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  • 'That professor will rue the day he gave me a D!'

    Law School Deans, Law Schools, Rudeness

    Would-Be Law Student Responds To Rejection Letter As Only A Future Lawyer Can — By Being An Epic Tool

    How badly do you want to go to law school? Badly enough to ruin your future admission prospects?

    94 Comments / / Oct 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM
  • decision LF choosing different paths

    Law Schools, Money, Reader Polls, Student Loans

    The Decision: Tempted By The ‘T14′

    Please advise three more prospective law students on where they should go. They’ve gotten into some great schools, but greatness isn’t cheap.

    31 Comments / / Apr 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM
  • california RF

    Bar Exams, Boalt Hall, California, Law Schools

    California Bar Exam Results By Law School: Open Thread

    The school-by-school breakdown of the California bar exam results is out. Let’s take a look!

    18 Comments / / Jan 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM
  • chick-fil-A

    Erwin Chemerinsky, Fast Food, Food, Gay Marriage, Law Professors, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Rape

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.26.12

    * When thinking of the Penn State situation (the alleged cover-up, not Jerry Sandusky’s crimes), I am reminded of how critically important due process is to the proper administration of justice. You really notice due process when it’s gone. [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * I haven’t eaten at Chick-fil-A since college. Nohomo. [Fox News]

    * It’s funny to think of law professors getting their pieces rejected by law reviews. Funny insofar as there are people who actually care about what ends up in a law review. [lawprofblog]

    * I’m not inclined to believe things coming out of Nigeria, but if this is true, it’s crazy. [Gawker]

    * The bright side of losing your job because of the LIBOR scandal. [Dealbreaker]

    * Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law, thinks that you can’t cut faculty salaries enough to achieve substantial reductions in tuition without losing your top faculty. But in this market, I bet a law school that said, “We hire only cheap professors and pass the savings on to you,” would have a lot of appeal. [National Law Journal]

    7 Comments / / Jul 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM
  • Mayweather Bieber

    Blogging, Football, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.07.12

    * I bought the excellent Mayweather/Cotto fight this weekend. Floyd looked great for a guy who was too much of a coward to fight Manny Pacquiao. But the sweet science is dying. In its place, a bunch of grabbing and submission could be legalized in New York. [New York Daily News]

    * Speaking of boxing, hey football, I bet 40 years ago nobody thought this would ever happen to boxing. [Overlawyered]

    * Cooley Law subpoenas Professor Paul Campos. [Inside the Law School Scam]

    * Accusing the president of “thuggery,” just another day on the campaign trail. [Election Law Blog]

    * These kids are smiling because those diplomas were free, folks. [OC Register]

    * Here is a visual representation of the Dewey & LeBoeuf partner departures (which have also been captured in tabular form by Am Law Daily). [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * I think if more lawyers drew inspiration from Jeanne d’Arc, more recent graduates would light themselves on fire. [Amicae Curiae via Blawg Review]

    5 Comments / / May 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Clerkships, Law Schools

    UC Irvine Announces Better Clerkship Numbers Than Almost Everyone Else

    Ever since the UC Irvine School of Law opened its doors in 2009, the fledgling institution has been garnering rave reviews. Over the weekend, the emerging West Coast powerhouse added a new impressive statistic to its quickly filling trophy case. This year, the school boasts one of the highest federal clerkship placement rates in the country. Keep reading to see which elite law schools have been edged out by UC Irvine….

    61 Comments / / Dec 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.14.11

    * An associate in the New York office of Gibson Dunn, Moshe Gerstein, has been hit with child pornography charges. (More coverage to come; if you know him personally and have info to share, please email us.) [New York County District Attorney’s Office] * Motion to vacate the Proposition 8 decision, on the grounds that […]

    13 Comments / / Jun 14, 2011 at 6:23 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.17.11

    * Watch out, Ivy League law schools: UC Irvine is coming after your faculty members (starting with the clinical professors). [National Law Journal] * White & Case hires Charlie Monteith, an expert in the U.K.’s new Bribery Act (discussed in Gabe Acevedo’s last column). [WSJ Law Blog] * How are employment prospects for Yale Law […]

    6 Comments / / Jan 17, 2011 at 4:48 PM
  • Attorney Misconduct, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, White-Collar Crime, William Lerach

    Is Teaching at Law School a Form of Community Service? Bill Lerach Thinks So

    Victims of what anti-law-school bloggers have dubbed “the law school scam” might argue that working for a law school, or at least the kind of law school that saddles students with debt and can’t get them jobs, is closer to a crime than community service. There is certainly an argument that law professors who aren’t […]

    29 Comments / / Aug 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM

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