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….
We’ve all heard how dysfunctional entry-level legal recruiting is: Inordinate expense, decisions made on the briefest of subjective impressions with opacity all around, and what do firms reap for all their efforts? Shocking attrition rates among junior associates. It’s time for a conference on what could work better, and this is it.