Loose Ends, 9-30-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Goodnight, Sun.  After more than eight years in print, the final edition of the New York Sun rolls off the presses.  Internet killed the newsprint star.  [Gawker.com] Chick lit full of youthful romance focused on the classically irresistible object of desire—a JD lad from New Haven.  “10:45 p.m.: While waiting for my Internet date, …

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I’m Planning to Be a Transactional Lawyer

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QI am a 1L at a top-20 law school. I foresee wanting to transition out of law, so I am preparing to be a transactional lawyer. Even though my school is decent (in that all of the elite firms like Cravath, Skadden, etc. come here for OCIs), it is not the traditional feeder for Goldman, or McKinsey. Coming from a school like this, …

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Loose Ends, 9-29-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Heather Locklear had an impromptu photo shoot with the California Highway Patrol to become the latest celebrity with a current mug shot.  Cheese!  [Los Angeles Times] Heads of Church are starting a revolution to be able to legally discuss potential Heads of State.  “Johnson and 32 other pastors across the country set out Sunday …

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Loose Ends, 9-28-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Paul Newman, the “cool, masculine” actor who skillfully portrayed a demon-fighting lawyer striving to do the right thing in The Verdict, died Friday at 83.  [The New York Times] Ladies, no need to hurry out of the law profession. “In pursuit of better economics and diversity, firms have introduced such things as longer maternity …

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Loose Ends, 9-27-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: After all the off-and-on-again hype, the first presidential debate finally went down–and the results are debatable.  [Los Angeles Times] Two of the oldest professions.  One great, new era.  [Slate] Ironic that a woman who built her career by dint of comedy routines smearing other celebrities’ names is now pissed that someone might be earning …

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Loose Ends, 9-26-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: “They’re called boobs, Ed” is what real-life Erin Brockovich won’t be saying in a new series of TV ads.  “Brockovich, 48, has entered into an exclusive consulting agreement with the New York law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg – which specializes in asbestos-exposure lawsuits – and will be involved in bringing the firm cases, …

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Loose Ends, 9-25-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Oh, it’s sexually offensive all right, but man-who-sodomizes-goat does not make the list.  [The Detroit News] Beer taste on a Champaign budget.  A one-time Sullivan & Cromwell partner is disbarred for $500,000 in false expenses.  [Wall Street Journal] When God closes a $700 billion door, he opens a window for lawyers and law students.  …

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Loose Ends, 9-24-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Two fans are fighting over who is the legal owner of the ball José Molina hit into the stands as the final home run at Yankee Stadium, which collectors already estimate to be worth between $25,000 and $50,000.  And it’s no surprise that legal experts have already studied this issue.  Nerd alert.  [The New …

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