Ms. JD

  • Guns / Firearms, Kids, Military / Military Law, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Small Law Firms, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.04.13

    * A full run-down of the suspension of a 7-year-old for brandishing a danish shaped like a gun. He was loaded for bear… claw. [Lowering the Bar, Part I; LTB, Part II]

    * U.S. drones are helping out the French in Mali. Jeez, drones are getting used everywhere from here to Timbuktu. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Do you need to report to the SEC if your company gets hacked? Probably… if you don’t tell them about possible violations how would they ever know? [IT-Lex]

    * Someone wants help finding a WordPress theme for their law firm. Totally Best Magazine, bro. That’s hawt. [Yahoo Answers]

    * Just a reminder, Ms. JD’s Fellowship applications are due March 8. [Ms. JD]

    3 Comments / / Mar 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM
  • second restatement of contracts

    American Bar Association / ABA, Clarence Thomas, Contracts, Facebook, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Sex, Sexual Harassment, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.18.13

    * Is this contract for sex based on Facebook likes enforceable? [Gawker]

    * Speaking of unenforceable contracts, what in the hell does Bilbo sign before his unexpectedly long journey? [Wired]

    * And Jesus, you certainly can’t barter legal services for sex! I think everybody needs to go home and read the Second Restatement. [Indianapolis Star]

    * Now you can hear for yourself the three words that Clarence Thomas spoke. It’s at the 41 minute mark. [The Supreme Court]

    * Ms. JD is offering lawyers and law students the chance to submit questions to ABA President Laurel Bellows that will be answered at an event on January 31 (with viewing parties around the country). [Ms. JD]

    * How to answer a question when an interviewer asks you something that you don’t have to answer. [Lawyers.com]

    * Litigation can be a good excuse to get your client to do things they should have been doing all along. [What About Clients?]

    * North Carolina dean claims she was forced to underreport sexual assaults at the college. When reached for comment, the Duke Lacrosse team said, “We kind of have the opposite problem.” [Salon]

    3 Comments / / Jan 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM
  • Bluebook

    Gender, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Women's Issues

    The Lovely Ladies of Law Review: Where Are The EICs?

    Why are women so underrepresented as law review editors-in-chief at the nation’s top 50 law schools?

    23 Comments / / Oct 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM
  • 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
  • Death Penalty, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.05.12

    * Dear readers, legal pundits, regular pundits, and the public at large: Please stop with this nonsense of how Sandra Fluke should sue Rush Limbaugh. Because I swear to God, if you guys make me indirectly defend Limbaugh, I will wear you guys out like the dirty little sluts you are. [Politico]

    * Which founding partner of a major law firm has abs of steel? [Dealbreaker]

    * A ranking of top moot court programs. I wouldn’t be surprised if the schools that are best at moot court are the schools that spend the most time lying to their students about how there’s a single goddamn employer out there who cares about moot court. [TaxProf Blog]

    * People think I hate cops, but I have nothing on Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives. Those guys are such cop haters that they want to pass a law to make it okay to kill them if they enter your house. All I want is to be able to get away with saying “yo’ mama” if they try to falsely arrest you in your own home. [Recess Appointments]

    * This legal assistant reminds me of what Lane Pryce might have said if he had been sacked for a job as a legal assistant. [Roll on Friday]

    * Really, it’s the pro-death penalty crowd that wants us to be more like Communist China. [A Public Defender]

    * Congratulations to the new leaders at Ms. JD. [Ms. JD]

    * Michigan man sues movie theater for overpriced snacks. He’s not suing for amount they charge to see movies over the past atrocious season, he just wants to spend less while he’s sucking down Goobers and watching them. (One quick side note on the Oscars ’cause I was sick last week: F*** you, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Maybe they should re-release Margin Call with Zach Quinto replaced by a French mime so you guys might notice something at least 1% of this country cares about.) [Huffington Post]

    15 Comments / / Mar 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM
  • Drinking, Football, Intellectual Property, Non-Sequiturs, Pregnancy / Paternity, Sports, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Wall Street, Weddings, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.16.11

    * Happy American Censorship Day! Sign these petitions in celebration so you can keep your internet the way you like it — full of infringing and fabulous content. [Volokh Conspiracy] * A prospective law student got married at Zuccotti Park this weekend. Best protest wedding ever? I guess the honeymoon ended after they were evicted. […]

    9 Comments / / Nov 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.11.11

    * How lawyers in Tokyo were affected by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan. [Am Law Daily] * Former Judge Jack Camp gets 30 days in prison — even less time than Paris Hilton. That’s some weak sauce. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] * An interesting account, by former Dealbreaker editor (and Skadden lawyer) John Carney, of […]

    19 Comments / / Mar 11, 2011 at 6:35 PM