* With all the focus on law schools, medical schools are quietly dropping the last year of schooling. If they can cut out a year of learning how to keep people alive, we can drop a year of learning Jane Austen and the Law. [The Atlantic]
* MoFo lost a T&E team to Shartsis Friese. Hmm…. Maybe Shartsis should put ego aside and let Friese have his day in the sun. [Am Law Daily]
* Congrats to Bayan Alzahran, the first licensed female lawyer in Saudi Arabia. Soon she’ll be valiantly trying to keep people from being stoned to death with the best of them. [Al Arabiya]
* Good news, recovering criminals! As we mentioned earlier today (ninth link), mug shot extortion sites are getting whipped by Google. [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes]
* God needs a lawyer in federal district court? Paging Roy Cohn. [Forbes]
* If you’re interested in international law, International Law Weekend is coming up. Maybe Vladimir Putin will show up and learn a thing or two. [International Law Students Association]
Adam Bier was still a self-described “baby lawyer” when he was wrongfully sanctioned in the landmark 2008 Qualcomm e-discovery case. The appealed sanctions were finally vacated, more than two years after they were first imposed. Bier shared his story with attendees at the Legal Technology Leadership Summit, joined onstage by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Waxse and Frank Cialone, who defended several of the outside counsel in Qualcomm. Read on to learn the details of Bier’s nightmare experience. Can you imagine yourself in his shoes?
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