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By now, it's old news that law is in a pickle. But if you look at that dust cloud on the horizon, you’ll see the Deans' Cavalry riding to the rescue.
For some time we’ve been saying that the recent “disengagement” strategy of law schools, aspiring to be uber-departments of American Studies or Political Philosophy while writing law review articles for other l...
As calls for reform of legal education continue to suggest a variety of directions, one thing is certain. Law schools will be expected to do more with less. We often hear legal educators highlight tensions within the loud criticisms aimed at today’s law schools. Critics tell us that costs are too high compared to the expected earnings of many law school graduates. They are. Critics a...
Thanks to reader support of this discussion at the New Normal, I was asked to speak to the “Deans Workshop for ABA Approved Law Schools” on Feb. 15 in Arizona.
I've been asked specifically to discuss how chan...
I’ve been developing a theory for awhile about what the structure and composition of lawyers at a typical BigLaw firm may look like in future, and how it’s evolved already, and now that The New York Times has made it official that law school applications are...
Are you old enough to remember when the only way you could send a letter or a package to someone in another city was through the Post Office? Do you remember what it was like to deal with the employees and policies of a company that had a complete monopoly on a vital service? Remember how much you enjoyed that?
Are you also old enough to remember when the only way you could phone some...
Legal News and Features
- Korean court sides with Apple over SamsungThe tech company has suffered a defeat on its own home turf, as a Seoul court has ruled that Apple’s smartphones do not violate Samsung patents.
- A new bidder emerges for wireless network provider LightSquaredLightSquared canceled an expected auction of its assets, and now, the world knows that it’s because a potential takeover bid is now taking place.
- Movie moguls sue Warner Brothers for “Hobbit” breach of contractThe contract says the Weinsteins and Miramax are owed receipts on the “first motion picture” based on each book, but not on “remakes.”
- iPhone supplier Foxconn misses labor targetsFoxconn Technology Group has not complied with Chinese labor law by allowing factory workers to exceed limits on hours even as the company met most conditions set out by a monitoring group.
- RBS agrees to pay $100 million for sanction violationsThere were roughly 3,500 transactions, valued at $523 million. That did not meet the disclosure requirements of the sanctions.
- Former Google Executive to lead U.S. Patent OfficeFormer Google executive Michelle Lee has been tapped to lead the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office until a permanent chief is named.
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