The Careerist

Is Law School Back in Vogue?

By Vivia Chen |

Here's a roundup of news from the law school scene.

Are Your Associates Too Entitled?

By Vivia Chen |

Maybe you're better off hiring less-credentialed associates who really want the job.

Too Macho for Women?

By Vivia Chen |

A new ABA study finds that women are seen, but seldom heard, in court.

Is Atticus 2.0 Breaking Your Heart?

By Vivia Chen |

Why are we still so invested in Atticus Finch?

Greenberg Traurig Partner Throws a Fit

By Vivia Chen |

News and gossip about the private lives of Am Law partners.

Quinn Slashes Summer Program. Should Your Firm?

By Vivia Chen |

Is your firm better off without a summer associate program?

Words That Scare Women

By Vivia Chen |

Are words like "ambitious" and "competitive salary" turning women off?

Guest Column: Six Ways to Doom Yourself on the Bar Exam

By Mary Campbell Gallagher |

Here's what bar exam veterans say not to do.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

By Vivia Chen |

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Should You Go to UC Irvine Law School?

By Vivia Chen |

Q&A with admissions director Janice Austin.

Childless Women Are Scorned

By Vivia Chen |

Think childless women are treated with more respect at the office? Hah!

Are Pro-Family Policies Hurting Women's Careers?

By Vivia Chen |

So many options. So many ways to kill your career.

Calling Mr. Mom

By Vivia Chen |

If more couples decided that he should stay home with the kids, women lawyers would thrive.

J.D. or MBA?

By Vivia Chen |

There are more painless ways to make a six-figure salary.

Fertility Rate Is Up for Female Professionals

By Vivia Chen |

Women with advance degrees are having more kids.

Are Housewives with J.D.s or M.B.A.s Getting Bonuses?

By Vivia Chen |

Successful men are paying their wives bonuses.

Are Big Firm Lawyers Incapable of Happiness?

By Vivia Chen |

Study finds that lawyers in lucrative, prestigious positions are miserable.

Lifestyles of 
The Am Law 100

By Vivia Chen |

It's all a day at the beach, but which beach?

Best and Worst Law Schools in Job Placement

By Vivia Chen |

Cornell Law School trounces most top 10 schools in the job department.

Men Want Daughters To Be Independent (Wives, Not So Much)

By Vivia Chen |

Few men want housewives these days.

Boies and Dershowitz Go Mano a Mano

By Vivia Chen |

Boies strikes back at Dershowitz. And Dershowitz counters.

Boies Takes on Dershowitz in Sex Case

By Vivia Chen |

Another twist in the case involving allegations of underage sex and the Harvard professor.

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

By Vivia Chen |

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

Networking Doesn't Help Women

By Vivia Chen |

Business school study puts a damper on female bonding.

Harvard Law School Now Wants Older Applicants

By Vivia Chen |

Want to get in? Don't apply straight from college.

Dershowitz Says He's 'Vindicated' in Sex Abuse Case

By Vivia Chen |

A federal judge hands Dershowitz a favorable ruling. Now what?

Mommy Time Is Overrated

By Vivia Chen |

Think the amount of time you spend with your kids will determine how they turn out? Ha!

Weil Gotshal Associates Get Feisty

By Vivia Chen |

The firm plays a prank but the associates are not laughing.

News and Gossip

By Vivia Chen |

Orrick's sad, funny ad; the anti-sodomite lawyer.

The Relevance of Howard University School of Law

By Vivia Chen |

One-fifth of its law school grads go into Big Law, despite its No. 110 rank.

Affirmative Action for White Conservatives?

By Vivia chen |

Legal academia is chock full of women and minorities.

Why Don't Clients Pressure Firms to Diversify?

By Vivia Chen |

There are few consequences from clients when firms fall far short of diversity goals.

Michigan Bumped Out of Top 10 Law School List

By Vivia Chen |

Law school rankings are out. And everyone is complaining.

News and Gossip

By Vivia Chen |

Five firms on Fortune's list; the hubris of law grads; Amal's latest gig.

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Networking Tips for Contrarians

By Vivia Chen |

How to network for those who think it's a waste of time.

Men Are Geniuses. Women Just Work Hard.

By Vivia Chen |

Genius has a gender. Who knew?

More Schools Dump LSAT Requirement + More

By Vivia Chen |

News for law students and lawyer wanna-bees.

Big Law's Top 10 Law Schools

By Vivia Chen |

Big Law's favorite 10 schools. Plus, the 10 underdog schools that outperform their ranking.

Best and Worst Cities for Women and Minorities

By Vivia Chen |

Be careful where you launch your career. Location matters.

Minorities in Big Law: Few and Fewer

By Vivia Chen |

Study finds that fewer blacks and Hispanics are going to top schools.

Should Firms Ban Sex Between Partners and Associates?

By Vivia Chen |

Harvard now bans certain relationships. Should Big Law do the same?

Best and Brightest? Or Dumb and Dumber?

By Vivia Chen |

Declining law school enrollment and LSAT scores are a wake-up call for the profession.

Women with $6 Million in Business Are Closing Pay Gap

By Vivia Chen |

Are firms showing women partners more respect? Maybe.

Does Your Boss Have Your Back?

By Vivia Chen |

Study finds that bosses who support their employees get better results.

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Ex-SMU Law Dean Entangled in Prostitution Scandal + More News

By Vivia Chen |

Another leading academic in sex scandal; Norton Rose's Chinese problem; names banned in France.