(Image via Getty) It is funny how a couple of weeks can not only change the world but this column. When I was mulling over topics for my next Above the Law entry, I thought I wanted to discuss students at certain elite law schools protesting some Biglaw firms during recruitment dinners because of those firms representation of oil companies that are, rightly, seen as contributing to the existential global crisis known as climate change. While I hope to come back to that topic in the not too-distant future because it is important and interesting — though I am not exactly sure what my take would be on the subject, other than students should protest if they want while other students should attend the recruiting dinner if they want — a discussion of one existential global crisis has been overtaken by the need to discuss another existential global crisis. Whether you refer to it as the coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, or some geographic nomenclature like “Wuhan Virus” because you are a terrible person , this global pandemic has fundamentally changed the lives of almost everyone in the United States and the rest of the world for at least the short-term, if not longer. Odds are that those reading this, be they lawyer, law student, or somewhere in-between, have been quarantined inside their own residence for a period of time with no real end in sight — an exception here might be for those Above the Law readers who reside in South Korea, kudos to you all for having a competent government. Those of you in the rest of the world have probably become an expert in Zoom and, depending on the number of small children also marooned in your residence, have either taken up several new hobbies, binged most of the offerings from the Peak TV era, wondered if there is a limit to the number of times you can read Isaac Chotiner vivisect Richard Epstein in The New Yorker (there is not), scoured the internet for news on the status of Above the Law founder and COVID-19 survivor David […]

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