Bitter News, 1-26-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as unexpected as Tim Tebow telling you to not abort babies:

• While Snooki fields offers to party with 2Ls, JWOW organizes her own press conference about her (and her breasts) safety, and the cast of Jersey Shore enjoys life in high demand—ahem, graduating class at Wisconsin Law—what happens next?  Will the group stick together and negotiate a profitable second season?  For Vinny, he was literally hoping to head off to law school at Harvard or Yale this fall.  But guess what!  We have a situation.  His LSAT score wasn’t stellar.  So much for that new Legally Guido reality show.  [US Weekly]

• Give it to me strait, doc.  How bad did major law firms really do last year?  Don’t sugarcoat it.  I’m a big boy.  Oh, seriously?  Only that bad?  [The Am Law Daily]

• Northwestern Law is offering a new “10% – for 10 years – screw it, we’ll pay 100%” program for grads going to work in the public sector.  Normally, those people have to put 10% of their income towards student loans for 10 years, but Northwestern says they’ll go ahead and take care of it.  All of it.  [ABA Journal]

• We already saw a little taste of this in the intrepidly awesome pilot episode of The Deep End, but can a baby legally have a daddy and two mommies, biologically speaking?  The future is now.  The future is monkeys.  [The New York Times]

• Lawyer boys and their toys.  Cars are the last refuge of the persecuted corporate schlep.  [PhilaLawyer]

• A seven-year-old died after receiving Botox injections, and to no one’s surprise, it led to a lawsuit against the manufacturer that’s heading to trial.  Jury selection underway.  Those with expressionless, paralyzed faces devoid of frown marks preferred.  [The Orange County Register]

• Law School Dirt:

—At Cornell, law school applications are up 52%.  [The Cornell Daily Sun]

—Proof that journalism is dead: Four journalists are now on staff at UC Irvine Law.  [LA Observed]

—A public law school in Massachusetts may be totally unconstitutional.  [BusinessWeek]

• 10 tips for work-at-home freelance lawyers.  Basically, don’t do videoconferences in your boxers, holding your baby from your mess of guest room with a desk in it while your dog barks in the background.  [Freelance Law Firm]

• What’s the worst possible name for a legal blog—other than fidoucheiarydoody.com?  [Volokh]

• Know who will replace Oprah?  Nancy Grace.  Get ready to curl up to the tenacious former prosecutor’s Swift Justice.  Switcheroo!  Booya!  It’s for real!  [The New York Times]

• For lawyers who dabble in the flat-fee game for contracts: Is it heaven or hell?  Angel on left shoulder: It forces “lawyers to be efficient, an anomaly to the law-firm business model that incentivizes attorneys to rack up hours”?  Devil on right shoulder: It only will lead to a bunch of corner-cutting to save time when lawyers sloppily fly through it.  Now what?  [The Business Insider]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as unexpected as Tim Tebow telling you to not abort babies:

• While Snooki fields offers to party with 2Ls, JWOW organizes her own press conference about her (and her breasts) safety, and the cast of Jersey Shore enjoys life in high demand—ahem, graduating class at Wisconsin Law—what happens next?  Will the group stick together and negotiate a profitable second season?  For Vinny, he was literally hoping to head off to law school at Harvard or Yale this fall.  But guess what!  We have a situation.  His LSAT score wasn’t stellar.  So much for that new Legally Guido reality show.  [US Weekly]

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1 Comment

  1. Er, I see

    January 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Journalists at UCI Law School will impress employers I’m sure. The taxpayers paying for that free tuition for more lawyers in the midst of a rescession, and now journalist professors must be thrilled too. No money to fix roads, hire police, pay teachers, but the State provides a refuge for people laid off from the Los Angeles Times.

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