* The method for securing drunk driving convictions is coming under fire. I’m not as think as you drunk I am officer. [Times Union]
* Hillary Clinton is bringing back the issue of liability for gun manufacturers. [Overlawyered]
* The bar exam-pocalypse continues. [Bar Exam Stats]
* The sad state of Alabamans’ voting rights. [Talking Points Memo]
* Lawyers have known this for a while: six-figure jobs don’t equal happiness. [Alternet]
* Remember how John Kasich seemed super-chill and liberal during the first Republican debate? Yeah, he isn’t. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]
* Do you feel like your legal career has left you behind and you’re struggling with a case of failure-to-launch disease? At least you aren’t alone. [Law and More]
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A sub-minimum-wage job offer — but it comes with a grilled cheese sandwich! And maybe a long-term career opportunity.
* Is it possible to bounce back in Biglaw after a bad performance review? [Corporette]
* Justice Alito takes his place with the far-right in recent anti-gay comments. [Slate]
* Great tips to turn your terrible interview moments into wins. [Law and More]
* Good news for law students in Louisiana. Scholarship money is up for grabs! [Harrell & Nowak]
* New York Law School hosts the first annual Internet Safety Conference. [New York Law School]
* Leave your legal job, refinance your loans, and become a be a full time author. Respect. [Time]
* Careful what you blog or you could get suspended. [Legal Profession Blog]
* The Bard comes out on top of SCOTUS citations. [ABA Journal]
* The latest in legal events includes the ATL Academy for Private Practice. [Codex]
Admit it — you always kind of knew that Commodus would work in Biglaw.
If you’re a 3L looking for a job after graduation, here’s one opportunity to consider.
Columnist Shannon Achimalbe offers some blunt advice to those involved in the law firm recruiting process.
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There is a certain amount of schadenfreude involved in this tale too, a gunner whose gunnering gets them in the end.
* Justices Kennedy and Breyer seemed to be champing at the bit for a prolonged solitary confinement case last Term, and now they may have the opportunity to weigh in on one. Let’s see if the Supreme Court decides to let Justice Kennedy swing his vote around. [New York Times]
* We all know that Mark Cuban isn’t that big of a fan of the Securities and Exchange Commission, but now he’s trying to inject himself into the debate over the agency’s use of in-house administrative law judges by way of filing a brief in support. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Winston & Strawn elected Jeffrey Kessler to serve as its co-chair. He’s got experience running firms with others — he once served as a member of Dewey’s four-partner Office of the Chairman before the firm completely imploded. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
* IU Maurer Law is teaming up with Chapman and Cutler, an Am Law 200 firm, to create a two-year rotational program in finance and law. There’s just one catch: this is only for recent college graduates, not law school graduates. Oops! [Indiana Daily Student]
* Lucrative niche alert: They’re calling this the green rush, but we don’t need to remind attorneys that green is also the color of money. By 2020, the market for legal recreational marijuana is going to be booming, with billions of dollars in business. [Fortune]
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Law professor jobs are drying up.
* Southern California Institute of Law is suing the state bar over requirements schools must maintain a 40 percent bar passage rate over 5 years. [Los Angeles Times]
* Have dreams of running away from the practice of law into the welcoming embrace of academia? Not so fast. The rate of new law professor jobs has dropped 55 percent. [National Law Journal]
* FBI agents cannot be sued for monetary damages in their personal capacity for keeping people on the “No Fly List” as a coercive measure in anti-terrorism investigations, says SDNY Judge Ronnie Abrams. [New York Law Journal]
* Find out who are the scariest federal prosecutors according to Steptoe & Johnson partner Reid Weingarten. [Litigation Daily]
* You should still say “sorry” even when you’re at work. [Corporate Counsel]
* A fun way to mix college football fandom with your attorney advertising. [ABA Journal]
* Carey Gabay, a lawyer for Empire State Development Corp., and who formerly held positions as assistant counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo and at Jones Day and at Schulte Roth & Zabel, was shot in the head yesterday before the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. He is in critical condition. [New York Post]
* Who could be mad at this cute little hamster? Oh, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner for whom the toy was named… without her consent. [Jezebel]
* You like song parodies. So checkout these law-based ones that are “funny to lawyers who have had three drinks after the dessert course.” Bonus: it also raises money for Legal Aid. [Connecticut Law Tribune]
* Handy guide to law schools that offer the biggest tuition discounts. [Tax Prof Blog]
* Fun way to end Throwback Thursday: scroll through the wills and probate records for historical figures like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Eli Whitney, and Daniel Webster. [Pictorial]
* Interested in a private legal networking site? Not so fast, you’ll be banned if you write about it. [Law Sites]
* Ugh, this Kentucky clerk/Kim Davis debacle is still going on, now with 100% more jail time. [New York Times]
* Tips on how to get over that awkward hurdle and actually talk to a colleague who recently lost their job. [Law and More]
* What traits make for good lawyers? [It’s Not About The Lawyers, Teacup]
* We’ve told you before about Covington partner Mark Mosier’s son, Michael, who passed away at age 6 from DIPG, a rare brain tumor. Now Eric Holder has recorded a video to raise awareness of the disease. [Defeat DIPG]