News for law students and lawyer wanna-bees.
News for law students and lawyer wanna-bees.
When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.
Whether your priority is speed, sharpness or security, there's an app that's right for you.
In this issue we feature hot practices, firm profiles and research you'll want to know about.
Should more firms be investing in tech to survive?
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.
Is your job covering you for egg freezing?
Some juicy, quirky news items you might have missed.
In a battle between reforming legal education and preserving the currently prevailing law school business model, guess which side wins?
Do you fit the profile of a leader?
Don't worry, just work hard, advises Microsoft's CEO to women.
Bigger is better, except when it's worse.
Big Law is way behind the curve in how it screens recruits. But that might be a good thing, at least when it comes to personality tests.
Will George Clooney's bride keep her job as a lawyer? We hope so.
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!
Are women too addicted to being lovable?
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.
Women in finance say sexism is rampant, but they don't seem that bothered.
A hardware update long meant buying newer, faster computers. Now tablets have made the choices more complicated.
The latest news about law schools and legal markets.
Women across the board do not aspire to be leaders.
Three ways to get suspended, fired or disbarred.
Women are losing ground in client origination, says study.
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.
It's not what you think: New study sheds light on why women aren't going for partnership and promotions.
In today's economy, firms need a foreign policy or they're missing an opportunity.
What a funny, strange notion: associate satisfaction.
The loves and lusts of members of the bar. News and gossip roundup.
The unwritten rules you need to know about the call-back interview.
In an issue about lawyers at inflection points in their careers, there are lessons for everyone.
There's a lot to like about Microsoft's pricey new tablet—but regardless of what the ads say, it won't replace your laptop.
For those whose summer reading consists mostly of briefs and deal memos, a trio of mighty PDF apps.
A Washington white-collar partner sets the standard for death penalty trial work. There's room for others to follow.
As Israeli-Palestinian violence swirls anew, a jury judges the terror crimes of old.
If you want to be a better, more productive lawyer, take a vacation—a real one.