Archive for January, 2007

Justice and Tesco Law

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 at 17:37

About this time last year, I started blogging about Tesco Law and what its implications for the legal profession would be. An anonymous commentator (AC) today raised some good questions on this score that I will try to answer. AC said 1. How do you explain the concept of justice to outside investors in Alternative […]






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Pssst! Wanna Buy a Law Firm?

Thursday, January 25th, 2007 at 17:19

Bruce MacEwen has an insightful post on external investment into law firms, in which he puts the scale of the proposed Clementi reforms on a par with Big Bang in the 1980s. He’s right. Big Bang led to the disappearance of many British finance household names as the American banks came over and bought them […]






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Highs and Lows

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 at 18:22

I have right now a dreadful cold or flu that’s knocked me out–high temperature, joints aching, cough, and so on. It will go, but it can’t wipe out the experience of skiing for the first time as I did last week. The cold is the low but the skiing is one of the most exhilarating […]






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Categorizing Law Firms

Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at 17:54

I received an interesting comment on my last law firm post. Let me quote: From ChinaLawBlog: “I had earlier that day received my first e-mail from the newly formed mega-firm of Kilpatrick Lockhart/Preston Gates. We all thought Preston had done the right thing in going mega. We felt it needed to do that to remain […]






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What Are Ears and Eyes For?

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 at 23:44

Not a terribly difficult question you’d think. One answer is to read and to see. That’s what I ask my research methods students to do. Everything is carefully laid out for them and in addition to the textbook I put up a web page for them also. On the web page is their assignment, which […]






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