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  • The Greatest Letter Ever? The ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket — Day 3

    We're halfway through the first round of this epic bracket. We've got polls active right now from Day 1 and Day 2 featuring eight different lawyer letters — seeded by all-time traffic — vying for a trip to the Elite Eight. Now the next four entrants join the party. Do you remember these gems of legal authorship? No.

    10 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Best Summer Associate Event Contest (2014): The Finalists

      Summer associate class sizes may be smaller than they were back in the good old days, but Biglaw firms seem to have used the shrinking summer pool as an excuse to throw events that were overflowing with an abundance of awesomeness. Offers are still being tossed out like Mardi Gras beads, and life was very, very good for this summer's crop of Biglaw initiates.
      9 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Caption Contest Winner: The Height Of Law School Toolishness

      As is customary with our caption contests, we'll now reveal the backstory behind the picture. A reader sent it to us, wondering how a law student could possibly be such a tool. In case you haven't checked the law journal citation yet, the author of this note is a 2014 graduate who wasted no time getting his tattoo.
      4 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Caption Contest Finalists: The Height Of Law School Toolishness

      Here are the finalists for our latest caption contest, which were quite awesome (a few with the most "likes" from readers in Disqus, and a few underrated captions that received the most "likes" from yours truly): . Bluebook Rule 16.7.1 "When appearing in a tattoo, a law review or journal citation must be placed above the ankle or on the lower back.
      4 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law

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    • The Greatest Lawyer Letter Ever? — Final Four

      …And then there were four. According to Above the Law readers, these are the four best lawyer letters we’ve ever profiled. Four testaments to becoming a legal legend. Or at least a minor celebrity to the ATL faithful. In a couple of weeks it’ll all be over and we’ll have a reigning champion against whom we can judge all future letters. So which…

      Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Caption Contest Winner: The Height Of Law School Toolishness

      …As is customary with our caption contests, we'll now reveal the backstory behind the picture. A reader sent it to us, wondering how a law student could possibly be such a tool. In case you haven't checked the law journal citation yet, the author of this note is a 2014 graduate who wasted no time getting his tattoo. He obviously thinks quite highly…

      4 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Caption Contest Finalists: The Height Of Law School Toolishness

      …Here are the finalists for our latest caption contest, which were quite awesome (a few with the most "likes" from readers in Disqus, and a few underrated captions that received the most "likes" from yours truly): . Bluebook Rule 16.7.1 "When appearing in a tattoo, a law review or journal citation must be placed above the ankle or on the lower back…

      4 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • The Greatest Lawyer Letter Ever? — Elite Eight

      …After slogging through 4 weeks of Sweet Sixteen voting, we've finally identified the eight best lawyer letters ever featured in the pages of ATL. Unsurprisingly, the seeding largely held — after all, that's what good seeding does — but there were also some critical upsets, especially where stories from different eras clashed. And so now that we've…

      3 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook

      … and contests). Facebook stated its intention is to “ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them” and that it “want[s] people to like [pages on Facebook] because [people] want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial incentives.” [i] Specifically, the following previously permitted practices…

      3 readers - InfoLawGroup
    • The Greatest Lawyer Letter Ever? The ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket — Day 4

      …Now for the last 4 contenders in our lawyer letter bracket. Be sure to check out the previous three installments where polls are still active for another week. Here's Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. As of right now, there are a pair of upsets in the offing. Let's see how the final tally turns out next week when we begin the Elite Eight.... No. 1 - A Great…

      3 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Non-Sequiturs: 08.11.14

      …* Jury writes judge a note asking for a "big bottle of wine." It's gonna be a long night. [Southern District of Florida Blog] * As it turns out, some Redditors are morons who don't understand law. Glad we cleared that up. [The Concourse] * There's a Kickstarter for an Ally McBeal podcast. If you love talking about unisex bathrooms, here's a golden…

      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Best Summer Associate Event Contest (2014): The Winner!

      …11 Aug 2014 at 1:23 PM Biglaw, Contests, Drinking, Fabulosity, Parties, Summer Associates There are several things that we can learn from this year's summer associate event contest, because our readers' unique tastes manifested themselves in the results. Lawyers and law students really like pop music performed by some of the hottest acts…

      Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Best Summer Associate Event Contest (2014): The Finalists

      … of Biglaw initiates. But just how good are we talking here? We think the fact that we received an overwhelming number of nominations for this year's summer associate event contest speaks volumes. We managed to whittle down the list of 20+ gushing nominations we received to just eight of the most amazing. Some were cultural extravaganzas, others were…

      9 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • The Greatest Letter Ever? The ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket — Day 3

      …We're halfway through the first round of this epic bracket. We've got polls active right now from Day 1 and Day 2 featuring eight different lawyer letters — seeded by all-time traffic — vying for a trip to the Elite Eight. Now the next four entrants join the party. Do you remember these gems of legal authorship? No. 2 - This Lawyer Just Wrote…

      10 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • What Was The Best Biglaw Summer Associate Event Of 2014?

      …04 Aug 2014 at 12:20 PM Biglaw, Contests, Fabulosity, Parties, Summer Associates It's the first full week of August, and you know what that means: summer associate programs are wrapping up, and people are beginning to pop bottles of bubbly to celebrate their offers. Before we get to our annual offer rate round-up, we want to know which firm hosted…

      3 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
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