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    Biglaw, Celebrities, Disasters / Emergencies, Drugs, Federal Government, Harold Koh, Harris Beach, Holidays and Seasons, Job Searches, Law Firm Mergers, Law Professors, Law Schools, Marijuana, Morning Docket, Music, Musical Chairs, Parties, State Department

    Morning Docket: 12.10.12

    * “The people who are paying us say this is what we want.” When it comes to cross-border mergers, law firms aren’t becoming behemoths for the hell of it. The end goal is to be able to edge out the rest of the competition. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * It’s been six weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, and “[e]verybody wants to go back downtown,” but some Biglaw firms in New York City — firms like Harris Beach and Cahill Gordon — are still stuck in their temporary offices. [New York Law Journal]

    * Following Jeh Johnson’s adieu to the DoD, drone-loving Harold Koh will be packing up his office at the State Department and returning to Yale Law to resume his professorship next month. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the legal sector is employing 5,800 more people than it was at this time last year. We’d be in good shape if 40,000 people hadn’t graduated law school in May. [Am Law Daily]

    * Another day, another wrist slap: Villanova Law has been placed on probation for by the Association of American Law Schools over its grade-inflation scandal. Does that even mean anything? [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * The Lanier Law Firm, known for its spectacular Christmas parties, hosted some country superstars at this year’s event. Guess we know where Faith Hill and Tim McGraw go for legal assistance. [Houston Chronicle]

    * A slim majority of American adults think that federal government employees should just sit back, relax, and smoke a bowl instead of enforcing federal laws against marijuana use. [FiveThirtyEight / New York Times]

    * “I’m sorry they are confused in the White House.” Puerto Rico’s statehood referendum received a majority of votes, but lawmakers say the results of the two-part plebiscite are too confusing to add a 51st state. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Dec 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    9th Circuit, Death Penalty, Election 2012, Election Law, Gay, Gay Marriage, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.29.12

    * A Hurricane Sandy survival guide. Key components? Food, water, booze, and prophylactics. Who’s ready for a hurricane Halloween party? [FindLaw]

    * California’s longest serving death-row inmate just got his sentence set aside by the Ninth Circuit. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A few days before Thanksgiving, SCOTUS will decide whether to hear the Prop. 8 and DOMA cases. Happy holidays? [American Foundation for Equal Rights]

    * Sometimes the most effective self-defense weapon isn’t a gun, it’s a pot of soup. [Consumerist]

    * Harold Koh, former Yale Law School dean and current legal adviser to the State Department, sits down for a Legally Speaking interview at UC Hastings. [California Lawyer]

    * Additional thoughts, this time from Professor Eugene Volokh, on employers urging employees to vote a certain way. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    2 Comments / / Oct 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Clarence Thomas, Federal Judges, Federalist Society, Free Speech, Law Schools, listserv, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Clarence Thomas Is Coming To Town

    Elie here. Imagine Santa Claus stopping by your house — except this time Saint Nick is a mute, who stuffs your stocking with personal responsibility and brings you wooden toys, because those were the only ones available when his legend was born. Well, joking aside, Justice Clarence Thomas will be stopping by Yale Law School […]

    57 Comments / / Nov 30, 2011 at 6:05 PM
  • American Constitution Society (ACS), Harold Koh, Judicial Nominations, Politics, Quote of the Day, State Department

    Quote of the Day: I would do anything for love Senate confirmation, but I won’t do that.

    Update: Check out Part 2: The Conservatives. As we were planning Above the Law’s Elena Kagan confirmation coverage, we got to thinking (always a dangerous thing around these parts): What if Supreme Court nominees didn’t have to defend themselves to the American public? What if the U.S. Senate’s constitutional privilege of “advice and consent” was […]

    66 Comments / / May 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM
  • Asians, Harold Koh, Kenji Yoshino, Law Professors, Law Schools

    NYU Hires Kenji Yoshino as Permanent Faculty Member

    NYU School of Law announced today that it has hired Professor Kenji Yoshino as a tenured faculty member. He was a visiting professor at the school last year and again this spring. Professor Yoshino graduated from Yale Law in 1996 and is influential in the fields of constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, and law and literature. […]

    54 Comments / / Feb 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM
  • Asha Rangappa, Harold Koh, Hotties, Kids, Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Congratulations, Dean Rangappa!

    Some happy news from New Haven, Connecticut. Seriously. It’s about Asha Rangappa, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Yale Law School — and here at ATL, better known as the winner of our recent Hottest Law School Deans contest. Check out this memo, from YLS Dean Harold Koh: To: Yale Law School CommunityFrom: Harold Hongju Koh […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 28, 2006 at 12:29 PM
  • Harold Koh, Litigatrix, Pictures, Separated at Birth, Sheila Birnbaum, WSJ Law Blog

    Separated at Birth: Sheila Birnbaum and Harold Koh?

    When we surfed over to the WSJ Law Blog a few minutes ago, quickly scanned the page, and saw the photo for this post, we thought it had to do with Yale Law School. But upon closer inspection, we learned we were wrong. Instead, it was a post about Skadden Arps partner Sheila Birnbaum. Birnbaum, […]

    5 Comments / / Oct 31, 2006 at 2:07 PM

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