California love?

Law firm hiring, like the economy, is cyclical. We have seen ups and downs over the past 20 years. Following the explosive growth in the late 1990s, we are once again in a downswing.

Attack of the invisible insects!

Ever feel like your life is being ruined by extraterrestrials? Invisible insects? The Orkin man? Payne Ratner’s new play Infestation, at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre through this Sunday, depicts the intersection of three personal crises in black comedic fashion.

Being a business man

Rather than take a law job, this summer BILLY GONZALEZ accepted a position in the mergers and acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Division. He shares his expirences contrasting firms with I-Banking.

Vino & Veritas: Serving OWGGs

If you consider yourself an Accomplished Wine Person (AWP), you should probably stop reading now. This column is not for you. Don’t feel slighted — for two years you had Justin Dillon, who rivaled most professional enologists. (“Enology” or “oenology,” both pronounced een-ology, is the SAT vocab word for the science of wine and winemaking, from the Greek for “wine,” oinos.

1L plus one

Kenitra Fewell doesn’t have time to sit around the Hark pool table and whine about the burdens of 1L year. During such rituals Kenitra is likely either caring for her son, Hughie, or completing tasks that will allow her more time to care for him.

The clerkship crunch

A judicial clerkship is an excellent foundation for any type of legal career. A clerkship provides the unique opportunity to work as basically an assistant judge (although purely behind-the-scenes), typically at the beginning of a legal career.

Vino & Veritas:Serving OWGGs

If you consider yourself an Accomplished Wine Person (AWP), you should probably stop reading now. This column is not for you. Don’t feel slighted — for two years you had Justin Dillon, who rivaled most professional enologists. (“Enology” or “oenology,” both pronounced een-ology, is the SAT vocab word for the science of wine and winemaking, from the Greek for “wine,” oinos.

Former Solicitor General-Liberals must stand up

Surrounded by a small crowd of Harvard Law School students and faculty, former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger spoke Monday on the importance of liberal constitutional interpretation. “Today the institutions of national government are being weakened and in some venues are held in low esteem,” he said.

Beantown Buzz

People have many reasons for wanting to interview in Boston. For some, it’s because they grew up here. For others, it is the fact that Boston has a vibrant legal community in an exciting, yet manageable, urban area. And for some, it is simply that Boston is not New York.

Summer lunches, Baghdad style

So when the JAG threatened HLS, the school just backed down? GREG LIPPER asks why when students aren’t being recruited to defend the nation against Osama Bin Laden; they are being recruited to defend pot smokers against court marshals.