Walter Olson

  • Bride and groom.

    Books, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Texas, Weddings

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.04.13

    * A comprehensive analysis of the New York Times wedding announcements over the years. As the research team frames the question, “What do the world’s most self-important people think is important?” Unsurprisingly, the answer is “where they went to law school.” [News Genius / Rap Genius]

    * The National Jurist would like to deceive convince the potential law school class of 2017 that there will be tons of jobs for them. Apparently the legions of unemployed lawyers now will just disappear in some sort of legal industry Carousel. [National Jurist]

    * Elizabeth Wurtzel’s mom loves Al Jazeera because she hates pundits and talking heads. Like, for instance, Elizabeth Wurtzel. [The Daily Beast]

    * Walter Olson of Overlawyered is going on the road. There are a lot of stops; check if he’s coming to a town near you. You could totally tag one of these venues in a big slip-and-fall case. [Overlawyered]

    * The million-dollar-law-degree guys mount another defense. [Am Law Daily via Law School Tuition Bubble]

    * In the midst of a slew of law deans stepping down, Dean Patricia Salkin thinks this is the perfect time to become a law dean. Elie already put his hat in the ring for every available position via Facebook. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Military personnel are guaranteed benefits for same-sex partners. Including personnel in state national guard units. But Texas has decided to deny those benefits. Yeehaw! In all seriousness, this is why all those liberals rooting for state marijuana ballot measures against the feds needed a little more foresight. [Dallas Voice]

    * An interview with Helen Wan, the author of The Partner Track: A Novel (affiliate link). Keep on the lookout for David’s coming interview with Helen. [CNN]

    3 Comments / / Sep 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM
  • They're heeere.

    Police, Privacy, Quote of the Day, Technology

    Quote of the Day: Or Maybe I Just Prefer Not to Be Spied On

    Unmanned drones are not only flying over the U.S., now they are leading to arrests.

    12 Comments / / Jul 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM
  • 8th Circuit, Law Professors, Law Schools

    Conservative Law Profs: Just Say You Need ‘Affirmative Action’ for Intellectual Diversity and We’ll End Hiring Discrimination Against You

    Conservative law professors need help. They don’t want to admit it because conservative orthodoxy holds that the only people who can ask for help in this country are small businessmen and the institution of marriage, but make no mistake, conservatives who want to get a tenure-track job in legal academia need a leg up. That’s […]

    51 Comments / / Jan 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM
  • Daniel Solove, Law Professors, Law Schools, New York Times, Orin Kerr, Politics, Quote of the Day, Walter Olson

    Quote of the Day: Law Professors Rule (Literally)

    [T]he dislike [for legal academics] is a result of law professors being too much in the world. You see, law professors — and I should disclose here that I am one — very nearly run the world, or at least certain parts of the U.S. government. When you include Justice Anthony Kennedy, who taught nights, […]

    45 Comments / / Nov 30, 2011 at 2:15 PM
  • Mark Cuban, Non-Sequiturs, Walter Olson

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.22.11

    * You’d think the following would go without saying, but the kids these days need it spelled out, so here goes: If you are Facebook friends with a hostage taker, DO NOT send him status updates alerting him to SWAT team movements during a standoff. [Legal Blog Watch] * Excellent interview with Mark Cuban’s lawyer, […]

    26 Comments / / Jun 22, 2011 at 5:08 PM
  • Books, Non-Sequiturs, Tim Wu, Walter Olson

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.21.11

    * Sullivan & Cromwell is going before the Supreme Court — but not in a good way. SCOTUS grants cert to examine S&C’s mailroom of death. [ABA Journal] * In happier news for S&C, they are working on AT&T’s $39 billion bid for T-Mobile — a deal that should generate massive fees for the many […]

    10 Comments / / Mar 21, 2011 at 5:39 PM
  • McDonald's, Non-Sequiturs, Tort Reform, Walter Olson

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.15.10

    * Here’s a list of America’s Worst Bosses for 2010. Shocker: some of them are lawyers. [eBossWatch] * Is this a legal and/or fair way to get a flaking eBay auction winner to pay up? Maybe all is fair in love and war e-commerce — although that approach didn’t work out well for Vitaly Borker. […]

    18 Comments / / Dec 15, 2010 at 5:22 PM

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