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Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update)

Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update)

Back in 2014, a Twitter exchange with Judge Dillard prompted an article on AboveTheLaw discussing the reliability of Wikipedia as a resource. Which was an update to a post I wrote back in 2011. As it's been a few years, it's time to see how some recent opinions cite...

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What The Hell Is Six Sigma? (And Why Should Lawyers Care)

What The Hell Is Six Sigma? (And Why Should Lawyers Care)

Six Sigma. You will hear about this a lot in operations consulting. It is the idea that a process is very consistent and repeatable. Six sigma means there are only 3.4 defects per 1 million units.  Essentially, it is almost perfect. Motorola coined the term in the...

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A Problem Solving Framework For New Lawyers

A Problem Solving Framework For New Lawyers

Law schools traditionally do thing: teach students to "think like lawyers." This means most law students graduate not really knowing how to do much. What to do when a client walks through your door, sits down, and asks for help. How to respond when the client says...

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Top University Students Avoiding Law School 2017 Edition

Top University Students Avoiding Law School 2017 Edition

Back in 2013, I was the first person to notice students graduating from the top universities in the country were avoiding law school in droves. The LSAC usually updates this information around this time of year, so I keep an eye on their website to catch it....

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