How Not to Make Informed Decisions

  A couple days ago Consultant’s Mind had a post on on the book Nudge. Nudge puts forth the argument that while people think they are making informed choices, more often than not they are relying on default choices. Essentially ...

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Announcing Book Deal with ABA Publishing

I’m pleased to announce that I have signed a book deal with ABA Publishing. The book is focused on the transition from law school to law practice. It will be released Fall 2013.  The entire legal industry is in a state of ...

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The Mistress of Their Masters

Scott Greenfield has a post up this morning entitled The Law Professors’ New Clothes, addressing the continuing running in circles of the legal professoriate – offering vague solutions that dont actually address the problems new lawyers are facing today. If I recall correctly, ...

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What Is More Important Than Winning?

Lost among all the other news of the past month, a story slipped through the cracks that deserves recognition. A story about the integrity of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya.  Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández ...

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4 Blocks or 80 Dollars

  There is a parking deck right next to our office building. The monthly fee is $80. Cheap, in comparison to most cities. Affordable. Four blocks away from our office building are the bridges going over the railroad tracks that ...

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A Single Step To Improve Your Writing

Unfortunately, most lawyers are lousy writers. Considering that the primary form of communication and work among and between lawyers is writing, one would think that they would be better at it. But they’re not. And polishing and honing one’s writings ...

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Publius & Brutus: The Gun Debate

  In the wake of the horrific tragedy of the Newtown shootings, President Obama is set to unveil new firearm control tomorrow. Firearms evoke a wide rage of opinions from people. Many people favor stricter regulations on the availability of ...

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Dean Mitchell Continues to Bury Head in Sand

  Just saw this over at TaxProf: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 74,000 new lawyer jobs this decade, while American law schools will produce more than 400,000 graduates. “It’s not clear to me there’s an ...

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Review: The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law

  Over the holidays I received a review copy of Nathaniel Burney’s The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law, an outgrowth from his popular LawComic.net. Having enjoyed seeing the progress of the comic over the past year online, I was eager to get ...

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