Monthly Archives: January 2014

Law school not only takes its toll on your pocketbook; it also has a deleterious effect on your waistband.  I gained  30 pounds from the time I started law school until I graduated.  I was a stress eater specializing in junk food. If it wasn’t the stress, it was the workload; if it wasn’t the workload, it was my social life (or lack thereof); if it wasn’t my social life, it was that I should have run away and joined the circus. Exercise is important, but who has the time when briefs ... [click here to read more]
I took Labor Law in law school. At the time, I didn’t know if it would have a huge impact on my understanding of the law. Decisions shifted as new members were added to the NLRB.  The constant strife of the board made me concerned that my studies wouldn’t translate into interesting social commentary.   Thankfully yesterday that changed! Tuesday, Ramogi Huma, the president of the National College Players Association, filed a petition on the behalf of the football players of Northwestern. ... [click here to read more]
Tonight, the President will deliver the annual "State of the Union" address. Regardless of your party politics, if you're a law student, you'll no doubt be listening for the President to mention how zillions of new jobs are going to be created, especially in the legal sector, and how student loans will be forgiven for those who do public sector work, or if they're just nice to other people for more than one day in a row. We'd like to hear that too. Regrettably, what we think the net effect ... [click here to read more]
The urge to be hilarious not only strikes attorneys who become comedians; it strikes attorneys who have never thought of becoming comedians. Unfortunately, sometimes the urge to be hilarious trumps the professional and ethical as one young attorney learned this week.  Lawtechnologynews.com reports that a disciplinary board upheld the firing of an attorney-researcher for the appellate division in Kansas who took it upon herself to watch and tweet her observations of a high profile trial. She tweeted ... [click here to read more]
  The life of a law student can be a lonely one. The loneliness can be worse for some more so than others. I’m looking at you gunners. But, there’s hope!  There is a dating website for all you love seeking future-litigators. Legal Cupid is a dating website specifically designed for people that want something more out of their romantic relationships: constant argument with citations to everything you've done wrong.  Law students can sign up for free to try and land that elusive ... [click here to read more]
According to the ABA Journal, Iowa is the second state after Wisconsin to consider allowing students to avoid the bar exam if they practice in the state. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/a_second_state_considers_allowing_its_law-school_grads_to_skip_the_bar_exam We see a lot of students moving to Iowa and Wisconsin very soon. ... [click here to read more]
As always, we like to give our fans a taste of life on the road for lawyer turned comedians. Matt Ritter and Kevin Israel flew down to Nashville last night to entertain the students at Vanderbilt University. Here are some of the highlights! Matt: wake up at 4 am, take a 640 flight, changeover in Dallas, feel like death. Kevin - take a short noon flight, feel totally fine. Note- don't live in LA if you're doing lots of comedy on the East Coast. Meet up at Nashville airport to find out that ... [click here to read more]
A Lebanese immigrant is bound for deportation for entering a fraudulent marriage to get a green card, a federal appeals court reported-New Jersey Law Journal We at Comedians at Law were fortunate enough to be privy to intimate conversations between the couple when they first met and after the federal appeals court ruling. The Before: He:  Your eyes are the color of the bluest desert sky. Your hands are as soft as a camel’s behind. Your lips are as kissable as Angelina Jolie’s in a burka.  ... [click here to read more]
  You may know The Insane Clown Posse (ICP)  for their masterpiece, Miracles which includes the line “Magnets, how do they work."  The band isn’t likely the first thing that comes to mind when you think about defenders of liberty. But, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope sued the FBI over classifying Juggalos as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” For those uninformed, a Juggalo is an obese individual who enjoys drinking Faygo soft drinks and using black and white clown makeup to cover ... [click here to read more]
Time was, the aspiration of every young attorney was to move up the food chain at work until making partner and then continue up further until landing a coveted corner office. An office with marvelous views and such an abundance of space it it was embarrassing. Then  . . . well you know what happened to the legal profession. So, now, coveting the "partner office" has been replaced by coveting "just a job . . . hopefully one with benefits."  We wish you well on that journey. As for the ... [click here to read more]

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