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Top 5 Tips for Incoming Law Students

OK, I see a lot of people on #lawtwitter and elsewhere posting tips for incoming 1L law students and for reasons I can’t explain even to myself I’ve decided to chime in. As an adjunct professor at two law schools for the past 12 years, including having taught the 1L Writing Class for 8 of […]

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Criminal Law General

Will Next Generation of Lawyers Be Too Soft?

Its a cliche when  an older generation laments that the next generation coming up is “too soft” Think of the old joke about a parent telling their child that they used to walk uphill to school “both ways!”  So I risk being labeled an old hack when I say law schools are in danger of […]

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General Litigation

Can’t Handle Exams In Light of Garner Decision? Maybe Law Isn’t For You

Harvard University is now considering joining Columbia Law in granting extensions for final exams to those students too traumatized by the Grand Jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. : “The grand juries’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in […]

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NY Times Reports Grim Reality: Many Law Grads Jobless!

Today’s NY Times Business section includes a comprehensive report of how many law students cannot find work in the law profession.  Saddled with over one hundred thousand dollars in additional debt (even mediocre law schools charge about $40K per year intuition) these folks are working as assistant managers in Home Depots or waiting tables at […]

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The Ivory Tower Attacks Itself!

A professor at Georgetown University Law Center has written a report that  concluded that law schools need to stop focusing on esoteric scholarship and instead hire more professors with real-world experience. Adjunct professor Brent Evan Newton advances his theory in “Preaching What They Don’t Practice: Why Law Faculties’ Preoccupation with Impractical Scholarship and Devaluation of […]