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Greedy Links: Not-All-Doom-and-Gloom Edition

By Brian Kumnick on April 10, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019
OK, there is some doom and gloom this week.  A lot, even.  It's currently unavoidable.  Everywhere you look, someone else is writing a eulogy to the profession.  And there were some good ones this week.  The common thread: if you're thinking about law school, what more, exactly, do we have to say to convince you to run screaming in the other direction?  As for current attorneys, well, apparently you're stuck here, and there's nothing more we can do for you.  Make the best of it.

It's not bad news for everyone, though.  Read on to see how some get promoted, some go public-sector, and a few just enjoy the severance.  Plus, law school rankings season is almost upon us!
  • Even in a downturn, a few lawyers reach the mountaintop.  DealBook brings news of  Skadden partnership for a fortunate few.
  • And a few are willing to take a more than $1M pay cut to serve their country. (OK, admittedly, this is a temporary situation for Gregory Craig and Norman Eisen, who will undoubtedly return to private-firm riches in a couple short years. Still.) (Legal Times Blog)
  • Also, at least some laid-off Greedy Associates are, um, making the most of the opportunity. (Laid Off Diary)
Greedy miscellany:

  • Noteworthy Reappearance: Returning just in time to track, analyze, and no doubt fuel the growing speculation that changes are afoot at SCOTUS, is everyone's favorite blog devoted to all things federal judiciary, Underneath Their Robes.
  • All Greedy Associates love law school rankings, and this is your reminder that rankings are due out in less than two weeks.  Bookmark the U.S. News page now. (US News College Rankings Blog)
  • While you're waiting, see if you can be content with this alternative ranking of law schools by number of graduates who are now law professors, or something like that.  Rankings traditionalists fear not: the T14 remains mostly intact in this version.  (U.S. News College Rankings Blog)

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