This week, a few notable instances of lawyers and law students forgetting the rules. Also, rankings time once again (this time for firms, not schools), the new job you really want, more anxiety for students, and Gordon Gekko returns!
The '80s corporate-raider classic Wall Street is getting a sequel, says Law Shucks. And whether you learn it from the return of Gordon Gekko or this former Thacher associate, consider yourself officially reminded: insider trading is a felony. (Corporate Legal Times)
For those who found
poring over and debating the U.S. News law school rankings frivolous
and juvenile, we present the grown-up version: The Am Law 100 2009 was released this week.
Litination reports on the critical condition of the billable hour.
The Career Advice Never Really Changes
Still in associate-land? Keep your head down and don't ask for anything, says the National Law Journal.
Done with law, or want to be? Move to Sonoma and get $10,000 a month to eat, drink, blog, and tweet about winefor the Murphy-Goode Winery. You know, if you can convince them that your lawyering skills are in any way relevant.