THOUGHT AND PRAYERS: For Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s family and all the people in Puerto Rico.
STRONG MEN ALSO CRY: And strong women. Kathryn Rubino argues that crying isn’t a sign of weakness. I wouldn’t know — I’m a man, so stomping and challenging people to fight me in real life is totally acceptable professional behavior for me. Read the defense of crying here.
AH, REDUNDANCY, THE MOST SOULLESS WAY TO LAY PEOPLE OFF: Dentons is preparing to merge with Maclay Murray & Spens and, well, that always means somebody is about to take a long walk off a short plank. Read the details here.
LAW FIRMS ARE HIRING: It’s always nice when Biglaw firms agree to help law students pay off their debts while learning the ins-and-outs of legal practice. You know: how to reserve a conference room, how to input the billing code in the copier, how to appropriately thank people for the “opportunity” to work all night. Yay, first-year associate hiring.
PENN LAW ALUMNI HAVE THOUGHTS ABOUT BIAS: Perhaps Penn Law professors could consult some of their former students before waxing poetic about “bourgeois values”? Read the alumni letter here, it’s pretty great.