Profits of Doom – Updated

There are many ways to build a business in this country but one of the less savory is to dragoon…

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Brian Tamanaha to the law school world: “Never mind”

Well so much for that, then. Brian Tamanaha has conceded that indeed Simkovic and McIntyre are right about the positive…

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Astronomy or Astrology: A reply to Steven Harper at American Lawyer

I posted this letter today in response to the recent article at American Lawyer by Steven Harper criticizing both the…

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Cato’s “good cop” Tamanaha huffs and puffs but the house is still standing

It was the Good Cop’s turn today to take a pot shot at the solid empirical work of Michael Simkovic…

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The one paper every law professor and law school dean should read this summer

For several years much hue and cry has been made by a small group of disgruntled law professors and a…

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Man bites dog: “Bad Cop” Law Prof Paul Campos, leader of anti-law school camp, backs new JD value study

[This post has been updated as noted in brackets and italics below to account for responses to it and to…

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Should law schools go MOOC? UPDATED

Influenced by Stephen Bainbridge at UCLA, I now largely lecture in my core business law courses, including Business Organizations, Securities…

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Esai Morales’ opening shot in SAG-AFTRA election effort

The popular actor Esai Morales, long known as a pro-union (his family and mine share a background in the old…

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Study Finds the Net Present Value of a Law Degree is Highly Positive | Discourse.net

Michael Froomkin at Discourse.net has an excellent summary of the new JD value study and takes on in the comments…

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New research demonstrates long term value of a JD, law school critics take a big hit

In the face of months of anecdotal attacks on the American law school, the first serious longitudinal analysis of the…

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