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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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March
28

Barbie 2.0 Must Die!

The realistic Barbie is a downer. Continue Reading

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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

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March
22

Advice, Law Students/Law Schools

Best Law Schools for Prestige and Jobs

What the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Reports and National Law Journal mean about where you should go to law school. Continue Reading

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March
20

The Careerist Is Back. And Now It's Free (Again)!

You said, "Tear Down this Pay-Wall!" And we did it! Continue Reading

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March
20

Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools, Women

Millennials Will Change Big Law. Hah!

Millennials were bred to please. So Dear Big Law partners: Don't Worry! Continue Reading

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March
17

Diversity, Money/Power, Women

Minority Female Lawyers Are Making Gains (But Not the Men)

The latest diversity survey by MCCA and Vault. Continue Reading

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March
16

Dishing with Marcia Clark (Yes, that Marcia)

O.J.'s prosecutor talks about race, parenting and what she really thinks about Judge Ito. Continue Reading

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March
15

Diversity, Home/Work, Women

Why Lesbians Make More Money

Career benefits behind the lesbian stereotype. Continue Reading

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October
13

Dear Mrs. Clooney: Don't Quit!

If you married someone super rich and famous, would you quit your day job? Continue Reading

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September
22

Women Lag Men in Client Development—More Than Ever

What you missed: The following post appeared on The Careerist blog on September 17, 2014. The blog has moved to a new location—click here. (The Careerist is now behind paywall. To get five free posts a month, please register.) I wasn't expecting any real improvement. Not even a small bump.... Continue Reading

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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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