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  • footloose

    American Bar Association / ABA, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gay Marriage, Health Care / Medicine, Insurance, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Police, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 07.09.12

    * Vicious infighting, “arm twisting,” and discord at the Supreme Court? It almost sounds like the justices are in a sorority. According to this report, there hasn’t been so much bitterness and tension at the high court in almost 70 years. [CBS News]

    * The Supreme Court might have issued a ruling on the Affordable Care Act, but the battle is far from over. With a repeal vote coming this week in the House, critics are now on the offensive about interpretations of insurance subsidy provisions. [New York Times]

    * Dewey have a bankruptcy filing potpourri for you! With countless objections from the U.S. Trustee and many D&L motions on tap, advisers for the failed firm may be in for a long, bumpy ride at this afternoon’s hearing before Judge Martin Glenn. [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * Noting that legislators hadn’t violated the New York Open Meetings Law, an appellate court overturned a trial court decision and refused to push the Empire State’s gay marriage law back into the closet. [Bloomberg]

    * Lincoln Memorial’s Duncan School of Law has again been denied ABA accreditation. Seeing as the ABA would likely accredit a shoe, maybe the administration should throw in the towel. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

    * If you’re having trouble getting a job as a scientist, you might want to consider going to law school instead. Many schools have near-perfect employment rates nine months after graduation. /trolling [Washington Post]

    * Footloose in NYC: a middle-aged couple was arrested for dancing on a subway platform, and now they’re suing. We shudder to think what would would have happened if the pair was drinking soda. [New York Post]

    7 Comments / / Jul 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • 180 East 79th Street New York 2

    Books, Fabulosity, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Old People, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: Retired Skadden Partner ‘Downsizes’ to $3 Million Penthouse

    A retired Skadden partner “downsized” to a $3 million penthouse. It’s a tough life, but somebody’s got to live it.

    29 Comments / / Jun 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM
  • Dewey LeBoeuf logo large

    7th Circuit, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Bloomberg, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Food, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Tax Law, Videos, YouTube

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.14.12

    * Some law schools are thinking about reducing class sizes, but others are not. Said one dean, “People want to go to our school, and why should we say no?” [The Faculty Lounge]

    * The fun coming out of the Seventh Circuit just doesn’t stop. Do you know what an “interrobang” is? [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Speaking of the “What What (In the Butt)” opinion, here’s some analysis from Professor Ann Althouse. [Althouse]

    * Yeah, we know, we’re not supposed to give tax advice. So think of this as housing advice: if you earn $1 million or more, avoid living in a blue state. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Free Winona Eggs Benedict! A New York City Council bill seeks to remove “unnecessary obstacles” to getting Sunday brunch. [City Room / New York Times]

    * An Australian journalist’s thoughts on how to reform the Anglo-American legal system. [The Atlantic]

    * Hmm…. should I look into buying the domain name [Legal Blog Watch]

    * How Dewey go through $43 million in six weeks? Is this like Brewster’s Millions or something? Discussion in this video….

    4 Comments / / Jun 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM
  • free rent

    Football, Insider Trading, Jed Rakoff, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Paul Clement, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Trials

    Morning Docket: 06.11.12

    * Have you ever wondered why Justice Clarence Thomas hasn’t spoken during oral arguments before SCOTUS in more than six years? It’s probably because he hates them so much that he thinks we should “do away” with them entirely. [Charlotte Observer]

    * Former Solicitor General Paul Clement, he of unparalleled oral advocacy skills, claims that there’s “no magic formula for time management” — but having a superior legal mind certainly helps the situation when preparing for argument. [Appellate Daily]

    * It’s “highly likely” that Rajat Gupta will won’t take the witness stand to testify in his own defense at his insider-trading trial. Query what Benula Bensam would have written to Judge Rakoff about that. [Los Angeles Times]

    * If you’re thinking of hopping on the “blame the ABA” bandwagon in defense of your employment statistics, think again. A federal judge rejected Cooley Law’s argument on that front last week. [National Law Journal]

    * Meanwhile, Cooley “isn’t interested in reducing the size of its entering class on the basis of the perceived benefit to society,” but at least ten other schools will be reducing class sizes. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * A judge denied Jerry Sandusky’s motion to dismiss the charges against him. The former football coach clearly needed 1-800-REALITY check if he seriously thought that his request was going to be granted. [CNN]

    * If you’re planning on living rent-free in New York City for almost a decade, make sure you’re doing it in a building that isn’t up to code. You’ll never be evicted thanks to this Court of Appeals ruling. [New York Times]

    3 Comments / / Jun 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • unemployed-law-grad

    10th Circuit, Free Speech, Google / Search Engines, Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Patents, Richard Posner, SCOTUS, Southern New England School of Law/Umass, Supreme Court, Technology, Unemployment, Wall Street

    Morning Docket: 06.08.12

    * Only 44% of Americans approve of how the Supreme Court is doing its job, but that’s probably because the other 56% wouldn’t know what the Supreme Court was unless the justices were contestants on a reality show. [New York Times]

    * Having nothing to do with the outcome of this Tenth Circuit appeal, apparently a juror in the underlying case had no idea when the First Amendment was adopted. As Bush II would say, is our children learning? [U.S. Tenth Circuit / FindLaw]

    * Who’s going to win the “Super Bowl” of Android patent trials? Nobody. Judge Richard Posner has issued a “tentative” order which noted that both sides of the Apple/Google case ought to be dismissed. [Reuters]

    * You should’ve “known better”: in case we didn’t make it abundantly clear when we spoke about NALP’s data for the class of 2011, the job market for new law grads is being classified as “brutal.” [National Law Journal]

    * U. Chicago Law revolutionized the field of law and economics, but much to their school’s, everyone else copied them. Now they’re thinking up new ways to do the same things. Gunners gotta gun. [Businessweek]

    * Say hello to Mary Lu Bilek, the woman who’s been appointed as the new dean of UMass Law. Hopefully she’s not keen on using school credit cards for personal spending like the last dean. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Occupy Wall Street protesters can’t sue NYC, its mayor, or its police commissioner, but they can sue the police. And with that news, “F**k tha Police” was sung in drum circles across the tri-state area. [Bloomberg]

    1 Comment / / Jun 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Law School Success Stories 2 small

    Biglaw, Job Searches, Law Schools, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms, Money, Small Law Firms, Student Loans

    Law School Success Stories: High Risk, High Reward

    When it comes to law school, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Sometimes you need to take a risk in order to reap the rewards.

    71 Comments / / Jun 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM
  • nypdpatch

    Police, Rank Stupidity, State Judges, Violence

    Memo to NYPD: Please Don’t Judo-Chop the Judge

    A New York City police officer allegedly chose the wrong bystander to pick on during a street fight…

    30 Comments / / Jun 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM
  • 907 Fifth Avenue 12W 5

    Fabulosity, Federal Government, Hedge Funds / Private Equity, Hotties, JPMorgan Chase, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Pictures, Real Estate, Supreme Court Clerks, U.S. Attorneys Offices, Wall Street

    Lawyerly Lairs: A Federal Prosecutor’s $25 Million Apartment

    Government work doesn’t pay particularly well. So how can a federal prosecutor afford to live in a $25 million apartment?

    63 Comments / / Jun 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM
  • unfare-to-stoopid-criminals-150x226

    Crime, Facebook, Police, Privacy, Rank Stupidity, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    This Is Why You Never, Ever Accept Facebook Friend Requests From People You Don’t Know

    Facebook privacy should be a priority, especially if you discuss criminal activities on your wall…

    16 Comments / / Jun 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM
  • Football, Law Professors, Law Schools, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Student Loans

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.29.12

    * It must stink to be out $150 trillion dollars thanks to MF Global. Not as much as it stinks being bats**t crazy, but still. [Dealbreaker]

    * Here’s another way of rating the effectiveness of law professors that has nothing to do with whether or not they are good at being law professors. [Tax Prof Blog]

    * Sports agent who seems to be a professional defendant. [Sports Money / Forbes]

    * Debt, but no degree, sounds tough. But it’s not always worse than more debt with a useless degree. [Washington Post]

    * Romney embraces a birther. [ABC News]

    * This is a beautiful day to live in Manhattan. [Hayden Planetarium]

    6 Comments / / May 29, 2012 at 5:35 PM
  • Ryan Karben

    Food, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Real People Know There’s No Such Thing as Free Lunch — Or Breakfast

    There ain’t no such thing as free lunch, and there’s certainly no free breakfast, either — at least for this lawyer…

    19 Comments / / May 24, 2012 at 3:46 PM
  • NYPD

    Minority Issues, Police, Racism

    Lawyer Couple Wins Settlement For Allegedly Getting Punched By NYPD

    Would you get out of your car to scold the cops?

    29 Comments / / May 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM
  • Emily Herx

    Biglaw, China, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Headhunters / Recruiters, Job Searches, John Edwards, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Private Equity, Religion, Trials

    Morning Docket: 05.15.12

    * Dewey need to send them a wedding present? Because to be honest, we really can’t afford one. Fifty of the firm’s European lawyers jumped ship to tie the knot with Greenberg Traurig in Poland. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * “I don’t think there’s enough space in the legal market to absorb all the Dewey lawyers that aren’t prepackaged in a group.” When Dewey get on the unemployment line in New York City? [New York Law Journal]

    * Ropes & Gray is expanding its Chinese private equity practice with plans to double its Asian-based lawyers by the end of the year. For now, the firm’s just poaching partners from Norton Rose and Paul Weiss. [Bloomberg]

    * John Edwards’s legal team began his defense, and they still don’t know if he’ll be taking the stand. Not to worry, because he’ll be torturing his daughter, Cate Edwards, instead. [CNN]

    * Remember the Catholic school that fired someone for getting IVF? They’re asserting the “ministerial exception” against Emily Herx — an unordained woman who doesn’t teach religion. [Washington Post]

    * Apparently this only matters when top-tier schools do it, but like UC Hastings, George Washington Law will be reducing its class size in the hope of keeping new student enrollment below 450. [National Law Journal]

    5 Comments / / May 15, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Dude. CHILL OUT.

    Food, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, Lawsuit of the Day, Rudeness

    Lawsuit of the Day: This General Counsel Is Allegedly A Teabag-Throwing Terror

    A secretary is suing her former boss, an in-house attorney who gives terrible bosses a bad name…

    36 Comments / / May 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM
  • Adriana Ferreyr

    American Bar Association / ABA, Animal Law, Deaths, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Pro Bono, Real Estate, Trendspotting

    Morning Docket: 05.02.12

    * Starting next year, if you want to be a lawyer in New York, you’re going to have to work for free. Because nothing says “we care” like indentured servitude. Thank God for law school clinic hours… maybe. [New York Times]

    * Mo’ law schools, mo’ problems? That’s what Dean Wu thinks. Here’s a new trend to watch: UC Hastings will be joining forces with lower ranked law schools in an effort to reduce its incoming class sizes. [USA Today]

    * MOAR TRANSPARENCY! Support has been shown for the ABA’s proposed changes to law school disclosure requirements. All the better for those “sophisticated consumers,” eh, Judge Schweitzer? [ABA Journal]

    * “Dogs are always happy to see you, no matter how you do on your Evidence exam.” Only real bitches would throw shade. Emory has joined the therapy dog pack for finals. [11 Alive News]

    * In trying to dismiss a $50M suit against billionaire George Soros, his lawyer claimed that his ex would have had to suffer an “unconscionable injury.” Dude, she did. She banged an octogenarian. [New York Daily News]

    * Ann Richardson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UDC School of Law, RIP. [Washington Post]

    13 Comments / / May 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM
  • stripper_heels_g7

    Bail, Bar Exams, Biglaw, California, Crowell & Moring, Deaths, Football, Kids, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Sexual Harassment

    Morning Docket: 04.30.12

    * He may not have authoritah to respect! George Zimmerman received more than $200K in donations for his legal defense fund, but Judge Lester isn’t going to increase his bail just yet. [New York Times]

    * Is Joe Amendola’s client, Jerry Sandusky, rubbing off on him? First he advises people to call a gay sex hotline, and now he’s spilling loads (of info) on boys all across Pennsylvania. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * Thanks to an inquiry by the New York Post, Columbia Law has changed how it reports its post-grad employment statistics. Perhaps more publications should get their b*tch-slappers out. [New York Post]

    * If every day were filled with science experiments, laser demonstrations, and art projects at Crowell & Moring, then maybe lawyers would think twice about allegedly embezzling millions. [Washington Post]

    * Lawyers need to know how to be lawyers before they can be lawyers? “Way too meta, dudes,” say law school deans in California. Maybe next time, bar examiners, maybe next time. [National Law Journal]

    * “With these grades, you could be a stripper.” That’s quite the report card! Guys Teachers in my high school used to allegedly sexually harass former students all the time, it was no big deal. [Connecticut Post]

    * Walter L. Gordon Jr., a groundbreaking lawyer in the era of segregation, RIP. [Los Angeles Times]

    0 Comments / / Apr 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Steven Davis small Steven H Davis Dewey LeBoeuf

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Crime, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Partner Issues, Summer Associates

    We Don’t Have Any Summer Associates, Dewey?
    (And additional info about a possible criminal probe.)

    New York judge #denies Occupy Wall Street protester’s Twitter request, hashtags included…

    17 Comments / / Apr 24, 2012 at 4:59 PM