Two articles stood out to me from mainstream press outlets this past week*. One...
I’ve already mentioned it on Twitter, but if for some reason you’re a only-follows-the-blog type of guy/gal, you really owe it to yourself to check out Aaron Kirschenfeld’s The Law School Crisis, Visualized. It’s the best overarching accumulation of the law school crisis data that I’ve seen. Go check it out.
Via Jason Wilson: “Legal employers aren’t hiring very much – that’s the problem.” “Cost is the thing.” “In the next 3-4 months, we are going to see a crisis hit law schools that will be many times greater than the crisis in legal education that prompted the creation of this task force in the [...]
Amazon.com is the largest online retailer in the United States. Its sales topped $61 billion last year alone. They have customers in every state in the nation. These customers are purchasing almost every type of product you can imagine – from books to TVs to chainsaws. Customers are also using a wide variety of [...]
The use of computer automation and software continues to make its presence felt in the legal industry. Much of it is actually rather banal or inconsequential; Twitter for lawyers or some other silly thing. But there is a gradual, continued push to actually develop software that helps streamline the time it takes lawyers to find [...]
The tragedy in Boston is a horrible thing. No motive or purpose can ever justify violence perpetrated on the innocent. It is especially awful that the attack was conducted at a race. As any runner can attest, races are uplifting, motivational events for everyone in attendance – participants and spectators alike. Races unite people from all backgrounds [...]
Virtue seems illusive, if it can be considered a reality, at all. There are so many ways to err at work, in relationships, for your clients, in life; but it’s hard to always do the virtuous thing. If you’re fortunate, you’ve had the opportunity to observe a virtuous person in action, and, hopefully, to [...]
A couple days ago Jordan Rushie made a post at the Philly Law Blog entitled Your Website Is Not a Reception Area in response to the ongoing rah-rahs at the ABA TechShow and “lawyer coach” Rachel Rodgers. Rushie states: Ah, the future of law! Technology is going to change everything about lawyering! In the very [...]
I was recently corresponding with a friend and the topic of extra-curricular projects came up. I rattled off a list of 6 or 7 things I’m doing outside of work.1 Bar committees, speaking engagements, article writing, writing a book, etc. All of them, taken with the day-in, day-out grind of being a lawyer, can [...]
Although you’ve probably heard from both of them before, law professor Brian Tamanaha, and Dean Mitchell of Western Reserve Law School were on WHYY’s Radiotimes yesterday discussing the topic “Rethinking Law Schools.” You can give it a listen here: Here’s the TL;DR: Tamanaha Risk in writing book? Back lash from colleagues, but some were supportive. Negative [...]