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Legal Lasso: Bleak Story For 2011 Grads

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NO GOOD NEWS IN THIS NEWS: New statistics from NALP paint a bleak picture of the job market for 2011 law grads. The overall employment rate nine months after graduation was 85.6 percent, the lowest it has been since 1994, according to a NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals press release. But the employment rate doesn’t tell the whole, dismal story. Among law grads whose employment status was known, only 65.4 percent were in jobs requiring bar passage, the lowest percentage ever measured by NALP. The number has fallen nine percentage points since 2008. Only 60 percent were working full-time as lawyers in jobs that required bar passage.

IN OTHER LAW SCHOOL NEWS: A Washington University law professor analyzes the economics of law school, and why they don’t pan out.

TALKING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: CEO of Dish Network, Charlie Ergen, who defended his company’s new ad-skipping feature.

A GOOD READ: Constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky analyzes two important U.S. Supreme Court cases.

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LOOKING FOR SOME HELP: A group of office equipment lessors are opposing Dewey & LeBoeuf‘s proposed use of cash collateral to fund its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, arguing that the approval of such an arrangement unfairly favors secured creditors and leaves unsecured creditors with little recourse if their bills are not paid.

INTERESTING MOVE: A Texas lawyer on maternity leave told of her frustrations on Facebook after a justice of the peace refused her request for a trial delay and she brought her baby to court.

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WE LOVE OPINIONS THAT QUOTE OUR FAVORITE AUTHORS, including a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia opinion that cites George Orwell. It also takes the lawyers to task for over-using acronyms.

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