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Blind Drunk Justice, Season 2 - Episode 11

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New, very special rapture edition of Blind Drunk Justice since we know all of our listeners will still be around and need something to do rather than work.

In this week's episode Namby and BL1Y discuss using other people's work with permission, going to law school as a teenager, the government seeking welfare from law grads, and Chicago's most powerful, under-financed law firm.

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Two UK Firms Increase Associate Pay

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Two magic circle firms have announced slight increases to junior associate compensation.

Freshfields is bumping associate pay by 2-2.6%, while Slaughter and May will have 1.5-3% increases.

It may not sound like much, but this is exactly the sort of pay increases that the legal industry needs to see. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense for firms to sit at $160,000 (okay, back to the US scale, because no one wants to hear UK to £61,500!) for years, and then suddenly jump to $165,000 or $170,000, and sit on that number for years again.

Inflation happens every year. If you started at $160k this year, the people starting at $160k next year are earning less than you. The entire pay scale should get a bump of about 2% to match inflation. First years get $160,000 this year, next year's class gets $163,200, and the folks after them get $166,464. And of course, this adjustment goes for all levels of pay. If you're a first year making $160,000 this year, and the second year associates make $165,000, then when you get promoted, the new first years will be making $163,200, and you'll be pulling in $168,300.

But, just to really hammer home how ridiculous attorney salaries are, think about this:

Your pay is based more on keeping numbers round and pretty than what you're actually worth.

That's just stupid.

[Law.com]

Large Numbers of Law, Week of 5/16/11

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Last week in Large Numbers of Law we discussed Nazi war criminals, ...this week we've managed to find a bigger hot-button issue:

The Monty Hall Problem. Please, no death threats: Large Numbers of Law, Week of 5/16/11.

6 Things to Reconsider When Applying to Law School

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Vault recently published some thoughts on their panel at NYU discussing things to consider when applying to law school.

Naturally, BL1Y couldn't help but weigh in: 6 Things to Reconsider When Applying to Law School

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