Greedy Links: Plane Crashes and Bailouts; Law Schools Still Love Rankings
Let's wind down the week in Greedy-land with some links. Career advice, Skadden keeps finding its way into the news, law professors in the spotlight (OK, on cable), and law student news everywhere you look, just ahead.
Varied and probably useless career advice:
- The Volokh Conspiracy says get into bankruptcy practice like yesterday. Fees spiral ever-upward.
- PhilaLawyer explains on Bitter Lawyer why personal injury is your salvation.
- Litigators need to have fun too: The Namby Pamby reminds you to get all literary and really explore the subtext when you're drafting that reply brief.
- As previously noted here on GA and elsewhere, Skadden offers sabbaticals to its associates, reminding New York Times readers that lawyers make a lot more than they do.
- MSNBC reports that for Skadden staff attorneys, on the other hand, even being in a plane crash only delays the inevitable.
- HLS prof Elizabeth Warren chairs the Congressional panel that oversees the bank bailout. This topic is, obviously, comedy gold, so a Daily Show appearance must ensue.
- Fear the competition: job-hunting GAs, the ABA Journal wants to be sure you are aware that 43,000 graduating law students are about to hit the market.
- More U.S. News rankings anticipation: The Shark actually watched a U.S. News promo video to hear its rankings teaser: the top five part-time law programs are . . . mostly in D.C.
- Meanwhile, Brian Leiter goes green and recycles last year's complaint about the U.S. News rankings.
- And the brand-new UC Irvine School of Law did not miss an opportunity to brag that it debuted as the most selective law school in the country. Yale and Stanford take note: offering free tuition really jacks the size of the applicant pool.