

    * Professor Paul Campos has been having fun with the NALP numbers. Well, fun for him, and for me. Less fun for anybody unlucky enough to have been part of the class of 2011. [Inside the Law School Scam]

    * And if you don’t like to read, here’s some video about how bad the job market is for the class of 2011. ARE YOU LISTENING, PROSPECTIVE LAW STUDENTS? CAN YOU TAKE IN AND PROCESS INFORMATION? [Bloomberg Law]

    * How come my anonymous readers don’t drop $25 million on me? I’d name a whole wing of my new house after them. And give them a T-shirt. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * In the recession, we cling to what we have instead of striking out into the unknown. In related news: if you leave your law job, there’ll be a stampede of people happy to take your spot. [What About Clients?]

    * I don’t even think you should be allowed to defend yourself pro se. [Underdog]

    * Southwestern Law’s Dean Bryant Garth is stepping down. One of these days, somebody will let me run a law school. [Southwestern Law School]

    3 Comments / / Jun 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM