Podcast #10: David Sparks on Going Solo with a Mac


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Law school admissions are dropping, but the bar exam is getting harder. Is a smaller bar inevitable? After Sam and Aaron try to figure that out, David Sparks talks about starting a brand-new solo practice, including the Mac tools he is using to make it work.

Lower Admissions Standards, Higher Licensing Standards

Three things that are happening:

  1. Law schools are lowering their admissions standards and even …
  2. … eliminating the LSAT as an admission standard.
  3. Meanwhile, the bar exam is going to be marginally harder due to the inclusion of federal civil procedure.

What does it all mean for the future of law? Are truth, justice, and the American Way hanging by a thread, or will we just finally see a reduction in the population of the American lawyer?


Interview: David Sparks

Our interview with David Sparks is a fascinating look at what happens when a lawyer, Mac power user, and productivity whiz hangs his own shingle — which he did just a few days before we recorded this conversation. Here are some of the apps we discuss:

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