• Chipotle Burrito

    Cellphones, Food

    Uh-Oh! Lawyer Has Same Number As Chipotle ‘Free Burrito’ Text Line

    Sorry, but this lawyer doesn’t have any free food for you.

    34 Comments / / Feb 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM
  • Bill Cosby (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.07.16

    * The statute of limitations giveth, and the statute of limitations taketh away. Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to charge Bill Cosby in a case where a woman claimed that the comedian raped her in 1965 when she was 17 years old. [L.A. Now / Los Angeles Times]

    * Apparently sick and tired of people continuing to just waive in, the D.C. Court of Appeals is considering allowing third-year law students to take the D.C. bar up to 190 days before they even graduate, making it the most permissive early bar program in the country. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * This is apparently the new way for law firms of all sizes to survive and thrive: Per Altman Weil, 2015 was yet another record year for law firm mergers and acquisitions, with 91 announced over the course of the year. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Congratulations to Elizabeth “Betty” Temple, the first woman to serve as chair and CEO of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. She joins about two handfuls of other women who are leading some of the country’s largest law firms. You go, girl! [WSJ Law Blog]

    * “The food-borne illness costs extra. Is that okay?” Thanks to numerous food scares and an outbreak of norovirus, Chipotle now finds itself at the center of a federal criminal investigation being conducted by the Central District of California and the FDA. [AP]

    35 Comments / / Jan 7, 2016 at 8:58 AM
  • fine print RF

    Contracts, English Grammar and Usage, Fast Food, Food, In-House Counsel

    Fun With Fine Print: Fast Food Fun

    Welcome to Above the Law’s newest feature, a column devoted to especially clever or awful examples of legalese, fine print, disclaimers, disclosures, and the like.

    20 Comments / / Oct 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM
  • Alex Kozinski, Bar Exams, Fast Food, McKool Smith, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.29.10

    * Hans Bader of CEI is fine with the bar exam — congrats to everyone who just finished, by the way — but wants to ditch the requirement of graduating from law school. After all, “[e]ven students who seldom studied, and reputedly were on drugs, managed to graduate from my alma mater, Harvard Law School.” […]

    13 Comments / / Jul 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM