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    Law Schools, Nauseating Things

    Law School Really Wants Students To Flush The Toilets

    Law students are so disgusting. They must be stopped.

    33 Comments / / Nov 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    Biglaw, Billable Hours, Courthouses, Disasters / Emergencies, Food, Free Speech, Morning Docket, S.D.N.Y., SCOTUS, Supreme Court, U.S. Attorneys Offices

    Morning Docket: 06.27.14

    * Funny that SCOTUS just struck down a law imposing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, yet it heavily enforces its own buffer zone. Some call it “supreme irony.” [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Despite the slacking demand for legal services — down by 8.8 percent in terms of billable hours — members of the Am Law 100 still managed to keep their heads above water. [Am Law Daily]

    * Lorin Reisner, chief of the criminal division of S.D.N.Y.’s USAO and Preet Bharara’s right-hand man on Wall Street convictions, is leaving for greener pastures at Paul Weiss. Congrats! [Reuters]

    * New York State’s highest court has rejected New York City’s ban on gigantic drinks that was previously proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Go on, have yourself a nice Quadruple Big Gulp. [Bloomberg]

    * When the long arm of the law flushes the toilet, it sometimes explodes, raining down jagged shards of justice. But on a more serious note, we’re happy no one was hurt at this courthouse. [Billings Gazette]

    3 Comments / / Jun 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM
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    Biglaw, Cocaine / Crack, Non-Sequiturs, Rape, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.24.14

    * The importance of firm toilets. [Legal Cheek]

    * JFK University is holding “Saturday Law School” at a shopping mall. They’ll be down by the “Macy’s and California Pizza Kitchen.” [Pleasanton Weekly]

    * Professor David Bernstein from GMU Law explains how sex works. Basically, unless you’re dealing with prostitutes, the proper way to deal with women is to just stick it in and see what happens. [Gawker]

    * “Noticing that different people look differently = innate human observation a little girl can do. Ascribing vastly different levels of trustworthiness based on skin color = police work.” [ATL Redline]

    * Michelle MacDonald, the GOP nominee for Minnesota Supreme Court, has a pending DWI and an old contempt arrest, which she blows off with the line, “You can play foosball in the court when a judge isn’t there.” Picking real winners there, Minnesota. [Politics in Minnesota]

    * Cocaine gave this lawyer 9 lives. [Missouri Lawyers Weekly (sub. req.]

    * Mike Rowe decides not to take a lawyer’s advice. [IJ Review]

    * The Supreme Court was pretty good to the environment yesterday. Something must have been wrong. [Grist]

    2 Comments / / Jun 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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    Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Over Toilet Flushing

    A legal battle brews over what you flush down the toilet.

    4 Comments / / Mar 11, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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    Law Schools, Nauseating Things

    Toilet Law School: This Is Not A Metaphor

    When is campus more like a toilet?

    14 Comments / / Oct 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM
  • Isn't this what the toilet paper looks like at your law school?

    Bad Ideas, Law Schools, Religion

    During Finals, Even The Toilet Paper Can Offer A Moment Of Clarity

    Yes, it’s an entire story about toilet paper…

    19 Comments / / Apr 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    Biglaw, Blind Item, Nauseating Things, Paralegals, Partner Issues

    A Biglaw Bathroom Blind Item

    We know how you love blind items. And we know how you enjoy potty humor. So let’s mash up these two categories, to generate a Biglaw bathroom blind item….

    125 Comments / / Feb 23, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    The Race to the Courthouse (Bathroom)

    In the past week or two, our bathroom coverage has exploded. We’ve written about a law firm and a law school experiencing toilet shortages, a law school that has a sense of humor when selling naming rights to its bathrooms, and a law firm that wants its employees to follow proper restroom etiquette. If you’re tired of the toilet humor, stop here. But if you want to see a funny sign from a courthouse bathroom, keep reading….

    28 Comments / / Feb 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM
  • Law Schools, Libraries / Librarians

    Adventures at Low-Ranked Law Schools: Don’t Call It a ‘Toilet,’ They Don’t Even Have Toilets

    The San Francisco branch of a national law firm delivered an office-wide email concerning “restroom etiquette.” The email is hilarious, and if nothing else, impressively thorough. They thought of everything. The missive covered tips for masking awkward bathroom noises, suggestions for choosing a urinal, and an emphasis on the ways bathroom behavior can affect your professional reputation. Let’s see which firm has (toilet) water on the brain….

    77 Comments / / Feb 3, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    Biglaw, Nauseating Things

    Which DLA Piper Office Operated Under Third-World Conditions?

    You know how people make jokes about DLA Piper having offices in all sorts of random places and Third World countries — er, developing nations? Well, if you like those jokes, you are going to love this story. At one DLA Piper office, they ran out of running water. No water to wash your hands, no water to flush the toilets. But the associates still had to show up for work. Can you guess which office?

    52 Comments / / Jan 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    Bathroom Etiquette for Lawyers

    Welcome to Above the Law’s remedial skills class for current and aspiring attorneys. Here, we will trying to help people who were so busy studying in law school or servicing clients that they missed some crucial life lessons along the way. Today we’ve got a special lesson for all of you who were raised in […]

    83 Comments / / Oct 7, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    A Collection of Things You Can Do in a Bathroom

    We know how our readers are obsessed with toilets. Over the course of this week, a couple of stories came in about bathroom shenanigans, and we’ll deal with them both here. We’ve got a steamy bathroom (or maybe not, see correction below) and a stinky bathroom from Iowa and UCLA Law, respectively. First up, Iowa. […]

    26 Comments / / Aug 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM