Waller Lansden

  • scream

    Bar Exams, Biglaw, Gay, Gay Marriage, Intellectual Property, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, SCOTUS, Summer Associates, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.27.13

    * A bleak, expressionist write-up of the bar exam experience. If you ever wondered what the subject of The Scream was doing right beforehand, it was apparently “taking the bar exam.” [Law of the Dead]

    * The traditional summer associate program model needs restructuring. Are you suggesting four-hour lunches are passé? Because… shame, sir, shame. [SSRN]

    * The sequester is slowing down the patent office. So now the irate patent attorney has something else to blame for not getting his client’s application approved. [Patently O]

    * As our tipster put it, this may be a statement against interest: Snowden once declared that traitors should be “shot in the balls.” [NY Post]

    * A breakdown of unconstitutional animus in U.S. v. Windsor. If the author could figure out Justice Kennedy’s train of thought all the way through, kudos! [Associate’s Mind]

    * If you’re ever planning a graduation party, just don’t do this. [Legal Juice]

    * Examining the misappropriation of trade secrets on Earth-616, and whatever Earth the DC people are in these days. I gave up on them two Crises ago. [Law and the Multiverse]

    * Federal prosecutors may go after Long Island Power Authority for their poor response to Hurricane Sandy. [Breaking Energy]

    * And this recap of the Hollingsworth opinion concludes with a GIF that is sure to warm the hearts of many an ATL commenter. [Eff Yeah SCOTUS]

    1 Comment / / Jun 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM
  • layoffs RF

    Biglaw, Layoffs, Partner Issues, Partner Profits

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Partners in Peril

    Associates and staff have borne the brunt of law firm layoffs over the past few years. But, according to some recent surveys, partners are far from immune….

    13 Comments / / Jan 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM
  • Alston & Bird, Animal Law, Benchslaps, Biglaw, Cars, Deaths, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Musical Chairs, Non-Sequiturs, Sam Sparks, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.01.11

    * Remember the “kindergarten party” that Judge Sam Sparks (W.D. Tex.) was planning to hold? His Honor has canceled the festivities. [WSJ Law Blog] * John Althouse Cohen — yes, son of La Althouse — discusses one way in which Texas might be emulating… Europe? [Jaltcoh] * Professor Paul Campos opens up a can of […]

    11 Comments / / Sep 1, 2011 at 7:19 PM
  • Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Pets

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.05.11

    * Some West Village pet stores won’t let you buy a puppy if you are drunk. I don’t know if this fact represents a high point in intelligent rulemaking or a reason to bomb a place like the West Village that makes a law like this necessary. [Village Voice] * People under 30 are most […]

    7 Comments / / Jul 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.09.11

    * An update to an item from yesterday’s Non-Sequiturs — or, “a domestic dispute version of Spy vs. Spy.” [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes] * And a response to yesterday’s controversial post about paralegals (and the educational credentials required for the position). [A Paralegal’s Life] * Are you a rising 3L looking for post-graduate employment […]

    6 Comments / / Jun 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM
  • Job Searches, NALP, National Association for Law Placement (NALP)

    A New Approach to Fall Recruiting

    Back in February of this year, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) announced a minor change to its recruiting guidelines. I was underwhelmed. New associates are graduating law school in a terrible job market, firms are sick of being forced to hire people two years before they know their staffing needs, and NALP is […]

    26 Comments / / Sep 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM