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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.17.15

    * Another GOP debate is over (did you get drunk?), and you know what was conspicuously absent? Talk about Wall Street. [Dealbreaker]

    * Is it even possible to balance motherhood and a career in the law? Anyway you slice it, seems like a raw deal to me. [The Atlantic]

    * There isn’t much quality bestiality coverage anymore. Good thing there is this case of a farmer and his pig from 1642 we can talk about to fill that gap. [Slate]

    * Can you believe “The Roberts Court” has been a thing for 10 years? Here’s a retrospective. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * The dislike button is coming to Facebook… and might put lawyers out of business. [Law and More]

    * Elie went to a fashion show, and it was everything. [Fashionista]

    * Carey Gabay, a lawyer in the Cuomo administration, passed away yesterday from a gun shot wound suffered before the West Indian American Day Parade last week. [New York Times]

    29 Comments / / Sep 17, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • 'But... on Wednesdays we wore pink.'

    Fashion, State Judges

    State Supreme Court Objects To Judges Making Fashion Statements On The Bench

    This is like taking away RBG’s signature collar collection. Don’t do this to judges on state courts!

    24 Comments / / Sep 11, 2015 at 1:44 PM
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    Fashion, Sexism

    Is Your Office Temperature Sexist?

    On Thinking Like A Lawyer, we explore the vagaries of professional fashion and temperature.

    14 Comments / / Aug 28, 2015 at 4:40 PM
  • Katy Perry (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 08.07.15

    * Graffiti artist Rime alleges that Katy Perry wore a dress designed by Moschino that ripped off some of his copyrightable work. This dark horse has injected herself into a lot of IP issues this year. Your lawyer fans thank you. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * The Seventh Circuit is totally sorry about the case that it completely forgot about for the past five years. It seems that the court pleadings were “placed in the wrong stack” on remand from the Supreme Court in 2010. Congratulations, America: This is your justice system. Oopsie! [ABA Journal]

    * Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been charged with perjury, conspiracy, obstructing justice, and several other crimes in connection with a grand jury leak. She’s the second state AG to be criminally charged this week. Nice job. [USA Today]

    * Arizona Summit Law filed a motion to dismiss former employee and alumnus Paula Lorona’s pro se retaliation and consumer fraud lawsuit with prejudice. The school claims the complaint is pleaded deficiently. Well… you educated her. [National Law Journal]

    * Rapper Busta Rhymes was charged with second degree assault this week after he allegedly threw a protein drink at a gym employee. His lawyer calls the charge “a bunch of bull.” Hmm, we apparently should’ve listened when he told us he was dangerous. [MTV]

    13 Comments / / Aug 7, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 07.27.15

    * Conan O’Brien faces a new lawsuit alleging that he stole jokes from a Twitter user’s feed. Meanwhile, Conan mulls suit against Tinder for ripping off Pimpbot 5000 character. [The Hollywood Reporter] * Snoop blames racial profiling for his arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession in Sweden. Others say it’s “celebrity profiling,” suggesting that racial […]

    13 Comments / / Jul 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    Fashion, Small Law Firms

    Dress Like A Lawyer

    Sometimes getting clients is as easy as looking the part. You should always be dressed like a lawyer.

    47 Comments / / Jul 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.21.15

    * Because sometimes the application of the law seems like an indecent proposal: Demi Moore is “in absolute shock” because she may be facing a lawsuit for negligent supervision due to a pool drowning that occurred at her home while she was out of the country. [Fox News]

    * “The bow tie is a manifestation of my unwillingness to become part of the rabble.” Male lawyers face harsh criticism about their fashion choices, too, and these New Jersey attorneys will wear their bow ties with pride, no matter what. [Bergen Record]

    * In a recent interview, Justice Alito critiqued his SCOTUS colleagues for adopting a seemingly limitless interpretation of the 14th Amendment: “I don’t know what the limits of substantive liberty protection under the 14th Amendment are at this point.” [Legal Times]

    * If you’d like to be a federal appellate judge by the age of 35, then Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit has some advice for you. First and foremost, know where to “peddle your wares” — get a job in Washington, D.C., ASAP. [Concurring Opinions via ABA Journal]

    * Managing partners, repeat this mantra: Don’t do a Dewey! Thanks to the D&L financial disaster, Biglaw firms have decided to cut back on or ditch bank loans completely and get by with a little help from their friends partners in times of need. [Wall Street Journal]

    18 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 9:01 AM
  • 'This crap? Again?'

    Fashion, Women's Issues

    Stylists Think Women Lawyers Should ‘Seek Legal Redress’ For Their Crimes Of Fashion

    Again with this crap? Women in the legal profession are sick and tired of being told how to dress themselves.

    19 Comments / / Jul 9, 2015 at 1:58 PM
  • Hillary Clinton

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.23.15

    * Hillary Clinton is making a mad dash for Biglaw bucks to support her presidential run. This week, she’ll be at an event hosted by Sullivan & Cromwell, and next week, she’ll be at an event hosted by a Chadbourne & Park partner. Ooh la la, fancy schmancy! [Bloomberg Politics]

    * Dewey know why this firm failed? Back before D&L declared bankruptcy, the firm’s most successful rainmakers were asked to give up half of their gigantic salaries in an attempt to stave off the worst… but they didn’t want to. We suppose that’s the way the cartel crumbles. [Am Law Daily]

    * Bickel & Brewer, the fearsome Texas litigation boutique, recently broke up, and now it’ll simply be known as Brewer. John Bickel, who invoked the firm’s partnership retirement clause, is now ensconced as senior counsel at Fish & Richardson. [Texas Lawbook]

    * This career services dean is here to tell you a tale about law school job stats. You see, law schools don’t have an unemployment problem — instead, they have a “J.D. Advantage” problem (aka, jobs they took because they couldn’t get lawyer jobs). [Huffington Post]

    * This is yet another reason why people are considering Fordham’s Fashion Law LL.M.: “Every designer should have a minimum degree of legal literacy, if only to know when to seek a legal opinion — and to avoid being sent to sit at the kids’ table.” [New York Times]

    20 Comments / / Jun 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Fashion, Law Schools

    Which Law School Is Bringing Fashion Law Mainstream?

    Is this LL.M. in Fashion Law worth the high cost?

    20 Comments / / Jun 22, 2015 at 2:45 PM
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    Law Schools, Rudeness

    The Yale Law Student With The Profane T-Shirt Speaks

    It turns out that his accuser wasn’t exactly a paragon of fashion virtue.

    24 Comments / / Jun 22, 2015 at 1:46 PM
  • Shocked witness

    Law Schools, Rudeness

    Have Yale Law Students Gotten Too Big For Their Britches?

    One Yale law student has seriously ticked off some members of the Yale Club of New York City.

    39 Comments / / Jun 18, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • <> TIME Person of the Year Lunch at Time Life Building on November 8, 2011 in New York City.

    Supreme Court

    Behind The Scenes Look At Seminal Legal Moment As Captured By HBO

    Let’s all gawk at the 90s fashion brought to life in Kerry Washington’s portrayal of Anita Hill.

    10 Comments / / Jun 17, 2015 at 1:34 PM
  • Michael Kors feature

    Fashion, Lawsuit of the Day

    Michael Kors Lawsuit Settlement Kills Your Shopping Buzz

    You know that great deal you just got on that killer Michael Kors bag? LIES!

    0 Comments / / Jun 15, 2015 at 1:46 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.05.15

    * Per Dean David Herring, applications have tanked at New Mexico Law (ATL #18) — we’re talking a 30% drop over the past five years. Wait, no, nevermind, the school’s assistant admissions dean says things are great. Oops? [Albuquerque Journal; Albuquerque Business First]

    * Gov. Chris Christie thought he was through with the Bridgegate scandal, but oh, how wrong he was. His former deputy chief of staff’s lawyers want to subpoena Gibson Dunn’s work product, but the firm claims it doesn’t exist. [Talking Points Memo]

    * ¡Ay dios mío! This week, a New York appellate court ruled that Cesar Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, should be eligible to practice law in the state, completely sidestepping federal law and a Justice Department brief to the contrary. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Concordia Law is getting a second chance at obtaining provisional accreditation from the ABA. This would’ve been way more helpful before the majority of its third-year students transferred to an accredited school so they could take the bar exam. [Idaho Statesman]

    * The ex-GC of Zara has filed a discrimination suit against the fashion retailer, claiming that he was fired because he’s Jewish, American, and gay. Apparently senior executives used slurs as ugly as the company’s clothes. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    12 Comments / / Jun 5, 2015 at 9:01 AM
  • Amal Clooney (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.19.15

    * Amal Clooney of Doughty Street Chambers, who happens to be married to George Clooney, is being heralded as an “exotic, luxe-brand Princess Diana upgrade.” Lesson learned: marry a celebrity and your legal credentials look awesome. [New York Magazine]

    * If you’re into fashion at the high court, this satirical news website managed to get an exclusive photo of all of the Supreme Court justices in their new spaghetti strap sun-robes. You know what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg must be thinking about her colleagues: “Do you even lift?” [The Onion]

    * The William Mitchell Law professors who filed suit against the school to protect the tenure code after its merger with Hamline Law was announced have voluntarily dropped their case. Apparently no harm will come to the precious after all. [National Law Journal]

    * Vicente Sederberg, a firm that focuses on marijuana law, will sponsor a three-year professorship for marijuana law and policy at Denver Law. Sam Kamin will be the first to hold the position. Come see him at ATL’s marijuana reception in June. [The Cannabist]

    * Everyone in the legal community likes to complain about the fact that law reviews are useless because no one reads them. We dare you to complain about an entire law review issue dedicated to the legal problems presented in AMC’s Breaking Bad. [WSJ Law Blog]

    29 Comments / / May 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs, Uncategorized

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.01.15

    * If you think the federal government is preparing a military takeover of Texas… you might be a redneck. And you might also be Governor Greg Abbott. [Forbes]

    * Elie says it’s time to end the expansive powers of arrest, for the good of everyone. [New York Daily News]

    * Most of the 2016 presidential hopefuls are breaking the law. It’s good practice for if they win. [LFC 360]

    * Not to dismiss the important point made in this article about substandard housing and the dangers of lead paint, but I think there may be other lessons to learn from Freddie Gray. [Washington Post]

    * Satanic Temples are taking this RFRA thing and running with it. [Jezebel]

    * Over in the EU, Louis Vuitton failed to win back the trademark it claims on its checkerboard pattern. [Fashionista]

    * I’ve not read this yet, but here’s a collection of Legal Notices To Superheroes. Per the description, “A Letter to Superman from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services” has a lot of promise. [Amazon (affiliate link)]

    * And remember to vote for the winner of the 2015 ATL Law Revue contest. Voting concludes Sunday at 11:59 p.m. EST. [Above the Law]

    13 Comments / / May 1, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • Just another day in court.

    Benchslaps, Fashion, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Judge Rips Into Lawyer For Dressing ‘Like Something Out Of Harry Potter’

    The transcript of this benchslap is both hilarious and cringe-worthy.

    34 Comments / / Mar 13, 2015 at 2:02 PM