• Janice Dickinson (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.03.15

    * For the horde! If you thought Dentons was done gobbling up law firms to create its international legion of lawyers, then you were dead wrong. The firm will likely merge with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and 200-lawyer Singaporean firm Rodyk & Davidson in 2016. [Reuters]

    * Thanks to this ruling, lawyers for model Janice Dickinson may depose Bill Cosby in the defamation case she filed against him after he denied raping her. Cosby’s former lawyer, Martin Singer, who the comedian recently dumped for Quinn Emanuel, may be deposed as well. [Los Angeles Times]

    * If daylight saving time has been messing with your head, you’ll feel better to know that even the Supreme Court was having trouble with the time. Both clocks in the SCOTUS courtroom were hours behind thanks to an electrical malfunction. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Law school graduates have been having a rough time when it comes to bar passage in recent years, but Biglaw firms likely have nothing to worry about — in fact, many partners didn’t even know a problem like this was happening. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * “[T]he Harvard crest . . . should be a source of shame for the whole school.” According to a student movement at Harvard Law that’s been dubbed “Royall Must Fall,” the school was endowed by a “brutal” slaveowner and yet still bears his family’s seal. [Harvard Crimson]

    51 Comments / / Nov 3, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.18.15

    * An Ohio attorney was charged with making bomb threats at two state courthouses, but only after he was indicted for allegedly making bomb threats at a third courthouse. Wow, it’s almost like this guy didn’t do his homework motions or something. [Northeast Ohio Media Group]

    * Loretta Lynch, our would-be replacement for Eric Holder as attorney general, still hasn’t been able to get confirmed, and the delay — which is being blamed on our Senate Majority Leader’s “inept leadership” — is now being referred to as “unconscionable.” Lovely. [CNN]

    * What’s happening at #ATLConverge today? Check out our Twitter feed! [Converge]

    * Earlier this week, Morgan Lewis combined with Singapore firm Stamford Law Corp. Effective April 1, ML&B will become one of the largest Biglaw firms in the world, rivaled only by the likes of Baker & McKenzie and Dacheng Dentons. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * More federal prosecutors are stepping down from their jobs and returning to their former Biglaw homes in private practice. Once you realize government work is a giant revolving door, soon enough, it’ll be your turn to leave. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * If you’re still making a decision about which law schools to apply to, you can use the U.S. News rankings to help yourself. In the alternative, you can use the ATL Top 50 rankings to see if you’ll be able to get a job after graduation. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    20 Comments / / Mar 18, 2015 at 9:04 AM
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    Biglaw, Divorce Train Wrecks, Money, Partner Issues, United Kingdom / Great Britain, White & Case

    A Biglaw Partner’s Big-Ticket Divorce Bill

    Can you believe how much money this Biglaw partner and his wife have spent on their ugly divorce battle?

    10 Comments / / Jul 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Crime, D.C. Circuit, Howrey LLP, Job Searches, Law Professors, Law Schools, Military / Military Law, Morning Docket, Murder, Privacy, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Morning Docket: 06.04.13

    * Because the Senate doesn’t work properly when it comes to doing things efficiently, Obama will nominate three candidates for the D.C. Circuit. The outrage! The horror! The court-packing! [Legal Times]

    * Howrey going to sue everyone in time to meet this bankruptcy deadline? When you’ve only got a few days left before the statute of limitations expires, you file up to 33 suits per day. [Am Law Daily]

    * Attack of the lawyer glut! If you’re a recent law school grad who’s still unemployed, chances are high that this chart detailing the ratio of lawyers to job openings will make you shed a tear. [The Atlantic]

    * Tey Tsun Hang, the law professor convicted on corruption charges after having an affair with a student, is heading to jail for five months. Giving out all of that extra credit wasn’t worth it after all. [Bloomberg]

    * Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood shooter, will be representing himself in his murder trial. He’ll use a “defense of others” argument, which seems obtuse given the nature of the crime. [Huffington Post]

    * Bradley Manning’s court-martial began with a bang, with the prosecution arguing that the young intelligence analyst put lives at risk, while his own attorney called him a “humanist.” [New York Times]

    * Jill Kelley, the woman who helped bring about the downfall of General David Petraeus by exposing his affair, has filed a lawsuit against government officials alleging privacy violations of all things. [USA Today]

    4 Comments / / Jun 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Barack Obama, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Sex

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.28.13

    * The night of the Benghazi attacks, President Obama was high on cocaine and having gay sex. Sure, this seems totally reasonable. [Examiner]

    * Singapore does not f**k around with sentencing. A professor faces up to five years in jail for each of six charges of corruption arising from consensual sex with a student. [Law and More]

    * “Brooklyn D.A.” survives an injunction. But apparently it kind of sucks. [TV Newser]

    * An unfortunately accurate story of a chickens**t legal dispute. [Legal Juice]

    * An interview with a biochemist going to Yale Law School. [Science to Law]

    * Testimony elicited from superheroes may not be admissible. [Law and the Multiverse]

    4 Comments / / May 28, 2013 at 5:16 PM
  • 'I'd rather use my learned hand.'

    Law Professors, Law Schools, Quote of the Day, Sex, Sex Scandals, Trials

    Quote of the Day: This Law Prof’s ‘Extra Credit’ Came Much More Quickly Than Desired

    What does this law student have to say about the law professor who was her alleged lover?

    7 Comments / / Jan 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM
  • Extra credit?

    Law Professors, Law Schools, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Law Professor Charged in Sex-for-Grades Corruption Scandal

    Where is a law professor facing charges in an alleged sex-for-grades scandal?

    76 Comments / / Jul 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM
  • This is your brain on drugs in Singapore.

    Asians, Crime, Death Penalty, Drugs, Sentencing Law

    Singapore To ‘Relax’ Death Penalty Standards, But Death Might Be Preferable To Singapore’s Version of Humane Treatment

    Singapore’s definition of “relaxed” punishment is still pretty intense…

    45 Comments / / Jul 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
  • Asians, Media and Journalism, New York Times

    Don’t Mess With Singapore

    Readers of the New York Times may have noted an odd correction/apology in the paper last week: In 1994, Philip Bowring, a contributor to the International Herald Tribune’s op-ed page, agreed as part of an undertaking with the leaders of the government of Singapore that he would not say or imply that Prime Minister Lee […]

    15 Comments / / Mar 31, 2010 at 1:05 PM