Business school study puts a damper on female bonding.
Business school study puts a damper on female bonding.
As Dentons merges with yet another firm, its leaders are out to shatter "myths" about law firm growth. But what if they're not myths?
Want to get in? Don't apply straight from college.
A federal judge hands Dershowitz a favorable ruling. Now what?
Think the amount of time you spend with your kids will determine how they turn out? Ha!
An April 1 column by Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon in The New York Times gets it wrong by painting an optimistic picture of the legal sector despite dim forecasts.
An advocate for the legal profession's diversity ignores the dismal performance of law schools where minority enrollment is increasing.
For 27 months, the Obama administration has gone without a confirmed candidate for this important post.
The firm plays a prank but the associates are not laughing.
One-fifth of its law school grads go into Big Law, despite its No. 110 rank.
Orrick's sad, funny ad; the anti-sodomite lawyer.
How to work better with American Lawyer journalists.
Too many big law firms share an unfortunate attribute with big hospitals: a lost sense of mission.
The mobile version of the ubiquitous email program strikes the right balance between features and usability.
Legal academia is chock full of women and minorities.
POTUS Frank Underwood from the hit Netflix series illustrates how not to behave.
Whether your priority is speed, sharpness or security, there's an app that's right for you.
There are few consequences from clients when firms fall far short of diversity goals.
Should more firms be investing in tech to survive?
When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.
Law school rankings are out. And everyone is complaining.
Five firms on Fortune's list; the hubris of law grads; Amal's latest gig.
How to network for those who think it's a waste of time.
Genius has a gender. Who knew?
News for law students and lawyer wanna-bees.
In this issue we feature hot practices, firm profiles and research you'll want to know about.
Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.
Big Law's favorite 10 schools. Plus, the 10 underdog schools that outperform their ranking.
This post isn't about law schools, big law firms, or even the legal profession. Rather, it begins a new series that will end—well, I'm not sure when it will end—but I have a pretty good idea how it will end. A few days ago, I received an unfortunate diagnosis: pancreatic cancer.
Be careful where you launch your career. Location matters.
Study finds that fewer blacks and Hispanics are going to top schools.
Harvard now bans certain relationships. Should Big Law do the same?
Declining law school enrollment and LSAT scores are a wake-up call for the profession.
Are firms showing women partners more respect? Maybe.
Fried Frank and Dentons have implemented dramatically different China strategies. Maybe they're both correct.
Study finds that bosses who support their employees get better results.
Another leading academic in sex scandal; Norton Rose's Chinese problem; names banned in France.
Law school applicants gunning for top schools wasted a lot of effort last year.
Who's Paul Cassell? And why is he alleging all those awful things about the Harvard law legend?
In its third generation, Lenovo's shape-shifting Yoga laptop is much improved. But is it right for you?
It's been a near-record year for lateral partners looking for love.
By 2030, these global developments are projected to have stunning consequences for the legal profession.
Sex abuse victim in sworn affidavit rebuts Dershowitz's claim of innocence.
When it comes to projecting the future demand for lawyers, maybe someone should consider how clients are actually behaving now.
A lawyer makes an incendiary video, and the Magic Circle firm gets blame for its response.
The federal government now says that the projected demand for lawyers will keep all new graduates employed. I guess that makes it true.
Harvard's legendary law professor chats with the Careerist about the recent sex allegations, his enemies and the "cesspool."
Another ex-Sullivan & Cromwell lawyer romantically linked to celebrity; tossing away the Supreme Court ticket; and suing Harvard.
A 2011 Harvard case study traced Bingham McCutchen’s evolution "to a preeminent international law firm." How quickly the world can turn.
A prediction for 2015: Rhetoric will obfuscate reality.
Students are driving hard bargains with prospective law schools.
Oh, Crystal Ball! Here are nine things I see happening to a firm near you in the coming year. Please prove me wrong.
The Careerist names the most fascinating, sexiest, funniest firms and personalities for the year.
On pro bono work, firms are working together as never before. In other ways, they're very stratified.
Going in, we were dubious. But Microsoft's smart approach to the tracked-changes function helps make this a must-have app.
Most talked about posts on women for 2014.
By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?
Do you know the rules for flirting on the job?
The year's best electronic accessories for the plugged-in lawyer.
David Lat talks about his novel and more!
Kirkland & Ellis just guaranteed $36 million to its latest partner hire.
Bingham McCutchen is now a case study in how quickly apparent success can turn to unambiguous failure.
Harvard Business Review has tips on how to retain your brand when you change your last name. But this misses a bigger point.
What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?
Law schools that take advantage of a proposed change to the government's employment projections methodology will mislead applicants about their prospects.
Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.
Crains just came out with 100 best places to work in New York, and a bunch of big law firms actually made the list. But not one of them is a New York-born firm.
A new study finds that chatting about sports can help save your job.
Law school news: bar passage rates hit new low; B-school instead of law school; predicting your class standing.
Jones Day accuses the Careerist of lacking professionalism, integrity and more.
Some U.S. firms have done well in the London legal market. But overall, performance is mixed.
Some creators of ranking systems try to avoid responsibility for the behavior their rankings produce.
These firms, with good reputations among global clients, have lessons to teach all firms.
Forget mentoring, sponsorship and empowerment.
Jones Day's $3 million pets; Weil partner's legal woes; 3,000-hour billable requirement.
The ABA has finally weighed in on InfiLaw's proposed acquisition of the Charleston School of Law—sort of.
Analysis of states' employment projections shows higher ratios of lawyers and law graduates to jobs, but improvement is likely with fewer law students.
Forget making law review or working your butt off. There are other ways to launch your career.
Didn't get into the law school of your choice? No problem.
Why sponsor an Equal Justice Works fellow? To help the poor and build ties to your clients.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law survived its financial crisis. That's unfortunate.
Hispanics and Asians pull ahead, blacks still behind.
Reed Smith just launched its global Ebola group. Should your firm do so too?
News roundup: Law schools, bonus season and bad TV.
Apple's latest smartphone makes great use of its larger size—but the bigger footprint still could be a deal breaker.
As firms decide where they're headed, there's value in knowing where they've been and where they are now.
Is Philadelphia the new Houston?
You don't have to go to Harvard Law to make money like a Harvard grad.
In a battle between reforming legal education and preserving the currently prevailing law school business model, guess which side wins?
Bigger is better, except when it's worse.
At some point, this series on law school market dysfunction must end. So does the dysfunction itself.
The ABA approved a number of changes to law school accreditation standards, many of which reduce ways law schools waste students' money and time.
In a lighthearted blog post, I mentioned a lawyer's sex appeal. Blowback!
One manifestation of structural problems with the current mechanism for funding legal education is, well, structures.
Call it our digital upgrade: A new team of editors and reporters will help expand our coverage on many different fronts.
A hardware update long meant buying newer, faster computers. Now tablets have made the choices more complicated.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is promoting legislative relief for student debtors, but some law schools are poster children for the larger problem.
The $50 billion Yukos arbitration award got the big headlines this week. But a smaller Yukos award by the European Court of Human Rights could have even greater implications for Russia's future.
In today's economy, firms need a foreign policy or they're missing an opportunity.
What a funny, strange notion: associate satisfaction.