Archive for January, 2011

Law School Goes Ninja?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 19:18

Ever since the New York Times (9 Jan 2011) wrote about the debt accumulated in law school, stories about the changing market for law graduates have been emerging. The key finding is that there is now a bifurcated market for law graduates. This is something Bill Henderson has been commenting on for a while now. […]

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Your Corporatized Degree is Ready

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at 01:10

(thanks to The full organizational takeover of the professions is close to hand. Two stories in the Guardian give it to us straight. The College of Law and BPP, both private legal training companies, have introduced 2 year law degrees with an emphasis on preparation for practice rather than being educated in the law. […]

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Why Do Lawyers Bill They Way They Do?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 01:43

(thanks to I googled for images of bills and got this. Wild Bill reviewed this Vanquish and I fell in love with it, so I left it in. In Law Without Walls the students have to undertake ‘Projects of Worth‘. One of the students emailed me today with an interesting problem. My project of […]

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Can Lawyers Use Data Well?

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 16:13

(thanks to My friend, Peter Lederer, sent me a picture–an infographic to be precise–that compares three phones with entertaining and useful visual cues. Lawyers have to handle complex data in big transactions and especially in litigation. They don’t receive any training in this. William Twining in his work on evidence has developed Wigmore’s evidence […]

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How Have the Lawyers Escaped Culpability?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 12:18

(thanks to OneForAll) The BBC showed a documentary last night about the banking crisis and casino capitalism, which ties in nicely with another documentary released recently called “Inside Job“. The BBC covers the British scene while Inside Job is mostly American coverage. In both films the bankers are shown to be reckless gamblers who have […]

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