David Lat talks about his novel and more!
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 2011 Harvard case study traced Bingham McCutchen’s evolution "to a preeminent international law firm." How quickly the world can turn.
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.
By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?
The year's best electronic accessories for the plugged-in lawyer.
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.
Is it a mistake to work and live in New York?
For those whose summer reading consists mostly of briefs and deal memos, a trio of mighty PDF apps.
All the gossip and shallow news fit for August.
A Washington white-collar partner sets the standard for death penalty trial work. There's room for others to follow.
Couples who split the housework fairly are happier between the sheets, according to a new study.
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.
A new study says that people are more apt to lie to women than men during business negotiations.
At some big firms, part-time status isn't necessarily a career-killer.
Your nail polish, your career: How far are you pushing the fashion envelope?
Tips from a former partner about making a strong first impression.
A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."
The National Association for Law Placement is touting the record percentage of law school graduates in "JD advantage" jobs, but much of the work involved doesn't require legal education.
What would you do? Go to the better-ranked law school? Or the one that's plying you with cash?
Happiness expert Dan Bowling reviews The Good Lawyer by Nancy Levit and Doug Linder.
Seeing opportunities in the legal marketplace, companies are jumping into the breach.
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.
A simple question dogs the Manhattan district attorney's case against former Dewey & LeBoeuf client relations coordinator Zachary Warren: Why?
Samsung's new tablet is expensive and bulky, but its ability to juggle four apps at once makes its a valuable business tool.