Law Schools

  • Bluebook


    WTF Bluebook?! Even More Bluebooking Errors In The Bluebook

    Come on, Bluebook editors. We — perhaps mistakenly — thought you were better than this.

    29 Comments / / Oct 2, 2015 at 11:42 AM
  • Hillary Clinton RF

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.02.15

    * Not everyone can lead a glamorous life before going to law school. Take, for example, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. After graduating from college, she traveled to Alaska where she gutted fish with some “gentlemen from Japan.” Eww, that sounds… slimy. [JD Journal]

    * Law schools have been forced to hike up a rocky road in terms of admissions for quite some time, but admissions officers recently decided to put on their rose-colored glasses. Everything will be okay next year! Things are looking up! [Inside Counsel]

    * Corrales Municipal Judge Luis Quintana of New Mexico may have been disbarred, but he has no plans to resign from his position on the bench; after all, municipal judges in his state don’t have to be lawyers. How terribly convenient for him. [Albuquerque Journal]

    * Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now facing additional charges — including a new perjury charge — related to her grand jury testimony. She better find a way to blame this on her evil twin, because this doesn’t look good. [Times-Tribune]

    * Warren Watson, a man who was convicted of robbing, raping, and murdering 66-year-old attorney Claudia Miller in her office in 2013, was recently sentenced to life in prison, plus 334 years on top of that for all of his dastardly deeds. [Denver Post]

    37 Comments / / Oct 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM
  • White chess piece

    Law Schools, Racism

    Why Is Berkeley Law Segregating Its Black Students?

    This Berkeley plan feels like progressives overthinking things.

    0 Comments / / Oct 1, 2015 at 5:27 PM
  • debate

    Law Schools

    Law School Hosts Dumb Debate Or The Dumbest Debate?

    Pretty sure there is only one right answer.

    54 Comments / / Oct 1, 2015 at 12:54 PM
  • Millionaire

    Caption Contests

    Caption Contest: Shirtless T14 Law Grad Wants To Be A Millionaire

    Would you be willing to lose the shirt off your back for a chance to win one million dollars?

    47 Comments / / Oct 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM
  • Kim Davis

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.01.15

    * Vatican officials confirmed — or rather, didn’t deny — that Pope Francis did, in fact, have a secret meeting with infamous Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Hmm, apparently all it takes is denying people their newfound civil rights to get an audience with the Pope. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * The ABA Accreditation Committee will recommend that the ABA approve the merger between Hamline and William Mitchell. The merger byproduct could be operational in 2016 if all goes well. Is this something we should be excited about? [Hamline University]

    * On the ninth day of deliberations in the criminal trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s former executives, jurors were still unable to come to a consensus, and one juror mentioned she’d have to leave early on October 9. Oy vey! Dewey think this jury is hung? [Am Law Daily]

    * Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin stayed the execution of Richard Glossip — you may recognize his name from his recent unsuccessful Supreme Court case — because the drugs the Corrections Department received didn’t match protocol. Figures. [Associated Press]

    * “We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate.” Prosecutors will not be charging Caitlyn Jenner with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal car crash she was involved in earlier this year. [USA Today]

    35 Comments / / Oct 1, 2015 at 8:59 AM
  • thief head

    Law Schools

    You’ll Never Guess What Was Stolen At This T14 Law School

    It takes a truly remarkable petty crime to move the needle.

    42 Comments / / Sep 30, 2015 at 5:32 PM
  • Paul Walker (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.30.15

    * Paul Walker’s daughter, 16-year-old Meadow Walker, filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche, alleging the automaker was negligent and strictly liable because the car her father died in had several design defects, namely that it was too fast, too furious. [CNN]

    * The jury on the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial is having a really difficult time this week. Yesterday, on the eighth day of deliberations, jury members asked for the definition of the word “deliberation” and clarification on what their jobs were as jurors. [Am Law Daily]

    * If you’d like to know why Hughes Hubbard likely conducted layoffs last week, then look no further than the commentary of this City Private Bank Law Firm Group analyst. Times have officially changed for litigators at large law firms. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * In news that no one should find particularly shocking, Albany Law School has announced an affiliation with the University at Albany. Both schools are struggling with enrollment and hungry for cash, so it’s a match made in heaven. [Albany Times Union]

    * “There are 35,000 museums in the U.S. … [b]ut the great legal profession hasn’t gotten around to establishing one.” Spoke too soon: Say hello to the American Museum of Tort Law, Ralph Nader’s house of personal injury horrors. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    53 Comments / / Sep 30, 2015 at 9:02 AM
  • #1

    Law Schools, Law Students, Sponsored Content

    Law Students: 10 Reasons You Should Drop Everything And Start WeCiting… Right Now

    WeCite is an awesome new contest just for law students, designed to help law students understand and contribute to legal research.

    / Sep 29, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • got_tenure_tee

    Law Professors, Law Schools

    Every Tenure Letter Ever Written

    You might find this column funny only if you are a law professor. Otherwise, you’ll just find it scary.

    / Sep 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM
  • fail failure

    Law Schools, Screw-Ups

    Columbia Law School’s Very Public Fail

    We’ve all heard the adage “measure twice and cut once,” and it seems a certain T14 law school needs the reminder.

    82 Comments / / Sep 29, 2015 at 1:44 PM
  • lawyer hourglass

    Biglaw, Law Schools

    The State Of The Legal Profession In 2015

    What will the lawyers of the future think about the state of the legal industry today?

    / Sep 29, 2015 at 11:01 AM
  • Law School Game

    Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Professor Reduced To Arguing For The Psychic Benefit Of Law School

    Law professors are desperate to justify value of law school.

    29 Comments / / Sep 28, 2015 at 3:35 PM
  • Damn you, bar exam!

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.25.15

    * Why are so many law grads failing the bar exam? Law profs, a law dean, and a Biglaw recruiting specialist all have answers to this question… and only some of them come close to being satisfactory. [Room for Debate / New York Times]

    * Jurors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial have deliberated for five days thus far, and seem to be no closer to coming to a verdict than when they first started. They’re quibbling over thesaurus entries for the word “fake” (i.e., “fake income”). [Am Law Daily]

    * Thanks to the OnRamp Fellowship, more women lawyers are making a reentry into the legal profession through Biglaw firms than ever before. Participating firms now include Skadden Arps and MoFo, amongst others. Congrats! [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Law school enrollment may be stagnant across the country, but at Colorado Law, it’s booming. The size of the school’s incoming class is 22 percent larger than last year’s was. What can we say other than students were sTOKEd to get in. [Boulder Daily Camera]

    * If you’re ever fired from your job, charged with insider trading, and the SEC wants access to your work phone, take heart in the fact that your personal passcode is just that — personal. The SEC can’t treat it as a business record thanks to this ruling. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Richard Cudahy Sr., longtime Seventh Circuit judge, RIP. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

    39 Comments / / Sep 25, 2015 at 8:58 AM
  • Alabama Ole Miss

    Law Schools

    What Happened At This Law School Tailgate?

    Was there a cocktail of rowdiness and racism at an Alabama Law event?

    65 Comments / / Sep 24, 2015 at 5:20 PM
  • library w book


    Law Students! Want To See Your Name In ATL For A Good Reason?

    Attention Law Students: Do you want to get published in Above the Law?

    12 Comments / / Sep 24, 2015 at 4:48 PM
  • 'Please don't fall asleep, RBG!'

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.24.15

    * Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be in attendance during Pope Francis’s Congressional address. Here’s hoping a certain someone doesn’t nod off in the middle of it. [National Law Journal]

    * This courthouse clerk is accused of trying to go out with a little too much style after being fired from his job. He allegedly tossed thousands of pages of court documents in the garbage before leaving the building, and he now faces up to 10 years in prison. [Houston Chronicle]

    * Lawrence Mitchell, the former dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was supposed to return to the school this year after taking a sabbatical. Instead, he resigned. When it comes to this creeper, maybe that’s a good thing. [Cleveland Scene]

    * Sorry to burst your bubble, law schools, but if you think spending millions to complete major building projects during a serious downturn in applicants will result in a “Field of Dreams” type of situation, you’re flat-out wrong. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Good news, everyone! Thanks to this appeals court decision, registered sex offenders in Wisconsin will now be able to take pictures of children in public. Child predators have never, ever been so excited to assert their First Amendment rights. [WSJ Law Blog]

    25 Comments / / Sep 24, 2015 at 8:58 AM
  • Grad Jobs Sad

    Federal Government, Job Searches

    Another Job Opportunity For Graduating Law Students

    If you’re a 3L looking for a job after graduation, here’s one opportunity to consider.

    10 Comments / / Sep 23, 2015 at 4:18 PM