Firm Life: Win Some, Lose Some
- It was just another superhero Friday in the life of The Namby Pamby.
- Texas firms are definitely cutting the summer entertainment budget, notes Texas Lawyer.
- Good news for some laid-off associates at Mayer Brown, for whom, JD Journal reports, the firm found in-house placements with clients.
- Bad news, though, for some not-laid-off associates at Mayer Brown's Chicago office, where Above the Law reported a swine flu appearance. (Not that we wish to fuel the swine-flu hysteria. Here, as a counterweight to this scare item, is the CDC's H1N1 infection stats page. We're lawyers, not doctors, but those death numbers do not look scary-big to us.)
Law School: What Is It Good For?
The ABA Journal is really on top of the law-school beat this week:
- The Economist notices how totally weird it is that a fifty-something judge is evaluated based on an academic career that ended thirty years ago. This of course does not seem the least bit odd to lawyers.
- For your reference as you attempt to construct a SCOTUS-worthy resume: the Young Lawyers Blog begins examining the backgrounds of the justices (and the current nominee).
- And the Daily Beast just wants to have a little fun, so they've tried casting a SCOTUS movie. We love Bill Pullman as the Chief. Inspired.
Maybe It's Just Time To Call It a Week
- The Am Law Daily, inspired by the modern NFL, suggests a new recruitment model for these challenging times. Strangely, it does not appear that they would use vertical leap as a criterion.
- Finally, it is Friday, and Legally Drawn has your tip to ensure that you don't have to work this weekend: don't be the guy on the right.