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    Crime, Kids, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Real Estate, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.25.12

    * This is a crazy idea to contemplate: Do bosses’ wives sabotage the advancement of women in the workplace? [The Careerist]

    * Mary mother of pearl. This is terrifying. I wouldn’t pull this on my worst enemy. Well, maybe the worst, like an Emperor Commodus-level nemesis. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog]

    *The LSAT is bad enough as it is, but no one warns you about how it can lead to getting L-fat. [Life in the Law School Lane]

    * Petty crime, penny crime. Same difference. [Legal Juice]

    * It’s a wonderful plot of land. You have the hillside, a great view, and if you walk down this way, you’ll see the mine field and our chemical weapons collection. We are offering a discount for… wait, why are you running away? [Courthouse News]

    * Wow. Google says it removes a million copyright infringing links… every month. Last month more than half of the requests came from Microsoft. [Threat Level / Wired]

    7 Comments / / May 25, 2012 at 5:03 PM
  • Death Penalty, Facebook, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.23.12

    * Colin Powell continues his tradition of saying the right things only when he has no power to do anything about it. [CNN]

    * A new poll shows Americans think it’s more “morally acceptable” to kill criminals than to love somebody of the same sex. After I saw that poll, I turned to Jesus and said, “Now your failure is complete.” [Atlantic]

    * This strikes me as a pretty frank way of looking at bias in the LSAT. [LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT]

    * Kashmir Hill was on the Kojo show talking about the Dharun Ravi sentence. Sure, like she’s never been taped having a gay hook-up. [The Kojo Show]

    * Black people who wear hoodies get shot to death, and white people who wear hoodies don’t live up to their IPO expectations. What a lovely post-racial world some people seem to be living in. [Dealbreaker]

    * Here come the men in black. Won’t let you remember. Here come the… what are you doing? Decapitate him? Come on, he’s not an alien, you get that we just saw a movie, AAAAHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOO. [New York Daily News]

    17 Comments / / May 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Bad Ideas, Legal Ethics, LSAT

    LSAT Tutor Improperly Claimed He Got Three Perfect Scores; The Internet (And a Competitor) Get Very, Very Angry

    LSAT tutor Dave Hall said he received three perfect scores on the test. Turns out he only got two. Smells like trouble (and a lawsuit)…

    46 Comments / / May 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM
  • Can this man help JPMorgan?

    Biglaw, Blogging, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Drinking, Facebook, Football, JPMorgan Chase, Law Schools, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.14.12

    * Andrew Sweat claims fear of concussions made him hang ‘em up and go to law school. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be scared of football, I’m saying he should be worried about law school, too. [Deadspin]

    * Studying for the LSAT helps your brain. No really. It can even make you smart enough to avoid law school all together. [LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT]

    * Looks like Jamie Dimon decided to send in The Wolf. [Dealbreaker]

    * How famous do I have to be before weight loss companies compete to make me take their diets for free (plus hire me a personal trainer) so they can say their weight loss program “works”? Surely, I’m fat enough. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Instead of making laws against bullying, parents could also be less lazy and just learn how to use Facebook. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * Lawyer on lawyer name-calling. [Legal Newsline]

    * Hey, you’re going to be able to buy liquor on Sundays in Connecticut. Cool. Good to see that laws based entirely on weird, religious tradition are being found to be stupid. [WTNH]

    * This is a fun time to think about law firm branding, don’t you think? Sorry, let me make that a little more clear: Dewey think this is a fun time to think about law firm branding? [Law and More]

    * Looking ahead to the Facebook IPO in Blawg Review, which is also posted on Facebook this week. [Preaching to the Perverted via Blawg Review]

    5 Comments / / May 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM
  • pen_stand

    Cocaine / Crack, Crime, Drugs, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Racism, Rudeness, Trials, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.11.12

    * Stab your lawyer with a pencil once, shame on you. Stab him a second time, shame on me. Stab him a third time, they will strap you to your chair with a “stun cuff” so it doesn’t happen a fourth time. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * (Crack) cocaine is a hell of a drug. [Legal Juice]

    * A first-person account of why you don’t ever, ever want to end up in central booking. [The Crown]

    * Telling opposing counsel you hope she “sleep[s] with the fishes” is mean and inappropriate. But on top of that, what the heck do you even stand to gain from saying that sort of thing? [Minneapolis StarTribune]

    * If you want to complain about racial profiling at airports, there’s an app for that! [Prawfsblawg]

    * To catch (an alleged) law school predator. Icky. [Delaware Online]

    * Seriously? This “Is it Kanye or the LSAT?” quiz is surprisingly tricky. [LSAT Blog]

    6 Comments / / May 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM
  • Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Election Law, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.01.12

    * Now wait a minute, I think being a Biglaw lawyer can be pretty disappointing, but nothing compares to Jar-Jar. [Constitutional Daily]

    * How much child support does an aging supermodel need? Sorry, lemme rephrase lest you think I’m calling supermodels child-like. How much does an aging supermodel need for child support? [Fashionista]

    * It is kind of funny that we still “swear people in” before they testify. [Simple Justice]

    * You really have to go out of your way to find voter fraud. [Election Law Blog]

    * Is it time to make horse racing illegal? I mean, people only watch it once a year anyway. [Legal Blitz]

    * I’m not sure what the point would be of dropping the LSAT requirement. So schools who can’t attract students who do well on the LSAT don’t get embarrassed by U.S. News every year? Oh wait, yeah that’s it. [LSAT Blog]

    * Yeah, I’m pretty sure everybody who was ever let go by either Dewey or LeBoeuf is feeling pretty good right now. [Huffington Post]

    * Honestly cannot deal with Occupy anymore. It’s an election year. How are these people not in a phone bank? [Dealbreaker]

    5 Comments / / May 1, 2012 at 6:15 PM
  • Alec Baldwin

    Celebrities, Immigration, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.25.12

    * With the Supreme Court talking about immigration today, let’s take a look at how all the SCOTUS justices got to America. [Reuters]

    * In any event, except for Scalia, the Court looks like it’s going to find a reasonable way through the Arizona immigration mess. If you’re detained for something, cops can check your status, but they can’t just go out and ask people to show them their papers on the street. Scalia thinks, I don’t know, he sounds like he thinks we’re still living under the Articles of Confederation or something. [SCOTUSblog]

    * You know, I think that in the end I don’t have a problem with LSAC raising fees to take the LSAT. I mean, the cost of law school is completely out of control, prospective law students have proven that they’ll pay any price for any thing. Remember I said this when I start charging $500,000 for “Elie’s Pre-Law Seminars,” which is just a DVD of me screaming at a ten-year-old for 30 minutes. [Balkinization]

    * I don’t ever want to piss Alec Baldwin off. I’m serious. [Dealbreaker]

    * I’m not sure these ways to stay sane in a “toxic” office would work in a toxic law office. Unless you add liquor. Alcohol lets you go toxic on them! [Forbes]

    * I love that Rob Portman, the man who inspired a walk-out at Michigan Law’s Commencement, is thought to be a “safe” pick for Romney. But hey, this is the same party that thinks nominating a wealthier Bob Dole against a charismatic president who can keep it in his pants is going to work out for them. [Recess Appointments]

    6 Comments / / Apr 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM
  • Wouldn't have minded seeing more of this judge.

    Attorney Misconduct, Baseball, Fast Food, Food, Legal Ethics, LSAT, Money, Morning Docket, New Orleans, Sex, Television, Trials

    Morning Docket: 04.19.12

    * Judge Jessica Recksiedler has disqualified herself from overseeing George Zimmerman’s murder trial. Stepping up to fill in as ringmaster for this media circus is Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. [Washington Post]

    * Oh joy, new fee hikes associated with law school! Administrations of the LSAT are going down, down, down, so of course the price to take the test no one wants to take anymore is going up, up, up. [National Law Journal]

    * Trying to win at all costs has its consequences. Just ask the New Orleans prosecutors who are now facing bar complaints for allegedly railroading defendants into harsh convictions. [Slate Magazine]

    * Hopefully this lawsuit’s descriptions of the rotten chicken that was allegedly served to customers are enough to make you never eat at Kentucky Fried Salmonella again. [Huffington Post]

    * “Housekeeping, you want me jerk you off?” Ex-MLB player and housekeeper aficionado Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to 270 days in jail after a conviction for lewd conduct and assault. [Bloomberg]

    * Instead of gold, everything Charlie Sheen touches turns into a lawsuit. The producer for his FX comeback series, “Anger Management,” has been sued by another show producer for $50M. [New York Daily News]

    * G’day, mates! This just in: if you’re on a business trip down under, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation for any sexual injuries that may occur “during the course of employment.” [Daily Telegraph]

    7 Comments / / Apr 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Jerry Smith small Judge Jerry E Smith Fifth Circuit

    5th Circuit, Clerkships, Department of Justice, Federal Government, Federal Judges, Job Searches

    Want to Clerk for the Judge Who Took on Obama?

    Interested in clerking on the Fifth Circuit for the controversial Judge Jerry Smith? There’s something you should know….

    18 Comments / / Apr 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM
  • Decline-300x199

    Law Schools, LSAT

    If You Are Still Applying to Law School, You Might Be an Idiot

    The big news today is that the new numbers released by LSAC state that the decline in LSAT takers disproportionately affects top performers on the LSAT. Basically, fewer high scorers are taking the LSAT, while the number of people who can’t even break 145 remains strong.

    75 Comments / / Apr 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM
  • affirmative action

    Affirmative Action, Law Schools, LSAT, Minority Issues, Privacy, Racism, Screw-Ups, Ted Frank

    Another Perspective on the Baylor Law Admissions Data and Affirmative Action

    Could the Baylor Law admissions data be used to argue AGAINST affirmative action? Ted Frank makes the case.

    53 Comments / / Apr 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM
  • ArrowGoingDown

    Law Schools, LSAT, Money

    Could the Decline in Law School Applicants Mean Tuition Cuts Are On the Way?

    The number of students applying to law school has declined this year. For prospective law students, does news of fewer applicants mean that tuition prices will drop?

    22 Comments / / Apr 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM
  • affirmative-action

    Affirmative Action, Law Schools, LSAT, Minority Issues, Privacy, Racism, Screw-Ups

    The Baylor Law Data Dump, Now With Race and Scholarships

    If we look at the Baylor Law raw data, we can really see what this affirmative action debate is all about…

    278 Comments / / Apr 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM
  • Baylor Law

    Affirmative Action, Law Schools, LSAT, Minority Issues, Privacy, Racism, Screw-Ups

    Baylor Law Screw-Up Reveals Personal Data of Entire Admitted Class: Data That We’ve Got

    Baylor Law accidentally releases personal information of admitted students…

    143 Comments / / Apr 4, 2012 at 11:04 AM
  • Decline

    Law Schools, LSAT, Student Loans

    Declining LSAT Test Takers Could Spell ‘Death Spiral’ for Bottom Law Schools

    On March 19, news came out that the number of people taking the LSAT declined for the second year in a row. Sharply declined. So what’s going to happen to the law schools that exist by the grace of the stupidity of prospective law students?

    43 Comments / / Mar 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM
  • Rush Limbaugh

    Law Schools, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Religion, Sex, Sports, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.07.12

    * The definitive post on why we cannot sue Rush Limbaugh for exercising his right to have enough rope to hang himself with. [The Legal Satyricon] * Bill Maher is also defending Limbaugh. Why can’t people understand that most acts of speech aren’t punishable offenses, even if that speech is very stupid. [Entertainment Weekly] * […]

    3 Comments / / Mar 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM
  • photo-300x371

    Caption Contests, Career Alternatives, Contests, Law Schools, LSAT, Pictures

    Caption Contest Winner: You Have to Sing for Your Supper

    Over the weekend, you voted on the finalists, and now it’s time to announce the winner of our most recent caption contest…

    7 Comments / / Mar 7, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    Caption Contests, Career Alternatives, Contests, Law Schools, LSAT, Pictures

    Caption Contest Finalists: You Have To Sing for Your Supper

    Earlier this week, we asked readers to submit possible captions for this photo of a man in the subway. Let’s have a look at what our readers came up with, and then vote on the finalists….

    10 Comments / / Mar 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM