• 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 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