Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer
Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Joe Patrice, Kathryn Rubino and Chris Williams. 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.
Even-keeled professionalism may pay off over time, but being a mercurial lunatic always pays off now.
We're reaching peak Alina saturation.
Sometimes you can't actually fake being smart.
'The only rules are there are no rules' apparently doesn't fly in Judge Kaplan's courtroom.
Who needs a judge's approval to start ranting in court? Every other person ever, you say?
Maybe GPT-5 will want a free RV?
The highs and mostly lows from the year that was.
Defaming people doesn't pay well.
There's never a good look for layoffs but there are definitely bad ones.
Payable sometime in 2024... of course.
Elon Musk files a facially ludicrous lawsuit and Trump argues that sexual assault doesn't count on airplanes.
We discuss Trump's failed motion, DeSantis racking up bills, and Biglaw whiners.
Big week in Biglaw news.
Discussing the risks of representing Trump, Sam Bankman-Fried's goofy courtroom sketch, and Biglaw's open letter to law schools.
Stroock strikes out.
LSAT's decision is not totally... illogical.
A Clio Cloud Conference roundup.
Also Donald Trump's lawyers continue making mistakes.
This week we chat about the First Amendment, sexual harassment, and, yet again, Blackface in the legal community.
Plus a dramatic reading of the MyPillow deposition.
In our latest chat, we discuss Biglaw strip club outings, Jeff Clark taking time away from his indictment to be an idiot online, and associates unhappy with a law firm's office tracker.
Also, how to create a culture that welcomes Biglaw vacations.
A little Broadway for this week's title.
The Fifth Circuit judge made a bunch of headlines last week and we jump into all of them. Plus Texas’s use of water saws and Ron De Santis isn’t faring well in...
And they're running out of a bunch of lawyers.
Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito have… very different takes on judicial ethics and what Congress’s role is in all of it. Plus, Lindsey Graham has a change of heart about a federal...
Alabama is just straight up defying the Supreme Court on election law… but when liberals propose the same thing all of a sudden it’s a crisis for the rule of law. I...
For real though, don’t mention your law school rank in your wedding vows. You may think it cute but literally no one else does. Clarence Thomas has been workin that lifetime tenure...
Also more mandatory office policies and a brief primer on the Federal Circuit controversy.
Between threatening Facebook and suing Wachtell, the Chief Twit is pretty active. We also talk about the end of the Supreme Court Term and the struggles in bar prep.
Talking about Supreme Court scandals, marijuana rights, and the top law schools out there.
Because someday you might face massive espionage charges... or something.
When you think about it, is a deputized bear really weirder than keeping classified documents in a bathroom with two chandeliers?
Maybe the woman who called the cops on a Black birdwatcher should try using ChatGPT to make up some fake caselaw for her appeal because the real ones aren't helping.
And the Supreme Court's ethical problems just won't go away.
How can one guy mess up this much? Ron DeSantis is about to announce a run for president, but meanwhile he’s botching remedial civil procedure and running face first in the Fourteenth...
Joe and Chris talk about law school, layoffs, and basic decency.
When you list all of the revelations of the past month, it's impressive.
Also Ron DeSantis is getting beaten up by Disney again.
Yes, there's still more to say about Clarence Thomas.
Who reads all of the statute anyway?
Clarence Thomas takes some me time.
Also Morgan & Morgan has had it with insurance lobbyists and the legal profession is losing talent to OnlyFans.
Latest podcast also talks about ranking the best law schools the worst way possible.
Also, Elon Musk really needs legal counsel.
And a pop quiz: do you know what 'bofadeez' is?
And Sidney Powell drew the judge she needed at the right time.
Clarence Thomas is getting a statue... allow your imagination to run wild.
On the latest episode of Thinking Like A Lawyer, Kathryn and Chris ponder the need for a rule against Confederate flags in courtrooms in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA the year of...
Also, let's talk about Biglaw and cancel culture.
Also, some salty law school talk.
Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a...
Kathryn Rubino is a member of the editorial staff at Above the Law. She has a degree...
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