Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. Before that, he wrote columns for an online magazine named The Muse Collaborative under the pen name Knehmo. He endured the great state of Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at [email protected].

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Recent Episodes
January 18, 2023

Maternity Leave Scandal A Reminder That Lawyers Still Don’t Understand ‘Benefits’

Also, Joe Biden's documents elicit special counsel attention.

January 11, 2023

Layoffs & Mergers Highlight A Bumpy Year Ahead

It’s only the beginning.

January 4, 2023

Biglaw Closes Out The Year With Some Shenanigans

Always waiting until the last minute.

December 28, 2022

2022 Legal Year In Review

Looking back at the good... and mostly bad.

December 21, 2022

Biglaw Firm Seeks Its Pound Of Bar Prep Flesh

It's all about optics.

December 14, 2022

Dickensian Law Firms

Also the country may have dodged a constitutional bullet.

December 7, 2022

Sam Alito Successfully Deploys The Shaggy Defense

But they caught me with some contemporaneous third-party emails?

November 23, 2022

Driving A Stake Through U.S. News

Also, bonus season begins!

November 16, 2022

Game Of Owns: The 2022 FedSoc Convention

Annual gathering aims to silence woke heretics... misses spectacularly.

November 9, 2022

The Drumbeat Of Layoffs Getting Louder

It's not 2009 all over again, but it's not great.

October 26, 2022

Donald Trump Trying To Use The Courts For His Petty Grudges. Again.

Donald Trump is threatening a dumb lawsuit against the Pulitzer committee, but is it dumb like a fox? Because the right certainly has New York Times v. Sullivan in their crosshairs. There’s...

October 19, 2022

Bar Exam Cheating Tale Almost Too Stupid To Believe

Also lawyers don't make enough money... maybe.

October 5, 2022

It’s Not A Lie If You Believe It.

But it might make you a sociopath.

September 28, 2022

Playing Stupid Games

Receive The Appropriate Prizes.

September 21, 2022

Dueling Speeches Spice Up Supreme Court Offseason

And we speak of mermaids and copyrights.

September 14, 2022

Law School Reform Gets Some Unlikely Support

Also, judges need to get their act together.

September 7, 2022

Telling My Grandkids Judge Aileen Cannon Was Just Andy Kaufman Doing A Bit

See, it was an elaborate art piece to demonstrate the futility of law.

August 17, 2022

Trump’s Legal Braintrust May Need To Take Remedial Crim Pro

The FBI’s search of Trump’s residence has brought on a whole lot of caterwauling on cable news and social media from lawyers and law professors in Trump’s orbit. Yet no one seems...

August 10, 2022

Punitive Damages Cap In Alex Jones Case Is The Ultimate Jury Nullification

Alex Jones is not going to be paying anything near what the jury determined.

August 3, 2022

Bar Exam Working To Prove Its Own Irrelevancy

This podcast must vest, if at all, within 21 years...

July 27, 2022

Don’t Do What This Lawyer Did

Mistakes were made.

July 13, 2022

Doth Protest Too Much? Not According To The Supreme Court

Plus Texas targets Biglaw.

July 6, 2022

Hearsay Schmearsay

January 6 hearings invite a more hearsay mistakes than the bar exam.

June 29, 2022

Supreme Court Isn’t Even Trying Anymore

Constitutional law is more of a vibe now. Well there’s not much to talk about in the legal world besides the Supreme Court so… let’s do that. The Court ruled that state...

June 22, 2022

The Supreme Court Has A Little Chatterbox

Starting to notice a pattern?

June 15, 2022

Law School Rankings Show Which Schools Offer Best Deal

Also, people don't want to go back to the office. At all.

May 25, 2022

Once Again The Epicenter Of All Drama

Yale. Again.

May 18, 2022

Texas Social Media Law DEMANDS That You Listen To This Episode

And the 5th Circuit approves.

May 11, 2022

Supreme Court Unveils New Doctrine Of ‘Stare 5-Voticus’

Dobbs leak dominates news.

May 4, 2022

Guess What Happened After We Recorded This Podcast?

Listen to this like a time capsule...

April 27, 2022

A Wild Week Of Law News

So many stories.

April 20, 2022

At What Point Are You Just Giving Bad People The Attention They Crave?

They'll never learn, but that doesn't mean the public doesn't need to know.

April 6, 2022

Law School Rankings And The Grain Of Salt You Need

There's a value in rankings... just don't overdo it.

March 23, 2022

Biglaw Firms Learning The Hard Way That Some Billables Just Aren’t Worth It

And how far can you stretch this for a party?

March 16, 2022

A Journey Of (e)Discovery

It's been a while since we've gathered for a trade show... and then we had two.

March 9, 2022

The Least Interesting Thing About Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Her LSAT Score

Cravath proved they’re still the Biglaw compensation leader by coming over the top of Davis Polk’s raises. Now the question is — who will follow them? Which lawyers are still working for...

March 2, 2022

The Undebatable Qualifications Of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Forensics! Not just for autopsies.

February 23, 2022

Let The Salary Cavalcade Commence

The floodgates may finally be opening.

February 16, 2022

Tales From The Shadow Docket

The name makes it sound a lot more fun than it really is

February 9, 2022

Still Coughing Up Bad Decisions

The Fifth Circuit can't stop and won't stop.

February 2, 2022

Supreme Court Vacancy Inspires All Sorts Of Awful

This is why we can't have nice things.

January 26, 2022

Let’s Talk Raises!

Biglaw compensation keeps going up.

January 19, 2022

Stupid Or Wrong?: The Neil Gorsuch Conundrum

Supremely comical.

January 12, 2022

Anti-Vaxxer Law — The Last Refuge Of The Scoundrel

Also, jurors say the darnedest things.

January 5, 2022

The John Roberts Webinar Of Power

There's no constitutional crisis a little training video can't fix!

December 15, 2021

Incredibly Insecure Biglaw Firms

Some firms have it all, including an inferiority complex.

December 8, 2021

Biglaw Bonus Barrier Breached Bigly

That's what we've been waiting to see.

December 1, 2021

Bonus Season Stumbles Off The Line

Cravath raised the bar for bonuses... but most of the market remains in a holding pattern.

November 17, 2021

Shake (Intellectual Property Considerations) Off

High stakes copyright battle hits the charts.

November 3, 2021

Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Some Geniuses

The Constitution isn't as easy to break as you might think.