What Would You Say to a 0L?

If you’re going to criticize a behavior pattern as economically irrational–but it continues in the face of seemingly incontrovertible evidence that it’s self-defeating, even borderline delusional–you need to come up with a theory to explain why...

LawProf, Me, and Larry Ribstein

Larry Ribstein (who I consider a friend, and it’s mutual) has written “A response to LawProf and MacEwen” and LawProf has in turn written “Markets and failure:  A response to Larry Ribstein.” This pretty much makes it incumbent...

A Disruptive Voice From Within The Academy

If you haven’t heard of Inside the Law School Scam, you’re in for a surprise. The site is written by a “tenured mid-career faculty member at a Tier One school,” and apparently there’s actually reason to believe he’s who he says...

Same Song, Second Verse

I wrote elsewhere about Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) writing to the President  of the ABA, Stephen Zack, asking some quite pointed questions about just how rigorous their law school accreditation standards are.  And on a related note I analyzed New York Law...

The Market Made Me Do It

By this time everyone and their cousin has probably read The New York Times‘ “Law School Economics:  Ka-Ching!,” which graced the front page of the website and the print Business section in today’s Sunday paper. This won’t be...

Adam Smith, Esq. Launches A New Company: JD Match

Today Adam Smith, Esq. takes great pleasure in announcing the launch of a new company dedicated to rationalizing and bringing a measure of order, efficiency, and transparency to a dysfunctional market at the heart of our industry:  JD Match. The Wall Street...
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