Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law
Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.
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.
It's not all about knowing the law.
Catching up with Keith Lee.
School may be finishing up for the year, but the challenges will continue.
The legal industry can still get together to learn and socialize.
Trellis is turning the state court system into something lawyers can really use.
A lot has changed since the middle of March.
Long pay cycles aren't just a problem for outside counsel.
The power of flexibility.
Sometimes bending a curve is the hardest thing to do.
Since we last spoke, this guest has leveled up.
We know what makes people remember stuff, let's use it.
A surprising amount of legal controversy surrounds the growing sport.
Dealing with thousands of documents presents a lot of challenges.
Discussing Iowa and the challenges to American democracy.
After taking the spotlight in the impeachment trial... should we have all seen this coming?
A rambling take on impeachment and Tulsi Gabbard's Clinton lawsuit.
Plaintiff-side work provides rewarding opportunities that career services often overlook.
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.
A recap of Above the Law’s last 12 months.
So that just happened.
Biglaw firms are handing out bonuses... but some are reacting with bah humbug.
Technology is revolutionizing discovery -- young lawyers need to find a new way to learn the process.
Mark Godsey discusses his conversion to an advocate for the wrongfully convicted and his grasp of the psychology that consistently lands the wrong people in prison.
With Kavanaugh's arrival, the last Term provided a glimpse of the fully armed and operational Roberts Court.
The bar exam is a daunting obstacle, but it doesn't have to be.
Technology is making it easier to be a lawyer constantly on the move.
So many topics to fit under one roof.
This impeachment thing has a way of taking over.
The interview process is intense. We're here to help.
Legal departments have their own problems that other lawyers may not appreciate.
It was a good week for legal eagles on the airwaves.
Is there a limit on how many cat puns we can have purr episode?
Your guide to the lawsuits coming for Big Pharma.
The week where Biglaw lunchroom policy got wrapped up in ongoing litigation threats.
The Mansfield Rule is a laudable initiative, but not nearly enough.
Lawyers often run for office -- and their past clients often become talking points.
A chat with former Orrick chief Ralph Baxter about what's next for firms.
Law and Sports Collide This Week.
Some hypothetical legal quandaries to contemplate.
A quick hit recap of the top stories in law.
Lawyers watch Mueller very differently.
A law school professor appeared on a panel and declared that America needs "fewer nonwhites." She is still employed.
A whole lot of lawyers are going to end up as collateral damage in the Epstein case.
Joe and Elie talk about the court system in the nation and the lower courts that no one usually talks about.
Joe and Elie bring back an old topic from 2018 where they discussed how to master on-campus interviews, so this independence day they give their listeners some lessons on the topic.
Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a litigator at...
Kathryn Rubino is a member of the editorial staff at Above the Law. She has a degree in journalism...
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