biglaw

The New Trend of Contingent Offers for Law Students

by Joshua Auriemma January 13, 2010 Law School

As the LG Podcast listeners know, I had an experience recently where I was extended an offer for a clerkship contingent upon an opening being available in August.  In my particular case, the clerk’s term is technically over, but the judge granted some extra time for him or her to find a job.  This creates [...]

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6 Most Evil Attorneys Ever

by Sean McGilvray June 10, 2009 The Lighter Side

Joshua already laid out the most badass attorneys of all time. But what about the just plain bad? Here’s a countdown of some of the most vile, evil, and corrupt lawyers ever to enter the popular imagination. From drug lawyers to mafia bosses, let’s just say that none of the attorneys on this list aced [...]

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Thinking About Leaking Firm Documents? Tread Lightly.

by Joshua Auriemma April 3, 2009 Legal

It’s been fairly common practice lately for BigLaw memos to be leaked to third parties (hat tip Above The Law). While targetting employees with different letters has always been a theoretical concern, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook seems to have run the second large-scale operation in this area.  The first was Tesla, who found and fired [...]

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9 Reasons Why Law School Is Great

by Mr. X February 10, 2009 Law School

I understand that bashing law school is a favorite activity of law students, but as a response to Josh’s prior post — I present to you the 9 Reasons Why Law School is Great.

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Ethics in the Legal Profession

by Joshua Auriemma January 23, 2009 Law School

I’m taking Professional Responsibility right now, and I just came from a class where there was myriad discussion about advocacy v. mediation.  I almost feel like (at least my) law school has become so ridiculously PC that no one wants to argue for traditional lawyering anymore.  Many people spoke about their desire for the legal [...]

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Offers Being Revoked

by Joshua Auriemma October 30, 2008 Law School

If you don’t (or can’t bring yourself to) read ATL, allow me to bring to your attention the first post in a currently seven-part series on why you should accept your outstanding offers as soon as possible. Apparently right now in BIGLAW, there is a mixture of (1) violating the NALP guidelines by rescinding offers [...]

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BIGLAW, Philadelphia, and Sushi

by Joshua Auriemma July 12, 2008 Law School

If you do a google search for BIGLAW, you’ll find quite a few blogs condemning BIGLAW attorneys and the “BIGLAW lifestyle.” I would assume that these posts usually come from jealous people, except that my research adviser was a successful Jones Day attorney and loves to warn against joining BIGLAW. Okay, so you have a [...]

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Hi, I’m a Mac. And I’m a PC.

by Joshua Auriemma January 1, 2008 The Lighter Side

I’m back from Tennessee, and realizing how much I have to do before next semester begins. Most noteworthy, I have to become certified for the Volunteer Incoming Tax Assistance Program, and finish sending out my summer associate applications. In my search for firms in the Boston area, I came across this series of advertisements on the Choate Hall [...]

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