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Monday, March 23, 2015

Interesting take on why law schools exist.

My dad forwarded this essay to me this morning.  I'm not sure that I agree wholeheartedly, because the essay disregards how much one can learn from a truly great lawyer.  (Just ask my hubby how much he learned from Chuck Kettlewell; or ask me how much I learned from Hank Hudspeth or some of the lawyers at MoFo.)

One can have bad professors or good ones; one can learn from bad lawyers or good ones.  The point is that law can be a powerful tool, and it's good to learn about the uses of that power from people who use that power wisely.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Business boot camp? Good advice for all law students.

Check out this story in the NYT.  If you can't read a balance sheet, get some additional coaching, either from your law school or from a business school.  It'll be worth your time.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Missing some of the arts in your legal education?

(Cross-posted here.)  In this post, Prof. Sue Liemer reviews a book that was based on a conference at the University of Edinburgh.  The conference focused on using the arts to better understand the law.