Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.Established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for John Harvard (its first benefactor), Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning, and the Harvard Corporation (formally, the President and Fellows of Harvard College) is its first chartered corporation. Although never formally affiliated with any denomination, the early College primarily trained Congregation­alist and Unitarian clergy.
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    • Lawyer With 3 Harvard Degrees Loses His Mind Over $4 Chinese Food Overcharge

      … for being a huge d-bag. Have you ever met a lawyer whose head is shoved so far up his own ass that he doesn’t realize what a complete and utter a-hole he’s being? We think you have, but if you haven’t, we’ve written about these people ad nauseam. These lawyers think they’re such hot stuff that the public absolutely adores it when they’re shamed and humiliated.

      Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law- 42 readers -
    • Special Snowflake Syndrome Trigger Warning: I’m A Jerk

      Keith Lee So when did law students start acting like a bunch of wimps? Cause that’s the takeaway I’m getting after these past couple of weeks. Don’t get me wrong, some pretty upsetting events have gone down recently. But that doesn’t translate into Harvard law students asking to delay their exams because “feelings.

      Keith Lee/ Above the Law- 11 readers -
  • 10 Predictions For 2015

    …., and Chicago. Competitive market rates in Philadelphia and Boston could convince Harvard and Boston U & C grads to stay in Boston, and may offer a reasonable alternative for N.Y. associates battling the rising cost of living in New York. 9. Simpson Thacher escalates the arms race, offers bonuses of 190k for first-year associates, reduces base…

    Above the Law- 2 readers -
  • The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyers

    … or Yale. They didn’t complete high school either. So, if you’re looking for an Ivy League lawyer, I’m not your man. I served 4 great years in the military including Airborne Service in Southeast Asia from 1968-1970. After leaving the military, I used the GI Bill to attend UC Davis. I married in 1978 and later graduated from McGeorge School of Law…

    Edward Smith/ Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog- 2 readers -
  • What The Next Generation Of Economists Is Working On

    … are their academic interests, and what is their research about? Let’s preview the next generation of economists. I visited the job candidate websites of top economics Ph.D. programs [Berkeley, Caltech, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA, UCSD, Wisconsin, and Yale] to canvas the interests…

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 4 readers -
  • ABA 509 Enrollment Data on All Ranked Law Schools, 2011-2014

    … Washington (20): 13.7% Pepperdine (54): 12.4% Baylor (51): 11.3% Washington University (18): 11.1% Notre Dame (26): 9.3% UC-Berkeley (9): 7.9% Chapman (140): 5.6% Duke (10): 4.7% Florida (49): 4.1% Hawaii (100): 3.5% Penn State (51): 3.2% Oklahoma (58): 2.6% Brooklyn (83): 2.3% Colorado (43): 1.8% Harvard (2): 0.7% NYU (6): 0.4% Georgetown (13): 0.2% Check out the many great charts. Here are the Top 51 law schools: …

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 6 readers -
  • Crane Reviews Halperin & Warren, Understanding Income Tax Deferral

    … Charlotte Crane (Northwestern), Keeping Us Honest About the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax (Jotwell) (reviewing Daniel I. Halperin (Harvard) & Alvin C. Warren Jr. (Harvard), Understanding Income Tax Deferral): The recent attempt of Halperin and Warren to lay out with some precision what is at stake in the various phenomena loosely called…

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 3 readers -
  • Harvard Law Prof: Are Today's Students Too Sensitive to Study Rape Law?

    … The New Yorker: The Trouble With Teaching Rape Law, by Jeanne Suk (Harvard): I magine a medical student who is training to be a surgeon but who fears that he’ll become distressed if he sees or handles blood. What should his instructors do? Criminal-law teachers face a similar question with law students who are afraid to study rape law…

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 1 readers -
  • Complaining About a Restaurant Bill Backfires Against Attorney [e130]

    … The guys start the week by detailing the story of a Harvard professor who fought with a restaurant over a $4 discrepancy in his bill. They then answer, “At what point can I make my employees clock out but take care of non work activities at the office?” Podcast: Play in new window | Download bill discrepancyemployee timecardHarvardrestaurant discrepancy…

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  • ‘Ball Don’t Lie’ – What Percentage Of Biglaw Partners Are White?

    … players, therefore black players are better than other races.” This isn’t 1966, there is nothing to be gained from these type of claims. Some believe that legendary UK Basketball Coach Adolph Rupp was a racist, or was he just a product of his environment? Everyone knows a black, brown, or yellow person at Harvard/Yale/Stanford, a Top 14 school, top 50…

    Above the Law- 6 readers -
  • Are perpetual trusts unconstitutional (in five states)?

    … An interesting new article, Steven J. Horowitz & Prof. Robert H. Sitkoff (Harvard), Unconstitutional Perpetual Trusts, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1769 (2014). “I never can be thankful, Mr. Bennet, for any thing about the entail” is the epigraph (from Pride & Prejudice, of course). The Second Amendment connection is that some of the relevant state…

    Eugene Volokh/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
  • What’s good for the goose…

    … Posted By: Robert B. Lamm A few weeks ago – “From the same wonderful folks who brought you conflict minerals (among other things)” – I complained about Senator Blumenthal’s attempt to tell the SEC what to regulate and how to regulate it. I had an equal and opposite reaction to the recent news that Commissioner Gallagher and former Commissioner…

    Robert B. Lamm/ The Securities Edge- 4 readers -
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