The ABA Journal took a look at what news stories lawyers “clicked on” in 2008 with a top 10 out of over 5000 in their daily news feed. It starts with the US News Law School rankings.
Those that attracted the largest number of readers dealt with the recession and its effect on law firms, lawyers in trouble, attorneys escaping the profession, and the seemingly boundless appetite of lawyers to rank the schools from which they graduated.
In case you missed any, here’s the 10 most-read stories of the year:
1. U.S. News Law School Rankings Leaked; NYU Down, Columbia Up, March 26
2. Looking for Simpler Life, Lawyer Burns Harvard Law Diploma, October 28
3. ‘Cravath Model’ that Created Have and Have-Not Law Grads Could Implode, July 22
4. ‘Abysmal’ Associate Attire Leads to Fashion Counseling, January 31
5. After 170 Layoffs, White & Case Pares Down $250K Holiday Party; No Fireworks, November 12
6. Things You Should Never Put in an E-mail, December 3
7. Excel Error by a Cleary Gottlieb Associate Alters Lehman Asset Deal, October 16
8. Partner Offers $10K Bounty for Blogger’s Identity, January 22
9. Law Grad, 32: Don’t Do What I Did, January 16
10. DLA Piper Asks 275 Non-Equity Partners to Ante Up, Goes to 1-Tier Structure, November 19