Archive for August, 2011

Eating as Globalization…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 16:24

  I am teaching a course at Miami that includes a number of readings on globalization, but I am always searching for better ways to reach students. I think I have found an unusual one with the film, How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman. In the 16th century the Portuguese and the French were fighting […]






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It’s Hectic Here in Miami…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 00:05

(Thanks to New Yorker) After an August full of rain, my back yard in London looks just like that. Only my elephant is smaller.






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What’s Wrong with Sponsoring Law Degrees?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 12:30

(thank you Colin)






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…And Complaints Can Be Bad for You

Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 21:25

In my previous post, I vainly hoped lawyers could learn from the complaints process they now have to follow. Unfortunately (h/t to Legal Futures) they haven’t quite absorbed the lessons. This is definitely a case of being placed on the naughty step. Two law firms refused to follow the Legal Ombudsman’s orders to compensate clients. […]






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Complaints Can Be Good for You…

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 20:14

While people argue over Rick Kordowski’s Solicitors from Hell, the complaints bandwagon rolls on and on. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has issued new requirements to law firms on how they are to collect information on complaints. The SRA’s starting point is clear A perception of poor complaints handling by the legal profession was one of […]






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