Loose Ends, 10-31-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Missouri child molesters are having a hard time making plans this Halloween with all the back-and-forth courtroom controversy surrounding them.  And the latest is that a federal appeals court ruled in favor of forbidding sex offenders from “Halloween-related contact.” Whatever that means.  [St. Louis Post Dispatch] Do you need to know where you live …

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I Might Get an LL.M.

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I am a second-year associate at a mid-sized firm in litigation.  The practice is fine, I guess.  The money is pretty good.  My boss is an ass-hat, and if I am being brutally honest, my future here is probably not the brightest.  I can probably make better money somewhere else doing something that I would enjoy more.  (Probably for another …

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Loose Ends, 10-30-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Your pathetic Jerry Seinfeld impression might be protected (“What’s the deal with…”), but are Jerry’s jokes turning into a First Amendment issue?  And who would of thought that smashing avocados and converting them into gnarly brownies would turn into an idea people would fight over having anyway?  And why has no one ever fought …

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Loose Ends, 10-29-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: In China, “Beijing police confirmed on Wednesday that a university law professor was stabbed to death by a student in a classroom.” Talk about a tough room.  [ChinaView.cn] Two-year law school from a professor’s point of view.  Just how much of a curriculum change is necessary to accommodate these programs?  Can you learn enough …

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Loose Ends, 10-28-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: “Former Milberg partner Steven Schulman was sentenced yesterday afternoon to six months in jail for a conspiracy to pay kickbacks to lead plaintiffs, the same sentence given to another partner, David Bershad, earlier in the day for his role in the scheme.” Moral of the story: Though paybacks may be a bitch, paying kickbacks …

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Loose Ends, 10-27-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Wanna insult Donald Trump?  Call him a millionaire.  And then don’t tell him who told you to say that.  Zing!  [The New York Times] Louisiana has some of the toughest laws on attorney advertising.  They can’t promise results or talk about past success.  They say it gives the profession a bad reputation.  And lawyers …

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