We tried to come up with a Nancy Grace-style nickname for the accused in the Lauren Giddings case. One reader suggested “Chain Mail Man” (based on Stephen McDaniel’s penchant for wearing chain mail to his law school classes). In light of new evidence that has come to light, however, a better nickname has emerged: “Hacksaw McDaniel.” Read on to find out why….
After writing about the news that Stephen M. McDaniel, 25, had been charged with the horrific murder of Lauren Giddings, 27, a bright and beautiful recent graduate of Mercer Law, Above the Law’s managing editor, David Lat, takes a closer look at this deeply disturbing case….
It has long been the case in Hong Kong that most UK law firms and a very small minority of US law firms have three month notice periods for their US associates built into their employment contracts. But until about 18 months ago it was not common for any firm to enforce a three month notice period when a US associate left solo[…]