Rutgers University School of Law

  • Tax Men?

    Biglaw, Federal Judges, Football, Gender, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Tax Law, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 06.07.13

    * Oh, and by the way, it’s not just Verizon that the NSA is spying on. It’s every major phone and internet provider, too. They must see an amazing amount of foreign pornography on video chat. [Guardian]

    * The IRS is under siege over its conservative targeting scandal, and now a training video parodying Mad Men has surfaced with a focus on “customer service.” How incredibly ironic. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Francine Griesing, the woman who sued Greenberg Traurig for $200M over the firm’s so-called “boys’ club” (and later quietly settled), has tips for women who want to succeed in the law. [Am Law Daily]

    * This ruling has to do with collecting fees following a law school clinic victory, but the key takeaway is that law students’ “time and effort still has monetary value.” Hear that, ABA? [National Law Journal]

    * Rutgers Law-Camden is trying to recover from “an existential threat” after its class size unexpectedly dropped by more than 50 percent. But… that’s a good thing these days. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

    * A judge dismissed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA for “fail[ing] to advance the ball.” How kind of her to entertain us with some football references. [Legal Intelligencer]

    5 Comments / / Jun 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM
  • urbandictionary RF

    English Grammar and Usage, Law Professors, Law Schools, Quote of the Day, Technology

    Lawyers Like Their Evidence Like They Like Their Dates: Cheap, Quick, and Easy

    Behold the power of the internet: why hire an expert when a tool like this is available online?

    3 Comments / / May 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM
  • lawyer courthouse steps

    Basketball, Clerkships, Environment / Environmental Law, General Counsel, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Old People, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants

    Morning Docket: 04.12.13

    * Earlier this week, after some political wrangling, Senator Chuck Grassley proposed the Court Efficiency Act in the hope of paring down the D.C. Circuit. But really, come on, what are the odds of that happening… again? [National Law Journal]

    * Biglaw partners, rejoice, for it seems that your legal secretaries will be unable to sue you for defamation over emails written to your wives. Spousal privilege, baby! (N.B. This doesn’t apply to your girlfriends.) [New York Law Journal]

    * Which law schools placed the highest percentage of grads in federal clerkships? This info comes from the rankings guru himself. We may have more on this later. [Morse Code / U.S. News & World Report]

    * The Rutgers basketball scandal claimed another scalp yesterday after the school’s former general counsel resigned. Rutgers Law dean John Farmer will be stepping in for a brief assist. [Star-Ledger]

    * So, do you remember that environmental report Steven Donziger allegedly had made up in the Chevron case? Yeah, the consulting firm just disavowed all of the evidence in the report. Oops! [Businessweek]

    * Say so long to your retirement money, sweetie: Junie Hoang, the actress who sued IMDb for revealing the fact that she was over the hill, received a less than favorable jury verdict. [Houston Chronicle]

    3 Comments / / Apr 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Christopher Christie, Law Schools, New Jersey, Politics, Quote of the Day, Rudeness

    Quote of the Day: Sorry I’m Not Sorry

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is defending remarks he made to a Rutgers Law – Camden student last week. Is he sorry he called the former Navy SEAL an “idiot”? Fat chance.

    32 Comments / / Mar 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM
  • Chris Christie

    Christopher Christie, Law Schools, New Jersey, Politics, Rudeness

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Calls Law Student an ‘Idiot’

    In what is being referred to as “the most-heated town hall clash of the year,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reportedly got into a shouting match with a current Rutgers Law – Camden student. Who is this law student, and what was said?

    210 Comments / / Mar 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM
  • Not so fast...

    Law School Deans, Law Schools, New Jersey

    Law School Dean Threatens to Send Graduating 3Ls Back to 1L

    Apparently, some 3Ls at this first-tier law school forgot to fill out a form necessary for graduation. In response, an administrator took it upon himself to send out what some tipsters have construed as the most “obnoxious and sarcastic email” ever written. Except he sent the email to the wrong people….

    37 Comments / / Mar 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

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