And on the General Ethics Front…

Some recent news from the broader ethics world:

  • An article on salary trends by Northwestern Adjunct Professor and former Kirkland & Ellis partner Steven J. Harper, from Belly of the Beast, his blog.  One breathtaking point:  " The median starting salary for law firms of all sizes dropped from $130,000 in 2009 to $85,000 in 2011." If you haven't been following it, there are suits against law schools for over-stating salaries employment statistics generally.  ( I am not a numbers guy, but eventually realized that, given the bi-modal distribution of salaries, why we reported medians.  No one actually made the median of (say) $85,000; many made $150,000, and a huge number more made $50,000.)
  • A special report article on the equity gap between men and women in biglaw.


About David

Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law. Formerly Of Counsel, Taylor English Duma, LLP and in 2012-13, judicial clerk to Chief Judge Rader.