Death

  • Crime, Deaths, Law Schools, Murder, Police, Prisons, Violence

    Breaking: Stephen McDaniel Charged With Murder of Lauren Giddings

    A recent graduate of Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia, Stephen Mark McDaniel, has been charged with the murder of neighbor and classmate of Lauren Giddings, the slain Mercer Law graduate whose torso was found on June 30, inside a trash bin just outside her apartment building. Let’s take a look at McDaniel’s inmate information sheet….

    82 Comments / / Aug 2, 2011 at 10:59 PM
  • Crime, Deaths, Law Schools, Murder, Violence

    An Update On a Mercer Law Student’s Untimely Death

    A week and a half ago, we told you about the death of a Mercer Law student. The student has now been officially identified as Lauren Giddings, a recent Mercer Law graduate who was back in Macon studying for the bar. We have an update from Macon: our sources are telling us that the police have two persons of interest, but law students are still being questioned.

    52 Comments / / Jul 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM
  • Deaths, Food, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.20.11

    * David J. Stern, the dethroned Florida foreclosure king, will now have to go up against the Florida Bar. Too bad he can’t robo-produce all of the documents they want. [Fort Lauderdale Examiner] * Peeing on a colleague’s door might have been a great prank in college, but as a professional it’s just sad. Enjoy […]

    13 Comments / / Jun 20, 2011 at 5:47 PM
  • Deaths, Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Suicide, Violence

    Man Literally Sets Himself On Fire On The Courthouse Steps

    * An interesting interview with Professor Benjamin H. Barton about his new book, The Lawyer-Judge Bias in the American Legal System, which demonstrates what many laypeople suspect: namely, that the legal system is rigged to benefit lawyers over the public. Professors Barton and Reynolds discuss why this might be the case and also compare the […]

    29 Comments / / Jan 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM
  • Deaths, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Requiem for a Rival Attorney?

    Ed. note: Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com. Dear ATL: I work in a fairly specialized litigation sub-field in a suburban market. The bar of attorneys who do what I do around where I am is therefore a pretty small and cutthroat group that hasn’t exactly emphasized “civility” in recent […]

    32 Comments / / Jan 19, 2011 at 2:01 PM
  • Crime, Deaths, Law Schools, Murder, Violence

    Tragedy At Southwestern School of Law

    It’s a pretty sad time at Southwestern School of Law. The National Law Journal reports: The recent murder of a 17-year-old girl who was abducted near the Los Angeles campus of Southwestern University School of Law has sent shockwaves through the law school. The victim’s mother, Deborah Drooz, a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, […]

    67 Comments / / Jul 29, 2009 at 1:50 PM