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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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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.

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.

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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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