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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...
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- Texas lawmakers approve drug tests for unemployment applicantsTexas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would require drug testing for some of those seeking unemployment benefits, even as state Democrats stymied a similar measure covering welfare applicants.
- Litigation: Events courts consider when deciding if duty to preserve evidence has been triggeredWe know there is no general duty to preserve evidence before litigation is reasonably anticipated, so the trick is to determine what facts the court will consider when determining when that duty attaches.
- Vermont sues patent troll for violating state lawsPatent trolls have a new enemy—the State of Vermont.
- Borders gift card holders are out of luckU.S. District Judge Andrew Carter said yesterday that it would be unfair to the bankrupt company’s creditors to allow the holders of gift cards—worth about $210.5 million—to pursue recoveries.
- IRS director refuses to testifyThe drama surrounding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrutiny scandal continues.
- Advice for young in-house lawyers: Understanding the value of questions“Answers can only aspire to be important. Questions remain forever relevant, forever eloquent. Answers are science, questions are poetry. We can learn so much more from poetry than science.”
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