* Preet Bharara is the hottest speaker on the law school graduation circuit. I guess if you can’t get Mindy Kaling… [Business Insider] * An octopus is a vertebrate under some statutes. A reminder that law will not bow to your precious “science.” [Lowering the Bar] * It’s tempting to feast on the carcass of a collapsing law firm, but partners should take this advice before rushing into a lateral hire. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA ] * The importance of not looking like a creep in front of a jury. [What About Clients?] * Boy Scouts Prez Robert Gates thinks it’s time that the organization lift its ban on gays. In other news, Robert Gates is the president of the Boy Scouts now? [Minneapolis Star-Tribune] * Too often disasters slip out of our consciousness before the problem is truly solved. In that vein, consider donating to Nepal Earthquake relief. [Help Nepal Network] * Judge Richard Kopf reviews Mark Herrmann’s book, Inside Straight (affiliate link). [Hercules and the Umpire]






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