Loose Ends, 1-15-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

President-elect Obama had a meet-and-greet at the Supreme Court with a fireside chat with Chief Justice Roberts, but Justice Alito was a no-show.  [Los Angeles Times]

The world’s largest law firm has a new bestie.  David Childs, Clifford Chance global managing partner, said the firm had signed a “best friends” relationship by which the UK-based firm would refer work in India to AZB.  Hm—sending work to India.  Novel idea!  [Financial Times]

Bob Barker, come on down!  The spay-and-neuter madman donated $1 million to UVA to establish The Bob Barker Animal Law Program.  Because his Georgetown Sexy Spokesmodel Law Program was such an instant success.  []

Being grade-A law school beef might not be a hot selling feature it once was.  [Times Online]

A record-setting 70 new law firm mergers occurred in 2008, and 44% of them involved at least one Southern law firm.  A cultural thing, I suppose.  []