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* With its lawsuit dismissed, Jacoby & Meyers won’t be accepting non-lawyer equity investments in New York any time soon. Not even from used Mercedes-Benz dealers. [New York Law Journal]
* Former Quarles & Brady partner Jeffrey Elverman has been sentenced to five years of probation for swindling money from a little old lady. Does that count toward PPP? [Journal Sentinel]
* K&L Gates is suing a casino in Macau to recover client funds that were gambled away by former partner Navin Kumar Aggarwal. Silly Biglaw firm. Don’t you know the house always wins? [Am Law Daily]
* “I am not a lawyer. I’m a server. Lawyers do lawyer things. Lawyers work at law firms. Lawyers do public policy work… Lawyers don’t serve pizza.” Ah, the plight of the New York Law School graduate. [CBS News]
* Cooley Law: you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. A former student’s suit over the school’s alleged attempt to keep him from transferring was dismissed this week. [National Law Journal]
With its critical impact on the world economy and global trade, privacy legislation in Asia has been extremely active in the last several years. A recently released report, Privacy Laws in Asia, written by Cynthia Rich of Morrison & Foerster LLP for Bloomberg BNA, analyzes commonalities and differences in the privacy and data security requirements in countries including Australia, India, Hong Kong and more.
This report gives you at-a-glance access to a side-by-side chart comparing four key compliance areas, a country-by-country review of the differences and special characteristics in the law, and explanations of the common elements of the privacy laws in 11 jurisdictions.
When you are a transfer student, you are constantly fighting for respect. We know how transfer students talk to non-transfers, but we don’t often get to see how transfer students talk among themselves. But today, we’ve got a whole transfer student email thread from Stanford Law School, and boy, like Fredo in the Godfather, they really want respect….
Shortly after writing about a blog entitled Confessions of an (Aspiring) Yalie, its author, Tammy Hsu, reached out to Above the Law with a defense and explanation of her blog’s origins, which we will now share….
Law student Tammy Hsu, a first-year student at Wake Forest University School of Law, seeks to harness public exposure for her own benefit. Hsu writes a blog built around her goal of transferring into Yale Law School. Sounds like a great idea, right? Not when the internet isn’t on your side….
For many law students, the path to Biglaw riches looks something like this: Step 1: Get into cheap law school. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit. A lot of kids fill in “Step 2″ with the idea of trading up to a “better” law school after a successful 1L year. Now that finals have wrapped […]