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    Will There Be More Lawyer Jobs Than Grads In 2016?

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has changed the way it calculates job openings in the legal profession and claims we’ll have more jobs than law grads by 2016.

    21 Comments / / Nov 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM
  • unemployed lawyer

    Attorney Misconduct, Books, California, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Military / Military Law, Morning Docket, Murder, Prisons, Texas, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 08.31.12

    * These are some sad times in Texas, y’all. It really hasn’t been a very good week for the Lone Star state in the courts. First their redistricting plan got thrown out, and now their voter ID law has been struck down. [CNN]

    * Jeh Johnson of the Defense Department may take legal action against the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the Osama bin Laden raid, calling it a “material breach” of duty. Must be good; go buy it! [CBS News]

    * Bros will be bros: disbarment has been recommended for an attorney who failed to disclose to clients that he had been suspended for banging an underage chick who worked at his office. [National Law Journal]

    * Here are 15 Northeast law schools ranked by employment rate. After getting excited that mine was on the list — albeit dead last — I realized I’m seriously a low expectation havin’ motherf**ker. [Boston Business Journal]

    * George W. Huguely V, the UVA lacrosse player who beat his girlfriend to death, was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Distasteful joke alert: for his sake, we hope the prison uniforms have poppable collars. [Bloomberg]

    * A Maryland lawyer with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder has created a way for people to stop getting up in your personal space while riding public transportation. Say hello to the Sensory Shield! [Huffington Post]

    4 Comments / / Aug 31, 2012 at 9:13 AM
  • Just blaze... until July.

    Disability Law, Drugs, Federal Government, John Edwards, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Politics, Trials

    Morning Docket: 04.17.12

    * Say sayonara to the Buffett Rule. Senate Republicans were successful in blocking the 30% tax on millionaires proposed by Democrats. And thank God, because that trickle down thing is totally working for us right now. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Rich lawyers keep getting richer because they keep increasing their fees. That being said, where the hell are the bonuses? Come on now, SullCrom, are you seriously going to make us all wait until June? That’s really not very nice. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Well, that was quick: one minute men abound in the George Zimmerman circus. Mark O’Mara filed a motion to get Judge Recksiedler off the case, and the media filed a motion to get access to sealed records. [CNN]

    * A federal judge presiding over the John Edwards campaign finance trial dismissed 47 potential jurors. Dude gets around, because apparently he had slept with all of them. Nah, he wishes, though. [Bloomberg]

    * As a law school, it sure is easy to claim that just under 100% of the class of 2010 was employed nine months after graduation, especially when you were the one employing them. [National Law Journal]

    * Seems like the New York Times has finally caught on to the ADA troll trend. Lawyers are recruiting clients to file suits against noncompliant businesses, but at least the disabled reap the rewards. [New York Times]

    * Prospective welfare recipients in Georgia have a few more months to blaze before they’ll have to pass a drug test to receive benefits. Smoke two joints before you prepare for all the incoming lawsuits. [Washington Post]

    7 Comments / / Apr 17, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    Job Searches, Law Schools

    Now That’s Transparency: ‘Most Honest Law School’ Admits a Graduate Is Employed as a ‘Sheep Farmer’

    But just a few weeks after winning our March Madness competition, Michigan Law actually did something really honest — the school released all of its employer statistics for the classes of 2009 – 2011. If that’s not transparent, we don’t know what is….

    52 Comments / / Apr 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM
  • Star Jones thinks some of you are whiners.

    Job Searches, Law Schools, Star Jones, Television, Unemployment, Videos

    Are Disgruntled Law School Graduates a Bunch of ‘Whiners’?

    Are disgruntled law school graduates a bunch of whiners? Lawyer turned television personality Star Jones seems to think so….

    99 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM
  • muffins nasty muffins

    Job Searches, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: More Like Week-Old Muffins?

    Are the lawsuits against law schools over allegedly misleading employment data going to succeed? Some law professors opine on this question.

    28 Comments / / Feb 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM
  • Law School Lawsuits

    Bloomberg, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Twenty Additional Law School Class Action Suits Are in the Works; Is Your School One of Them?

    David Anziska vowed to make 2012 the “year of law school litigation.” Anziska told us that Team Strauss/Anziska’s strategy going forward would be to sue as many law schools as possible in the first half of 2012. How’s that working out for them? Anziska recently sat down with Bloomberg Law for an on-air interview where he revealed some noteworthy information about the next wave of law school lawsuits. The most relevant piece of information? Twenty more law school class action suits are coming down the pipeline. Which schools will be named as defendants?

    69 Comments / / Feb 22, 2012 at 1:47 PM
  • Law-School-Transparency-LST

    Ave Maria School of Law, Job Searches, Law Schools, NALP

    Which Law Schools Are Trying to Be Honest About Their Employment Information?

    Law School Transparency (LST) wrote to all law schools accredited by the ABA to request the NALP reports for the class of 2010. The NALP reports contain much more detail than that of the reports released by the ABA, such as information concerning part-time and temporary employment, as well as the number of graduates in jobs that do not require a law degree. This time around, 34 law schools provided their NALP reports, either by sending them directly to LST, or posting them on their websites. But which schools provided LST with the information? And which schools are still avoiding action?

    32 Comments / / Feb 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM
  • Job Searches, Law Schools

    Career Services to Alumni: ‘For the Love of God, Please Hire Our Graduates’

    We’ve been talking lately about career services officers who don’t seem to know, or just plain deny, that it’s their job to find jobs for law students. Apparently one career services official has taken our words of wisdom to heart. At least this guy is trying to find jobs for graduates….

    65 Comments / / Oct 27, 2011 at 3:30 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Antitrust, Crime, Deaths, Fast Food, Fat People, Food, Job Searches, Law Schools, Mergers and Acquisitions, Money, Morning Docket, Murder, SCOTUS, Technology

    Morning Docket: 09.12.11

    * In November, the Supreme Court will decide whether our Fourth Amendment rights come subject to advances in technology. I, for one, welcome our new Orwellian overlords. [New York Times] * What do you get when two wireless carriers with craptastic coverage and service that goes down more than a porn star have plans to […]

    15 Comments / / Sep 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM