Monthly Archives: July 2011

Under-Performing Law Schools Face Relegation

CHICAGO — The American Bar Association sent the law school world into a tizzy with the introduction of soccer-style relegation for under-performing institutions.  The organization claims the move will address concerns over the quality of legal education and benefit students. … Continue reading

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Fans Reject J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Law School”

NEW YORK CITY — The magic touch of billionaire and once-beloved author J.K. Rowling seems to have run out.  Only days after its inglorious debut, piles of unsold copies of her new novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Law School, collect dust … Continue reading

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Medical Doctor Wishes He Stuck with Pre-Law

ROCHESTER, MN — On paper, Doctor Henry R. Thornton seems to have a storybook life.  He graduated top of his class from the Duke University School of Medicine, did his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and finished his … Continue reading

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2L Phenom Leaves Early, Enters ABA Draft

ANN ARBOR, MI — Joey Tatum, star student on the Michigan Law School ’12 team, has decided to forgo his 3L year by entering the American Bar Association Draft this Fall.  Tatum made his announcement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. “It … Continue reading

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Elvis Found Alive, Serving on Supreme Court of Guam

HAGATNA, Guam — The musical world is all shook up by the revelation that the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley, is still alive and sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court of Guam.  Serving for the past … Continue reading

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Online CLE Participant Accidentally Flashes Entire Class

CYBERSPACE — Participants in an online class on corporate taxation received far more than they bargained for when one of the students inadvertently flashed the entire class during the scheduled questions and answer period.  The incident sparked a discussion over … Continue reading

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Forget Dylan: Lawyers and Judges Using Contemporary Song Lyrics

Reports that Bob Dylan’s song lyrics are the most quoted in judicial opinions and briefs have inspired a new generation of lawyers and judges to broaden the law’s lyrical oeuvre with their own selections –to varying results. Charles Grant, professor of law at … Continue reading

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