Gary J. Simson
We tried to come up with a Nancy Grace-style nickname for the accused in the Lauren Giddings case. One reader suggested “Chain Mail Man” (based on Stephen McDaniel’s penchant for wearing chain mail to his law school classes). In light of new evidence that has come to light, however, a better nickname has emerged: “Hacksaw McDaniel.” Read on to find out why….
After writing about the news that Stephen M. McDaniel, 25, had been charged with the horrific murder of Lauren Giddings, 27, a bright and beautiful recent graduate of Mercer Law, Above the Law’s managing editor, David Lat, takes a closer look at this deeply disturbing case….
I became a lawyer without really understanding that the job cuts time off of your life. My work hours are long, I can’t see my family or friends, and I am constantly at the mercy of the partner or the client. On top of everything, at one point, I was paying 7% on my law school loans. […]