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    Law Professors, Law Schools

    How To Deal With Your Colleague, Professor Narcissus

    Is your colleague a narcissist? Before you quickly answer yes, consider that most of your colleagues are likely not. This is how you can deal with the few who really are.

    / Sep 22, 2015 at 3:43 PM
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    Bar Exams, Law Schools

    Guess Which Law School Dominated The Florida Bar Exam? It’s Not Who You’d Expect…

    Unexpected bar passage champ has a year to hold it over its high-profile competitors.

    64 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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    Law Schools, Sports

    Best Thing Football Coach Can Say Of Opponent: ‘Great Law School’

    Note he probably won’t say this before the Texas A&M game.

    19 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 1:03 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.22.15

    * In case you missed it, on top of her perjury and obstruction charges, Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane’s license to practice law was suspended. As a law professor attempting to make a sick burn noted, “She may be at this point our paralegal general.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Tracy Morgan made an appearance at The Emmys on Sunday night that earned him a standing ovation, but David Jay Glassman, the attorney representing the Walmart truck driver who hit the comedian’s car last summer, wasn’t applauding. Hmm, perhaps his wife suddenly got pregnant? [The Wrap via Yahoo!]

    * If the former leaders of failed firm D&L are convicted this week, we seriously hope that they’re not so disillusioned as to believe they’ll be shipped to a “Club Fed” facility. How long Dewey think these Biglaw alums will last at a place like Rikers? [Am Law Daily]

    * New Biglaw associates at some firms are being treated to a second college experience filled with orientation programs, resident advisers, summer reading, and even parties. (At least they get to drink champagne, not Franzia.) [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * The president of UMass says its law school will be fully accredited by the American Bar Association within one year’s time. Given that everyone gets a turn when it comes to ABA accreditation, this is one low-expectation-having educator. [Boston Business Journal]

    59 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Bar Exams, Law Schools

    As Bar Exam Scores Continue To Plummet, Early Results Reveal Worst Performance In Decades

    What do these terrible test scores say about the current state of legal education?

    131 Comments / / Sep 18, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    Law Schools

    This T14 Law School Has Some Trouble With Spelling

    Should you be concerned if a law school can’t spell “constitution”?

    60 Comments / / Sep 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.18.15

    * The outcomes of misconduct complaints against members of the federal judiciary will now be posted online for your viewing pleasure to “provide for greater transparency” — and schadenfreude. This could wind up being entertaining, so keep your eyes peeled. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Apparently there are people out there who don’t know that law schools are in trouble and have been for a while, which is certainly news to us. See how the dean of UNLV School of Law explains the “new normal” to a human interest writer. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

    * The White House just launched a nationwide movement to encourage legal immigrants in America to become U.S. citizens. What a happy coincidence that this campaign will likely add millions of voters to the rolls just in time for Election 2016. [New York Times]

    * Per a report from The Real Deal, real estate practices are heating up in Biglaw firms across New York City. Firms like Fried Frank, Skadden, and Proskauer are expanding their real estate groups, so be on the lookout, laterals. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Harvard Law is supposed to be overseeing the rollout of a new Title IX program for the reporting of sexual harassment, but so many of the administrators who were in charge of its implementation have left that its come to a standstill. Oopsie! [Harvard Crimson]

    36 Comments / / Sep 18, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    Job Searches, Law Schools

    Interview Horror Stories: When Ambition Goes Too Far

    There is a certain amount of schadenfreude involved in this tale too, a gunner whose gunnering gets them in the end.

    82 Comments / / Sep 17, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Law Reviews

    Hey, Law Students! Publish Your Law Review Notes With Above The Law

    Above the Law has a new program to highlight student scholarship. Get yourself in the pages of Above the Law with none of the public humiliation.

    0 Comments / / Sep 17, 2015 at 2:44 PM
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    Law Schools, Sponsored Content

    Ask The Professor: A Day Late And A Dollar Short

    How can you get ahead of your peers during every law school class? Here are some tips and tricks.

    / Sep 17, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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    Marijuana, Murder

    Law Grad Allegedly Murdered Fellow Classmate In Drug Deal Gone Bad

    Both law school graduates were apparently “in the game” of selling marijuana.

    / Sep 17, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.17.15

    * If you’re unsatisfied with your current income-based loan repayment plan, wait until you see what the government has in store for you with its Revised Pay As You Earn plan. Here’s a hint: more pain, more tears, and more anger. [Am Law Daily]

    * If you haven’t heard, SABMiller will likely be getting taken over by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in a “mega-beer merger.” Sadly for Hogan Lovells, SABMiller tossed the firm out like a skunked beer in favor of representation by Linklaters. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Rather than poaching lawyers from other local firms, Jones Day is trying to grow its Detroit office by calling home Michigan attorneys who expatriated from the state. No offense to the firm, but these people probably left for a reason. [Crain’s Detroit Business]

    * Slowly but surely, results from the July 2015 administration of the bar exam are being released. Duke Law did best in North Carolina, where the overall combined pass rate for all takers was 69.4 percent (down from 75 percent last year). [Triangle Business Journal]

    * With hours to spare, Richard Glossip — a man you may know from the Glossip v. Gross case that was before SCOTUS — was able to secure a last minute stay of execution. An Oklahoma appeals court has given him two more weeks to live. [New York Times]

    29 Comments / / Sep 17, 2015 at 9:04 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.16.15

    * Thinking about transferring law schools? Get the ugly truth first. [Underdawg Law]

    * Is it possible your smart phone shouldn’t be your everything? [What About Paris?]

    * Now this is scholarship I can get behind: The Walking Dead Colloquium. [Savannah Law School]

    * In trial be ready for anything… including vomit. [Katz Justice]

    * NFL players and prospective law students — I totally get the similarities. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Sigh… Mississippi. Still defending its ban on adoption by same-sex couples. [Slate]

    * Free CLE! Next Thursday on “The U.S. & China: Perspectives on Brand Protection & Intellectual Property.” [AABANY]

    19 Comments / / Sep 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.16.15

    * 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]

    34 Comments / / Sep 16, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    Law Professors, Law Schools

    What Law Professors Need To Know About Faculty Meetings

    In the world of academia, meetings are often held for terrible, very bad, no good reasons. These are the characters you’ll meet in these unproductive meetings.

    / Sep 15, 2015 at 2:14 PM
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    Law Schools

    The Absurdity Of Current Law School Scholarship Offerings

    This is ridiculous.

    40 Comments / / Sep 14, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.14.15

    * A former DJ is suing Taylor Swift because he claims that he lost his job after he was falsely accused of grabbing the singer’s ass. When contacted for comment, Swift said, “I’ve got a blank motion to dismiss, baby, and I’ll write your name.” [Associated Press]

    * BakerHostetler’s partners unanimously agreed to do away with its two-tiered partnership structure. We would’ve been shocked the firm was going to kick its nonequity partner title to the curb, but we broke the news on it last month. [Am Law Daily]

    * Albany Law’s new dean thinks she may have a solution to the school’s enrollment problem, which is down by 38 percent since 2010. She wants to hire more professors, even though the school’s existing professors aren’t exactly pleased. [Albany Business Review]

    * California’s legislature approved a landmark bill that will permit physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. If Governor Jerry Brown refuses to sign the “death with dignity” law, supporters will likely bring it to a ballot referendum. [New York Times]

    * A Brooklyn bride alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that she’s still waiting for her wedding pictures… more than two years after her wedding took place. She’s clearly not a bridezilla, because if she were, a lawsuit wouldn’t have even been necessary. [New York Post]

    28 Comments / / Sep 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM
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    Job Searches, Law Professors

    Stat Of The Week: It’s Hard Out There For A Wannabe Law Prof

    Law professor jobs are drying up.

    19 Comments / / Sep 11, 2015 at 2:44 PM