The Belly of the Beast


The Belly of the Beast

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"Illuminating dark corners from an insider's perspective on BigLaw's ongoing transformation from a profession to a bottom-line business." Posts dissect and comment on news coverage relating to BigLaw life—and sometimes what the blogger hears from other BigLaw partners like himself (though he has recently retired).

Author: Steven J. Harper is a recently retired partner of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's School of Law. He is also the author of The Partnership: A Novel, Straddling Worlds: The Jewish-American Journey of Professor Richard W. Leopold and Crossing Hoffa: A Teamster's Story.

Related Categories: Law Firms | Law Professor | Partner | Northwestern University | Large Firm

Recent Posts from The Belly of the Beast

BIG LAW LEADERS PERPETUATING MISTAKES
Posted: Feb 3, 2016, 9:58 am CST
ANOTHER SHOT AT STUDENT LOAN DEBT
Posted: Jan 27, 2016, 11:15 am CST
A FIRM TO WATCH
Posted: Jan 20, 2016, 11:23 am CST
THE CRISIS IN LEGAL EDUCATION IS OVER!
Posted: Jan 13, 2016, 10:28 am CST
MY DAUGHTER NEVER GIVES UP
Posted: Jan 11, 2016, 3:42 pm CST
“BRIDGEGATE” TAKES A STRANGE TURN
Posted: Jan 6, 2016, 10:20 am CST
BIG LAW’S SHORT-TERMISM PROBLEM
Posted: Dec 16, 2015, 9:10 am CST
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE…
Posted: Dec 10, 2015, 7:44 pm CST
DEWEY, THE D.A., AND SECRETS
Posted: Dec 9, 2015, 10:02 am CST
AMERICAN AIRLINES AGONY
Posted: Dec 2, 2015, 11:05 am CST