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    Law Schools, Oy, Rudeness, Sexism, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Women's Issues

    A Law School Dean Turns A Judge’s Sexist Snafu Into A Teachable Moment

    A judge tells a woman lawyer that he thinks she would look good in leather. Oy.

    28 Comments / / Oct 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    Biglaw, Crowell & Moring, Deaths, Insurance, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Securities and Exchange Commission

    Morning Docket: 03.07.13

    * Mary Jo White isn’t the only Debevoise partner who will face high scrutiny while being vetted for the SEC. Andrew Ceresney may be up for co-chief of enforcement. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * The Crowell & Moring ethics complaint alleging the firm suggested Appalachians have family circles instead of family trees was chalked up to an “inbreeding memo mishap.” [Am Law Daily]

    * A panel of the Appellate Division, Second Department will hold court at St. John’s School of Law next month. Perhaps the students will be a little less embarrassed happier with the school now. [New York Law Journal]

    * Patrick Fitzgerald, ex-U.S. attorney and current Skadden partner, will teach a course in national security law at Chicago Law School. Attend his class, lest his “extraordinary brilliance” go to waste. [National Law Journal]

    * Looks like somebody forgot about Dre. The rapper’s headphones company, Beats By Dr. Dre, is now going after people for trying to register anything with “beat” or “beats” as trademarks. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * Ross Ehlinger, a litigator who died while competing in the Alcatraz triathlon, RIP. [San Francisco Chronicle]

    2 Comments / / Mar 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    New York Court Says Sometimes Facebook Info Might Actually Be Private

    Remember how everyone used say, “Don’t post anything on Facebook you wouldn’t want your boss to see. But if you do, just make sure you set your privacy settings so that your boss can’t see.” Well, things have changed. Now, when companies enter workman’s compensation or personal injury litigation, courts will sometimes order discovery on […]

    5 Comments / / Oct 31, 2011 at 4:52 PM