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    Biglaw

    What’s Biglaw Like In Israel? A Conversation With Attorneys from Yigal Arnon & Co.

    What’s it like to practice law in Israel? In some ways, law firm life in Israel is quite similar to law firm life in America.

    16 Comments / / Feb 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM
  • passport US passport

    Courthouses, D.C. Circuit, Department of Justice, Election Law, Environment / Environmental Law, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Privacy, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.03.14

    * Floridian women lawyers got their wish: Bad Judge, plagued by bad ratings, is getting canceled. [Daily Business Review]

    * A round-up of write-ups about today’s oral arguments in the Israel / Jerusalem passport case. [How Appealing]

    * Interesting reflections from Professor Glenn Reynolds on the controversial catcalling video.
    [USA Today via Instapundit]

    * Things are bats**t insane — literally — at this Utah courthouse. [Gawker]

    * The D.C. Circuit gives the EPA its way on cross-state air pollution. [Breaking Energy]

    * Election monitors from the Justice Department: possibly coming to a jurisdiction near you (including Bergen County, New Jersey, where I grew up). [BuzzFeed]

    * Can cops force suspects to use their fingerprints to unlock their cellphones? Eric Crusius and Lisa Giovinazzo debate, after the jump. [Fox News]

    11 Comments / / Nov 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM
  • oregon trail

    Gay, International Law, Jews, Richard Posner

    Organ Fail

    This weekend brought news of a burgeoning overseas market in human organs. And gay eyeballs. If you can’t see the connection, allow me…

    4 Comments / / Aug 18, 2014 at 2:57 PM
  • Obamacare-Barack-Obama-doctor-physician

    4th Circuit, Career Alternatives, D.C. Circuit, Health Care / Medicine, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.22.14

    * The D.C. Circuit struck down a key component of Obamacare while a few miles away, the Fourth Circuit disagreed. This sets up an intriguing circuit split that will be resolved as soon as the D.C. Circuit takes it up en banc. Until then though, let the mainstream media talking heads freak out about what this all means. [NBC News]

    * Professor Thane Rosenbaum writes in the Wall Street Journal (natch!) defending the deaths of civilian Palestinians using the same logic that Osama bin Laden used to justify 9/11. He probably should have done a little more research. [Slate]

    * Amelia Boone, a Skadden Chicago bankruptcy associate, is a world champion Tough Mudder and Spartan Race runner. Because who says cruelly abusing yourself has to be limited to the work week? [Outside]

    * Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s senior picture from Cornell. [That’s What She Said / Jezebel]

    * Elie thinks we should all get drunk and go for a bike ride! [ATL Redline]

    * From purveyor of justice to purveyor of donuts. [USA Today]

    * Congratulations to Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar of Stanford Law on his nomination to the California Supreme Court. If confirmed, maybe Stanford can start advertising about all the state judges they’ve produced. [San Jose Mercury News]

    * We’ve heard that Bingham is looking to merge. Lee Pacchia talks to Casey Sullivan about what’s next. Video after the jump… [Mimesis Law]

    5 Comments / / Jul 22, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • carter

    Alan Dershowitz, Cardozo Law School, Jews, Law Schools

    When a Law School Honors a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Expect Protests!

    A fresh round of folks suggesting that Jimmy Carter is anti-Semitic because he isn’t on board with Israeli policy.

    50 Comments / / Apr 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM
  • It's already tomorrow somewhere, and things seem okay.

    Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Student Loans, Trademarks

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.20.12

    * I’m happy to have spent this last day on Earth with you. And with professors Paul Campos and Brian Tamanaha telling you how law school is a raw deal. [HuffPost Live]

    * Meanwhile, Seton Hall will be offering a tuition “discount” to students based on merit. Which is really just what a lot of law schools have been doing to try to fill seats as people become more aware of the problems with legal education. [National Law Journal]

    * One reason my job is better than yours: I get emails with the subject lines like “CockSucker Decision Analysis” all the time. [The Legal Satyricon]

    * I didn’t know there were freaking idiots out there who thought that Israel had more lax gun laws than we do. But they don’t. Because Israelis like being safe. [Huffington Post]

    * And if you think more lax gun laws in Russia would make the murder rate there go down, you are probably the kind of dumbass who thinks you can look into Putin’s eyes and see his soul. [Atlantic]

    * So when former U.S. Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton admits to it, it’s called “prostitution,” but when we’re doing essentially the same story about Ryan Lochte in 10 years, we’re going to call it “sex addiction” or something. [Chicago Tribune]

    3 Comments / / Dec 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM
  • Louboutin

    Alston & Bird, B for Beauty, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Clerkships, Divorce Train Wrecks, Federal Judges, Hair, Judicial Nominations, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Patton Boggs, Politics, Pregnancy / Paternity, Rape, SCOTUS, Shoes, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Clerks

    Morning Docket: 08.20.12

    * What happens if a Supreme Court clerk violates the Code of Conduct and leaks information to the press at the behest of a justice? At worst, he’d probably be forced to wash dirty socks from the SCOTUS morning exercise class. [National Law Journal]

    * “[T]he great expectations when he was elected have not come to fruition.” Making judicial nominations wasn’t a high political priority, so President Barack Obama will be ending his term with just 125 lower-court appointments in the federal judiciary. [New York Times]

    * If there’s anything that Paul Ryan’s good at, it’s soliciting money from lawyers and Biglaw firms. Alston & Bird tops the list of legal campaign contributors, with Patton Boggs in a close second. [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * Apparently the female reproduction system shuts down to prevent conception upon rape. This improbable tidbit from a man who sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. [Los Angeles Times]

    * But a great way to take some of the heat off of the “legitimate rape” dude is to break news about another Congressman’s nude swim in the Sea of Galilee while in Israel. Excellent work on this distraction. [POLITICO]

    * What crisis? Despite a steep decline in applicants, the average law school’s tuition will climb by more than double the rate of inflation this fall. It’s really heartwarming how they put students first. [National Law Journal]

    * Customs agents in Los Angeles seized 20,457 pairs of faux Christian Louboutins that would’ve been worth approximately $18M. For this heinous crime of fashion, the offending shoes will undergo a trial by fire. [CNN]

    * Karma sure is a Blitsch. Matthew Couloute, the alleged lawyerly Lothario who got slammed by his exes on LiarsCheatersRUs.com, is now being slammed by someone else: his soon-to-be ex-wife. [New York Post]

    * Beauty school dropout, no pube hair trimming days for you! Seventeen female plaintiffs have alleged that a cosmetology instructor subjected them to less-than-sanitary lessons in a federal suit. [New York Daily News]

    7 Comments / / Aug 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM
  • Biglaw, Football, Morning Docket, New Jersey, Nude Dancing, Pornography, Rape

    Morning Docket: 10.28.11

    * Ira Schacter’s lawyer on his client’s propensity to give out rings worth more than $200K: “He’s just a generous guy.” No, he’s just a Biglaw partner. [The Careerist] * From Russia Israel with Love: Emory Law student Ilan Grapel has been released from Egypt and will be arriving back in the U.S. today. Welcome […]

    21 Comments / / Oct 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Antitrust, Biglaw, Divorce Train Wrecks, Drugs, Guns / Firearms, Morning Docket, Oral Sex / Blow Jobs, Solo Practitioners

    Morning Docket: 10.25.11

    * Cloudy with a chance of dismissal for Steve Sunshine, Sprint’s Skaddenite. During oral argument, a judge reminded him that antitrust law didn’t exist to protect competitors. [Wall Street Journal] * Oh, the things you’ll argue to get around a motion to dismiss: Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser now contends that diplomatic immunity isn’t a pass for […]

    9 Comments / / Oct 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM
  • Hotties, Money

    Lawyers: Now for Sale by the Hour on eBay

    Here at Above the Law, we know that thanks to the powers of the internet, you can buy and sell just about anything on eBay, including stuff that may be relevant to your life in the law. We’re talking about things like: magical bar prep incantations; donations pity funds to offset the costs of legal […]

    29 Comments / / Oct 20, 2011 at 3:14 PM
  • Copyright, Eavesdropping / Wiretapping, Facebook, Law School Deans, Lindsay Lohan, Mergers and Acquisitions, Money, Morning Docket, Music, Pictures, Sex, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 10.20.11

    * You know you’re screwed when law school folks are coming after you. A University of Hawaii Law dean has jumped aboard the “sue Facebook for wiretapping” bandwagon. [The Republic] * Walk like an Egyptian? Emory Law student, Ilan Grapel — who was detained by Egypt on espionage charges — may soon be released in […]

    25 Comments / / Oct 20, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Hotties, Law Schools, Politics

    Ilan Grapel: He’s No Austin Powers

    As we mentioned yesterday, a student at Emory Law School by the name of Ilan Chaim Grapel was arrested in Egypt on Sunday, and ordered held for 15 days. The Egyptians allege that Grapel is a “highly trained” spy, working for the state of Israel. Ilan Grapel is a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. And he did […]

    107 Comments / / Jun 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM
  • Hotties, Law Schools, Politics

    Law Student of the Day: Ilan Grapel, Accused of Spying for Israel

    At this year’s Emory Law School commencement, Professor Sara Stadler urged graduates to think outside the box with respect to their career options: “You might not be able to land that [top-choice] job…. You might have to move to Nebraska.… You might have to join a small firm where they don’t make the big bucks.” […]

    66 Comments / / Jun 13, 2011 at 5:05 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 12.30.10

    * In the new economy, new strategies are necessary in hiring law firms. A new paradigm is upon us and we must think outside the box. Synergy, people. Consultants are here to help. [New York Times] * David J. Stern, Florida’s Foreclosure King, is the gift that keeps on giving. Like syphilis. [Palm Beach Post] […]

    12 Comments / / Dec 30, 2010 at 9:23 AM
  • Harvard, Non-Sequiturs, Supreme Court Clerks, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.17.10

    * Five Ways Not to Lose Your Job Playing Around on the Internet. [Going Concern] * A suggested gift for incoming 1Ls. [Someecards] * An interesting Q-and-A with a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act lawyer (which makes FCPA practice sounds a bit like a James Bond movie). [FCPA Professor] * Harvard sells off its some investments […]

    10 Comments / / Aug 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  • Bar Exams, Rape, Sex

    Bar Exam Question of the Day: Sex By Trick?

    An Israeli court has convicted an Arab man of rape on very interesting grounds. Haaretz reports: Sabbar Kashur, 30, had consensual sex with a woman after he posed as a Jewish bachelor interested in a long-term relationship. When the woman found Kashur was not a Jew but an Arab, she filed a police complaint that […]

    141 Comments / / Jul 21, 2010 at 2:45 PM
  • Elena Kagan, Jews, Politics, Reader Polls, SCOTUS, Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court

    Elena Kagan’s ‘Judicial Hero': Who the Heck Is Aharon Barak?

    Yesterday morning, while I was shamelessly snooping scanning the bookshelves of my significant other, a handsome book caught my eye. The title, Purposive Interpretation in Law, wasn’t very sexy, but the author’s name grabbed my attention: AHARON BARAK. Yes, the Aharon Barak — the man whose name has been constantly invoked this week, over the […]

    84 Comments / / Jul 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM