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Kathryn Rubino

Kathryn Rubino

Host of Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law

Kathryn Rubino is a member of the editorial staff at Above the Law. She has a degree in journalism from NYU and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to working at Above the Law, Kathryn was a litigator in several Biglaw firms.

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September 15, 2020

An Election So Nice, You Should Vote TWICE! (No, You Shouldn’t)

Despite Trump's urgings, you'd be risking possible felonies.

September 1, 2020

Who Really Cares About The Hatch Act?

Taking stock of the law after a week of consistent violations.

August 25, 2020

Becoming A Bar Exam Whiz… Literally

Online exams have a bathroom break problem.

August 18, 2020

Ain’t No Party Like A COVID Party

Although this COVID party did stop.

August 11, 2020

That Took A Threatening Turn

The NCBE has had it with those pesky critics.

August 4, 2020

Firms Slowly Begin To Return To Normal Pay

The industry may finally be getting back on track.

July 28, 2020

It’s Bar Exam Time!

Multiple states are going forward with the test this week. Good luck to everyone.

July 14, 2020

Chief Justice Hits His Head And Remembers Rule Of Law

The Supreme Court year is finally over.

July 7, 2020

When Attorneys Attack!

Revisiting the St. Louis AR-15 Couple.

June 30, 2020

Addressing Law School Racism & Neomi Rao’s School Of Legal Writing Don’ts

Last week provided a cavalcade of news stories.

June 23, 2020

A Wild Week At The Supreme Court

Two big opinions take surprising turns.

June 16, 2020

Explaining Michael Flynn’s Case To Non-Lawyers And Other Challenges

There are some very ill-informed things being said about this case... mostly by the DOJ.

June 9, 2020

As Law Firms Self-Reflect, State Bar Exams Double Down

The George Floyd killing is inspiring law firms to reconsider their policies, while bar exams ask applicants to sign liability waivers.

June 2, 2020

Guns, Germs, And Section 230 Internet Regulation

Everything appears to be unraveling apace.

April 21, 2020

State Of The Industry After A Month Of Coronavirus

A lot has changed since the middle of March.

March 31, 2020

Law Schools Struggle With COVID Response

Sometimes bending a curve is the hardest thing to do.

February 25, 2020

The Psychology of Document Review

Dealing with thousands of documents presents a lot of challenges.

January 14, 2020

Non-Equity Means Non-Partner

Reviewing the fate of Kirkland's non-equity partners confirms their middle ground is no paradise.

January 8, 2020

In Memoriam… To All The Law Firms We Lost Last Decade

Biglaw firms seem like they have a license to print money... until they don't.

December 10, 2019

The One Thing That Might Force Law Schools To Be More Practical

Technology is revolutionizing discovery -- young lawyers need to find a new way to learn the process.

October 8, 2019

Lawyers On TV

It was a good week for legal eagles on the airwaves.

September 17, 2019

Revenge Is A Dish Best Not Served To Guests In Weil’s Cafeteria

The week where Biglaw lunchroom policy got wrapped up in ongoing litigation threats.

September 10, 2019

The Many, Many Obstacles To Biglaw Diversity

The Mansfield Rule is a laudable initiative, but not nearly enough.

August 6, 2019

What A Week In Legal News

A quick hit recap of the top stories in law.

June 18, 2019

So Many Mistakes, So Little Time

Joe and Kathryn come back with another edition of legal topics: Alan Dershowitz, Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court clerk hiring, and many more.

May 21, 2019

Around the Gavel

Elie remains missing in action (crying about Game of Thrones) so Joe and Kathryn are left to do another ESPN inspired legal podcast

May 7, 2019

Pardon The Injunction

Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino offer a PTI-inspired roundup of the week's legal news items in short, two-minute bursts.

April 16, 2019

Biglaw Continues To Struggle With Gender Equity

Kathryn Rubino joins Joe to discuss the recent lowlights in Biglaw gender equity.

January 15, 2019

On Emojis And Shutdowns

Joe and Elie talk about the acceptability of emojis in workplace communication and the slow death of the Department of Justice under the weight of the shutdown.

January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! Everything’s Awful

Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino cover stuff as well as New Year's "bliss".

October 2, 2018

The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Something Else, Weren’t They

Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino talk about the Kavanaugh hearings, recapping the morning testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and discuss the Kavanaugh opening statement in all its ripe-for-SNL-parody glory.

August 21, 2018

A Banner Week For Legal Gossip

Kathryn Rubino talks about Tiffany Trump's alleged law school woes and the life of Wachtell's George Conway as he navigates his days married to Kellyanne.

November 30, 2017

From Biglaw To Producing Hit Shows — A Discussion with Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro talks about how a lawyer breaks into Hollywood and how penning lines for James Spader differs from practicing law.

November 27, 2017

2018 Legal Technology Predictions

Ransomware attacks, data disasters, robot lawyers... Jeff Ton talks about what's on the horizon for technology in 2018.