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    Join Us At The Above The Law Valentine’s Day Party

    An invitation to Above the Law’s Valentine’s Day Party in NYC on February 13th, 2014.

    / Jan 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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    Join Us At The Above The Law Valentine’s Day Party

    An invitation to Above the Law’s Valentine’s Day Party in NYC on February 13th, 2014.

    / Jan 17, 2014 at 3:33 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 02.04.13

    * Dear professors, please try to understand that most people who experience normal, human emotions are more concerned with the future of American law students than they are with whether or not American law schools can survive by bilking the hell out of foreigners. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * In Canada, they raided somebody’s Super Bowl party to bust up an illegal gambling ring. They never would have done this during the Grey Cup. [CTV News]

    * Apparently some kind of law something happened on Downton Abbey last night? I missed it, because staring at a dark stadium is literally more interesting than that freaking show. [Law and More]

    * Thomson Reuters is getting out of the academic book publishing business. If only law professors would do the same thing. [TaxProf Blog]

    * Is Washington & Lee’s “experiential” curriculum working? [The Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Just to be clear, torturing people only works in the movies and television. [Politics USA]

    * Cleary might become an ATL feeder firm. [Legal Cheek]

    * Here’s an excerpt from a fun interview with David Lat, in which he talks about asking Richard Posner out on a date. [California Lawyer]

    And there’s video, which you can watch for CLE credit, after the jump….

    Lat participated in Legally Speaking, a series of in-depth interviews with prominent lawyers, judges, and academics, co-produced by California Lawyer and UC Hastings College of the Law.

    You can watch Lat’s interview with Professor Evan Lee via the embed below. You can check out earlier interviews — with luminaries like Justice Stephen Breyer, Professor Alan Dershowitz, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Professor Harold Koh, Professor Larry Lessig, and novelist Scott Turow — over here. California CLE credit is available for watching each video.

    3 Comments / / Feb 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 01.03.13

    * I didn’t make this list of the 25 most influential people in legal education. That pisses me off. I’m going to start writing about how people shouldn’t trust legal educators because law schools are only interested in profits and not the employment outcomes of their students. That’ll show ‘em! [Tax Prof Blog]

    * … Of course, you know what else doesn’t make any list of influencing legal education? The truth. [Constitutional Daily]

    * This has been a big day for our friends at Thomson Reuters and at LexisNexis. [3 Geeks and a Law Blog]

    * Time Warner Cable is well within its rights to act like feckless cowards. [Huffington Post]

    * I like watching the Feds try to roll rich people. I’ve got no horse in the race, I’m just there for the competition. [Dealbreaker]

    * U.K. considers forcing fat people to lose weight in order to keep their benefits. I was going to make a “Britain, outsource, BBW” joke, which somehow led me to the Wikipedia page for BBW, a page that has really not at all what you’d expect the graphic on BBW to be. [Legal Blog Watch]

    3 Comments / / Jan 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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  • Bad Ideas, Document Review, Technology, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Many Corporate Boards Are Pretty Much Waiting to Get Hacked, Report Says

    At this point, the lengths companies go to in order to protect data, keep it secure, and prepare for e-discovery is old news. Data breaches — and the news coverage that usually follows — have frightened many companies into at least attempting to ratchet up data security policies. Likewise with retention practices. There have been […]

    9 Comments / / Sep 22, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Outsourcing: The Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?

    Okay, I’m using the term “lifts” very loosely. We all know that outsourcing is taking work that used to be done by very expensive associates based in America and giving to inexpensive workers based in India. The law firm saves money, the client saves money, and the only people who are harmed are recent graduates […]

    48 Comments / / Jun 3, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Signing Up For, Or Objecting To, The BAR/BRI Class Action Settlement

    Did you take a BAR/BRI bar exam review course sometime in the past five years? Or are you taking BAR/BRI now, having paid for it prior to March 21? If so, keep reading. As we recently mentioned, the deadline for joining or objecting to the proposed class action settlement in Stetson v. West Publishing Corp. […]

    31 Comments / / May 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    BAR/BRI Class Actions: Open Thread

    As we reported last month, it looks like Leeds Equity Partners will be acquiring BAR/BRI, the well-known bar exam preparation business, from West Publishing / Thomson Reuters. If you’ve taken a bar exam prep course, odds are that you took BAR/BRI — although there are alternatives, such as BarMax and Themis (disclosure: ATL advertisers, whom […]

    54 Comments / / May 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Leeds Private Equity To Acquire BAR/BRI

    Back in November, we told you that Thomson Reuters was looking to unload BAR/BRI, its bar exam preparation business. The news was huge, given BAR/BRI’s status as a de facto finishing school for would-be lawyers. Today, it appears that BAR/BRI has found a home. According to various reports, BAR/BRI will be acquired by Leeds Equity […]

    21 Comments / / Apr 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Becoming a Lawyer Is Getting To Be More Like Becoming a Plumber

    As we’ve previously reported, Thomson Reuters is contemplating the sale of Bar/Bri. Instead of preparing the lawyers of the future, Thomson Reuters has acquired Pangea3, a legal outsourcing company. We’ve speculated on what Thomson Reuters’s shift says about the legal economy. But who wants to get into the business of preparing recent graduates to pass […]

    63 Comments / / Feb 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Law Graduates: Welcome to Your ‘Barely Legal’ Future

    I know lots of guys fantasize about boinking “barely legal” teenage girls. Not me, I like women: fully formed, adult women. There’s just something unseemly about older men salivating over girls who could have been in high school a year ago. Call me crazy, but it’s just more interesting as an adult to be intimate […]

    112 Comments / / Jan 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Thomson Reuters Exploring Sale of BAR/BRI, Will Acquire Pangea3

    Hang onto your hats, your legal world is about to get rocked. At least behind the scenes. Thomson Reuters, owner of West Publishing and BAR/BRI is selling BAR/BRI. The reports have been confirmed by people who are enrolled in BAR/BRI. They all received an email from the company tonight. Above the Law obtained a copy […]

    46 Comments / / Nov 18, 2010 at 7:58 PM