Archive for February, 2011

The Game

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 09:28

The Game on YouTube When a friend showed me this video, I was amazed. I love it. It’s fresh, imaginative and seriously good. The Game jibes nicely with what Law Without Walls is trying to do. This is to take legal education away from the stodgy environment that it seems stuck in and that appears […]

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Joe Flom of Skadden Dies at 87

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 09:46

(thanks to Joe Flom died Wednesday 23 February 2011. The American Lawyer presents his obituary here. Victor Li has written reflection on Flom here. It might seem strange that a Harvard Law School graduate who ranked in the top 5 percent of his class and served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review […]

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The Legal Services Act Has Unintended Consequences….

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 21:08

(thanks to New Yorker) John scratches his head when the Legal Services Act 2007 unexpectedly introduces new kinds of “legal services providers” into the market. “Gosh, what have we done?”

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The Future of the Legal Services Board…

Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 17:12

Neil Rose at Legal Futures discusses whether or not the Legal Services Board is needed or not, or at least in the future. He points out that it is on the list of schedule 7 of the Public Bodies Bill (the bonfire of the quangos). What he doesn’t point out is that the bill is […]

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A Judge’s Lot is Not a Happy One…

Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 16:32

(Madrid Civil Courts of Justice: thanks to e-architect) To be read to the background of the Supremes “Baby Love”, it seems judges’ collective noses are getting bent out of shape by politicians lately. (I’m sorry for this but I could not resist.) Lord Phillips, president of the UK Supreme Court, has been complaining that because […]

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