Joe Patrice

Joe Patrice

Host of Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a litigator at both Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Lankler Siffert & Wohl, representing a variety of individuals, institutions, and foreign sovereigns in criminal and civil matters. Then Joe left private practice to concentrate on making snide remarks about other lawyers which is at least as fulfilling as motion practice.

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Recent Episodes
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 31, 2022

Trump Judge’s Crim Pro Choose Your Own Adventure

Um... 28 U.S.C. Section... Why Not?

August 24, 2022

Humanitarian Crises Strike The Legal Profession

We didn't plan to get this deep into the feels, but here we are.

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 20, 2022

Maybe Elon Musk Shouldn’t Have Waived All Those Protections?

Due diligence is your friend, Elon. Twitter has sued Elon Musk for walking away from his plans to purchase the company and it’s hard to see how Musk gets out of this...

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.

June 8, 2022

Preparing For The Bar Exam — The Last Test You’ll Ever Take (Rebroadcast)

The bar exam is a daunting obstacle, but it doesn't have to be.

June 1, 2022

The Podigal Son Returns: Elie Mystal Talks About The Supreme Court

Original Thinking Like A Lawyer co-host Elie Mystal makes a guest appearance.

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 14, 2022

The Civic Duty Of Lawyers To Speak Out When The Supreme Court Dupes The Public

Check out the stellar transitions in this one!

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 30, 2022

Your First Amendment Right To Sit Quietly And Not Say Anything

Yale made headlines as media tries to turn by-the-book protest into controversy.

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 5, 2022

ABA TECHSHOW 2022: What Legal Can Learn from Other Industries

Jack Newton and Kimberly Bennett chat about improving law firm businesses by analyzing innovations in adjacent realms of industry.

March 5, 2022

ABA TECHSHOW 2022: Modernizing Court Technology with Judge Scott Schlegel

Judge Scott Schlegel shares essential technology tips for facilitating virtual court.

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 29, 2021

The 2021 Year End Spectacular

It's really almost over, folks.

December 22, 2021

Judge Gets Testy… Becomes Former Judge

We've got a now-former partner story too.

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 24, 2021

Watering Down The Rule Of Law

Wasn't a great week for 'society.'

November 17, 2021

Shake (Intellectual Property Considerations) Off

High stakes copyright battle hits the charts.

November 10, 2021

Let’s Go Branded

Firms hand out branded gifts all the time... what do lawyers really want?