Archive for August, 2012

ReInvent(ing) Law

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 10:20

I’ve been struck by two contrary views on legal education recently. The first is by Matt Leichter on the inflexibility of the law degree. The second is an announcement by Michigan State University College of Law had received a $150,000 grant to support its new ReInvent Law Laboratory from the Kauffman Foundation. Leichter, as creator […]

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 08:00

  With the crisis in US legal education and the UK undergoing a fundamental review of its own legal education, you would think that most law teachers would be retrenching and keeping their heads low. Despite that a few ventures shine through the gloom and make what we do feel worthwhile. I’m involved with one, […]

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“The Briefs”

Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 10:41

  In the wake of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), comes a fly-on-the-wall documentary about a legal aid law firm in the north of England, Tuckers Solicitors. Chameleon Television spent a year filming the law firm–its internal meetings, discussions between lawyers and clients, and reflections by lawyers and clients […]

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Post-Canada Ruminations…..

Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 20:15

(thanks to New Yorker) After a while in the Canadian Rockies, this kind of thinking becomes second nature…..  

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