Good news for some laid-off associates at Mayer Brown, for whom, JD Journal reports, the firm found in-house placements
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:
Then it notes that law school grads apparently have no clue about the business of law. Shocking!
Is Something Going On With SCOTUS Or Something?
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.