Paul Caron

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    Law Schools, Paul Caron, Rankings, U.S. News

    Which Law Schools Are Doing Better (Or Worse) Than They Should Be In U.S. News Rankings?

    We’ve got the details on some of the best hidden gems and worst secret offenders for you….

    18 Comments / / Dec 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM
  • shopping spree

    Associate Salaries, Biglaw, Bonuses, Money, Pets, Real Estate, Shopping, Shopping For Others

    10 Things You Can Buy With Your Associate Bonuses

    How should you spend your bonus? Here are 10 really prudent ideas.

    11 Comments / / Dec 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM
  • CoverPhoto4

    Copyright, Depositions, FCC, Intellectual Property, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Caron, Racism, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.27.13

    * Mike Brown, the man at the center of the would-be South Carolina restaurant racial discrimination suit, has a post over at xoJane telling his story. [xoJane]

    * Time for a Team Prenda update! Now they are making really embarrassingly terrible “your mom” jokes. [Popehat]

    * Contrary to Elie’s tweet, there is kind of a legal angle to the debacle at the VMAs that was Miley Cyrus dancing with an aging Michael Keaton dressed as Beetlejuice Robin Thicke. MuckRock has submitted a FOIA request to find out how many complaints were filed with the FCC. Unfortunately, my bet is that the number is more than zero, despite the FCC having no legal authority over indecency on MTV. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, here’s a collection of GIFs. [MuckRock]

    * Shots fired! Law Librarian Blog snarks on Law Professor Blogs 2.0 re-design. Palace Intrigue: Blogger Edition. [Law Librarian Blog]

    * A new website provides an online course in general deposition prep for witnesses. Will this work? Pro: Deposition prep involves haphazard application of life lessons from a lawyer’s individual career and a professionalized course is beneficial. Con: Why would a firm forfeit all those billable hours to a third-party? [The Perfect Witness]

    * Not every law school is cutting back. San Joaquin College of Law is expanding its enrollment. It’s not ABA-accredited, so all these students are sure to land on their feet. [KFSN]

    * Since we’re likely to be at war with Syria by the end of the week, here’s a thoughtful piece on the legality of intervention in light of the UN charter and moral obligations. [Boston Review]

    13 Comments / / Aug 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    Blogging, Cocaine / Crack, Drugs, Eric Holder, Gay, Gay Marriage, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Privacy, Technology, Videos

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.29.13

    * America, you won’t have Michele Bachmann to kick around anymore! The political equivalent of comic relief announced that she will not seek another term. [CNN]

    * Eric Holder testified that he would support reform of the ECPA. Apparently this newfound love of electronic privacy doesn’t extend to the Associated Press. [IT-Lex]

    * Atlanta is soon to host its Battle of the (Lawyer) Bands. LawJam 2013 is set to rock Atlanta like a litigious hurricane on June 8. Last year featured bands like Mikey Mel & the JDs, so you have a sense of what you’re getting here. [Atlanta Bar Association]

    * The CFTC had no idea how to do its job? Say it ain’t so! [Breaking Energy]

    * So the sequester has an advantage! Cocaine is going to get cheaper! [Breaking Defense]

    * Paul Caron has acquired a 100 percent ownership share of the Law Professor Blogs Network. Congrats! [TaxProf Blog]

    * Woman acquitted of manslaughter responds in the best way ever. Video after the jump… [WESH via Bing]

    4 Comments / / May 29, 2013 at 5:01 PM
  • license-plate-I-am-a-tool

    Cars, Law Professors, Paul Caron, Tax Law

    Law License Plates: Models, Bottles, and Tax Studs

    Do you love tax law? These lawyers do, and they’ve proclaimed it on their license plates.

    8 Comments / / May 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM
  • 220px-Civilian_air_traffic_controllers,_Memphis

    Blogging, Bloomberg, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, DealBreaker, Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Caron, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.26.13

    * Yesterday, we shared Paul Caron’s plan to end the sequester by forcing government officials to experience delays due to air traffic control furloughs. Well, Congress voted to end the furloughs. We should have known that once the sequester inconvenienced a member of Congress this would end. [Reuters via Yahoo!]

    * Ken Langone does not agree with Richard Farley of Paul Hastings. And tells him so. Loudly. [DealBreaker]

    * If you’re looking for CLE credits in Houston, check out this event where you can win a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun for your trouble. And it counts for Ethics! [NRA Blog]

    * “Izadi suggested she could pay her law school tuition by turning tricks.” Is a pimp really that much worse than Sallie Mae? [Las Vegas Review Journal]

    * Overlawyered is now part of the CATO Institute. Enjoy working for the Koch brothers! I hear they’re really easy to work with over there. [Overlawyered]

    * Getting tossed from a case for “bad behavior”? That’s the Chicago way! [Chicago Tribune]

    * An interview with American Lawyer Editor-in-Chief Robin Sparkman about the newly released Am Law 100 law firm rankings, after the jump….

    33 Comments / / Apr 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM
  • Berkeley Law School Boalt Hall

    Boalt Hall, John Yoo, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money

    How Much Does Your Law Professor Make? Berkeley Law Edition

    The socioeconomic voyeurism continues. Today we look at faculty salaries at Berkeley Law.

    14 Comments / / Apr 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM
  • UVA Law School

    Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Money, UVA Law

    How Much Does Your Law Professor Make? UVA Law Edition

    Do you attend a public law school? You can probably look up how much your professors and dean earn.

    23 Comments / / Apr 23, 2013 at 6:06 PM
  • Kaye Scholer welcomes you to Flori-duh!

    Biglaw, Death Penalty, Guns / Firearms, Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Outsourcing, Partner Issues, Securities Law

    Morning Docket: 04.02.13

    * It looks like it’s time for yet another rousing game of Biglaw musical chairs. This time, 11 of Bingham McCutchen’s securities enforcement partners are hightailing it over to Sidley Austin en masse. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * This week in on-shore outsourcing: there may be a job waiting for you at Kaye Scholer’s new operations center (so new we bet you didn’t know about it), so hurry up and apply, because the interviews are soon. [Tallahassee Democrat]

    * “We’re trained in the law and persuasion, not firearms.” But maybe you should be? After the targeted killing of attorneys in Texas, prosecutors are now on high alert. [New York Times]

    * When looking at the current law school model, Paul Caron of TaxProf Blog urges law deans to take advice from Jimmy McMillan because “law school tuition is simply too damn high.” [Businessweek]

    * Change our admissions practices amid the worst legal economy we’ve seen in decades? “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” scoffed Sarah Zearfoss, director of admissions at Michigan Law. [AnnArbor.com]

    * Drexel Law will accept applications for its two-year law degree program in May 2014. The higher-ups at the ABA are scheduled to laugh their asses off on or about the same date. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * “[F]or James Eagan Holmes, justice is death.” In a move that shocked absolutely no one, the prosecution in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre case is seeking the death penalty. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Apr 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM
  • If Arkansas allows medical pot, Clinton could finally inhale.

    Blogging, Contests, Marijuana, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Caron, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.27.12

    * A tipster writes: “PLEASE address this trash pile of an article… I’m begging you.” Well, here you go. [XOJane]

    * The controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s phantom law license continues. Here’s more analysis of her allegedly unlawful practice. [Legal Insurrection via League of Ordinary Gentlemen]

    * Cravat swine and more? Court approves punishment for necktie thief. [Blog of the Legal Times]

    * Where do Mitt Romney’s infamous 47 percent live? [TaxProf Blog]

    * Check out this legal technology writing contest. Seriously. You could win $5,000. Hell, maybe I’ll enter too. [IT-Lex]

    * Isn’t it oddly fitting that Bill Clinton’s home turf is the first southern state to consider allowing medical marijuana? [Fox News]

    * Lat gives some protips on launching a successful law blog. [Law360 (sub. req.)]

    9 Comments / / Sep 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM
  • graduation cap and gown

    Commencement, Eric Holder, Law Schools, Martha Minow

    Commencement Speakers: Coming To A Law School Near You

    Will a commencement speaker this year cause a controversy?

    31 Comments / / May 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM
  • Job Searches, Law Professors, Law Schools, Student Loans, Vanderbilt

    Quote of the Day: Is Law School Worth It?

    [L]aw school is a very risky (and expensive) investment; it should not be entered into lightly…. [E]ach potential student’s calculus will be based on a host of factors unique to him or her. For some, like an English major (relatively low opportunity costs) who gets some scholarship assistance (somewhat lower out-of-pocket costs) to attend Harvard […]

    59 Comments / / Nov 22, 2011 at 4:45 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Contests, Facebook, Law Schools, Money, Student Loans

    Law Students: The ABA Wants to Help You ‘Put a Dent in Your Debt’

    Here at Above the Law, it seems like we complain about the American Bar Association on an almost daily basis. But you know what? It’s Friday, so we’re going to cut the ABA some slack. We’re a little tardy to the party on this one, but today we have some news for law students that […]

    24 Comments / / Oct 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM
  • The anonymous blogging law professor has revealed himself.

    Blogging, Law Professors, Law Schools

    The Tenured Law Prof Turned ‘Scamblogger’ Reveals Himself

    Earlier this month, we wrote about an anonymous law professor — a tenured professor, at a top-tier school — essentially joining the ranks of the law school scambloggers. Well, as it turns out, LawProf is an actual tenured law professor, at a top 50 law school. Who is he, and where does he teach?

    231 Comments / / Aug 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM
  • Law Schools, Rankings, U.S. News

    Closing the Loop on the Crowdsourced Law School Rankings

    Last week we told you that The Conglomerate was crowdsourcing a set of law school rankings. It called upon participants to make head-to-head comparisons between different law schools, then crunched the numbers to produce overall rankings. We covered the early returns, in which Stanford was leading, with Yale in second place. Then came the University […]

    70 Comments / / Jan 27, 2011 at 10:08 AM
  • Federal Judges, Golf, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.21.10

    * Professor Paul Caron has taken the data gathered by Princeton Review and come up with new law school rankings. Which school comes out on top? (Stanford is #2.) [TaxProf Blog] * Are business students better than law students at making clever musical parody videos? Check out “Those CBS Girls” (Columbia Business School girls), set […]

    14 Comments / / Dec 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM

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