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Could 'Uber for Lawyers' Be a Thing?

Ray Brescia | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Ray Brescia

There is one industry that might still benefit from a sharing economy approach, where easier access and less expensive alternatives to incumbent providers might mean consumers will take advantage of the services offered through this industry like never before.

Is AdaptiBar worth the investment?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 03.28.2017 | Education
Umar Zulqarnain

The bar exam can be overwhelming and intimidating. The breadth of information is discouraging. Where do you start and how do you even begin to prepare...

Is BARBRI Bar Review worth the Investment?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 03.17.2017 | Education
Umar Zulqarnain

The bar exam can be overwhelming and intimidating. The breadth of information is discouraging. Where do you start and how do you even begin to prepare...

Berkeley Law School Dean Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Complaint

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2017 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The law school dean for the University of California at Berkeley resigned his post on Thursday after admitting to physical c...

Here Comes Da Judge

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Divergent Paths, Richard Posner declares that the emperor (i.e. the modern judiciary) has no clothes.

Law School Sends Acceptance Emails To Thousands Who Never Applied

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.05.2016 | College

And people say getting into law school is hard. Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York, sent out thousands of emails on New Year's Eve congratulati...

Desperate Law Schools Are Admitting Way Too Many Poorly Qualified Students

Slate | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.30.2015 | Education

As their application numbers collapsed in recent years, a good number of law schools were forced to choose between their academic standards and their ...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Disrupting the Daisy Chain: What Modern Women's Colleges Really Do

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Educating women is essential to alleviating poverty, fostering economic development, improving the health and education of children. Women's colleges have long served as gateways for educational and economic opportunity for women.

What Law School Deans Do

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Frank H. Wu

Leadership is about both ideas and implementation. Thinking and doing depend on distinct skill sets. Integrating them is the challenge.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers

Natalie Gregg | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Natalie Gregg

Got any good lawyer jokes? Here's one, "What do you call a law school graduate?" Sadly, the answer is increasingly becoming: "Unemployed."

Which Law Schools Are Worth Getting Into?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.29.2014 | College

If you've looked into going to law school at all lately, you've heard about the debate on whether or not you should even bother. Well, if you are s...

The 2015 Ranking Of Best Law Schools

Posted 03.17.2014 | College

Yale, Harvard and Stanford are once again named the best law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. There was no big shakeup in top 10...

American Legal Education: The First 150 Years

Brian Leiter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Education
Brian Leiter

Christopher Columbus Langdell, Dean of the Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, set the paradigm for what law schools and legal scholars should do, a paradigm that lasted for nearly a century until my colleague Judge Richard Posner finally upset it in the 1970s.

American Law Schools and the Psychology of Cyber-Hysteria

Brian Leiter | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

The cyber-mob counsels against earning a J.D. without offering any other guidance; yet the best evidence demonstrates that a J.D. is a good financial investment for the vast majority over the long term.

The Proverbial "Elephant in the Room:" Faculty Compensation

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

Everyone wants us to reduce faculty compensation. I am skeptical by nature, especially of those ideas that everyone else happens to like. I am not s...

My Father's Will: What Lawyers Must Respond To

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

My father recently prepared his will. This is a matter in which I have an interest. . . As a law school dean, I asked my father what lawyer he had hi...

The Charge of Law Schools

John Trasvina | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
John Trasvina

Legal systems based on precedent and pedagogy steeped in last century models are not ready-made laboratories for innovation. In the same way that we find fewer traditional law firms than we did ten years ago, only the law schools that adapt to change and embrace it will survive the enrollment and professional employment upheavals experienced today.

Why His Dream Has Not Come True

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Spencer Aronfeld

As lawyers we are responsible for being the catalysts for justice. For Reverend's King's dream to come true, we as a society need to start by motivating and helping more people of color to become lawyers.

Goldilocks and Legal Education

Luke Bierman | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Luke Bierman

We know a lot more today than we did in the 1880s, when this format was devised, about how students learn and how teaching can be made more effective. We can certainly develop a modern curriculum to teach these topics and skills in six months.

The Best Law Schools -- Or Are They!?

Posted 03.13.2013 | College

The all-important (or irrelevant, depending on who you ask) U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top law schools for 2014 were released Tuesday. ...

Why You Should Not Go to Law School

Tucker Max | Posted 04.20.2013 | College
Tucker Max

I went to law school for the same reasons you think you should go -- and I was wrong. I should never have gone to law school, and you shouldn't either.

There Are Not Too Many Lawyers

William E. Foster | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
William E. Foster

Although some of the criticisms of the present legal education environment are valid, I disagree that law schools are graduating too many JDs.

How Many Types of Law School Are There?

Jay Conison | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Jay Conison

Accredited law schools today are guided by a standard model. This model is not required by the accreditation standards. Rather, it is an unwritten set of characteristics widely viewed as the ideal for legal education.

Shrinking Law Schools

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law schools should have reduced their class sizes long ago. Or at a minimum, we ought to have done our part to set realistic expectations. Even in a boom economy, only a minority of graduates from a minority of law schools were competitive for the entry-level slots at the one hundred largest law firms.