The Legal Rule Behind The Conspiracy Of HTGAWM

Well, well. The mid-season finale for How To Get Away With Murder certainly delivered what it promised. After hocking the #WhoKilledSam hashtag for a week they answered the question we didn't even know we cared about. But, perhaps more relevantly they answered why would five people who can barely stand each other all… » 11/21/14 10:05am Friday 10:05am

Law Student Sues Large Firms For Being Elitist

Every law student needs to make an important cognitive leap during their three years of legal training. At some point, you have to stop asking what's "fair" and start asking what's "legal." That's the first step to "thinking like a lawyer." That's what separates lawyers from the heathen philosophers and ethicists who… » 11/20/14 7:00pm Thursday 7:00pm

Pick-Up Artist Gets Hilariously Scathing Legal Rebuke

Familiar formula. Jackhole says incredibly offensive stuff under the blanket of the First Amendment. Someone publicly calls him out. He unironically tries to censor his critics. And a lot of times, this works because a threatening letter from a lawyer can intimidate many critics into silence. » 11/18/14 11:37am Tuesday 11:37am

We Should Throw These Tourists In Gitmo​

I live in New York, which means I tacitly accept a certain level of tourists coming in and treating my home like a vacation destination. Please, stand in the middle of Grand Central taking pictures during rush hour when people are trying to get home. By all means, take five hours to figure out how buy a Metro Card… » 11/17/14 4:33pm 11/17/14 4:33pm

The Verdict: The Laws Of Predation​

I'm a carnivore, but not a hunter. If a rancher raises a succulent, socially edible animal specifically for the purpose of being slaughtered, and then those slaughtered vittles show up on Fresh Direct, I will buy them, cook them, eat them, and not feel bad about it. But I would never take a rifle, sit in the cold for… » 11/17/14 3:36pm 11/17/14 3:36pm

​Can The Human Ass Sue Kim Kardashian For False Advertising?

Don't tell me asses can't sue. Assholes sue all the time. And don't tell me that Kim Kardashian's nude photos in Paper bear even a passing resemblance to a human body. The ass is not an end table. THAT'S SCIENCE. Nothing in the below picture is physically possible on the human plane of existence. » 11/14/14 3:48pm 11/14/14 3:48pm

Sleeping Pill Zombie Murders In Week 8 of HTGAWM

How To Get Away With Murder is back to its old tricks. Dragging out an unrelated case of the week in order to string viewers along as it builds its season-long arc of who killed Sam Keating. (No, I will not play along with ABC's marketing ploy and hashtag that for you.) In fact, I am not going to play along with any… » 11/14/14 6:49am 11/14/14 6:49am

Why Do Trial Laywers Care That Siri Is More Dangerous Than Texting?

Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous. Typing is a contradictory activity to driving. Most of us suspect that using hands free devices is just as dangerous. A report from AAA last month confirmed that suspicion. It found that using Siri while driving is pretty much the most distracting thing you can… » 11/12/14 1:17pm 11/12/14 1:17pm

Are Your Lawyers Getting Dumber?​

The number of people applying to law school has been going down for the past few years. Applications are down 37% since 2010. The number of people who took the LSAT — the de facto law school entrance exam — last June were at a 14-year low. And, despite those numbers, it's still a terrible time to go to law school. » 11/11/14 3:14pm 11/11/14 3:14pm