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Handling Parenting Challenges as a Full-Time Lawyer

Gennady G. Golovkin, who is a better boxer than $300-million-per-fight Floyd Mayweather, was facing the biggest challenge of his perfect-record career. "GGG" was preparing to fight a younger, stronger fighter who was thirsty to take Golovokin's championship crown. But that was not Triple G's biggest challenge. The biggest challenge......

Can Arts, Math, and Science Majors Get Into Law School?

A doctor, an accountant, and a writer walked in to a law school but couldn't get out. Why? Because the admissions office wanted them to stay for three more years. True story, and you thought it was a joke. More than ever, law schools want a diverse student population.......

Top 3 Tips for Digitally Storing Your Old Case Files

Storing old files can be rather costly. Depending on where your practice is located, storing a bankers box worth of client files for five years, or however long is required by your state bar's ethics rules, can add up, especially as the boxes of files stack up. Given the......

Can Your Company Buy or Sell Popularity?

When companies reach a certain size, being hip, trendy, or popular often can seem out of reach. Corporate governance and cool just cannot mutually exist, as a GC or in house, you know it's your job to be the bad guy and say "no." Despite generating revenue and profits......

Top 3 Tips for 1Ls Going Home for the Holidays

Are you a 1L that's thinking about going home for Thanksgiving? Or maybe you're more reasonable and you're thinking that going home for the winter break after exams is a good idea. Regardless of whether or not you have been shaped into the reasonably prudent person your law profs......

White Cop Promises To Kill Black Man, Kills Black Man, Gets Acquitted

Apparently premeditation is also not something cops can be held accountable for.

Moral Muppets At Harvard Cave In To The CIA; Rescind Chelsea Manning's Fellowship

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world (and its graduates often feel the need to remind you of that). But apparently Harvard is more worried about protecting its reputation from the elite than actually fulfilling...Show More Summary

Daily Deal: uTalk Language Education

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It is becoming more and more valuable to learn a second, or third, fourth, or fifth language. uTalk helps you overcome the language barrier challenge by helping you learn real, practical vocabulary in a wide variety of languages from any device that you choose. Show More Summary

Let’s Screw With Some Summer Associates

Why aren't more firms pranking their summer associates?

Trump Administration Says It's Classified If They Can Let The NSA Spy On Americans

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, spent half a decade trying to get President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to answer some fairly straightforward questions about NSA surveillance on Americans. Show More Summary

Lateral Moves (The Remix)

Lateral Link: We're the king of the game.

No Federal Cause of Action in Patent Assignment Dispute

First Data Corp. and Frank Bisignano v. Eric Inselberg and Inselberg Interactive (Fed. Cir. 2017). Interesting tale: Back in 2010 Frank Bisignano loaned Inselberg Interactive (Interactive) $500,000 – a loan personally guaranteed by the company’s owner Eric Inselberg as well as by a security interest in the patents owned by Interactive at the time. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller, Meet Mark Zuckerberg

Folks at Facebook need to lean in and lawyer up. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal dream team is likely exploring whether the tech company has liability for political ads sold to a Russian firm. It’s time for Facebook to share what it knows. We learned last week that a Russian company paid Facebook $100,000 to place political ads. Show More Summary

Suicidal Law Students Are No Laughing Matter

Law school can be extremely mentally distressing, but there are people who can help you.

What Kind Of Drinker (And Lawyer) Are You?

There are lots of kinds of lawyers; figure out which one you genuinely should be.


last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

After realizing recent successes in bringing personal injury civil litigation cases to an amicable resolution while serving as a Federal Court Mediator for the Middle District, I wish to offer my services for private non-binding Mediations. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 09.15.17

Yes, it's true: Jeff Sessions came thisclose to resigning as attorney general, after Donald Trump berated him following the appointment of special counsel Bob Mueller in the Russia probe. [New York Times] Bye-bye to blue slips? It wouldn't exactly be "nuclear," since their treatment has varied greatly over the years. Show More Summary

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