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The Closing of Whittier Law School: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Southern California's Whittier Law School is closing. What does this mean for the profession?

An Open Source Bluebook May Be Just Around The Corner

Harvard let the copyright lapse on an older edition of the Bluebook, so we may see a public domain bluebook soon.

Your Favorite Author And The Power of Persuasion

Thinking about what non-legal writing you find persuasive and a joy to read can help you be a better legal writer.

Common Sense Codified?

After last week's post on common sense, can we really say that the ethics rules are common sense codified?

Law Schools Are Changing, But How and Why? (Part 2)

Until the federal government stops the free flow of student loan money, law schools will not make significant changes.

Law Schools Are Changing, But How and Why?

Recent news about law schools suggest there's real change going on. There really isn't. Why not? As always, follow the money.

Good Facts > Good Law

Whether you are interacting with opposing counsel or the court, a good lawyer puts good facts front and center.

Law School: Is Two Years Enough?

A proposal to New York allow students to sit for the bar exam after only two years of law school has generated some debate. Is two years enough?

Law Students Should Hang Out With Judges

Law students, no matter what they end up doing later, should spend as much time as possible learning how trial courts work and how trial judges think.

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law (Book Review)

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is amazing. It makes learning a challenging subject both easy and fun. And it just might help save America.

Women in Law: Losing Ground?

Are women losing ground in law? Statistics show stagnation or minimal growth in the number of women in law-related leadership positions.

Law Dean: Law School is Worth the Money

Lawrence Mitchell of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law argues that law school is assuredly worth the price. Is he right?

Law School Job Numbers Suit Dismissed with Prejudice

One of the many lawsuits brought against law schools for inflated employment numbers has been thrown out by a judge in Chicago.

University of Iowa Law School Sued on Political Bias in Hiring

Teresa Wagner is suing the University of Iowa Las School in federal court, accusing the school of not hiring her due to political bias.

Lawyer Jobs Account for Only 10% of New Law School Grads Per Year

Lawyerist breaks down the numbers on lawyer jobs and law school graduation in the United States, illuminating the stark reality of the legal market.