May
26

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women

Your Boss Thinks You're Too Sexy

It's his problem, but guess who pays the price? Continue Reading

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May
25

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

The New Must-Have: 20 Weeks of Paid Paternity Leave

Winston & Strawn throws down the gauntlet. Will other firms follow? Continue Reading

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May
23

Home/Work, Women

Can We Stop the Anxious Mommy Nonsense?

Moms with middle school kids face crisis, says study. Should we care? Continue Reading

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May
18

Advice, Management/Mismanagement

Hell, Yeah, You Can Bitch on the Job!

Workers have a legal right to be negative on the job. Continue Reading

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May
16

Home/Work, Women

Big Law Women Talk about Abortion (Their Own)

A gutsy move or career suicide? Continue Reading

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May
10

Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power

David Boies Has a Thing for The Good Wife

The super lawyer makes a star turn. Continue Reading

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May
5

Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Home/Work, Women

Not Just Rich, White Ladies Anymore

Even the Careerist needs some fun and frivolity once in a while. (Photo essay) Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:55 PM | Post a Comment (1)
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May
5

Law Students/Law Schools

How Law Schools Game the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's rankings have made fools of all of us. Continue Reading

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May
2

Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power

Nice Bosses Do No Better (or Worse) Than Nasty Ones

Employees will leave anyway, so why bother being pleasant? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:08 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
27

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women

News/Gossip: Slaughter and May's Lady Problem; DLA's Naughty Partner; Bernie's KoolAid

Time for another fun session of news and gossip. Continue Reading

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April
24

Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power

Law Schools that Feed Big Law Partnerships

Are Fordham, BC and other not-so-elite law schools beating higher-ranked schools on the partnership front? Continue Reading

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April
20

Home/Work, Women

What a Man! He's Taking Paternity Leave!

Why it matters that the men in your office take their (full) paternity leaves. Discussion of The Economist's glass ceiling report. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:37 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
15

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

What's Everyone Hiding in the Dershowitz Case?

The feathers are flying—again—in Alan Dershowitz case. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:07 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
13

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Previous Posts on Alan Dershowitz

Did you missed our previous coverage about Alan Dershowitz? Well, here they are. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:01 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
12

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Did Dershowitz Shell Out Big Bucks to Get Settlement in Sex Case?

Dershowitz's opposing counsel throws down the gauntlet: We'll waive the confidentiality agreement. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:28 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
11

Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers

Dershowitz Settles Sex Case, But Is He Vindicated?

Parsing the settlement between the Harvard law legend and his accusers. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:46 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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April
8

Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women

Bad News for Women with Republican Bosses

Study finds correlation between women lawyers' success and bosses' ideology. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:24 AM | Post a Comment (2)
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April
5

Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women

Female Leaders Are (1) Awesome; (2) Scary; (3) Irrelevant

Are female leaders all that they're cracked up to be? Maybe. Maybe not. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:20 PM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
28

Barbie 2.0 Must Die!

The realistic Barbie is a downer. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 5:00 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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March
25

Money/Power, Women

Teamwork Sucks for Women

Harvard economist finds that collaboration with men hurt women's careers. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:00 AM | Post a Comment (0)
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About The Careerist

The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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