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  • Lawyers can juggle too!

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.29.15

    * The Dissent World: This is what happens when justices start being real… and stop being polite. Conservative SCOTUS justices weren’t interested in playing nice last week in their dissents. Just how much “personal dissension” is there among their ranks? [POLITICO]

    * “I knew I was a workaholic and law wasn’t for me, but the circus is.” A law school graduate who only goes by Paz is now working as a world-class juggler. Law school career services officers would really like to know if this is considered a J.D. Advantage position. [Grand Forks Herald]

    * A new nickname is being bandied about for John Roberts: “Umpire in Chief.” During his confirmation hearings, he said judges should be more like baseball officiants, and you could say that last week, all he was doing was calling balls and strikes. [New York Times]

    * SCOTUS may have issued a landmark ruling on gay marriage, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over as far as gay rights are concerned. Protip: Next time you make a historic decision, let lawyers know what level of scrutiny is being applied. [National Law Journal]

    * Some think what SCOTUS did with gay marriage was “simply putting its imprimatur on a practice that was already legal in more than two-thirds of the states.” People wonder whether the highest court will do the same with marijuana legalization. [24/7 Wall St.]

    16 Comments / / Jun 29, 2015 at 8:52 AM
  • Urban Basketball Court

    Basketball, Clarence Thomas, Sports

    Clarence Thomas Can’t Tell A Basketball Court From A House

    Wherein I explain to Clarence Thomas why blacks are good at basketball.

    0 Comments / / Jun 25, 2015 at 6:16 PM
  • Silly partners.

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.24.15

    * Partners at this law firm tried a threesome, but it didn’t exactly work out as expected, so now they’re scaling it back to just one at a time. (And by this, we of course mean that Porter Scott’s three co-managing partners plan was a no-go.) [Sacramento Business Journal]

    * More than 40 class-action suits have been filed since the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, with many litigants alleging that they were “duped” into its purchase. Maybe one of them will pack a better punch than the so-called “Fight of the Century.” [National Law Journal]

    * Just because one Biglaw firm went under, in part, because of its brand-spanking new administrative hub, that doesn’t mean your firm shouldn’t consider opening one. The risk might be worth the reward of saving millions in expenses. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * Concordia Law launched a media campaign to attract students, touting the fact that it’s been kind of provisionally approved by the ABA as its selling point. It’s new slogan is likely “Meh, we’re good enough for the ABA, so we’re good enough for you.” [Idaho Statesman]

    * Here’s some good news for the people who are actually considering taking the D.C. bar exam instead of just waiving in like the rest of civilized society: the D.C. Court of Appeals will finally allow you to type the essay portion of the exam on your laptops. [Legal Times]

    23 Comments / / Jun 24, 2015 at 9:03 AM
  • In fairness, "Laser Coldplay" sounds pretty criminal.

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.23.15

    * Government argues that lasers are “insidious instruments normally used for criminal purposes,” which is… not true outside of Bond movies. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Local judge sues neighbors after “brutal donkey attack.” I guess you’d call this legal jackassery. [Seattle Times]

    * Eagles coach Chip Kelly slapped with $80,000 in back rent. His landlord claims he moved out too quickly because apparently she has never seen Chip Kelly in action. [The Legal Intelligencer]

    * Lost in Justice Kennedy’s comments on solitary confinement, Davis v. Ayala raised some important issues about jury selection. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * Interesting post on lynching and legal realism. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Saint Thomas More on blogging. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * RMJ, the lawyer who revolutionized attorney advertising by taking In re RMJ all the way to the Supreme Court, has died. [Missouri Lawyers Weekly]

    2 Comments / / Jun 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM
  • Danny Ferry

    Racism, Sports

    Law Firm Finds Danny Ferry Not Racist

    This seems like a good business of Alston Bird.

    0 Comments / / Jun 22, 2015 at 5:10 PM
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    Sports

    What Makes Baseball So Special???

    Baseball has long held a special place in American jurisprudence. And by special, I mean a place exempt from modern notions of decency and fair play.

    0 Comments / / Jun 10, 2015 at 12:07 PM
  • milwaukee bucks

    Sports

    Milwaukee Bucks Arena Financing Somehow Gets Worse

    The public financing of sports stadia is so dumb. Every mildly intelligent person agrees with this sentiment. Most mouthbreathers do too. And yet.

    0 Comments / / Jun 8, 2015 at 3:20 PM
  • money cash pile of money benjamins

    Law Schools, Sports

    No. No One Would Choose Law Over More Money And Fame.

    It’s cute to act like a bad law job with a dead-end degree is going to turn out for the best, but let’s be real.

    31 Comments / / Jun 5, 2015 at 2:34 PM
  • Alan Dershowitz

    Alan Dershowitz, Old People

    Alan Dershowitz Pees, Slips, Falls, Sues

    This legal luminary blames the accident on a lack of paper towels in the bathroom.

    46 Comments / / Jun 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM
  • Sepp Blatter (photo via Agência Brasil)

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.02.15

    * Just days after a hard-fought reelection campaign, Sepp Blatter is resigning his post as President of FIFA. I wonder whose indictment is coming out next… [The Guardian]

    * The ABA is going to investigate the much-maligned Charleston School of Law. [SC Lawyers Weekly]

    * If you fancy yourself a trivia master — or just want some free drinks and food — sign up for ATL’s Summer Trivia Showdown. Use the code “PLComp” to get in for free. [Above the Law]

    * A New Jersey judge gagged the Bergen Dispatch, leading to this incisive response from the paper and the judge quietly vacating her own order. As Walter Sobchak taught us, “The Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint.” [Boing Boing]

    * Not to diminish the serious electoral problems of the U.S., but check out how out of whack representation is in the United Kingdom. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * If you’re seeking a prosanity fix, a parent filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials contending that the theory of evolution is functionally a religion and therefore teaching it is a violation of his kid’s rights. [Charleston Daily Mail]

    * Seyfarth Shaw’s Stephen Poor explains why he joined Twitter. He talks about innovation and leadership, but it was all about following @aplusk. [Bloomberg BNA / Big Law Business]

    10 Comments / / Jun 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • soccer ball world cup

    White-Collar Crime

    Soccer, International Criminal Law, and Thucydides

    What ancient history teaches us about the FIFA indictments.

    16 Comments / / May 28, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    Sports

    Notre Dame Threatens Suicide

    The hypocrisy of wealthy athletic directors.

    0 Comments / / May 21, 2015 at 4:31 PM
  • fail failure

    Law Schools, Sports

    Watch A Thomas M. Cooley Grad Fail On National Television

    How many Cooley alumni can you name? One will be all over TV for the next week or so.

    27 Comments / / May 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM
  • Bill Simmons (by David Shankbone)

    Boutique Law Firms, Small Law Firms

    Beyond Biglaw: Lessons For Law Firms As ESPN Loses A Rainmaker

    What can lawyers and law firms learn from ESPN and Bill Simmons parting ways? Some thoughts from columnist Gaston Kroub.

    3 Comments / / May 12, 2015 at 10:22 AM
  • 760px-Basketball_through_hoop

    Law Schools, Sports

    Law Student Gets Scholarship To Play Big East Ball

    Imagine playing top-flight basketball during your 1L year.

    0 Comments / / May 8, 2015 at 3:29 PM
  • Stephen Curry

    Celebrities, Law Schools, Sports

    What Law Students And Young Lawyers Can Learn From NBA MVP Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry’s ability to rebound from adversity may be his greatest strength of all, according to columnist Renwei Chung.

    46 Comments / / May 8, 2015 at 12:51 PM
  • Floyd Mayweather (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.01.15

    * Floyd Mayweather’s lawyer says that his client will post Suge Knight’s insanely high $10 million bail if he wins his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Suge says he was “really going to pull for him to win, but now [he’s] going to have to pray for him to win.” [Los Angeles Times]

    * Northwestern University School of Law is launching a first-of-its-kind loan repayment assistance program to help grads in “modestly salaried private sector jobs” — that is, if you make less than $85,000, the school will pay your loan interest for up to a year. [National Law Journal via CBS]

    * If you haven’t heard, the class of 2014 was much more employed than the class of 2013 by a factor of a few percentage points. Apply to law school right now! (No, don’t do that. The class of 2014 was smaller, so it looks like the job stats were better.) [ABA Journal]

    * “[T]he jury is out and the only sane thing you can say about Dentons is check back in three years.” Hot on the heels of the announced merger between Dentons and McKenna Long, many lawyers are running for the exits. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * If you’re interested in going to law school on the east coast, then you may want to take a look at this list of schools, ranked by total employment of the class of 2014. We’d shudder to see what this list would look like if only long-term, full-time jobs were used. [BostInno]

    * A lawyer who’s suing former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock on behalf of a campaign donor says he’s been unable to locate the disgraced politician to serve him. What will happen now? We bet you can find out on the next episode of Downton Abbey. [ABC News]

    0 Comments / / May 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM
  • Bill Simmons (by David Shankbone)

    Boutique Law Firms, Small Law Firms

    Beyond Biglaw: When To Never Give Up (Or, What Lawyers Can Learn From Bill Simmons)

    Columnist Gaston Kroub examines the career of Bill Simmons, the bestselling author and sports television personality, and pulls out wisdom for lawyers.

    9 Comments / / Apr 28, 2015 at 1:01 PM