The Great Conversation: Around The World We Go

I’ve always liked old things, so when I embarked on my Curriculum during my fourth year of medical school (screw studying Medicine), I was right at home.  I had always felt that I couldn’t fully appreciate anything without first understanding ...

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Site News: New Columnist – The Great Conversation

  I’m pleased to announce a new semi-regular column is going to be appearing on Associate’s Mind. I have, since nearly the site’s founding, provided occasional commentary on the Great Conversation. I love the Classics and the insights they provide. ...

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The Hyperlink: A Microtransaction of Trust

Oddly enough, the internet is actually quite old school when it comes to relationships. Trust is given on first impressions. It’s essentially all a handshake deal. How Google Works A PageRank results from a mathematical algorithm based on the webgraph, created ...

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Young Lawyer: Are You Really A Failure?

  By now I presume that everyone has read the op-ed in the New York Times by Case Western Reserve’s law school dean, Lawrence Mitchell, entitled “Is Law School Worth the Money?” In the op-ed Dean Mitchell makes the pitch that ...

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Genius v. Talent

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, quoted in the latest Scientific American Mind. Despite most lawyers healthy appreciation of their own intellect and prowess, very few actually qualify as ...

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Review: The Food Traveler’s Handbook

  A review of a food book? On a blawg? Wait for the connection. The Food Traveler’s Handbook is a guide for people traveling to far-flung corners of the globe and understand that there are real people, living real lives in these ...

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State of the (Alabama) Bar

  The Alabama State Bar just released the following report: Thirty-four percent of Fall 2011 new admittees who responded to a survey conducted by the Alabama State Bar indicated they graduated from law school with educational debt in the range ...

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Law is Complicated, Yo

  Want deep insight into what the younger generation thinks of laws? The deep and abiding knowledge they have? See this thread on Reddit: Lawyers of Reddit, What are Some Interesting Laws/Loopholes? There are nearly 10,000 posts, of which maybe ...

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The Marble and The Sculptor

Embrace it. 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 ...

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