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Bitter News, 4-10-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that will set you straight, like South Park to Kanye: So Woody Allen sort-of married his daughter.  Creepy.  But did that harm is reputation enough to not be able to command any sort of significant payment for a product endorsement?  He is, after all, a Manhattan legend.  And Annie Hall—well, come on.  It’s Annie …

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Eight Hallmarks of a TTT Law School

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Urban Dictionary defines a third-tier toilet (TTT) as a “pejorative term for law schools that are not prestigious.” The definition goes on to explain that any school that fails to rank in the Top 14 is not prestigious. Which, by that definition, means that Harvard is not a TTT, but Vanderbilt is. As a result, the TTT label is applied …

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Bitter News, 4-9-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom harder to land than an invitation to the White House Seder: What we have here is a failure to proofread.  A court fined a grammar-sloppy lawyer $500 for egregious typos in his filings—and even said he likely violates the rules of professional conduct.  Apparently those idiot judges couldn’t understand what “The attorney dictate final …

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Bitter News, 4-8-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as random as Kal Penn—which is like Joaquin Phoenix, only cooler: Yale Law student Vanessa “Duck” Selbst is a World Series of Poker player who’s won almost $800,000 in four years of professional play.  She learned from her mom who poker-d her way through MIT.  The article is awesome.  Like, I bet you didn’t …

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Ten Things to Love About Being a Lawyer

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There are so many scintillating aspects to practicing law these days that it’s almost impossible to narrow the list.  It’s like trying to compile a list of supermodels who you’d have sex with.  Anyway, here are the ten things I love most about being lawyer: 1.  WORKING WITH OTHER LAWYERS Whether they’re colleagues or opponents, I’m blessed with the constant …

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Bitter News, 4-7-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as unhitched and persona non grata as Lilo to SamRon: Four days after Iowa got all XY/XY—XX/XX on marriage, Vermont lawmakers today overrode a veto from the governor and cleared the way for the state to become the fourth in the nation where gay marriage is legal.  Ben and Jerry can finally make it …

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Jay Bilas: ESPN Analyst & Esq.

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Name and current title? Jay Bilas, Of Counsel, Moore and Van Allen, PLLC and college basketball analyst for ESPN. Where did you go to Law School? Duke Law School, JD, 1992. Practice area? Commercial Litigation. What is a typical day in the life of a college basketball analyst? Is it as fun as it seems? It certainly beats working for …

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Bitter News, 4-6-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are the fastest and furious-est: Marc Dreier and Bernie Madoff are maybe just super-repressed drama nerds.  They could have probably avoided all this fraud and financial loss if they had just channeled their need to be someone else into a big, meaty stage role.  [Law And More] Too big is too bad, and …

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