* Five years later, and one of them enrolled at Yale Law, the kids of Tiger Mom, Amy Chua, plan to raise their own children the same way. [Today]
* Rome self-censors for a state visit from Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. How, exactly, was this a good idea? [Popehat]
* Should the ABA change accreditation standards to prevent students with little chance of actually passing the bar examination from attending law school in the first place? [TaxProf Blog]
* Missouri paid its executioners $250,000 in cash. That doesn’t seem shady AT ALL. [BuzzFeed]
* The whole Ammon Bundy debacle is teaching people damn the consequences. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]
* If you need to scale a courthouse in order to get a selfie with lady liberty, just don’t do it, you could wind up in jail. [KWTX]
* What does Rudy Giuliani really think about Preet Bharara? Plus why he loves being a lawyer. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]
Dewey & LeBoeuf is preparing itself for the afterlife: it’s shedding overseas offices, sending partners packing, and finding new takers for its real estate (and its pension obligations).
Most everyone knows what an elevator speech is: it’s a short, pithy, memorable description of a company’s services. Lawyers have always built their reputations on their expertise, such that the creation of an elevator pitch should be one of the easiest things for an attorney to do; however, many lawyers still stumble over the basic question: “What do you do?”
Two of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s leaders, both members of the Office of the Chairman, are abandoning ship. Where are they going?
Which rival Biglaw firm might be a Dewey suitor? Who’s the latest partner to leave Dewey? And what about summer associates and incoming associates?