India

  • Sri_Srinavasan

    D.C. Circuit, Defamation, Education / Schools, India, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Sex

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.23.13

    * Congratulations to Sri Srinivasan on his unanimous confirmation to the D.C. Circuit. Fun Fact: Sri Srinivasan played high school basketball on the same team as Danny Manning. No joke there, it’s just a random fun fact I know about him. [USA Today] * Should health care cover sex for people with disabilities? Sure, but […]

    2 Comments / / May 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM
  • Denzel Washington Flight

    Airplanes / Aviation, Billable Hours, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Rape

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.08.13

    * Everybody is entitled to a competent defense. It’ll make justice possible. I’m just so thankful I don’t have to defend people like this. [CNN International]

    * In other terrible rape news, make no mistake, we need more people prosecuting rapists than we need defending the few falsely accused. [Slate]

    * More news that fewer people are taking the LSAT. Somebody better tell Dean Lawrence Mitchell that it’s time to fire off another op-ed. Maybe he can tell people that getting a Case Western J.D. comes with a chance to enter a drawing to attempt a half-court shot for a million bucks. [Faculty Lounge]

    * If you want to put a billable hours requirement on your bonuses, things like this are bound to happen. [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Law graduate makes fun of “sloppy” recruiters. I hope his loan officer doesn’t end up making fun of a sloppy payment schedule. [Legal Cheek]

    * Here’s a real fishy case. [Winston-Salem Journal]

    * Wait, so if you try to pull off Denzel Washington stuff in a real cockpit it doesn’t turn out so good? [Legal Blog Watch]

    * We got this spam today too. And yes, it was annoying. [Associate’s Mind]

    0 Comments / / Jan 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM
  • Where's Waldo? In court, apparently.

    Crime, Free Speech, Gay, Gay Marriage, India, Labor / Employment, Morning Docket, Murder, Violence

    Morning Docket: 07.31.12

    * Jason Cai, the software engineer convicted in the spring of murdering a young attorney, was sentenced today to life in prison without parole and ordered to pay more than $700,000 to the slain woman’s family. [Mercury News]

    * An appeals court revived a discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman against her employer. And nobody cares. Wait, hold on a sec. Her employer is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What, what, whaaaat? [WSJ Law Blog]

    * James Holmes, the man accused of last week’s movie theater shooting spree, has been formally charged with 142 criminal counts. They include 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. [Courthouse News Service]

    * The Twinkie defense is so played out. Now, courtesy of an ex-Citigroup employee, introducing the brand spanking new “Where’s Waldo” defense. [Reuters]

    * India’s largest and oldest television network has accused Nielsen of violating the FCPA by manipulating viewership data in favor of networks that offer bribes. Say it ain’t so! [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Chick-fil-A, free speech, zoning laws, and homophobia — all thrown together onto a failure pile in a sadness bowl. Noted First Amendment lawyer Marc Randazza, counsel to ATL, takes to CNN to educate the masses. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Jul 31, 2012 at 8:58 AM
  • Biglaw, Magic Circle, Outsourcing, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    India Considers Becoming A Little Less Racist Protectionist

    * Should innkeepers with religious beliefs be able to turn away same-sex couples seeking marriage reception venues? [Burlington Free Press] * What are the best law firms in different cities and regions of the country? Check out the Vault regional rankings. [Vault’s Law Blog] * I bet she bites off the next thing he forces […]

    16 Comments / / Jul 20, 2011 at 5:53 PM
  • Celebrities, Hotties, India, Law Schools, LLMs

    Feeling Hot Hot Hot: From NYU LLM Student to Beauty Queen

    The holder of an LLM from NYU was just named Miss India. How beautiful must you be in order to rank #1 out of 600 million women?

    57 Comments / / Jul 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.06.11

    * Kashmir Hill’s take on Weinergate. She shares my admiration for Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sculpted physique, as showcased in his shirtless pics. [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes] * Charles Colman poses a question for intellectual-property types to puzzle over: “at what point is a slogan so descriptive that it would simply be unreasonable to let […]

    8 Comments / / Jun 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Barack Obama, India, Outsourcing

    ABA Asks Obama To Make India Play Fair

    If you’ve been following along with the trend towards outsourcing over the past few years, you know what American lawyers are up against. Indian lawyers can do American legal work… while American attorneys are shut out of India’s (large and growing) legal market. As many of you know, President Obama recently fled traveled to India, […]

    54 Comments / / Nov 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM
  • India, Law Schools, Outsourcing, Quote of the Day, Student Loans

    Quote of the Day: Well, the Economy Is In the Toilet….

    This has all happened before, and this will all happen again. So say we all. At the beginning of the recession, just weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, we brought you a New York Times article from 1990 that illustrated the similarities between the tough legal job markets created by Bush 41 and […]

    40 Comments / / Sep 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM
  • Contract Attorneys, Document Review, India, Outsourcing, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Could Technology Turn The Tide Against Legal Outsourcing Overseas?

    “Believe me, kiddos, this is bad news for all of us.” As many websites and blogs (including ATL) mentioned last week, The New York Times published an article by Heather Timmons entitled “Outsourcing to India Draws Western Lawyers.” The quote above was from the blog Shilling Me Softly giving its take on the article. As […]

    57 Comments / / Aug 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM
  • Biglaw, Document Review, India, Job Searches, Outsourcing

    Outsourcing: Here Come the Expats

    Well, it was only a matter of time before the lawyers started to go where the work is. And, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that the work is in India. Western-trained lawyers are heading to India, to manage the country’s burgeoning legal outsourcing resources. From the New York Times (gavel bang: WSJ Law […]

    28 Comments / / Aug 4, 2010 at 2:52 PM
  • Job Searches, Outsourcing

    We Knew This Was Going to Happen: Michigan Encourages Law Grads to go to India

    Is this a “terrible job” or “the inevitable future of the legal economy”? Note: those two answers aren’t mutually exclusive. The University of Michigan Law School — the 9th-best law school in America — is now posting job opportunities from India. Has it really gotten bad enough that graduates from a top law school should […]

    181 Comments / / Jun 25, 2010 at 10:06 AM
  • India, Morning Docket, Rod Blagojevich

    Morning Docket 12.17.09

    * Mumbai high court upholds 1995 decision invalidating licenses for White & Case, Ashurst and Chadbourne & Park to open firms in India. Unless the government changes the law, that goes for any other non-Indian firm that wants to open an office there. Partnerships with Indian firms and offshore work still welcome, of course. [Bloomberg] […]

    18 Comments / / Dec 17, 2009 at 8:25 AM