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Bitter News, 4-6-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that now charge for overhead carry-on bags: • During a scene in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1996 movie The Rainmaker, which was screened to 100 law students at Yale on Monday, the protagonist character (played by Matt Damon) says the practice of law wears down man’s ethics.  During the following Q&A with John Grisham, prolific legal …

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Bitter News, 4-5-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom written by a guy with a job that would kill the average person: • Let’s say you’re a pansexual, polyamorous, S&M type—you’re pretty unique, like it a lot of ways, dig sex and are proud of it.  Would those attention-grabbing details be just the perfect items to mention in your personal statement on your law …

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Bitter News, 4-2-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that will “nuke your fridge” like the new A-Team trailer: • On what list could former BigLaw attorneys Michelle Obama and Scott Brown share a top-20 ranking with Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi?  Time’s 2010 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  [Time] • Extra, extra, read all about it…on your new iPad.  If …

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Bitter News, 4-1-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as long as Steve Phillips’ redemption timeline: • It’s April Fool’s Day.  And while we usually find related pranks to be a little lame (we’re stink-eyeing you, Google/Topeka), there was one today that was so detailed, elaborate and law related that we couldn’t help but mention it.  In a manifesto published on his New York …

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Bitter News, 3-31-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as hot as an offer to meet James Toback at the Harvard Club: • Kenneth Schneider, CEO of a London-based M&A firm, international business attorney and performing arts philanthropist, was charged “with two counts of sex tourism for engaging in an eight-year sexual relationship with a young ballet dancer he met in Russia, federal authorities …

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Bitter News, 3-30-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as American as a tramp stamp and Weapons of Ass Destruction: • Even though people murmur and make mention of rumors that Justice Souter and Justice Sotomayor might, maybe, could be gay, America has never had an openly gay Supreme Court judge.  Could “America” even handle such a thing?  Well, the legal media is burning …

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Bitter News, 3-29-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as “still kickin” as 92-year-old attorney W. Jerome Offutt: • It’s like 10 years worth of People’s Most Beautiful People issues wrapped up into one master, lawyer-specific list—except with less beautiful people and more lawyers!  Who have lots of swing and power.  Basically, it’s a list of the decade’s 40 most influential lawyers broken down …

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Bitter News, 3-26-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as apologetic as you’d be for having “negro” on the Census form: • Rangers pitcher and “renaissance man” Darren O’Day scored sky high on the LSAT and MCAT, but his low ERA keeps him in the game.  He studied a few hours in a bar he was working in before taking the LSAT, but trix …

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Bitter News, 3-25-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as reliable as Shai LaBeouf’s stock tips—“The BL Bump”: • WWJD in TX?  What if Jesus were sentenced under Texas law?  Have you ever thought of that?  YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT?  Baylor Law School professor Mark Osler had a hankering to determine if Jesus would have still been executed had he faced …

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Bitter News, 3-24-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as flirty as Hillary Clinton with the Pakistani Foreign Minister: • Law schools, law schools, law schools.  We’ve had enough of beating that dead horse.  So let’s admire business schools, shall we?  Here’s a new list of the world’s best.  Don’t listen to all the other loser rankings.  This one is the best.  Like Harvard.  …

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