Are words like "ambitious" and "competitive salary" turning women off?
Are words like "ambitious" and "competitive salary" turning women off?
For 10 years, politics has kept America from ratifying the one treaty every lawyer agrees on. That has consequences.
Turn their concerns into opportunities to become truly customer-focused.
The nation's largest and wealthiest firms must give more to help close the justice gap.
A new survey shows that male consultants are far more likely to fake hours than their female colleagues. Lawyers, take note.
The trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders for alleged criminal fraud offers critical lessons for partners everywhere.
The ability to run a full version of Windows 8.1 makes the Surface 3 a compelling choice for lawyers.
Here's what bar exam veterans say not to do.
We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.
Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.
Accredited for-profit law schools will soon be subject to a new regulation that restricts federal loans to underperforming colleges. If only the government would hold all law schools similarly accountable.
What Big Law can learn from corporate boards abroad.
Q&A with admissions director Janice Austin.
Sometimes the most effective way to support a cause is to maintain a safe distance from it.
Think childless women are treated with more respect at the office? Hah!
If more couples decided that he should stay home with the kids, women lawyers would thrive.
Will the trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders leave the most important questions unanswered? Let’s hope not.
So many options. So many ways to kill your career.
There are more painless ways to make a six-figure salary.
This light new laptop could be your perfect traveling companion, or it could drive you crazy. Here's how to tell.
Women with advance degrees are having more kids.
Successful men are paying their wives bonuses.
Study finds that lawyers in lucrative, prestigious positions are miserable.
There’s more to the firm’s latest lateral partner move than meets the eye.
It's all a day at the beach, but which beach?
Most lateral hiring mistakes get shoved under big law firm rugs, but this one won't fit there.
The authors of a new study on law grads' earnings still avoid discussing the simpler reason law grads make more than most.
Cornell Law School trounces most top 10 schools in the job department.
Few men want housewives these days.
Boies strikes back at Dershowitz. And Dershowitz counters.
Another twist in the case involving allegations of underage sex and the Harvard professor.
No empty calories here: Google's Lollipop operating system delivers privacy and security enhancements.
Financial transparency won't ruin the profession.
The annual Am Law 100 rankings are only a slice of Big Law's story.
You're not getting older, you're getting better.
Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.
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 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.