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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

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Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Joe Patrice and Kathryn Rubino. 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.

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May 4, 2022

Guess What Happened After We Recorded This Podcast?

Listen to this like a time capsule...

Apr 27, 2022

A Wild Week Of Law News

So many stories.

Apr 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.

Apr 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!

Apr 6, 2022

Law School Rankings And The Grain Of Salt You Need

There's a value in rankings... just don't overdo it.

Mar 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.

Mar 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?

Mar 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.

Mar 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...

Mar 2, 2022

The Undebatable Qualifications Of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Forensics! Not just for autopsies.

Feb 23, 2022

Let The Salary Cavalcade Commence

The floodgates may finally be opening.

Feb 16, 2022

Tales From The Shadow Docket

The name makes it sound a lot more fun than it really is

Feb 9, 2022

Still Coughing Up Bad Decisions

The Fifth Circuit can't stop and won't stop.

Feb 2, 2022

Supreme Court Vacancy Inspires All Sorts Of Awful

This is why we can't have nice things.

Jan 26, 2022

Let’s Talk Raises!

Biglaw compensation keeps going up.

Jan 19, 2022

Stupid Or Wrong?: The Neil Gorsuch Conundrum

Supremely comical.

Jan 12, 2022

Anti-Vaxxer Law — The Last Refuge Of The Scoundrel

Also, jurors say the darnedest things.

Jan 5, 2022

The John Roberts Webinar Of Power

There's no constitutional crisis a little training video can't fix!

Dec 29, 2021

The 2021 Year End Spectacular

It's really almost over, folks.

Dec 22, 2021

Judge Gets Testy… Becomes Former Judge

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

Dec 15, 2021

Incredibly Insecure Biglaw Firms

Some firms have it all, including an inferiority complex.

Dec 8, 2021

Biglaw Bonus Barrier Breached Bigly

That's what we've been waiting to see.

Dec 1, 2021

Bonus Season Stumbles Off The Line

Cravath raised the bar for bonuses... but most of the market remains in a holding pattern.

Nov 24, 2021

Watering Down The Rule Of Law

Wasn't a great week for 'society.'

Nov 17, 2021

Shake (Intellectual Property Considerations) Off

High stakes copyright battle hits the charts.

Nov 10, 2021

Let’s Go Branded

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

Nov 3, 2021

Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Some Geniuses

The Constitution isn't as easy to break as you might think.

Oct 27, 2021

What Will Yale Do Next Week?

Plus, some new rankings.

Oct 20, 2021

This Is Not A First Amendment Thing, Man

Honestly, this isn't how it works.

Oct 13, 2021

Judges Gone Wild

A whole episode about judges grabbing the spotlight for good or ill.

Oct 6, 2021

Supreme Court Preview: It Ain’t Gonna Be Pretty

The Bill of Rights was fun while it lasted.

Sep 29, 2021

That’s Not How Contracts Work

Trump sues his niece with some... interesting legal theories.

Sep 22, 2021

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Law school branding is a tough business.

Sep 15, 2021

Lawyers Behaving All Kinds Of Badly

What's with lawyers these days?

Sep 8, 2021

Neither Novel Nor Procedural Nor Questions

What's a shadow docket?

Sep 1, 2021

That’s Not What We Meant By Remote Work

This is why we can't have nice things.

Aug 25, 2021

Not A Great Look For Law Professors

Law profs on the wrong side of vaccines and the N-word.

Aug 18, 2021

How Much Would Biglaw Have To Pay You To Stay?

There’s big money out there in staying put.

Aug 11, 2021

It’s Always The Law Professors You Think It’s Going To Be

No shockers when it comes to which professors are whining about vaccines.

Aug 4, 2021

Cooler Heads Prevail?

Really our only wish this week.

Jul 28, 2021

When Judges Attack

A bad week to cross a judge.

Jul 21, 2021

Clients Need To Mind Their Own Business About Returning To The Office

There are limits to the customer always being right.

Jul 14, 2021

The Greatest Legal Research Hack

Why spend all that money on fancy legal research tools?

Jul 7, 2021

Supremely Disappointing

Get used to this out of the Supreme Court.

Jun 30, 2021

So, You’re Saying Billing To Non-Existent Matters Is Frowned Upon?

This was a doozy of an ethical issue spotter.

Jun 23, 2021

Supreme Court Treats NCAA Like Amateurs

That wasn't even close.

Jun 16, 2021

Associate Pay Jumps To $205K

In case you were doubting how hot the legal market is.

Jun 9, 2021

FedSoc Babies Won’t Stop Whining

They tried to keep a student from graduating... next year they'll be writing your laws!

Jun 2, 2021

No One’s Where They Expected To Be

The legal industry is changing in unexpected ways this year.

May 26, 2021

Summer Vacations? Maybe Not For Lawyers

Firms changing up vacation policies worrying associates.

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Joe Patrice

Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a...

Kathryn Rubino

Kathryn Rubino is a member of the editorial staff at Above the Law. She has a degree...

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