Kevin Washburn

  • Baby with Rainbow Flag

    Biglaw, Crime, Department of Justice, Election 2012, Election Law, Gay Marriage, Law School Deans, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Violence

    Morning Docket: 09.25.12

    * Will the members of the Supreme Court announce which gay marriage issues they’ll be hearing this term any time soon? With Proppsition 8 appeal and several DOMA appeals on hand, there’s certainly a lot for them to choose from. [CNN]

    * It’s beginning to look a lot like Biglaw, everywhere you go: lawyers are miserable, clients are unhappy, and apparently profits per partner are all to blame. Gee, thanks for those rankings, Am Law, they were really helpful. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Instead of arguing over font size, the Department of Justice argued law yesterday during closing arguments in its attempts to convince a three-judge panel to strike down South Carolina’s voter ID statute. [National Law Journal]

    * Unlike Elizabeth Warren, he’s no “Fauxcahontas”: Kevin Washburn, the dean of the University of New Mexico Law School, has been confirmed by the Senate to oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs. [Washington Post]

    * If you’re going to allegedly slash someone’s face in an attempt to defend your honor, at least do it with class like this Columbia Law grad, and use a broken champagne flute as your weapon of choice. [New York Post]

    5 Comments / / Sep 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • I'm confident I could bloviate as well as this guy.

    Non-Sequiturs, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.03.12.

    * Another month, another underwhelming jobs report. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * While not a lot of people graduate with six-figures of debt, a whole bunch of them are lawyers. [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * There is a real live fight going on between District Attorneys and criminal defense lawyers in New York. You’re not going to believe this but it seems like wrongful convictions really don’t seem to be the top concern among area prosecutors. [Simple Justice]

    * Congratulations to University of New Mexico Law School dean Kevin Washburn on being nominated by Obama to be the next head of Indian Affairs. [New York Daily News]

    * Bombarding your clients with emails is one way to show them that you care. [What About Clients?]

    * Juan Williams (who I think I’m supposed to challenge to a duel in order to get his gig on Fox) is just another person pointing out the fraudulent nature of voter fraud claims from the GOP. [Fox News]

    13 Comments / / Aug 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM