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Bitter News, 5-22-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that won’t snub you like kindergarteners at the White House: • Tax Prof knows a little something about the German virgin who auctioned off her first time online for £8,800 in cash.  Not because he bid, but because he knows that after Germany’s 50% prostitution tax and a possible VAT of 19%, her purity may …

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Bitter News, 5-21-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as progressive as water law curriculum: • Unfortunately, the Mad Men-style three-martini lunch has gone by the wayside and now everyone loves to earnestly point out things like “alcohol costs more than $25 billion a year in lost productivity—in California alone.” Humpf. David Redmond feels the same way—except in London.  The Morgan Stanley commodities …

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Bitter News, 5-20-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as efficient as monorchism—right, Lance?: • Craigslist is finally growing a “brilliant” pair and standing up for free speech and the erotic love pursuits of lawyers looking for a “Fun, Smart, Sexy Girl – – Who Happens To Like Anal?” everywhere.  The site and South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster clearly have a “missed …

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Bitter News, 5-19-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that bid a fond farewell to Saturday Night Live’s Don Pardo: • Northwestern!  Gimme two!  Two years to get a JD, that is.  The inaugural class of Northwestern law school’s accelerated program (AJD) got kicked off yesterday.  “[T]he AJD program allows students with resumes that already sing to interrupt their careers for only two years, …

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I Plan to Lie on My Law School App

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I’ve never been someone who could imagine caring any less about letting my conscience be my guide. Coming out of high school, I knew that all undergrad schools threw a fit over having extracurriculars, community service, etc. etc. So, I boldfaced lied all over my application to get into a top-20 college. I’m not unintelligent, and maybe I could’ve still …

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Bitter News, 5-18-09

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“Good type” headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are like Somali pirate Robin Hood, Ahmed Yusuf: • Regina Criswell, a “high-profile” San Antonio defense attorney, was arrested Thursday after courthouse officials allegedly found a bag of marijuana and a chrome pipe in her purse.  Which, of course, she swears she was just holding for an after-school special bad-influence friend client. …

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Brian Koppelman: The Screenwriter Experience

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Like other lawyer-scribes Bitter Lawyer has interviewed, Brian Koppelman is an example of someone who’s taken a JD and spun it into Hollywood success. Koppelman, who’s screenwriting credits include Rounders, Walking Tall, Ocean’s Thirteen, Runaway Jury and the ESPN television series Tilt, most recently caught our eye with his latest project, The Girlfriend Experience. The Steven Soderbergh-directed film stars porn …

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