Bitter Factoids 7

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Voltaire once said, “There are men who can think no deeper than a fact.” Prove him wrong.


Amount Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is offering current attorneys to participate in a yearlong public interest fellowship, which was designed as an alternative to greater layoffs, according to CNN.


Number of years in prison Mulji Patel could face for using a hammer to strike a lawyer who was working on behalf of his former employer, Rockwell International, according to The Los Angeles Times.


Approximate number of lawyers profiled for review on


Median salary of “Salary Madness 2009” champion Duke University (beating out Cornell’s $91,7000 in the finals), if the NCAA bracket winners were determined by median salary of each school’s graduates, according to


Number of results for the Google query “lawyer salary.”


Number of active users for the Facebook application “Law Gifts.”


Number of Yale Law graduates working at Wachtell, Lipton.


Number of Rutgers Law graduates working at Wachtell, Lipton.


Bail amount for attorney Howard K. Stern, who is facing charges for conspiring to drug former Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, according to The Los Angeles Times.


Number of characters used in the tweet “Stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday everyone!” posted by a juror serving in the corruption trial of former Pennsylvania state Senator Vincent Fumo, according to The Associated Press.

9 million

Approximate number of pages of documents “dumped” on lawyers who are defending two former Bear, Stearns & Co. hedge fund managers charged with lying to investors about the collapse of the subprime mortgage market, according to The Los Angeles Times.

$5.8 million

Approximate amount Pennsylvania state lawmakers have spent on lawyers to defend themselves in connection with the state’s “Bonusgate” scandal, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.


Percentage of MBA students who admitted to cheating, according to Bloomberg.


Percentage of law students who admitted to cheating, according to Bloomberg.


Median hourly salary an entry-level bailiff in the U.S. can expect to earn, according to

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  • BL1Y

    I wish I’d known the statistics about cheating when firms asked me about my mediocre grades during interviews.  Actually, take that back, I landed at a less prestigious firm, but we haven’t had any layoffs yet.  *knock on wood*

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should have just cheated and gotten a good job.

  • Anonymous

    BL1Y is not a bad chap.  He’s just looking for tail.

  • Anonymous

    I thought he had a girlfriend.

  • BL1Y

    @9:03: I work at an AM Law 100 firm and make $160k.  I’m pretty sure that’s a “good job.” I’ll take job security of prestige any day.  Can’t pay the bills with prestige.
    @10:25: We broke up a little while ago.  She’s moving out west for grad school.

  • Anonymous

    I thought BL1Y was humping some fat horse.

  • @ 10:25

    What’s her number?

  • BL1Y

    @10:25: I’d say she’s a 7.25

  • Anonymous

    If BL1Y was humping her, I would hope she was at least an 8.5.  But then again, BL1Y looks like Madoff’s accountant.  Not a winner.

  • @ 10:25

    I mean her phone number. Hook a brother up, player.