August 15, 2020

Above the Law

This Timesheet-Addicted Managing Partner Will Make You Grateful Not to Work For Him

Like a gruesome car crash, we often enjoy swinging over to Above the Law to gawk at lawyers in a way that makes us all feel better about the accounting profession as a whole. And this letter from one firm's managing partner, which went out just after noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, is no […]

Math-Challenged Future Barista With Law Degree Seeks Clue

Let's not all point and laugh at once now, kids.   I did the math and I'm willing to go to school for 3 years after my undergraduate to make 6 figures out of law school. — Cadillactica Pimp (@RaganGotEm) April 21, 2014 h/t Law School Lemmings via ATL

The More Money Your Parents Made, the Less Likely You Are to Become an Accountant

We'll file this under "Things You Probably Already Know" but found this bit over at Above the Law and wanted to share with the class: I think we’ve long known that law is a refuge for people who are afraid of numbers. People who are good at math don’t borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

If No One Will Hire You, Maybe It’s Because Your Parents Aren’t Offering to Pay Them

Today's dose of lawyerly schadenfreude comes courtesy Above the Law, which is pretty much to Going Concern as watching Hoarders is for people who aren't the best at keeping up with housework: Times are still desperate for recent law graduates looking for work. There’s no guarantee that you are going to get a good job… […]

If Lawyers From Certain Schools Don’t Need to Take the Bar, Should Accounting Follow That Lead?

Today, in "aren't you glad you majored in accounting instead of going to law school" news, we have this proposal being discussed on Above the Law. Basically, eliminating the bar exam requirement would somehow produce better quality lawyers who could hurry up and start practicing sooner, which means they can pay back their student loans […]

Another Reason To Be Glad You Are Not a Lawyer, As If You Needed One

The main reason for anyone here to read ATL is not for the razor-sharp wit nor timely commentary on the profession of law. No, it's to make all of you feel better about your own miserable lives. Exhibit ZZ: A person has placed an ad on the Los Angeles Craigslist board with the subject line: […]

Biglaw Reminds the Ladies To Act Like Ladies

This epic nastygram — courtesy our former sister site Above the Law — is one of those cringe-worthy company events you never want to be a part of. Mostly because it only serves to perpetuate this idea that women are catty and will take any opportunity to be catty to one another. Come on, aren't […]

Is Religious Headwear Allowed at Prometric?

Our friends over at Above the Law recently shared the story of a Muslim bar candidate who was handed quite the passive aggressive note (excessive underlining always makes it so) in the middle of her exam requesting she stash her hijab under her seat for the afternoon portion of testing. Everyone knows that things like […]

FYI: Attorneys Think Auditors’ Legal Confirmation Letters Are a Giant Waste of Time

Mark Herrmann, the in-house legal columnist at Above the Law, has a bone to pick today and it's one the opiners out there are intimately familiar with: When I worked at a law firm, I knew that lawyers’ responses to audit letters — in which the firm confirms to auditors the status of litigation pending […]