BigLaw Faces Grade-less JDs

Michael Estrin Lawyer, News & Views 32 Comments

Will BigLaw embrace grade-less, high-pedigree JDs? Class rank is everything. It separates the future scholars from the posers; the potential Big Firm Partners from the 9-to-5 government slackers. If there were no grades, there’d be no way to differentiate among prospects and the entire legal hiring system would implode. Or maybe not. In the past year, Stanford and Harvard have …

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OJ Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?

Michael Estrin Columns, Lawyer 11 Comments

In the history of celebrity justice, no man has helped launch more careers, ruin more reputations and made such a mockery of California courts than Orenthal James Simpson. Now that a Nevada judge has finally sentenced Simpson and put the juice in the can, we decided to check in on some of our favorite 1995 Simpson characters to find out …

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Five Ways to Say Grace

Michael Estrin Columns, Lawyer 7 Comments

What’s Thanksgiving without a little grace? Nancy Grace, that is. We thought about telling you what we were thankful for this year, but that just isn’t very bitter. So, instead we decided to share our favorite clips from America’s top cable news lawyer—Nancy Grace. 1. Who is Nancy Grace? This lawyer turned cable news pundit lost on “Jeopardy!” to Regis Philbin …

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Nine Bitter Details on Eliot Spitzer

Michael Estrin Columns, Lawyer 2 Comments

Nine Bitter Details on Eliot Spitzer: We thought we had heard the last of Eliot Spitzer earlier this month when departing U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia told The New York Times why he declined to bring charges against the former New York governor in the infamous prostitution case. But then Ashley Dupré, the girl who allegedly had an encounter with …

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Four Best Fourth-Tier Law Schools

Michael Estrin Columns, law school, Lawyer 28 Comments

Four Best Fourth-Tier Law Schools: Love them or hate them, rankings are everything in life and law.  How else would you propose to measure yourself, your firm or your school against the competition? Unfortunately, for reasons that escape us, nobody has bothered to rank the best fourth-tier law schools in the U.S. Until now… 1. Barry University (Orlando, Florida) Bitter …

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