Pick-Up Artist Gets Hilariously Scathing Legal Rebuke

Familiar formula. Jackhole says incredibly offensive stuff under the blanket of the First Amendment. Someone publicly calls him out. He unironically tries to censor his critics. And a lot of times, this works because a threatening letter from a lawyer can intimidate many critics into silence. » 11/18/14 11:37am 11/18/14 11:37am

Can Anyone Stop The Next Urban Outfitters Outrage?

You may have heard that Urban Outfitters was selling a bloody Kent State sweatshirt. For most, this conjured memories of the famous 1970 slaying of Kent State students at the hands of the National Guard, a poignant episode about the dangers of giving military-grade equipment to people who have no business wielding it.… » 9/18/14 3:32pm 9/18/14 3:32pm

No, Ray Rice Should Not Be In Jail

Yesterday, Elie Mystal lambasted the judicial system for failing to heed the video of Ray Rice punching his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator. There is a natural reaction that the criminal justice system completely failed Palmer and women everywhere when it sentenced Rice to a pre-trial diversion… » 9/09/14 10:26am 9/09/14 10:26am

Blackface Is Not OK -- Someone Please Tell This Law Firm

Some Biglaw firms put on variety shows and have associates sing, dance, and act out lame sketch comedy. It's all about associates demeaning themselves for the amusement of partners in new and more interesting ways. And I guess it's supposed to engender some kind of camaraderie, though it's not clear how. » 8/04/14 3:33pm 8/04/14 3:33pm

Who Would You Want On The Supreme Court?

Everyone is complaining about the Supreme Court. Whether you're reading constitutional scholars or Facebook rants the consensus is that Hobby Lobby was a disaster. Except for the song. » 7/03/14 8:12am 7/03/14 8:12am

The Brutally Honest Markup Of Slate's 'Apply To Law School Now!' Article

Many of you have by now seen the Slate article by Jordan Weissmann published yesterday afternoon entitled, Apply to Law School Now! Indeed, many readers sent this particular piece along to us through our tips line deeply concerned. Indeed, one tip came with the message: "Waiting for Elie's head to explode in 3, 2,… » 6/26/14 2:15pm 6/26/14 2:15pm

What Everyone Should Know About The NCAA Trial

You remember the highly anticipated Ed O'Bannon trial, right? Well we're nearly two weeks in — do you know how it's been playing out in that Northern California courtroom? This guide is about making you look smart the next time you get in a barstool argument about the merits of the case. Or at least as smart as your… » 6/26/14 12:01pm 6/26/14 12:01pm

Trading ADD Meds For Cheez-Its Is Most ADD Thing Ever

A boy was expelled from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for "selling" ADD medication to a friend in exchange for Cheez-its, which one can only assume were the first thing to catch his line of sight after agreeing to the sale. In fairness, the boy didn't just trade the meds for a few Cheez-its: "he… » 6/18/14 1:54pm 6/18/14 1:54pm

Texas Law Admitted Dozens Of Unqualified Students -- Because Politics?

Ever have that feeling that someone got your slot in law school even though they didn't deserve it? They had worse grades, worse test scores… they may not even be able to pass the bar. It's ridiculous that schools are allowed to have biased admissions policies that discriminate against qualified students in favor of… » 5/13/14 3:05pm 5/13/14 3:05pm

All You Thought You Knew About Juries Is Wrong

In 12 Angry Men, a jury deliberates a death penalty case against a young boy. Only one juror votes "not guilty," while the rest lazily accept the prosecution's story. Because juries in criminal cases must be unanimous, the lone juror holds up the process and eventually convinces the rest of the jurors to spare the… » 4/28/14 1:13pm 4/28/14 1:13pm