176 posts categorized "Law Students/Law Schools"

BakerHostetler Partners Give Trump Reckless Advice (+ Other News)

Two BigLaw partners tell Trump that he has awesome powers to wreck and destroy—and that he ought to use them. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:32 AM on November 10, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Amal Clooney's #Me-Too Moment (Sort Of) + Other News

Amal, extortion, bargains and more. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:07 PM on November 1, 2017 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Are Black Alums of Harvard Law Doing Better?

Law school pedigree matters for everyone, but it might matter even more for blacks. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:17 AM on October 31, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Jones Day Alums Driving the Anti-Gay Agenda + Other News

Another edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:33 PM on October 4, 2017 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

GREs for Law School Admission? Bad Idea!

Big Law is full of people who have no business being in law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:45 PM on August 22, 2017 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (1)

Preet Bharara Tells Minority Law Students to "Work Harder." Is that the Best Advice?

How many times are women and minorities told that excellence is the best way to get ahead? Too many. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:11 AM on August 10, 2017 in Advice, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (2)

Are Asian Americans Fed Up with the Legal Profession?

Asian American enrollment rates at law schools have taken a steep dive. What's more, they are Big Law's biggest dropouts. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:44 AM on July 25, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Trump Has a Beauty Queen Problem

Time for another edition of news and gossip! Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:45 AM on June 21, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

Law Firms Shun Wealthy Female Law Students

But privileged (and probably white) guys are always in demand. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:29 PM on February 6, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Jones Day's Bad Dad; Tiffany at Harvard Law; Californication

No more serious news. Time for some frivolous gossip! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:30 AM on December 10, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

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