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    Job Searches, Law Schools

    Finally, Some New Jobs For Law School Graduates

    A new, growing program offers recent grads an opportunity to work and train with a leading third-party legal services provider.

    33 Comments / / Jun 8, 2015 at 2:42 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.08.15

    * After a particularly bootylicious performance in Morocco that was aired on live TV, singer Jennifer Lopez is facing a lawsuit which alleges that she “disturbed public order and tarnished women’s honor and respect.” Her first affirmative defense: Dat ass tho. [Newsweek]

    * Our congratulations go out to Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willett (@JusticeWillett) for achieving the rare and prestigious honor of being recognized as the “Tweeter Laureate of #Texas.” Way to dole out judicial wit and humor 140 characters at a time, Your Honor. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Howrey gonna pay our creditors if we can’t cash in on unfinished business? A judge recently overturned this failed firm’s bankruptcy court win, noting that since “[t]he law firm defendants performed the work; they deserve the pay.” [Dow Jones Business News]

    * Sorry, job hunters, but despite what you may have heard about the boom years being back, the legal job market is stuck in a “pattern of anemic growth,” and it’s been that way since the Great Recession. Please give your mother our condolences. [Am Law Daily]

    * It’s only a matter of time before the majority of U.S. states legalize marijuana, and Illinois may be the next in line to do so. If you’re thinking about joining the green rush and want to learn more, come to our marijuana law reception next week. [Chicago Tribune]

    15 Comments / / Jun 8, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 05.22.15

    Ed. note: Above the Law will not be publishing on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

    * The settlement deal between Target and Mastercard over the 2013 data breach is dead after failing to garner the requisite issuer support. Proposed settlement: $19 million. Years of protracted litigation: Priceless. [Credit Union Times]

    * High school teacher who admitted she and another teacher had a threesome with a 16-year-old student got off — well, legally — with a slap on the wrist. Folks are starting to wonder if her dad being a sitting district judge had anything to do with that. [Times-Picayune]

    * On a similar note, Mama June of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo… fame? Is she famous? Whatever. The point is Mama June is toying with suing the TLC Network because they canceled her show over a child molester, but haven’t nuked 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of its brewing molestation scandal. When you consider these hit shows starring inbred hillbillies with molestation issues, remember that TLC stands for “The Learning Channel.” [TMZ]

    * Lawmakers pushing back against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to appoint an independent monitor to investigate police-related civilian killings. One skeptical State Senator proclaims, “What I do know is that it treats police officers different than other citizens.” Yes, because right now the police get the same kid gloves grand jury presentations the rest of us do. [Capital New York]

    * Texas prosecuted 115,782 truancies in a year, levying hefty fines and doling out jail time to kids as young as 12. Well hello there prison-industrial complex! [Al Jazeera America]

    * Are the Yankees and A-Rod gearing up for arbitration… or settlement? I don’t know, why wouldn’t you want to put a warm, likeable guy like him in front of a panel? [Concurring Opinions]

    * Judges must be the loneliest people on social media… [The Daily Record]

    * Merely complaining to your boss is enough to trigger anti-retaliation provisions according to the Second Circuit. So feel free to call up that partner you hate… [JD Supra]

    21 Comments / / May 22, 2015 at 2:02 PM
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    Commencement, Job Searches

    14 Tips For The Class Of 2015

    Here’s some advice from the recruiters at Lateral Link that they wish they had known when they graduated law school. Just a hint, networking is pretty important.

    / May 22, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    Career Alternatives, Job Searches Leaving Law Behind. Sort Of.

    You can be both a lawyer and something else, as columnist Leigh McMullan Abramson explains — and in balancing two career tracks, you may find ways to harmonize your passions and your legal career that will surprise you.

    35 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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    Job Searches, Law Schools, Student Loans

    3 Recommendations For The Law School Graduating Class of 2015

    Financial and professional advice for new law school graduates from columnist Shannon Achimalbe.

    17 Comments / / May 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM
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    Biglaw, Job Searches

    Which Law Firm Is Cynically Screwing Over Its Associates?

    There’s a firm out there that announces raises for rising associate classes effective January 1, but doesn’t actually pay them their new salary until July.

    21 Comments / / May 19, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    Holy Crap, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Homeless Lawyer Secretly Lived In Public Defender’s Office For 5 Months

    If you think you’ve seen the worst of the plight of recent law school graduates, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    63 Comments / / May 13, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    Job Searches

    Back In The Race: Opportunities In Other States

    If the job market is tough where you live, have you thought about expanding your search to other states? Columnist Shannon Achimalbe has.

    54 Comments / / May 13, 2015 at 10:05 AM
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    In-House Counsel

    The Road Not Taken: Summer School

    Networking is casually given so freely as advice, as though the very word can solve all of a person’s career problems.

    2 Comments / / May 12, 2015 at 1:04 PM
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    Biglaw, Law Schools

    What Font Should You Use For Your Résumé? Apparently This Matters To People.

    The latest style issue that has mainstream media in a tizzy: what font you should use on your résumé. But do these tips really apply to lawyers?

    16 Comments / / May 5, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    Biglaw, Job Searches, Lateral Moves

    6 Tips For Smarter Lateral Hiring

    Practical advice from experienced recruiters about the increasingly important process of lateral hiring.

    5 Comments / / May 4, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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    Job Searches, Law Schools

    10 Law Schools Most Likely To Help You Land Jobs As Lawyers

    How did your law school do in terms of placing graduates in preferred positions?

    16 Comments / / May 4, 2015 at 12:38 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.04.15

    * This past Friday, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped the gavel on the police officers who were allegedly involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Here are seven interesting facts you need to know about this “certified badass.” [New York Magazine]

    * Which law school placed the most graduates from the class of 2014 into full-time, long-term jobs where bar passage was required that weren’t school-funded? Stop. Before you say Columbia Law, you’re wrong for the first time in years. [National Law Journal]

    * Indiana Tech, the little law school that couldn’t, received a recommendation against accreditation from the ABA on its first try. Not to worry, because law school officials say this is just a “minor setback” for all 59 of its students. ::sad trombone:: [News-Sentinel]

    * “You are not doing that here.” Tough titty: Kelly Noe, one of the Ohio women challenging the same-sex marriage ban in her state before the Supreme Court, was yelled at by a security guard for breastfeeding her baby outside the high court. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

    * If you’re hoping to register a “smutty” or “immoral” trademark, then you may be able to get what you want if this Federal Circuit opinion comes down your way. We’ll soon see if a ban on these offensive trademarks violates the First Amendment. [Corporate Counsel]

    29 Comments / / May 4, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Job Searches, Law Schools, Media and Journalism

    What Doesn’t The Media Get About The State Of Law Hiring?

    Columnist Renwei Chung offers his thoughts on the latest job data from the ABA.

    10 Comments / / May 1, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.01.15

    * Floyd Mayweather’s lawyer says that his client will post Suge Knight’s insanely high $10 million bail if he wins his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Suge says he was “really going to pull for him to win, but now [he’s] going to have to pray for him to win.” [Los Angeles Times]

    * Northwestern University School of Law is launching a first-of-its-kind loan repayment assistance program to help grads in “modestly salaried private sector jobs” — that is, if you make less than $85,000, the school will pay your loan interest for up to a year. [National Law Journal via CBS]

    * If you haven’t heard, the class of 2014 was much more employed than the class of 2013 by a factor of a few percentage points. Apply to law school right now! (No, don’t do that. The class of 2014 was smaller, so it looks like the job stats were better.) [ABA Journal]

    * “[T]he jury is out and the only sane thing you can say about Dentons is check back in three years.” Hot on the heels of the announced merger between Dentons and McKenna Long, many lawyers are running for the exits. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * If you’re interested in going to law school on the east coast, then you may want to take a look at this list of schools, ranked by total employment of the class of 2014. We’d shudder to see what this list would look like if only long-term, full-time jobs were used. [BostInno]

    * A lawyer who’s suing former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock on behalf of a campaign donor says he’s been unable to locate the disgraced politician to serve him. What will happen now? We bet you can find out on the next episode of Downton Abbey. [ABC News]

    0 Comments / / May 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.29.15

    * In case you haven’t read the transcripts from yesterday’s same-sex marriage arguments at the Supreme Court and you still want to have some talking points at the water cooler at the office, here are six of the more “provocative” questions that the justices asked. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * HBO is filming a TV movie called “Confirmation” about Justice Clarence Thomas’s 1991 nomination hearings. Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill and Wendell Pierce will play our silent justice. No one puts a pube on Olivia Pope’s Coke can and gets away with it! [Hollywood Reporter]

    * If you’re not interested in the CliffsNotes version of the same-sex marriage arguments at SCOTUS, you should know the justices were split along their usual ideological lines, and Justice Kennedy seemed even more wishy-washy than normal. [New York Times]

    * You’re my boy, Blue! Brooklyn Law School will honor 100-year-old Professor Joseph Crea this summer. He’s been teaching at the school for more than five decades, and looks like a well-preserved academic artifact. Congratulations! [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

    * Still high off its top passage rate for the February 2015 Florida bar exam and thanks to an anonymous $1 million gift, Ave Maria Law announced that it will be purchasing its campus… and launching a totally unrelated $3.2 million capital campaign. [News-Press]

    * If you’re looking to take a year off before law school, then perhaps you ought to consider becoming a paralegal, a research analyst, or an investment banker. At least one of those jobs will make you reconsider your future. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    20 Comments / / Apr 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Clerkships, Federal Judges, Job Searches

    The Current State Of Clerkship Hiring: 5 Points Worth Noting

    If you’re interested in clerking or in helping someone else land a coveted clerkship, here’s some information you should know.

    13 Comments / / Apr 28, 2015 at 5:59 PM