Widener Law

  • Alexis Wright

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Eric Holder, iPhone, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Patents, Prostitution

    Morning Docket: 06.03.13

    * “Hindsight is always 20/20.” Perhaps AG Eric Holder should’ve quit when he was ahead after President Obama’s first term, because now White House insiders are wishing he’d step down. [New York Times]

    * Dewey think Steven Davis will ever live down claims that he brought about the death of a once legendary law firm? No, but at least his $19.5 million mismanagement settlement was approved. [Am Law Daily]

    * “What’s disgusting? Union busting? Who’s disgusting? Joe Genova.” Damn. This partner had some issues with Legal Services NYC lawyers on strike outside his office last week. [New York Law Journal]

    * With all of the talk about patent trolls, this Morgan Lewis attorney allegedly thought it would be a good idea to get a piece of the action. Oopsie, it sounds like you got some splainin’ to do. [Ars Technica]

    * LEAVE THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW ALONE! TJSL alumni appreciate their alma mater so much they’re willing to sign love letters written by the school’s PR flack. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * Widener Law is thinking of splitting its campuses into separately accredited schools, but this isn’t a cost-saving measure — neither were the buyout packages offered to professors. [Delaware Law Weekly]

    * Alexis Wright, the Zumba instructor who ran a prostitution ring out of her dance studio, will ditch the workout and join the party in jail, because this hot mama was just sentenced to 10 months. [CNN]

    2 Comments / / Jun 3, 2013 at 9:06 AM
  • Past due

    Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Student Loans

    Could Law Schools PLEASE Stop Whining About The Nine Months After Graduation Statistic? You Sound Like Babies.

    Law schools don’t seem to care about employment along the same timeline as loan officers…

    16 Comments / / May 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM
  • 'You may take our false hopes for employment, but you will never take our right to sue!'

    Abortion, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, California, Constitutional Law, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 03.25.13

    * Many have compared the possible outcome of the gay marriage cases to the Roe v. Wade decision, saying that constitutionalizing the right to gay marriage will create a similar culture war. Relax, bro, your bigotry is showing. You won’t be any less married if everyone has equal rights, promise. [New York Times]

    * Everyone thought Justice Kennedy was going to be the deciding voice in the Obamacare case, and that didn’t happen, but when it comes to the future of gay marriage, in the words of RuPaul, Kennedy’s got the right amount of “charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent” to save the day (at least as far as California’s Proposition 8 is concerned). [Sacramento Bee]

    * Meanwhile, people waiting in line outside of the Supreme Court in the hopes of grabbing one of the 50 seats reserved for the public like it’s a Black Friday sale outside of Walmart. Unemployed law grads, just think, you could be getting paid to sleep outside in a tent right now! [The Caucus / New York Times]

    * Modern-day legal education is a “failure” in the eyes of this Supreme Court justice. Now don’t get it twisted, Scalia wasn’t referring to the post-graduate employment crisis that we’ve all come know and loathe — he just thinks we need fewer “law and [insert bullsh*t here]“ classes. [Portsmouth Herald]

    * Dewey know when we’ll be able to retire this punny phrasing? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight because more than a dozen former partners (including John Altorelli of spy-shagging fame) are still clinging to their claims that the failed firm’s estate owes them money. [Am Law Daily]

    * Seeing as Widener’s motion to dismiss as to its allegedly deceptive job statistics was denied, it looks like there’s still time to rally behind the law school litigation cause. Someone on Team Strauss/Anziska needs to go all William Wallace and inspire more would-be plaintiffs to sue. [Law 360 (sub. req.)]

    2 Comments / / Mar 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM
  • to catch an alleged predator

    Crime, Kids, Law Schools, Sex, Sex Scandals

    To Catch an Alleged Law School Predator

    A 3L was arrested last week for allegedly trying to solicit a child (who turned out to be an undercover officer). Is the 3L still in law school, and if so, where?

    47 Comments / / May 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM
  • pen_stand

    Cocaine / Crack, Crime, Drugs, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Racism, Rudeness, Trials, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.11.12

    * Stab your lawyer with a pencil once, shame on you. Stab him a second time, shame on me. Stab him a third time, they will strap you to your chair with a “stun cuff” so it doesn’t happen a fourth time. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * (Crack) cocaine is a hell of a drug. [Legal Juice]

    * A first-person account of why you don’t ever, ever want to end up in central booking. [The Crown]

    * Telling opposing counsel you hope she “sleep[s] with the fishes” is mean and inappropriate. But on top of that, what the heck do you even stand to gain from saying that sort of thing? [Minneapolis StarTribune]

    * If you want to complain about racial profiling at airports, there’s an app for that! [Prawfsblawg]

    * To catch (an alleged) law school predator. Icky. [Delaware Online]

    * Seriously? This “Is it Kanye or the LSAT?” quiz is surprisingly tricky. [LSAT Blog]

    6 Comments / / May 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM
  • Food, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Law School Claims Potato Chip Tester/Taster Job Was Fictitious

    On Friday, we brought you what could be classified as one of the worst law jobs of all time: a job as an unpaid potato chip tester/taster. And much like the side effects of eating an Olestrafied potato chip, the law school in question has announced that the notorious job was full of crap….

    44 Comments / / Dec 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM
  • Potato-Chips

    Food, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop: New Law School Job Post Borders on Absurd

    Here at Above the Law, we write all the time about crappy law job postings. We recently received word about a law school career services job posting that was so horrendous, so ridiculous, that we could not help ourselves but to write about it. After all, writing about crappy law jobs is like opening a can of Pringles: once you pop, you can’t stop. And this job — well, let’s just say that it takes the cake, or the potato chip, as the case may be….

    87 Comments / / Dec 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM
  • Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Election 2012, Ho-Love, Hogan & Hartson, Musical Chairs, Neal Katyal, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Tax Law, Trademarks

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.24.11

    * “Dominique Strauss-Kahn Gets Off, As Did Everyone Else Who Stayed In His Room At The Sofitel.” Or: what you don’t want to know about your high-end hotel room. [Dealbreaker] * F**k yeah — trademark law! Or: some reflections on the “immoral or scandalous” bar to trademark registration, by fashion lawyer Chuck Colman. [Law of […]

    4 Comments / / Aug 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.08.11

    * Interesting historical perspective from Professor Dave Hoffman on the current debate over legal education. One critic wrote that “there are too many lawyers in this country,” “many of them are not busy,” and “many of them are on the margin of starvation” — back in 1932. [Concurring Opinions] * And some thoughts on the […]

    26 Comments / / Aug 8, 2011 at 5:32 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
  • Deaths, Defamation, Free Speech, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: Widener Law Professor Sues Dean for Defamation

    Remember Lawrence Connell, the professor at Widener Law School who got in trouble for coming up with teaching hypotheticals in which he killed Dean Linda Ammons? Well, perhaps Professor Connell wishes the dean’s death was more than hypothetical. Apparently Professor Connell wants to slay Dean Ammons — in a court of law. He has sued […]

    28 Comments / / Apr 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM
  • Deaths, Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Widener Law School Still Isn’t Telling Students Its Stance on the ‘Dean Killing’ Hypothetical

    Last week, we briefly mentioned the situation of Lawrence Connell. Connell is the Widener Law School professor who wrote a hypothetical involving him killing the dean of Widener Law. Was the hypo in poor taste? Probably. At the very least it was somewhat disrespectful to his boss. But people are making a huge deal about […]

    103 Comments / / Feb 22, 2011 at 6:10 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Lawsuit of the Day, Videos, YouTube

    Potential Lawsuit of the Day: ‘Fountain Lady’ Might Sue the Mall

    Hopefully everybody had a chance to see “Fountain Lady” before YouTube removed the clip. It’s the kind of thing that made YouTube famous: a woman is texting and walking and she falls right into a fountain at a mall. It’s funny. And the woman walks away soaked, but unharmed. Normally, that would be the end […]

    115 Comments / / Jan 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM
  • Education / Schools, Law Schools

    University of Delaware Starts the New Law School Process

    Yesterday, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker announced that the university is thinking about founding a law school. It would be Delaware’s first public law school — Widener Law School is a private institution. It will be some time before the proposed law school is ready for approval by the Delaware Board of Trustees. Law […]

    88 Comments / / Dec 8, 2010 at 10:32 AM
  • Constitutional Law, Politics, Rank Stupidity, Religion

    Christine O’Donnell Asks: ‘Where in the Constitution Is Separation of Church and State’?

    West Wing fans will get a kick out of this. Liberals will get a huge kick out of this. Republican leaders who hope to take back the Senate will cry softly to themselves. The Tea Party darling and Republican nominee for Senator from Delaware, Christine O’Donnell, has struck again. Last week, we learned that Christine […]

    326 Comments / / Oct 19, 2010 at 1:09 PM

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