Thurgood Marshall

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    Non-Sequiturs: 06.03.14

    * Dan Marino was suing the NFL over concussions, becoming the highest profile former player to level a suit against the league. Among his allegations, he claims concussions led him to hold that ball laces in for Ray Finkle. Why do I say “was,” you ask? Because he claims he filed suit accidentally. No greater proof of the dangers of concussions necessary. [Awful Announcing]

    * The Supreme Court used to gather in the basement and watch porn together according to Larry Tribe (affiliate link). Best anecdote is Justice Marshall narrating porn to the nearly blind Justice Harlan. You can spoil the ending for Justice Harlan here. [Washington Post]

    * It turns out the Brits have their own obsession with law school rankings. Here’s their “league table” for a legal education. [The Guardian]

    * You know not to wear a bikini to the firm pool party, but what should you wear to the other summer events? [Corporette]

    * An article ponders when firms are going to figure out that recent law school grads are perfect paralegals. Thanks for that kick in the gut. [New Geography]

    * Following up on an older story, the Fifth Circuit has withdrawn a ruling made in 2007 upon revelations that one of the judges involved had a financial interest in one of the parties. [Center for Public Integrity]

    * Do we need more reasons why Bitcoin is stupid? Ah, it’s used in messy divorces to hide assets. Perfect. [Digital Journal]

    * Debt collectors are increasingly giving up on calling you all the time and just seeking default judgments. [Huffington Post]

    * From the SUNY Buffalo commencement, Judge Thomas Franczyk and graduate Joey Nicastro took the stage to perform a song for the occasion. Francis Malofiy is already planning to sue them. Video below….

    4 Comments / / Jun 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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    Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Women's Issues

    This Is Not Your Father’s Harvard Law School

    Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School offers thoughts on how HLS has changed over the years, how failure can be good, and whether law school is a smart investment.

    20 Comments / / Apr 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 03.17.11

    * Is associate hiring bouncing back? Not so fast. [Young Lawyers Blog] * Tape-recorded trash talk at the Raj Rajaratnam trial. [Dealbreaker] * Here’s a good response to Mark Herrmann’s request for examples of crappy behavior by partners: “Miss a deadline, and then throw your secretary and associate under the bus when called out for […]

    14 Comments / / Mar 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

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