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.
A bad week to cross a judge.
There are limits to the customer always being right.
Why spend all that money on fancy legal research tools?
Get used to this out of the Supreme Court.
This was a doozy of an ethical issue spotter.
That wasn't even close.
In case you were doubting how hot the legal market is.
They tried to keep a student from graduating... next year they'll be writing your laws!
The legal industry is changing in unexpected ways this year.
Firms changing up vacation policies worrying associates.
You'd think after a year of this, people would be better at it.
At a certain point, you have to wonder why he's willing to keep charging up this hill.
We're not saying, we're just saying.
And if you do, can we interest you in this souvenir hat?
It probably depends on who we're talking about.
Yale Law School seems to have a recurring issue.
US News drops Georgetown from top tier.
Keeping up with the competition matters.
The party continues.
The former federal judge resigned in disgrace... but he's still a media darling.
Each half of the former firm has a new phone number.
Seriously, we told you people you can't do that.
200th Episode Spectacular!!!
We're not live but also not cats.
Everything wrapped into one.
Adventures in impeachment linguistics!
When will all of this election fallout finally end?
The second impeachment of Trump's tenure raises easily answered questions.
Too bad it was such a slow news week...
The firm says Cleta Mitchell went rogue, but that's only the start of their issues.
Things have to get better from here, right?
You can have a second act, but you don't get a consequence-free mulligan.
It's made-for-cable holiday movie season, so we tackle the burning question.
Also, what to get for the lawyer that has no time for anything.
Biglaw, law school, and firing squads all in one show.
As it turns out, there are a lot of better ideas out there.
Could this be the beginning of a mass exodus?
Sometimes, you just need to protect your IP better.
Someone screwed up bigly.
Time flies when you're surveying the apocalypse.
Courts, law firms, and bar exams, oh my!
Donald Trump is making a big mistake with Amy Coney Barrett.
A conversation with Neal Katyal about the late justice.
Firms are signaling their strength in a COVID impacted economy.
Despite Trump's urgings, you'd be risking possible felonies.
Taking stock of the law after a week of consistent violations.
Online exams have a bathroom break problem.
Although this COVID party did stop.
The NCBE has had it with those pesky critics.
The industry may finally be getting back on track.
Multiple states are going forward with the test this week. Good luck to everyone.
The Supreme Court year is finally over.
Revisiting the St. Louis AR-15 Couple.
Last week provided a cavalcade of news stories.
Two big opinions take surprising turns.
There are some very ill-informed things being said about this case... mostly by the DOJ.
The George Floyd killing is inspiring law firms to reconsider their policies, while bar exams ask applicants to sign liability waivers.
Everything appears to be unraveling apace.
A lot has changed since the middle of March.
Sometimes bending a curve is the hardest thing to do.
Dealing with thousands of documents presents a lot of challenges.
Reviewing the fate of Kirkland's non-equity partners confirms their middle ground is no paradise.
Biglaw firms seem like they have a license to print money... until they don't.
Technology is revolutionizing discovery -- young lawyers need to find a new way to learn the process.
It was a good week for legal eagles on the airwaves.
The week where Biglaw lunchroom policy got wrapped up in ongoing litigation threats.
The Mansfield Rule is a laudable initiative, but not nearly enough.
A quick hit recap of the top stories in law.
Joe and Kathryn come back with another edition of legal topics: Alan Dershowitz, Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court clerk hiring, and many more.
Elie remains missing in action (crying about Game of Thrones) so Joe and Kathryn are left to do another ESPN inspired legal podcast
Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino offer a PTI-inspired roundup of the week's legal news items in short, two-minute bursts.
Kathryn Rubino joins Joe to discuss the recent lowlights in Biglaw gender equity.
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.
Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino cover stuff as well as New Year's "bliss".
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.
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.
Jonathan Shapiro talks about how a lawyer breaks into Hollywood and how penning lines for James Spader differs from practicing law.
Ransomware attacks, data disasters, robot lawyers... Jeff Ton talks about what's on the horizon for technology in 2018.
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