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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.

The Careerist: Two Firms Where Women Are Succeeding

By Vivia Chen |

The heads of Sidley & Austin and Holland & Hart talk about how they got on the A-list for women.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

By Vivia Chen |

Did your firm make this year's list?

The Careerist: 10 Essential Tips for Summer Associates

By Grover Cleveland and Katherine Larkin-Wong |

What you should (and shouldn't) do if you want to snag an offer at the end of the summer.

The Careerist: Alaska Is Hot

By Vivia Chen |

The latest roundup of law school news.

The Careerist: Is the Business World Better for Women?

By Vivia Chen |

What's harder for women: Making it in Big Law or Big Business?

The Careerist: Fathers and Daughters

By Vivia Chen |

Want to raise an independent, ambitious daughter? Try doing some housework.

The Careerist: Are Magic Circle Lawyers Happier?

By Vivia Chen |

Magic Circle firms are way ahead of U.S. firms on stress management and work/life balance.

The Careerist: Stressed at Work? Home Might Be Worse

By Vivia Chen |

A recent study finds that being home is more stressful than working at the office. Is this true for lawyers too?

The Careerist: Top Law Schools Where You Can Party

By Vivia Chen |

Want to go to a top law school and have a hot social life? Here's where you should go.

The Careerist: Daddies Make More Money!

By Vivia Chen |

A recent study shows that men with children beat out all other groups in making money in New York.

The Careerist: Is It Time To Call It Racism?

By Vivia Chen |

Is racism one reason African Americans aren't making it in law firms?

The Careerist: Ex-Cadwalader Lawyer Starts Escort Service

By Vivia Chen |

Two examples of how women are getting what they want.

The Careerist: Lads Will be Lads

By Vivia Chen |

DLA partner made offensive comments about women. But is the firm truly outraged by his conduct?

The Careerist: Female Lawyers on Sale! Hurry!

By Vivia Chen |

Firms discount billings by female lawyers more deeply than those of male lawyers.

The Careerist: Female Leaders Are So Mercurial

By Vivia Chen |

They still get accused of being abrasive and unlikeable. But at least no one is calling them hysterical.

The Careerist: Color It White

By Vivia Chen |

Forget all that talk about diversity. The pipeline is hardly gushing.

The Careerist: So You Are a 1 Percenter

By Vivia Chen |

Big Law has lots of 1 percenters. But are you a business-class 1 percenter or just a coach-class type?

The Careerist: Ex-Sullivan & Cromwell Lawyer to Wed Sex Symbol

By Vivia Chen |

News and gossip about lawyers in love.

The Careerist: Can Columbia Trump Yale Law School?

By Vivia Chen |

Oh no, not more news about Columbia's fantastic placement record!

Sam Alito and Karl Marx

The Careerist: Is Justice Alito a Closet Liberal?

By Vivia Chen |

Who says he's just mini-Scalia? Alito reinvents himself—maybe.