Seeing opportunities in the legal marketplace, companies are jumping into the breach.
Seeing opportunities in the legal marketplace, companies are jumping into the breach.
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.
Legally, the Yukos oligarchs deserve their $50 billion. Morally, it's murky.
Tips for law students on how to approach firms for an interview.
If you thought the story of Dewey & LeBoeuf ended when the firm declared bankruptcy, you're wrong. The best is yet to come.
Find out which law schools are the most sought-after in the land.
A recent study finds that women and minorities get ahead when they keep their mouths shut.
The latest in gossipy, curious and totally irrelevant news about people in law.
Some law school apologists resist the suggestion of a crisis in legal education; others, like University of North Carolina professor Bernard Burk, have the courage to speak up.
Men overwhelmingly support paternity leave. Sort of.
The latest on the number of LSAT takers. Plus law school news about Harvard, BU, BC, Hastings and more.
What will be the legacy of the Roberts Court? It's way too soon to tell.
Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.
Going blonde can affect your pocket book. Here's why you might want to color your hair.
You may be the toast of your profession, but the numbers show you can—and must—do better.
All the quirky, fun news you've been waiting to read.
The feminine art of asking for a raise, according to Harvard Business Review.
On pro se litigants, pro bono work and a world of need the legal profession can help tackle.
Do you know the "BMW" rule? You should.
The legal economy got off to a slow start this year, with clients spending 4.8 percent less in fees and paying for 8.8 percent fewer hours in the first quarter of 2014 than in Q1 of 2013. While Am Law 100 firms held the line on revenues, smaller firms were hit particularly hard, showing 9 percent drops.
Who gets the prize for sex appeal, prestige and verbal complexity in the legal business?
How a few foot soldiers in New Jersey took down an international child porn ring based in the Ukraine.
A new study finds that judges with daughters make more progressive decisions.
The heads of Sidley & Austin and Holland & Hart talk about how they got on the A-list for women.
A simple question dogs the Manhattan district attorney's case against former Dewey & LeBoeuf client relations coordinator Zachary Warren: Why?
Did your firm make this year's list?
What you should (and shouldn't) do if you want to snag an offer at the end of the summer.
Samsung's new tablet is expensive and bulky, but its ability to juggle four apps at once makes its a valuable business tool.
The latest roundup of law school news.
What's harder for women: Making it in Big Law or Big Business?
Want to raise an independent, ambitious daughter? Try doing some housework.
To develop business, try telling clients something they don't know.
The debate over who should reap profits from law schools is less important than the real problem plaguing them: where their revenue comes from.
Until law firms start acting as if they believe blacks can make it in Big Law, diversity efforts won't succeed.
Magic Circle firms are way ahead of U.S. firms on stress management and work/life balance.
A recent study finds that being home is more stressful than working at the office. Is this true for lawyers too?
Want to go to a top law school and have a hot social life? Here's where you should go.
The problems buffeting two law schools underscore the inherent flaws in a wrongheaded system for financing legal education.
A recent study shows that men with children beat out all other groups in making money in New York.
Is racism one reason African Americans aren't making it in law firms?
Why are so few of Big Law's top dealmakers and litigators African-American?
To call this a litigation about litigation about litigation is too simple. The case of Donziger v. Chevron has morphed into Chevron v. Donziger, which has morphed into Chevron v. Patton Boggs, which has morphed into Donziger v. Squire Patton Boggs.
Are law firms responding appropriately to the challenges they face? You decide.
Two examples of how women are getting what they want.
DLA partner made offensive comments about women. But is the firm truly outraged by his conduct?
What U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gets right (and wrong) about proposals to shorten the length of a law school education to two years.
Firms discount billings by female lawyers more deeply than those of male lawyers.
The economy is continuing to recover. The job market for lawyers? Not so much. But facts don’t deter the law school deniers.
They still get accused of being abrasive and unlikeable. But at least no one is calling them hysterical.
Forget all that talk about diversity. The pipeline is hardly gushing.
Big firms have seen a transfer of power to the next generation. But baby boomers still on board pose serious issues for partnerships.
Big Law has lots of 1 percenters. But are you a business-class 1 percenter or just a coach-class type?
An American Bar Association task force created to address the cost and financing of legal education has a big issue of its own to address.
The toughest assignment of all: taking time away from work.
News and gossip about lawyers in love.
Oh no, not more news about Columbia's fantastic placement record!
Academics who criticize reforms that they say "skimp" on legal education should show how all the added legal educators have boosted lawyers' productivity.
Who says he's just mini-Scalia? Alito reinvents himself—maybe.
More public interest lawyers for our nation's underserved citizens would be a good thing. More public debt to subsidize law schools that shouldn't exist at all would be a bad thing.
Despite the advantages of e-books, most law libraries remain tied to printed material. What's holding them back?
Lawyers have long waited for Microsoft's Office for iPad app. Their patience has paid off.
Our latest Am Law 100 survey finds surprises beneath the surface among the nation's top-grossing firms.
What the latest Yale Law Women's report on law firms really tells us.
The ultimate high-intensity firm is also sensitive to personal needs?
When debating the future of the legal profession, facts matter. At least, they should matter.
Senior writer Susan Beck interviews James Kidney about what he sees as the SEC’s misplaced priorities.
Lessons learned from the nasty divorce of a Cadwalader partner.
Time for another round of quirky, strange news.
Both law firms and I-banks want to show you how much they care. Watch out!
As the Manhattan district attorney continues to pursue the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf as a criminal matter, it seem that the quest for convictions is in some ways more important than the search for justice.
Why did I ignore Equal Pay Day? Well, it's a bit depressing.
Big Law partners have a sensitive, spiritual side. Honestly.
Women partners are just as happy as the men when they switch firms. But watch out for the differences.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Frank Canellas copped a guilty plea that could lead to some surprising places.
A reader takes the Careerist to task for being too elitist about legal education.
Practical advice from 1,100 lawyers who have already switched firms. Do as they say.
For more than two years, law firm consultant Brad Hildebrandt says, an array of critics have shared a ride on the anti-Big Law bandwagon, with lateral partner hiring the latest target of their scorn. Here, Hildebrandt defends that practice specifically while also arguing that the problems plaguing large law firms have been greatly overstated.
Laying out an agenda for the high-end legal industry's publication of record.
Are female lawyers dressed too sexily these days?
Gibson Dunn partner responds to charges that his Bridgegate investigation was sexist.
Is there a crisis in legal education? Who are you going to believe—another law professor who says it's all media hype, or your lying eyes?
What associates should do (but don't). DLA Piper's co-managing partner Sang Kim chats with the Careerist.
What makes attorneys happy? The answers might surprise you.
It's no shock that the most recent batch of data culled from a study of lawyers who passed the bar in 2000 shows that nearly one in four weren't practicing law in 2012. What is surprising is that the researchers behind the study believe this cohort was faring better before the recession than their own findings suggest.
They lack cachet, but they are the innovators of the legal academic marketplace.
Three former Dewey leaders get indicted—and a former Dewey underling gets a trip through the looking glass.
American workers favor feminine leadership styles, says new study. But that's different from wanting female leaders.
The latest law school ranking from U.S. News & World Reports is out. And there are some surprises.
The Web has changed the rules for taming and feeding the media beast in high-profile matters.
First-time novelist Helen Wan hits the jackpot. (Includes link to video interview.)
With all the attention being paid to the decline in law school applications, could it be that the crisis in legal education is over? Not a chance.
Law school enrollment is down. But some schools are defying that trend.
Lawyers have one of the highest proportions of suicides among all occupations—and the bar admissions vetting process could be making the situation even worse.
Why is a respected Big Law firm taking on this kind of client with this kind of cause?
Six years after Lehman Brothers died, technology-driven changes in the market are slow to arrive.
When smart people are determined to see things a certain way, facts get ignored and the truth becomes a casualty.
In a head-to-head workplace comparison, Microsoft's Surface 2 proves itself a worthy rival to Apple's ubiquitous tablet.
More firms are refusing to participate in NAWL's survey on women—and many won't answer questions about partners' compensation. Part 2 of our two-part series on NAWL's survey.
Nuggets of hope in the latest report on women in the legal profession? Keep digging. (Part 1 of our two-part report on NAWL's findings.)