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Bitter Factoids 15

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

Poet Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Facts are many, but the truth is one.” We give you the “many.” And your guess at the one “truth” is as good as ours. $168,000 Yearly salary of Alabama’s Attorney General Troy King, the highest of any state attorney general salary in the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.  $200,000 Yearly salary of …

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Six ShitLaw Job Terms You Find On Craigslist

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 15 Comments

How bad is the job market for lawyers? Statistically speaking, it’s pretty bad.  Recently, the National Law Journal reported that the number of lawyers working at the top 250 law firms dropped by 5,259 in 2009—an amazing realization when you consider we still have a month and a half to go. As Leigh Jones summed it up, “It’s as if …

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Five Monsters You Meet In Law School

Bitter Staff Columns, law school, Lawyer 27 Comments

For some of us, law school was a horrifying place, filled with terror and dread. Fortunately, there’s Halloween—a time when we can collectively put our fears out in the open and (hopefully) conquer them. So, in honor of Halloween, Bitter Lawyer is revealing the spooky truth about real law school monsters. ________________________________ 1.  THE GHOST At best, you saw this …

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Bitter Factoids: Roman Polanski

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 19 Comments

At the end of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, with John Huston’s sins revealed and Jack Nicholson ready to throw down, we hear the famous line, “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Well, it looks like the Los Angeles District Attorney didn’t forget it. Last weekend, Swiss authorities arrested Hollywood’s most famous fugitive, and the decades-old sexual abuse case has been living on …

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Bitter Lawyer’s 10 Favorite Law Student Blogs

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In case you blinked, it’s fall already. And the re-migration of scared-to-death 1Ls, worked-to-death 2Ls and bored-to-death 3Ls back to campuses means a steady stream of back-to-school blogging.  So, in honor of another year of lawyer factories churning out more lawyers than there are legal jobs, Bitter Lawyer is putting the spotlight on some of our favorite blogs / blawgs written …

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Five Child Stars Turned Lawyers

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 27 Comments

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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Nine Interview Don’ts

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 25 Comments

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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