The Careerist

Lawyers Are Prone to Fall for Email Scams

By Vivia Chen |

Lawyers are susceptible to fall for phishing scams, finds study.

Taking Care of the Kids Will Help Your Sex Life

By Vivia Chen |

A new study says that couples who share equally in childcare have better sex.

How To Answer Annoying Interview Questions

By Vivia Chen |

Here are the five most annoying questions law firms love to ask.

Wachtell Puts Lawyers on Tight Leash

By Vivia Chen |

Wachtell Lipton is now monitoring lawyers 24/7.

Is Big Law Kinder Than Amazon?

By Vivia Chen |

Big Law professes to care about work/life balance, but is it really that different from the dog-eat-dog world of Amazon?

Is Happiness at Work Overrated?

By Vivia Chen |

New research questions if happy workers are more productive.

Moolah for Diversity

By Vivia Chen |

It's August, and you want your news quick and dirty. Here's the latest.

Which Firm Is Right for You?

By Vivia Chen |

An opinionated guide for prospective first-years.

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.