135 posts categorized "Web Briefs"

18 Law Schools See Enrollment Drop by 30% or More

Law school news: If you can't get into law schools now, you never will. Ohio is the new bargain basement. What prospective law students want (but who cares?). Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:24 PM on February 18, 2014 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Don't Look for Absolution in the Legal Profession

News about fabulist Stephen Glass, the English Maiden, and Dilworth's new chairman. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 6:04 AM on February 2, 2014 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Groupons for Law Schools?

The latest on what's happening at law schools and beyond. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:02 PM on January 22, 2014 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Hire a Bingham Partner for Only $220 an Hour!

News roundup: Big firms that offer surprisingly low partner rates; the fast track in Iowa; Alabama's moral clause; and Al Goldstein's legacy to Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 8:06 AM on January 15, 2014 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

7 Intriguing Quotes from 2013

Some quotes from the past year that stuck in our heads, turned our heads, or left us scratching our heads. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 3:36 PM on January 2, 2014 in Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Big Law Partner Buys House for $95 Million (Not a Typo)

A look at recent news about filthy lucre. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:06 PM on December 17, 2013 in Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Law Schools Slash Tuition—But Will They Come?

The latest on law schools news—including sales on your legal education. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:00 PM on December 9, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Magic Circle Partners' Rate Hits $1,375 an Hour + More News

News and gossip edition: Top British partners bill high, but don't make nearly as much as the Yanks. Plus, this week in hypocrisy. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:30 PM on December 3, 2013 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (2)

Rejected From Harvard Law? No Sweat—Try Again.

For all you law school junkies out there who like to keep score on which school will get you where and how you can game the admissions process Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:08 PM on November 25, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

Newsbriefs—What Women Want (and Don't Want)

What's in the news about women, smartphones, sex, maternity leaves, and more. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:43 PM on November 19, 2013 in Web Briefs, Women | Comments (1)

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