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17 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Simpsons Nails Legal Disruption

Lionel Hutz on negotiation:

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31 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Lawyer: 51st best job in America

Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal: “Being a lawyer isn’t the best job in America. It’s not one of the 10 top jobs, or even among the top 50 jobs. According to U.S. News, being a lawyer is the 51st best job in America. Above the Law notes some of the jobs that outranked lawyer, including [...]

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22 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Technology and legal education

Oliver Goodenough: “A technology driven revolution is overturning how American practices law, runs its government, and dispenses justice.  The revolution has so far gone almost completely unnoticed by the people who teach aspiring lawyers.  This has to change.”

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27 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

International Disputes Growing…

Elizabeth Olson, NYT, 8/26/13: “Those who favor international forums for settling disputes — where arbitrations are presided over by one arbitrator or a panel of three — say that such tribunals avoid local courts, which can tilt in favor of parochial interests. “It’s a big improvement from historical gunboat diplomacy,” said Edna Sussman, an arbitrator [...]

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05 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The first lab-grown burger taste test

Henry Fountain, NYT: “A hamburger made from cow muscle grown in a laboratory was fried, served and eaten in London on Monday in an odd demonstration of one view of the future of food. According to the three people who ate it, the burger, which contained no fat or salt, was dry and a bit [...]

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26 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Last Days of BigLaw

Noam Scheiber, The New Republic: “Of all the occupational golden ages to come and go in the twentieth century—for doctors, journalists, ad-men, autoworkers—none lasted longer, felt cushier, and was all in all more golden than the reign of the law partner. There was the generous salary, the esteem of one’s neighbors, work that was more [...]

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15 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Is compromise possible?

Charles Wheelan on Salon: “Any serious talk of pragmatism and compromise in American politics usually ends with some nettlesome questions: What about the social issues? What about abortion? What about gun control? These are issues on which reasonable people disagree passionately. Anyone who tells you that there is a “right” answer on abortion has not [...]

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09 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Final Text of the EU ODR Reg now online

Great reading for anyone excited about ODR: It reads, in part: "The internal market is a reality for consumers in their daily lives, when they travel, make purchases and make payments. Consumers are key players in the internal market and should therefore be at its heart. The digital dimension of the internal market is [...]

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01 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

“The Process is the Punishment”

William Glaberson, NYT: “Court delays of as long as five years in felony cases have pushed the Bronx criminal courts into the bottom ranks of courts nationally, reaching what even the judges call crisis levels. But that backlog has a less-noted companion. The courts are so dysfunctional that those accused of minor offenses — misdemeanors [...]

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29 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

#1 most unhappy job in US: attorney

Jacquelyn Smith, Fortune Magazine, 3/22/13: ‘Using the same methodology, CareerBliss also compiled a gloomier list: The Unhappiest Jobs in America. If you happen to be a customer service associate, marketing coordinator or legal assistant and you’re constantly down in the dumps—you’re not alone. These are three of the nation’s unhappiest professions, according to CareerBliss. But [...]

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