The Careerist

David Lat Dishes

By Vivia Chen |

David Lat talks about his novel and more!

What's the Going Rate for a Major Rainmaker?

By Vivia Chen |

Kirkland & Ellis just guaranteed $36 million to its latest partner hire.

How to Ruin Your Brand

By Vivia Chen |

Harvard Business Review has tips on how to retain your brand when you change your last name. But this misses a bigger point.

Get It While You Can

By Vivia Chen |

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Five Big Firms Are on 100 Best Places to Work List

By Vivia Chen |

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.

The Careerist: Guy Talk

By Vivia Chen |

A new study finds that chatting about sports can help save your job.

Are Associates Getting Dimmer?

By Vivia Chen |

Law school news: bar passage rates hit new low; B-school instead of law school; predicting your class standing.

Flexibility Trumps Mentoring

By Vivia Chen |

Forget mentoring, sponsorship and empowerment.

Jones Day Is Not Amused

By Vivia Chen |

Jones Day accuses the Careerist of lacking professionalism, integrity and more.

Female Empowerment, Southern Style

By Vivia Chen |

Forget making law review or working your butt off. There are other ways to launch your career.

Top Law Schools Now Welcoming Transfer Students

By Vivia Chen |

Didn't get into the law school of your choice? No problem.

2014 U.S. Supreme Court Clerks at Jones Day. From left to right are Andrew Pinson, Atlanta (Justice Thomas); Michael Murray, Washington (Justice Kennedy); Julia Fong Sheketoff, Washington (Justice Breyer); Sparkle Sooknanan, Washington (Justice Sotomayor); Aaron Tang, Washington (Justice Sotomayor); Ryan Walsh, Washington (Justice Scalia). Not pictured: Caroline Edsall, Washington (clerked October Term 2012 for Chief Justice Roberts). Courtesy photo.

News and Gossip Roundup

By Vivia Chen |

Jones Day's $3 million pets; Weil partner's legal woes; 3,000-hour billable requirement.

For Lawyers of Color, Good and Bad News

By Vivia Chen |

Hispanics and Asians pull ahead, blacks still behind.

What's Up With These Ebola Practice Groups?

By Vivia Chen |

Reed Smith just launched its global Ebola group. Should your firm do so too?

Are Law School Applications on the Rise?

By Vivia Chen |

News roundup: Law schools, bonus season and bad TV.

Cities Where Partners Are Content (and Not)

By Vivia Chen |

Is Philadelphia the new Houston?

Low-Ranked Law Schools Where Grads Make Big Bucks

By Vivia Chen |

You don't have to go to Harvard Law to make money like a Harvard grad.

The Must-Have Perk

By Vivia Chen |

Is your job covering you for egg freezing?

Legal News and Gossip Roundup

By Vivia Chen |

Some juicy, quirky news items you might have missed.

The Careerist: Kings of the Jungle

By Vivia Chen |

Do you fit the profile of a leader?

The Careerist: In Men (and Karma) We Trust

By Vivia Chen |

Don't worry, just work hard, advises Microsoft's CEO to women.

The Careerist: Should Firms Use Personality Tests?

By Vivia Chen |

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.

The Careerist: Mrs. Clooney, Please Don't Quit!

By Vivia Chen |

Will George Clooney's bride keep her job as a lawyer? We hope so.

The Careerist: Paging Ms. Abrasive

By Vivia Chen |

Are women too addicted to being lovable?

The Careerist: Law as a Boy's Club? Just Try Finance

By Vivia Chen |

Women in finance say sexism is rampant, but they don't seem that bothered.

(l-r) Mary Bonauto, Sarah Deer, and Jonathan Rapping.

The Careerist: Profs at Low-Ranking Law Schools Win Genius Grants

By Vivia Chen |

The latest news about law schools and legal markets.

The Careerist: Blacks and LGBTs (More than Women) Want To Be Leaders

By Vivia Chen |

Women across the board do not aspire to be leaders.

The Careerist: Lawyer Suspended for Photoshopping

By Vivia Chen |

Three ways to get suspended, fired or disbarred.

The Careerist: Women Fall Behind in Client Development—More Than Ever

By Vivia Chen |

Women are losing ground in client origination, says study.

The Careerist: Do Women Lack Guts?

By Vivia Chen |

It's not what you think: New study sheds light on why women aren't going for partnership and promotions.

The Careerist: Another Big Law Partner Weds Hottie

By Vivia Chen |

The loves and lusts of members of the bar. News and gossip roundup.

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Do at Your Callback—7 Tips

By Vivia Chen |

The unwritten rules you need to know about the call-back interview.

The Careerist: New York Ranks #1 for Misery

By Vivia Chen |

Is it a mistake to work and live in New York?

The Careerist: Gossip and News

By Vivia Chen |

All the gossip and shallow news fit for August.

The Careerist: Washing Dishes Can Lead To Sizzling Sex

By Vivia Chen |

Couples who split the housework fairly are happier between the sheets, according to a new study.

The Careerist: Why Men (and Women) Lie to Women

By Vivia Chen |

A new study says that people are more apt to lie to women than men during business negotiations.

The Careerist: Too Kinky for the Office?

By Vivia Chen |

Your nail polish, your career: How far are you pushing the fashion envelope?

The Careerist: How to Nail the On-Campus Interview

By Grover Cleveland |

Tips from a former partner about making a strong first impression.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

By Vivia Chen |

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

The Careerist: How to Pick a Law School

By Vivia Chen |

What would you do? Go to the better-ranked law school? Or the one that's plying you with cash?

The Careerist: Zen and the Art of Lawyering

By Dan Bowling |

Happiness expert Dan Bowling reviews The Good Lawyer by Nancy Levit and Doug Linder.

The Careerist: How to Get an Interview (Without Driving the Firm Crazy)

By Vivia Chen |

Tips for law students on how to approach firms for an interview.

The Careerist: The 10 Law Schools with the Most Applicants

By Vivia Chen |

Find out which law schools are the most sought-after in the land.

The Careerist: Women and Minorities Who Push Diversity Get Negative Reviews

By Vivia Chen |

A recent study finds that women and minorities get ahead when they keep their mouths shut.

Danica McKellar and Scott Sveslosky at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

The Careerist: Big Law Partner to Wed Star of Wonder Years

By Vivia Chen |

The latest in gossipy, curious and totally irrelevant news about people in law.

The Careerist: Do Men Really Want Paternity Leave?

By Vivia Chen |

Men overwhelmingly support paternity leave. Sort of.

The Careerist: You Can Get into Any (Mid- Rank) Law School!

By Vivia Chen |

The latest on the number of LSAT takers. Plus law school news about Harvard, BU, BC, Hastings and more.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

By Vivia Chen |

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The Careerist: Blondes Make More Money

By Vivia Chen |

Going blonde can affect your pocket book. Here's why you might want to color your hair.

The Careerist: Gossip and News Roundup

By Vivia Chen |

All the quirky, fun news you've been waiting to read.

The Careerist: What Nice Girls Don't Ask

By Vivia Chen |

The feminine art of asking for a raise, according to Harvard Business Review.

The Careerist: Six Rules to Chew On (Before Lunch)

By Vivia Chen |

Do you know the "BMW" rule? You should.

The Careerist: Sexiest Law Firm in the World

By Vivia Chen |

Who gets the prize for sex appeal, prestige and verbal complexity in the legal business?

The Careerist: Are Male Bosses with Daughters Better?

By Vivia Chen |

A new study finds that judges with daughters make more progressive decisions.