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When $160,000 Isn’t Enough

• With the rest of the country matching the $160,000 mark, do New York’s first-years deserve another raise? [National Law Journal]
• Some lucky law students win the lottery to take the New York Bar on a laptop. But most are stuck writing longhand. [Above the Law]
• Disgusted Yale Law students have sued the director of for unflattering message-board postings about them. [Law Blog/WSJ]

• A memorial service for Isabella Blow will be held on September 18, during London Fashion Week. [WWD]
• Henry Holland is planning a jewelry line with best buddy model Agyness Deyn. [British Vogue]
• Kate Winslet is the new face of Lancôme’s Trésor fragrance. [Fashion Week Daily]

• The Bancrofts are expected to send Rupert Murdoch a new proposal to protect the Journal’s editorial independence. [Reuters via CNN/Money]
• Scott Moyers is leaving his Penguin Press imprint for the Wylie Agency, and Eamon Dolan is stepping in from Houghton Mifflin. [NYP]
• Dan Rather accuses Kate Couric of “tarting” up the news. [NewsBusters via]

• canceled the first round of its stock-picking contest after some contestants were caught cheating. [NYT]
• Fortress poached Morgan Stanley’s chief investment strategist, twelve-year veteran Henry McVey. [Bloomberg]
• Not to be outdone, Blackstone hired Joan Solotar away from Bank of America, where she was head of equity research. [DealBook/NYT]

When $160,000 Isn’t Enough