Five Child Stars Turned Lawyers

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Actor Jerry O’Connell (the fat kid from Stand By Me) stupefied the legal community last month with his decision to enroll at Southwestern Law School as a deterrent to playing video games. While O’Connell has his wife (hot, successful model Rebecca Romijn) to rely on if studying torts doesn’t work out, he’s simply the most recent in a long line …

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Bitter News, 9-10-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as racist as selling skin whiteners to an Indian: • Hamline University law professor Robin Magee has been charged with 11 felony charges of state income-tax evasion, “including failure to pay taxes, failure to file tax returns and filing a false or fraudulent tax return, during the tax years 2004-2007.” Too bad her online Hamline …

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Bitter News, 9-9-09

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09.09.09 Bitter Newsroom headlines to celebrate the last repeating, single-digit date til 01.01.2101: • It’s official: Chihuahuas (chi-WAH’-wahs) are just a bunch of narcissistic bitches who love to be the center of lawsuit attention.  In 2009 alone there have been cases of yapping Chihuahuas, “¡Yo quiero mi dinero!” Chihuahuas, Rock City-hoarding Chihuahuas, and price-of-gay-love Chihuahuas.  Now two women have sued …

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Nine Interview Don’ts

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Nine Interview Don’ts: 1.  Don’t write stupid, trivial things under the “Personal” section of your resume Nobody cares if you’re a Woody Allen fanatic, bake a mean kiwi-lemon pie or “love to travel.” Save this section for real things only.  Stuff like “Speak Cantonese fluently;” “Varsity golf, Vanderbilt University;” or “Published various political essays in The New Yorker, 2004—present.” In …

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Bitter News, 9-8-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as all-American and phenom-worthy as Melanie Oudin: • Possibly trying to pick up where the late Albert L. Gordon left off is a group at Yale Law School.  While YLS and military recruiters have a long-standing tenuous relationship, 230 Yale Law vets and current students are trying to create jobs for lawyers by calling for …

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Caption This! September 5-11

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What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this partner’s office cast couch.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, September 12th. Editors’ Pick (August 29-September 4): drlove: “That’s a lovely top, where did …

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Bitter News, 9-4-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: • When not rocking and rolling all night, Gene Simmons has found time to play an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the new movie Extract from Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge, premiering this weekend.  And, for the record, Simmons loves his own lawyer, but he hates yours.  [New York Post] • Pills: The new stimulus package …

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