181 posts categorized "Law Students/Law Schools"

Guns, Harvard and Zoom

Guess what’s rivaling Gucci shoes and Bottega Veneta briefcases as the must-have accessory for lawyers? Guns. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:23 PM on September 16, 2020 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

Can Harvard Law Professor Beat the New York Times?

Is it a smart move to go against the most revered newspaper in the nation? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:10 AM on February 5, 2020 in Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

Meet the Ex-Supreme Court Clerks Suing Jones Day

They could have gone to any firm in the land, but they picked Jones Day. And now, they're in a bitter lawsuit. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:21 AM on August 22, 2019 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (0)

What? Big Law Bends Rules to Hire Clients' Kids?

I hate to say it but it makes business sense. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:31 AM on May 31, 2019 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Watch Out: Women Rising at Top Law Schools

Even women in one of the bastions of conservatism are making strides. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:28 AM on February 5, 2019 in Law Students/Law Schools, Women | Comments (0)

Shock. Shock. Bar Passage Rate Plummets!

It’s Turkey Day, so who wants serious discourse? Here’s my take on some recent news items: Face it: This latest crop is not the best and the brightest. Oh, the shock and outrage about those abysmal bar pass rates! How is it possible that takers of the July 2018 California... Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:56 PM on November 21, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

Clients Don't Give a Damn What You Pay Associates

Oh, who doesn't love outrage, especially over nothing? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:12 AM on August 27, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Brett Kavanaugh: The Ladies' Man

Women of all stripes are rushing to the Supreme Court's nominee's defense. Is he that great for women? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:49 AM on July 19, 2018 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Women | Comments (1)

Yes, White Men Can Apply Too

Brown Rudnick opens its diversity fellowship to white law students. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:03 PM on June 18, 2018 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

Tiger Cubs Grow Up; Angry White Man Repents + More News

News, gossip and other essentials. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:53 AM on May 25, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

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