From Berkeley Law To XXX: One Law Student Cum Porn Star's Journey

The legal industry and the porn industry are more connected than one would expect at first blush. Former porn stars move on to become lawyers, and current porn starlets set their sights on law school down the road. Porn is a legal and regulatory hornet's nest, so it's unsurprising that the smarter adult film stars… » 1/23/15 11:02am 1/23/15 11:02am

Judge Unimpressed By X-Wing Lawsuit

A couple months ago we profiled a case in Delaware Chancery where a lawyer acting pro se (NYLS grad, natch) sued Disney for "stalling the next evolution of human transportation on this planet," namely the construction of a working model of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing. After much thoughtful consideration, we declared… » 1/16/15 11:59am 1/16/15 11:59am

That's not entirely accurate. The school suspended them from all team activities while the investigation proceeded — which seems proper. When the DA finished the investigation and dropped the case, the school still kicked them off the team. The controversy was that the school didn't EXPEL them until June. But the… » 1/02/15 12:32pm 1/02/15 12:32pm

Will Oregon Be Academically Eligible For Rose Bowl?

On January 1st, Oregon will play — and if Vegas is to be believed, beat — Florida State in the Rose Bowl as one-half of the college football championship semifinal. This playoff thing is kind of a big deal. The school will make roughly a metric shitload and the players... well, the players will get a swag bag and a… » 12/09/14 2:24pm 12/09/14 2:24pm

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