Elizabeth Warren

  • Village People

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Copyright, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Football, Gay Marriage, Law Professors, Law Schools, LLMs, Morning Docket, Music, Politics, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner

    Morning Docket: 05.09.12

    * Dewey get the chance to reap revenge against all of the partners who defected? Only in bankruptcy clawback suits. Many are keeping an eye on the Coudert and Thelen Chapter 11 cases to see if they’ll have to pay up. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * “People have bigger concerns on their mind than whether Elizabeth Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.” Well, Scott Brown isn’t most people. He wants all of her job records from her career as a law professor. [Washington Wire / Wall Street Journal]

    * “We are not anti-gay, we are pro-marriage.” I don’t think “pro-marriage” means what you think it means. Last night, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. [CNN]

    * Mike McQueary is filing a whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State. Hate to say it, but that’s definitely not the first time Penn State’s seen a lawsuit over something being blown in the locker room. [Centre Daily Times]

    * Washington University in St. Louis Law is launching an online LL.M. program for foreign lawyers for the low, low price of $48K. The exchange rate surely can’t be good enough for that to be worth it. [New York Times]

    * Joran van der Sloot will likely be extradited to the United States from Peru this summer. His lawyer, Maximo Altez, isn’t a fan, because he thinks that we’ll charge his client with murder. America, f**k yeah! [ABC News]

    * Oh, of course a member of the Village People’s claim just had to be the test case for 35-year copyright transfer termination. Well, kudos to you, Mr. Motorcycle Cop. You’re a real “Macho Man.” [Bloomberg]

    10 Comments / / May 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM
  • The Snooki Defense

    9th Circuit, Affirmative Action, Asians, Biglaw, Conferences / Symposia, Copyright, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Judges, Harvard, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Technology, You Go Girl

    Morning Docket: 05.08.12

    * Aw, come on, Mort, Dewey really have to pay you $61M? In case you missed it last night, the only thing that made the former vice chairman’s departure memo dramatic was the insane amount that he claims he’s owed. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Congratulations to Jacqueline H. Nguyen on her confirmation to the Ninth Circuit. She’s the first Asian American woman to sit on a federal appellate court, so she’s earned our judicial diva title (in a good way). You go girl! [Los Angeles Times]

    * Google might’ve infringed upon Oracle’s copyrights, but a jury couldn’t decide if it constituted fair use. Sorry, Judge Alsup, but with that kind of a decision, you can bet your ass that there’ll be an appeal. [New York Times]

    * A Harvard Law professor has come to Elizabeth Warren’s defense, claiming that an alleged affirmative action advantage played no role in her hiring. And besides, even if it did, it only played 1/32 of a role. [Boston Herald]

    * Classes at Cooley Law’s Tampa Bay campus began last night. Unsurprisingly, the inaugural class is double the size originally projected, because everyone wants to attend second-best school in the nation. [MLive.com]

    * Albany Law will be having a three-day conference on the legal implications of the Civil War. This could be a little more exciting if presenters wore reenactment garb and did battle when it was over. [National Law Journal]

    * Jury selection is underway in a second degree murder trial that will forever be known as the case where a defendant first raised the “Snooki Defense.” He didn’t kill his wife… but her spray tan did. [CBS Miami]

    7 Comments / / May 8, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • House-Rules-In-House-Counsel-260x1261

    Affirmative Action, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, Minority Issues

    House Rules: Claiming Minority Status for a Leg Up

    When you’e forced to enter an applicant pool of thousands of other attorneys looking for a break, what can you do to set yourself apart? One possible strategy is to claim minority status on your application….

    27 Comments / / May 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM
  • Books, Crime, Election 2012, John Paul Stevens, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Paul Bergrin, Politics, Trials, War on Terror

    Morning Docket: 10.10.11

    Ed. note: In honor of Columbus Day (and Canadian Thanksgiving), we’ll be on a reduced publication schedule today. We’ll be back in full force tomorrow. * If you are curious about that legal memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, Charlie Savage describes its contents in this very interesting NYT piece. [New York Times] * […]

    21 Comments / / Oct 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM
  • Election 2012, Politics, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Not Everyone Can Be a Hottie With a Body

    Thank God! – Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown commenting in response to opponent Elizabeth Warren’s recent jab that she “didn’t have to take her clothes off” to pay for college. (Actually, Brown posed nude for Cosmopolitan in 1982, when he was studying for finals at Boston College Law School.)

    53 Comments / / Oct 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM
  • Barack Obama, Election 2012, Gender, Law Professors, Law Schools, Politics

    Female Law Professors Continue Their Assault On The World

    Unbeknownst to most of us, when Ted Kennedy died Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren became the last liberal with balls. While other Democrats have been desperately trying to keep themselves in the good graces of Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren has been standing toe-to-toe with the bankers. It therefore seems only appropriate that Warren is now running for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate Seat….

    106 Comments / / Sep 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM
  • Fabulosity, Laurence Tribe, Law Professors, Politics

    Quote of the Day: From Law Professor to Senator?
    (Hey, it worked for Obama.)

    She’s an enormously affable, accessible person. I don’t think she would come with the baggage that someone from an elite university might sometimes have. – Professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, discussing the possibility that his colleague, Professor Elizabeth Warren, might run to represent Massachusetts in the United States Senate.

    30 Comments / / Jul 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.13.10

    * Law professors Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman argue against extending copyright protection to fashion designs. [New York Times] * DLA Piper suffers a reversal of fortune — and a reversal of a fortune, to the tune of $22 million. [Am Law Daily] * The Alabama Attorney General, Troy King, has sued BP — over […]

    10 Comments / / Aug 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM
  • Biglaw, Rankings

    Most Influential Lawyers of the Aughts

    Today, the National Law Journal lets us in on an ambitious project. The publication has tried to identify the 40 most influential lawyers of the decade. The 40 people they came up with are relatively well known to the general Above the Law readership, but they won’t be household names to your lay-friends: The list […]

    23 Comments / / Mar 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM

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