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‘Tis the season for a beating (access required)


It’s football season, when otherwise normal people feel a strange compulsion to paint their faces and chests, get drunk in parking lots before noon, talk trash to strangers and bust a few heads if necessary. Hey, you’ve gotta support your team!

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Topless rally: An issue close to his heart (access required)

Anyone reading the news report of the “topless rally” held in downtown Asheville last week surely had questions: Turnout for an event with such high gawker appeal was actually down from a similar rally last year? Why is a 59-year old man organizing a movement that encourages women to bare their breasts in public? And does he really go by the name Sparkles the Clown?

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Litigating the Olympics


From the judo fighter who “accidentally” ingested a pot brownie to the swimmer who admitted to cheating and the badminton players who thought they were being crafty by throwing games, the London Olympics was a surprisingly fertile legal training ground for budding lawyers, according to Charleston School of Law Dean Andy L. Abrams.

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No downturn here: lawyer-lobbyists do well (access required)

Economic trends ebb and flow, but as long as the legislature meets, lobbyists stay afloat. And because an impressive number of the 25 highest-paid lobbyists working the South Carolina State House during this year’s legislative session were lawyers or employed by law firms, lobbying remains a lucrative legal niche.

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Who you gonna call? (access required)

The Lawyers Weekly staff frequently scours the job postings on Craigslist—strictly for newsgathering purposes, we assure you—where we came across a posting for “ghostbloggers” wanted by a bankruptcy law firm in Raleigh. The firm seeks five “ghostbloggers to write at least 20 blog posts per month on bankruptcy law … and topics at least minimally related to bankruptcy.”

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