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    Bad Ideas, Biglaw, Job Searches, Law Schools, Money

    Columbia Asks Alumni for $1,000 to Help Pay for Biglaw Interviews

    File this under: “reasons why the alumni office should clear everything with the PR department.” Somebody at Columbia Law School sent out an email to recent alumni asking for a $1,000 donation (or twelve $85 monthly installments) to help current law students. A bunch of Columbia grads who aren’t working in Biglaw were asked to… wait, let me get this language exactly right: “Give a student the chance at a dream job.” Hilarity ensues….

    60 Comments / / Feb 16, 2012 at 3:13 PM
  • Biglaw, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues

    What’s Going on at McDermott Will & Emery?

    Last week, the American Lawyer shined a spotlight on extensive partner departures from McDermott Will & Emery. According to Brian Baxter of Am Law Daily, a whopping 38 partners have left MWE in 2011 so far. Let’s look at some of the departures, explore possible implications for the firm, and discuss what might be motivating the movement toward the exits….

    31 Comments / / Oct 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM
  • Job Searches

    Interview Season Will Start Even Earlier at Harvard Law School

    If we all try really hard, maybe we can get 2L interviewing season to start immediately after 1L finals. For the second time in three years, Harvard Law School has decided to start it’s early interviewing program (EIP) earlier in the year. But this time they’ve also decided to push back the start of fall […]

    48 Comments / / Dec 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM