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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer

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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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.

May 19, 2021

Yes, You Still Need To Check Your Zoom Name Before Logging In

You'd think after a year of this, people would be better at it.

May 12, 2021

Law School Professor Just Won’t Stop Begging To Use Racial Slurs

At a certain point, you have to wonder why he's willing to keep charging up this hill.

May 5, 2021

Rudy Giuliani Is The Dumbest Lawyer Ever, Right?

We're not saying, we're just saying.

Apr 28, 2021

Don’t Throw Clients Under The Bus, Unless They’re Protesters

And if you do, can we interest you in this souvenir hat?

Apr 21, 2021

Are Billing Rates Too Darn High?

It probably depends on who we're talking about.

Apr 14, 2021

The First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Yale Law School seems to have a recurring issue.

Apr 7, 2021

Does The T14 Even Matter? Asking For Some Hoyas.

US News drops Georgetown from top tier.

Mar 31, 2021

What Does It Mean To Be A Market Leader?

Keeping up with the competition matters.

Mar 24, 2021

Springtime For Biglaw Bonuses

The party continues.

Mar 17, 2021

Are We Still Citing Judge Kozinski As An Expert?

The former federal judge resigned in disgrace... but he's still a media darling.

Mar 10, 2021

Who Wins The Jingle War: Cellino Or Barnes?

Each half of the former firm has a new phone number.

Mar 3, 2021

No, You Can’t Do That

Seriously, we told you people you can't do that.

Feb 24, 2021

Elie Mystal’s Back: The Prodigal Podcast Host Returns

200th Episode Spectacular!!!

Feb 17, 2021

Unfiltered Legal Talk! Uncatfiltered Anyway

We're not live but also not cats.

Feb 10, 2021

The Ecstasy And The Agony Of Pandemic Law

Everything wrapped into one.

Feb 3, 2021

Text Is Really Only Part Of Context

Adventures in impeachment linguistics!

Jan 27, 2021

Rudy’s Dominion Defamation Dollars Debacle

When will all of this election fallout finally end?

Jan 20, 2021

An Impeachment So Nice They Did It Twice

The second impeachment of Trump's tenure raises easily answered questions.

Jan 13, 2021

Coup Coup Ka-Choo

Too bad it was such a slow news week...

Jan 6, 2021

Foley & Lardner’s Wild Week

The firm says Cleta Mitchell went rogue, but that's only the start of their issues.

Dec 30, 2020

Finally, We’re Finished With 2020

Things have to get better from here, right?

Dec 23, 2020

No Second ‘Chances’

You can have a second act, but you don't get a consequence-free mulligan.

Dec 16, 2020

I Wonder If The Big City Lawyer Will Choose Love Or Career?!?!?

It's made-for-cable holiday movie season, so we tackle the burning question.

Dec 9, 2020

‘Tis The Season For Law School Exam Screw Ups

Also, what to get for the lawyer that has no time for anything.

Dec 2, 2020

Ready… Aim… Bonuses!

Biglaw, law school, and firing squads all in one show.

Nov 25, 2020

What Would Be Better Than The Bar Exam?

As it turns out, there are a lot of better ideas out there.

Nov 18, 2020

Jones Day Bets On Donald Trump As Half-Baked Election Challenges Crumble

Could this be the beginning of a mass exodus?

Nov 11, 2020

Welcome To Four Seasons Legal Podcast

Sometimes, you just need to protect your IP better.

Nov 3, 2020

Have You Tried Editing Your Opinions, Your Honor?

Someone screwed up bigly.

Oct 28, 2020

Toobingate Was Only Last Week

Time flies when you're surveying the apocalypse.

Oct 20, 2020

Clio Cloud Conference Provides The Pulse Of The Profession

Joe chats with Clio CEO Jack Newton in the midst of his virtual conference.

Oct 13, 2020

Biglaw Bonuses Belong In Associate Pockets, Not Partner Coffers

Courts, law firms, and bar exams, oh my!

Oct 6, 2020

Some Supremely Useful Advice

Donald Trump is making a big mistake with Amy Coney Barrett.

Sep 29, 2020

On The Passing Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A conversation with Neal Katyal about the late justice.

Sep 22, 2020

Begun The Bonus War Has

Firms are signaling their strength in a COVID impacted economy.

Sep 15, 2020

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

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

Sep 8, 2020

The Screwball Antics Of The Department Of Justice

Why doesn't the Attorney General know how many times we can vote?

Sep 1, 2020

Who Really Cares About The Hatch Act?

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

Aug 25, 2020

Becoming A Bar Exam Whiz… Literally

Online exams have a bathroom break problem.

Aug 18, 2020

Ain’t No Party Like A COVID Party

Although this COVID party did stop.

Aug 11, 2020

That Took A Threatening Turn

The NCBE has had it with those pesky critics.

Aug 4, 2020

Firms Slowly Begin To Return To Normal Pay

The industry may finally be getting back on track.

Jul 28, 2020

It’s Bar Exam Time!

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

Jul 21, 2020

The Fight For Diploma Privilege

Checking in with the graduates on the front lines.

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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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