• perjury lying fingers crossed RF

    Associate Salaries, Biglaw, Money

    The $160K BigLaw BigLie?

    Is there something fishy about the reported salaries of first-year associates in Biglaw?

    31 Comments / / Nov 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM
  • Chambers and Partners

    Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Partner Issues

    A Jaunt Through Chambers

    How do in-house lawyers use the Chambers and Partners guide to lawyers and law firms?

    16 Comments / / Jul 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM
  • buying in small

    Biglaw, Contests, Lateral Moves, Partner Issues

    Buying In: SuperChambers500

    Is the title of “partner” enough in today’s Biglaw, or do you need additional accolades?

    8 Comments / / May 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM
  • Conservatives, just shut up about this guy. You'll all love him again when he strikes down Affirmative-Action this fall.

    Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.02.12.

    * I think there is an interesting question on why Republican Presidents seem to have difficulty getting their Supreme Court justices to vote the party line, but this opinion writer handles the discussion in a stupid, butthurt way. [Washington Post]

    * Your Tweets can be subpoenaed. #Biglawdiscoverytactics. [Atlantic Wire]

    * Rutgers-Camden Law seems to be having trouble filling its seats. Maybe that’s why they’ve started admitting people who didn’t even apply. [Tax Prof Blog]

    * If you spend over $100K for a J.D. and then end up working at Axiom, you’ve probably lost. [Law Technology News]

    * Here’s a nice little chart made with Chambers numbers to tell us which firms seem to be staffing up. The takeaway is that in addition to your studies, you should be spending enough time in the gym so you look pretty enough to work at Davis Polk. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A Blawg Review that pays homage to Lyndon Baines Johnson. I read that LBJ used to take meetings while he was on the crapper. You probably couldn’t do that today without somebody suing you. [The Defense Rests via Blawg Review]

    4 Comments / / Jul 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM
  • Uncle Sam small we want you

    Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Career Center, Job Survey, Law Schools, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms, Small Law Firms

    Finally… A Survey for Lawyers and Law Students!

    Later this year, Above the Law will be launching a new, expanded Career Center. The new Career Center will be a resource for students and lawyers at all stages of their careers, and in all areas of legal practice (i.e., not just Biglaw). But we can be sure that news and insight into life at […]

    12 Comments / / Feb 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM
  • Biglaw, Layoffs

    How Did Latham Become the Poster Child for Layoffs?

    Back in February 2009, Latham & Watkins laid off 440 people. They weren’t the first firm to lay people off, they weren’t the last, and you can even argue that they didn’t even lay off the most associates in percentage terms. But somehow Latham has taken a bigger public relations hit because of its layoffs […]

    210 Comments / / Jun 14, 2010 at 2:17 PM