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Law School Graduates Want Uniform Bar Exam to Go National

Law School Graduates Want Uniform Bar Exam to Go National

Summary: A new poll shows law school graduates overwhelmingly want the UBE to go nationwide. It’s well known that some states have easier bar exams than others, and law students are tired of the disparity. That’s at least according to a new study from Kaplan Bar Review. The company polled 1,000 law school graduates from […]

Susman Puts Other Bonuses to Shame

Susman Puts Other Bonuses to Shame

Summary: Susman Godrey delivered their bonuses to associates this year in a big bundle, bigger than any other firm has given out yet this year. Cravath and all other law firms have officially been one-upped. The Houston-based Susman Godrey is not messing around when they look at bonuses or parties. For the firm’s annual holiday […]

July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results

July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results

Summary: The New York State Board of Law Examiners has released data about the July 2016 test. The New York State Board of Law Examiners released the state’s 2016 bar exam results, and examinees were notified electronically of their scores on Friday, October 28, 2016. The test was the first time the Uniform Bar Examination […]

Washington Prosecutors Reportedly Plan to Charge Eric Garner’s Killer

Washington Prosecutors Reportedly Plan to Charge Eric Garner’s Killer

Summary: A Washington-based group of federal prosecutors reportedly plan to charge the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner. “I can’t breathe.” Those were the haunting last words of Eric Garner. He died when a NYPD cop put him in a chokehold before pressing him against the ground during the summer of 2014. A few months later, a Richmond County grand […]

Airbnb Hires Gibson Dunn in Fight against New York

Airbnb Hires Gibson Dunn in Fight against New York

Summary: New York has prohibited the advertisement of short term rentals where the owner is not occupying the apartment by slapping a large fine on the home owner. As New York passes restrictions on the use and advertisement of Airbnb in New York City, the alternative short-term rental agency is gearing up to fight back. […]

Did Trump University Tell Its Students to Break the Law?

Did Trump University Tell Its Students to Break the Law?

Summary: Real estate experts said that some of Trump University’s teachings are illegal in certain states.  There are thousands of Trump University alumni who said they were scammed by Donald Trump’s former teaching venture, which encouraged them to spend tens of thousands to be like the now-Republican presidential nominee. But CNBC delved into the curriculum […]

Can the Police Steal Anyone’s Belongings in the United States?

Can the Police Steal Anyone’s Belongings in the United States?

Summary: A legal grey area allows the police to keep people’s belongings after an arrest, a recent lawsuit alleges.  Can American police steal your stuff after an arrest? The Atlantic explored a New York class action lawsuit filed earlier this year in which three plaintiffs claimed the police seized their property after their arrests and […]

Queens Lawyer Convicted of Paying Two Teens for Oral Sex

Queens Lawyer Convicted of Paying Two Teens for Oral Sex

Summary: A New York attorney was found guilty of paying two high school prostitutes for oral sex at his law office. On Friday, officials said that a Queens lawyer had been convicted of paying teen prostitutes in 2012. The girls were still in high school when he solicited them for oral sex at his law […]

Pokemon Go Is All the Rave but Not Exactly a Safe Activity

Pokemon Go Is All the Rave but Not Exactly a Safe Activity

Summary: With the game Pokemon Go being just a few days old, a report of a person injured as a result of being distracted by has already come in. Since the release of the game Pokemon Go just days ago, people are swarming to it making it the most popular thing on the internet right […]

McDermott Will & Emery Gives Summer Associates “Hamilton” Tickets

McDermott Will & Emery Gives Summer Associates “Hamilton” Tickets

Summary: McDermott Will & Emery revealed details of the hip swag they give New York summer associates. McDermott Will & Emery is getting hip with their swag. Bloomberg Law reported that the international law firm gave New York summer associates tickets to the sold-out play, Hamilton, which are valued at almost $1,100 a piece! Related: McDermott Will […]

McDermott Will & Emery Gives Summer Associates “Hamilton” Tickets

McDermott Will & Emery Gives Summer Associates “Hamilton” Tickets

Summary: McDermott Will & Emery revealed details of the hip swag they give New York summer associates. McDermott Will & Emery is getting hip with their swag. Bloomberg Law reported that the international law firm gave New York summer associates tickets to the sold-out play, Hamilton, which are valued at almost $1,100 a piece! Related: McDermott Will […]

Leo Dicaprio Ordered to Testify in “Wolf of Wall Street” Case

Leo Dicaprio Ordered to Testify in “Wolf of Wall Street” Case

Summary: Leo DiCaprio has just been ordered to testify in a real life Wolf of Wall Street lawsuit. Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in The Wolf of Wall Street didn’t land him an Oscar, but it has earned him a day in court. A New York judge ordered the environment-loving actor to testify in a $50 million […]

What Does Bank of America Think of $180,000 First-Year Associate Salaries?

What Does Bank of America Think of $180,000 First-Year Associate Salaries?

Summary: Recently, Bank of America sent out an email to select New York law firms, stating it would not bear the newly risen cost of associate salaries. In early June, Cravath, Swaine & Moore raised its base associate pay from $160,000 to $180,000, and this changed the sliding scale for all associates at its firm. Not […]

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