Monthly Archives: June 2012

Yesterday was a big news day. No, not because of the Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark health insurance case of “GOP vs. Obama.” No, c’mon, the news that everyone cared about, the news that quickened pulses and got talking heads talking is, of course, the NBA draft. That’s right, yesterday after right-wingers stopped wringing their hands over Chief Justice John “Benedict Arnold” Roberts, they turned to more important affairs – whether their team of choice was able to draft ... [click here to read more]
Today, in historic fashion, The SCOTUS upheld Obamacare including the law's controversial individual mandate. What does this mean for you? If you're one of the tens of thousands of Americans who can't afford healthcare you won't have to rely on one of those medical masks as your main line of defense. If you're Mitt Romeny or any of the national Republican figureheads, you will spend the rest of the campaign season deriding the SCOTUS and finding ways to spin the fact that all Americans will now ... [click here to read more]
In a very minor victory, the Senate agreed to keep student loan interest rates at 3.4% instead of doubling them to 6.8% as per their proposal. The fact that this was even on the table, despite it being the one thing Obama and Romney agreed on...that they don't raise rates, is an outrage. Next year, it will most likely be on the table again.  We at Comedians-at-Law firmly support student, especially LAW STUDENTS and know how bad it is out there. There are a lot easier ways to raise $6 billion dollars ... [click here to read more]
It's Tuesday, which means it is Comedians At Law's weekly outreach of support and helpful information to the thousands of Bar Exam takers nationwide.  This week, the support is really needed because the Supreme Court continues it's annual tradition of dropping a series of legal bombs, right in the middle of Bar Exam preparation.  Really?  You cannot wait until the end of July to change the legal landscape of America every year?  You have to do it right in the middle of the Summer?  Right when ... [click here to read more]
This week, the Supreme Court is scheduled to issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  Many are waiting with baited-breath for the ruling. Many others don't care. However, if you're reading this, it's because you're a lawyer or law student or legal industry professional (or, lest we hope, just a huge fan of the Comedians at Law).  In which case you do care about the Supreme Court's ruling. We hope you do.  We know that we care.  Because at least several of our members (excluding ... [click here to read more]
The Comedians at Law never rest.  We never stop in our determination to make the legal community and the public at large laugh with lawyers and not at them. So, if you're looking for some "legal comedy" (#legalcomedy on Twitter), here's where you can find us, The Comedians at Law, tonight or throughout this coming week (the week of June 25, 2012): June 24: J-L Cauvin is performing at Sunday Night Stand Up at 3 of Cups (83 1st Avenue New York, NY) June 26: tune into J-L Cauvin's podcast. This ... [click here to read more]
Okay, so if you're keeping track at home, the most notoriously boring agency in the world just managed to punk the guy who prides himself on desperately trying to be cool. That's right Ashton Kutcher's television production company is suing the state for $1.44 million, claiming it backed out of a deal to participate in a reality show centered on the Department of Motor Vehicles.   As per the LA Times "Katalyst Media, the company behind such TV shows as "Punk'd," "Beauty and the Geek" and ... [click here to read more]
Yesterday, 3 CAL'ers headed to our nation's capitol for a private show at Dickstein Shapiro. The firm was having it's annual summer associates event and decided to treat the budding attorneys to some laughs. Kevin Israel and Greg Collett hopped the train to D.C. Kevin asked why they couldn't use Greg's Limo to which Greg responded, "sometimes you want to see how the other 99.9999999% lives." Upon arriving in Washington, the two discovered that it was about 30 degrees hotter than in New Jersey. They ... [click here to read more]
As part of our Pulitzer-Prize winning Tuesday series on helping Bar Exam takers prep for the Bar we present the definitive list of films that will help you study for the Bar.  These films will present you with legal help, inspiration or just relaxation for Bar prep.  Here's our list: 1) The Shawshank Redemption - Sure Andy Dufresne was a numbers guy, but being an attorney can have the same protection-from-violation effect in prison.  So if your life takes a radical turn for the criminal ... [click here to read more]
Law.com reports that Law professor, Brian Tamanaha (of Washington University in St. Louis Law School) has written a new book called Failing Law Schools.  In it (as reported by law.com), the professor discusses the fact that law schools have failed students because the cost of school has far outstripped inflation, leaving students in debt, but the job market is flat if not shrinking and salaries are not rising. We applaud the professor's contribution to this discussion (though anyone who graduated ... [click here to read more]

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