Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Law school's tombstone?

    9th Circuit, Basketball, Biglaw, Deaths, Federal Judges, Gender, Jay Bybee, Lateral Moves, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 06.02.14

    * Federal judges still have financial allegiances to their former firms that are reported on their mandatory annual disclosures. At least one appellate judge — Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit — made a killing after confirmation. [National Law Journal]

    * After “a challenging 2013,” Bingham McCutchen is leaking lawyers like a sieve. Fourteen attorneys, including nine partners, recently decided to leave the firm, and they’re all headed to different Biglaw locales. [WSJ Law Blog via Reuters]

    * Just one day after Donald Sterling was declared “mentally incapacitated,” he filed a lawsuit against the NBA, seeking more than $1 billion in damages. Skadden lawyers are stripping off their warm-up suits to take it to the court. [USA Today]

    * This Am Law 200 firm thinks it figured out a way to help women combine their careers and home lives — by hiring a role model/mentor with an almost six-figure salary. Good idea or bad? [Dallas Morning News]

    * We’ve got some breaking news for our readers from the “no sh*t” department: Law schools are competing to cut costs based on a shrinking applicant pool, but tuition is still quite unaffordable. [Houston Chronicle]

    * Lewis Katz, co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and alumnus of Dickinson Law, RIP. [Onward State]

    2 Comments / / Jun 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM
  • FBI cap hat

    Crime, Education / Schools, Politics, White-Collar Crime

    Federal Investigators Pay Visit to Rich ‘Honkey’ Lawyer

    Remember David Shulick, the Philadelphia lawyer who filed the famous “honkey” lawsuit against two airlines? Well, he’s back in the news.

    12 Comments / / Mar 1, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • 3rd Circuit, Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Federal Judges, Marjorie Rendell, Politics

    Separation of Powers: Governor Rendell and Judge Rendell Split

    There’s lots of law-related news coming out of Philadelphia right now. The lead story on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website today is about the latest Villanova Law scandal, regarding falsified admissions data being submitted to the ABA. (The article contains a shout-out to ATL, which we appreciate.) The trial of Gerald Ung, the Temple Law student […]

    37 Comments / / Feb 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM
  • John Yoo, Law Professors, Media and Journalism, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Did I Miss the Part Where John Yoo Actually Matters?

    Berkeley Law School professor (and former Department of Justice attorney) John Yoo published his inaugural column in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday. He argues that Obama should nominate somebody FDR would have liked to the Supreme Court: Franklin Roosevelt faced exactly this dilemma. With large majorities at his back, FDR pushed through sweeping legislative efforts […]

    151 Comments / / May 12, 2009 at 3:04 PM