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.