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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.22.15

    * A representative for Amal and George Clooney has denied the rumors of an impending divorce plastered all over the newsstands this week. “This story is totally made up in order to sell their magazines.” Now we can go back to wondering when Amal is planning to sue President Obama. [Aceshowbiz]

    * Roe v. Wade is 42 years old (or 126 trimesters) today. How much of the original holding is left? Not that much actually. [TBT Legal]

    * Some 1st or 2nd year in D.C. is banging another associate and felt obliged to give us an anonymous blow-by-blow account. Think of it as a Penthouse Letter to the ABA Journal. [Reddit]

    * Speaking of Penthouse, the affidavit from the Prince Andrew/Alan Dershowitz sex scandal is just bats**t amazeballs. Check out the full document on the next page. [South Florida Lawyers]

    * “Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants.” I mean, who’d have thought the country that brought us The Merchant of Venice would have issues with Jews? [Tablet]

    * Americans decry European laws prohibiting certain kinds of hate speech. But Professor Faisal Kutty explains that liberal societies have their own secular sacred cows even if they don’t want to admit it. [Al Jazeera]

    * If you presume the clientele for litigation financing services are helpless, you’re selling them short. [LFC 360]

    * The latest threat to unsuspecting Americans: zombie debt! [Public Justice]

    * NYU admits it probably should have told the police when a student allegedly lit a classmate on fire and videotaped it. Ugh. NYU’s gone soft. In my day, we set each other on fire all the time and we liked it dammit! [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    27 Comments / / Jan 22, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • DLA Piper won't 'like' this lawsuit.

    Facebook, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Student Loans, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.17.14

    * Cheerios is claiming that “Liking” them on Facebook constitutes a waiver of the right to sue. Let’s take this moment to encourage everyone to Like Above the Law on Facebook. [NY Times]

    * New study determines that the United States is an oligarchy instead of a democracy. You’re telling me a government explicitly founded on the principle that only a handful of wealthy men should have a voice grew into an oligarchy? Quelle surprise!

    * Oh look, John Edwards is back. [Slate]

    * In the continuing saga of NYU’s allegedly shady spending, there are now reports that former NYU Law Dean and current NYU President John Sexton used school funds to convert two apartments into a duplex for his son. His son was married to an NYU Law employee and as I’ve said before, a school located in housing-scarce Manhattan should be able to do something to house professors, but as they say, “the optics” aren’t good. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * Musings on what it’s like to clerk in the midst of “flyover country” (presumably like my early childhood home of Des Moines). It makes a valiant effort to redeem itself at the end, but this article is exactly why most parts of the country think New Yorkers are elitist dicks. Which, we kind of are, but you don’t want to broadcast that. [Ramblings on Appeal]

    * The government is profiting handsomely from law students. Is that really a bad thing? [Law & Economics Prof Blog]

    * A D.C. law professor is now a movie star. [Washington City Paper]

    * The judge in the New Orleans Affordable Housing case may know the real identity of one of the anonymous commenters in the case. And if one of the anonymous trolls was a federal prosecutor poisoning the well in the case — like everyone suspects — it could aid the defense. [Times-Picayune]

    * For those of you across the pond, there’s a one-day event for lawyers on the business case for Corporate Social Responsibility. It’s in England because American companies have already passed on the idea of corporate responsibility. [International Law Society]

    1 Comment / / Apr 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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    Tax Law

    Senator Says Mean Law School Is Ignoring Him

    Charles Grassley wants documents from NYU. Charles Grassley is not getting documents from NYU.

    17 Comments / / Jul 12, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    Fat People, Law Schools

    Are You Too Fat To Get A J.D.?

    A professor at NYU thinks that your weight is an indication of how successful you’ll be in your education.

    81 Comments / / Jun 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Cardozo Law School, Career Center, Career Files, Law Schools, Law Students, Pre-Law

    Who Are the Happiest Law Students in New York City?

    Tales from the ATL Insider Survey: where can you find the law students with the biggest smiles on their faces in NYC?

    27 Comments / / Mar 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    Admin, Announcements, Blogging, Media and Journalism

    Greetings From Your New Assistant Editorial Overlord

    ATL has a new assistant editor reporting for duty. He’s our new Kreiger.

    26 Comments / / Feb 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Who Would Run A Law School If Law Schools Were Run More Successfully?

    If you were picking a law dean who WASN’T like all the other law deans, who would you pick?

    33 Comments / / Jan 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM
  • One guy went to a professional school that takes the responsibility for training the next generation seriously. The other guy went to law school.

    American Bar Association / ABA, Law Schools, Student Loans

    Medical Schools Make Reforms While Law Schools Make Excuses

    One university helps its medical students while continuing to fleece its law students…

    45 Comments / / Dec 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM
  • Biglaw, Election 2012, Gay, Health Care / Medicine, Jersey Shore, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Mergers and Acquisitions, Money, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 12.20.11

    * The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Obamacare over three days in March. Let’s fast forward to June so we can see how Election 2012 is going to turn out. [Blog of Legal Times] * The Grinch definitely stole AT&T’s Christmas this year, and even a team of Biglaw superstars couldn’t save the […]

    28 Comments / / Dec 20, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    Job Searches, Law Schools, Nude Dancing

    ‘Students Employed As Strippers’ Should Be Part Of A Law School’s Ranking

    You have to love it when law students are openly telling New York Magazine that they are stripping on the side. It’s even better when it’s a student at one of the best law schools in the nation. Or did the magazine just successfully troll its own readers?

    92 Comments / / Nov 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM