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Indiana bankruptcy lawyer Brent Welke had a simple dream: to help his clients screw the banks, which his ads declared he'd been doing "since 1992."

But if one thing is true with American capitalism, it's that you don't screw the banks. The banks screw you. Welke was suspended in January for misleading advertising.

No one goes to law school to become a doc review attorney, but plenty of lawyers end up with a doc review gig at some point, whether they're BigLaw associates or low-paid contract workers. And while document review might not be the most enviable task, it does constitute the practice of law. That's the ruling in a recent lawsuit which found that a contract doc review attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan isn't entitled to overtime pay because doc review required legal judgment.

Consider it a double-edged sword. Yeah, doc review is terrible work. But at least it's terrible work reserved for attorneys.

Graduate Law School; Drive Full-Time for Uber

Clark Moffat is the latest in a series of law school graduates to become victims of circumstance. He and a handful of other students who graduated from San Diego's Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) are suing their alma mater on causes of action that essentially amount to fraud. They allege that the school intentionally inflated their employment numbers in order to make law school seem more appealing.

Moffat's case is particularly sympathetic because he has never once been able to find work in the legal field and he has never made more than $25,000 a year. To make matters more dire, he's drowning under $170k in debt while caring for his cancer-stricken wife and his son in a rented mobile-home. Is that the picture people think of when they think law school?

Move over doctors, tech bros, and Academy Award nominees. When it comes to being the whitest, malest profession in America, the law has everyone else beat.

And it's only getting worse, as the percentage of minority associates stagnates and, for black lawyers, shrinks.

Like books? Like the law? Worried about the crushing debt of a J.D. or the soul-sucking hours of a young associate? Maybe it's time to consider being a law librarian. Even as physical law libraries are becoming less common (no one needs those stacks of reporters when it's all digital), the law librarian still plays an important role in the legal industry.

Is a career as a law librarian in your future? Here's what you should consider.

Gen X or Younger? Chances Are You're Not Going to Make Partner

According to recent reports, only 3 percent of managing partners at the nation's top 100 law firms are from Generation X.

This is consistent with the public's image of law firm partners as being white, balding, 3-piece-suit-wearing law firm fixtures. But even we were surprised by these numbers. On the other hand, this information might just be the push young associates need to question whether making junior partner is worth the trouble.

Harvard Professor: 'Low Bar Passage Rates Can Be a Good Thing'

Harvard law Professor Noah Feldman recently put forth the suggestion that it's not up to law school admissions to baby law school applicants out of applying for schools; its up to students to make their own decisions.

Although there is nothing particularly earth shattering about this statement, it strikes some people as being outrageous, given that bar passage rates have been plummeting. But the professor remains adamant in his position. Although, Harvard JDs probably don't have too hard a time with the bar exam, do they?

5 Unconventional Practice Areas in the Law

Before launching their careers, many legal professionals nurtured secret ambitions to practice law in new, avant garde ways. Then they got smacked with the monotony of motion practice.

One sure fire way to break the mundane routine of the practice of law is to break into an area that is anything but routine. Obscenity law anyone?

2015 Associate Bonus Season Bucks Tradition, Confuses Everyone

There's been a bit of a tradition for the firm Cravath Swaine & Moore to be the first on the BigLaw block to come out with associate bonuses, but this year the firm Sheppard Mullin decided to pull up ahead and break that trend ... or not?

On Friday, Shepard Mullin released their 2015 bonus "announcement" that mysteriously seemed to appear out of the blue. Above the Law gave Sheppard Mullin the benefit of the doubt and called error. Close but no cigar.

If You Bombed 1L Midterms, Should You Drop out of Law School?

If you bombed your 1L exams, you may feel like your legal career ended before it even began.

Don't fret. A lot of people who bombed midterms have gone on to success in the legal field. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take this chance to think very carefully about your future.