Mahbod Moghadam

  • Mahbod Moghadam, formerly of Rap Genius

    Antonin Scalia, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Circuit, Federal Judges, Guns / Firearms, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Patents, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Violence

    Morning Docket: 05.27.14

    * Supreme Court justices are “basically rewriting the law,” sometimes years after the fact. As it turns out they’ve been quietly “changing the wording of opinions” — sometimes, even our legal idols make mistakes. [New York Times]

    * Many law school deans at leading law schools are pretty pissed off about Justice Antonin Scalia’s latest criticisms of the legal academy. Please, continue taking “Law and Unicorns.” It’s a real class, we promise! [National Law Journal]

    * Judge Randall Rader, who recently resigned as the Federal Circuit’s chief judge, released a memo to his colleagues apologizing for his scandalous recusals in a pair of patent cases. Poor guy. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Peter Alexander, Indiana Tech Law’s dean, has resigned less than a year after opening the school’s doors. The school’s interim dean doesn’t use capital letters in his name. That’s cute. [Journal Gazette]

    * Très, très déclassé: Mahbod Moghadam, formerly of Dewey & LeBoeuf, was fired from Rap Genius after he inappropriately annotated suspected Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodgers’s manifesto. [Re/code]

    14 Comments / / May 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM
  • Mahbod Moghadam, formerly of Rap Genius

    Biglaw, Career Alternatives, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, Music, Rap, Videos, Weirdness, Westlaw, YouTube

    Yo! ATL Raps

    A former Dewey & LeBoeuf associate started a company that just received $15 million in venture capital financing. But can it compete with Westlaw and Lexis?

    16 Comments / / Oct 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
  • Mahbod Moghadam

    Conferences / Symposia, Deaths, Federal Judges, Football, Gender, Law Professors, Law Schools, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.03.12

    * VC heavyweight Andressen Horowitz is investing in Rap Genius, the hip-hop brainchild of Stanford Law grad Mahbod Moghadam. Yadadamean? [Rap Genius]

    * If your fraternity has to hire a lawyer to hold a press conference to deny allegations of butt-chugging, and an extraordinarily uncomfortable video of the press conference makes its way online… you’re probably up s**t’s creek without a wine bottle paddle. [Outkick the Coverage]

    * There’s no crying in baseball, and, in other creepily homoerotic collegiate news, there shall be no drunken teabagging in college football, either. [New Orleans Times-Picayune]

    * Professor Richard Sander’s new book (affiliate link) argues that affirmative action actually hurts the students it intends to help. Release the partisan bickering! [The Atlantic via ProfessorBainbridge]

    * An interview with law prof Jay Wexler, who also released a book (affiliate link) earlier this year. His is slightly less serious. Absurdist legal humor for the win. Check out this podcast interview, too! [Constitutional Daily]

    * The fifth annual She Leads Conference on Women in the Law is this Friday at American University Washington College of Law. Go forth and be educated! [Ms. JD]

    * U.S. District Judge Mark Kravitz of Connecticut, RIP. [Connecticut Post]

    5 Comments / / Oct 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Art, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dewey Ballantine, Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Partner Issues, Pictures, Real Estate

    Dewey & LeBoeuf: A Visual Essay
    (Or: Dewey know what Steve DiCarmine looks like?)

    Here are more images from the downfall of Dewey & LeBoeuf — including a photo of former executive director Stephen DiCarmine, who’s quite handsome.

    77 Comments / / May 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM
  • Deferral Stipend, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Music, Rap

    A ‘Genius’ Use of Deferral Time

    A little over a year ago, law firms came up with a unique plan to deal with the problem of too many associates and not enough work to go around: the deferral. It did not apply just to incoming associates; it was also offered up to those already at the firm who were open to […]

    67 Comments / / Jul 2, 2010 at 2:02 PM

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