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11 Tips For The Biglaw Interview Day

What can you do to translate that interview into a job offer?

Court Declares That, Yes, Bloggers Are Media

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few years ago, we wrote about the bizarre and quixotic effort by Florida businessman Christopher Comins to find any possible way to sue University of Florida student and blogger Matthew Frederick VanVoorhis for his blog post concerning a widely publicized event in which Comins shot two dogs in a field (video link). Show More Summary

Hollywood Docket: Settlements for Black Flag, Eminem and 'The Expendables'

Five notable lawsuits have ended after the parties got together to hash things out. read more

Episode 10: Will Work For… Free?

When you turn to the economics of being a solo or small firm, the numbers often do not pan out when working for free.

RIP Jack Dunsford

I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent arbitrator....

Did You Retweet The USAir Pornographic Tweet? You May Have Violated New Jersey's Revenge Porn Law

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've pointed out for a while how the various attempts at creating revenge porn bills will have serious unintended consequences and raise serious First Amendment issues. This is not to minimize the problems of revenge porn (or to absolve the sick and depraved individuals who put together, submit to or regularly visit such sites). Show More Summary

Back In The Race: The Long-Term Career Plan

How should you conduct your job search when you're a fourth-tier law school graduate in the tough legal economy?

Court Says That Tweeting Someone Is 'Fking Crazy' Is Not Libelous

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There have been a number of libel cases popping up over the past few years where random insults on Twitter are turned into full blown court cases. Tragically, these cases have picked up the "twibel" name -- a neologism that seems silly and pointless. Show More Summary

Company Fights Suit by Worker Over ‘Potato Gun’ Explosion He Helped Set Off

A Georgia company is battling a lawsuit by an employee injured by a 'potato gun' explosion that he helped set off.

Scalia to Student: If Taxes Get Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, was asked by a student about the constitutionality of the income tax.

Microsoft And Sony Double Down On Patent Trolling; Dump More Cash Into Intellectual Ventures

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last fall, we noted that the world's largest patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, was running out of cash, which is somewhat incredible, given that it had previously claimed to have raised $6 billion in investments (though many of its...Show More Summary

Law Professor Wastes RAGE On Faculty Raise Cancellation Plan That’s Dead On Arrival

That takes care of that. Oregon Law professors will be able to keep their “paltry raises” after all.

Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...

AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposals

Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS...

The Downward Drift

This slow, inevitable slide downward in terms of social class affects lawyers with serious mental health diagnoses more often than you'd think.

Recording Industry Wants To Have It Both Ways When It Comes To Pre-1972 Recordings

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yet another story of hypocrisy by the recording industry? Why yes, indeed. For years now, we've been covering the issue of pre-1972 sound recordings. When Congress wrote the 1909 Copyright Act, it did not cover sound recordings, because Congress didn't think that sound recordings qualified for copyright. Show More Summary

Company Battles Suit by Worker Over Exploding Potato Gun He Helped Detonate

Colby Hines, a young maintenance worker for an Atlanta-based railway service company, was goofing around with his work buddies at a rail yard one evening when the group decided to test out a potato cannon they had assembled from spare...Show More Summary

The ASA on insufficiently close comparisons

yesterdayIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

The ASA found Made.com's ad misleading for claiming "FURNITURE DIRECT FROM THE MAKERS By the time the average sofa hits the high street it's been marked up by 500%. Agents, importers and wholesalers all add a little extra along the way. Show More Summary

Best of NBH: Counting Cards

I’ve always thought the idea from this post was a powerful way to understand the gift of time and what you can accomplish in a year: Resolve to Count Cards, using this this incredibly powerful exercise I first ran across in 2006.  From an article in the now-defunct Worthwhile Magazine (by creativity guru Eric Maisel) comes this...

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