ABA 509 Matriculant Data: Top 50 Schools

Last week I pulled out all of the data from the ABA’s 509 Informational Reports on the top ten and bottom ten ranked schools. Thigns didn’t look good. In the interest of really getting an idea of how law schools ...

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The Secret Ambition of Every Brief

While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) regarding writing briefs for appeals entitled: The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing. Before delving into the “Ten Commandments”, Justice Rivera ...

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The Most Common Logical Fallicies (InfoGraphic)

Courtesy of yourlogicalfallacyis.com, here is an infographic of some of the most common logical fallacies. Good for when you are arguing with someone over the internet or as a quick reference guide to make sure your writing isn’t hollow.  

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Do You Need To Have A Red Team?

Litigation can be a battle. You marshal your forces and attack the opposing party. But there is a long lead time from the filing of a lawsuit to the commencement of a trial. During that time you lay out your strategy. How ...

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Don’t Settle For Boredom

Last week over at Above The Law, I wrote a post entitled Grit and a Growth Mindset: It’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is intimidated by obstacles, sees effort as fruitless, and takes criticism ...

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