Sound the victory music! Three grand prize winning schools have been selected! What do they win? Honor, prestige, and the satisfaction of a job well done.
I believe employment data means more than the U.S. News rankings of law schools. Students go to law school to get jobs. If you are considering attending a law school just for its rankings, please don’t. Think logically. Use the employment numbers.
At the firm where I intern, there are 4.5 lawyers. One works half days and is half retired so he only gets to be counted as a half number. Of the 4.5 lawyers at the firm, how many do you think have computers on their desk?
A longtime trial attorney and partner at a successful firm recently shared some of his insight on questioning witnesses. He maintained that when examining a witness, the length of time you spend interviewing them and the level of detail you seek from them in the questions you ask, should very depending on how you want the jury to perceive the moment.
I have begun reading Plain English for Lawyers. The first chapter gives the reader motivation to continue reading by sharing a story of a judge who orders a hole to be cut in a 177 page legal document. The responsible lawyer then had to wear it around his head as punishment. How humiliating.
Impunity means exemption from a law or punishment.
This has been a terrible week for Washington & Lee Law. They dropped a massive 17 points in the U.S. News law school rankings. They went from the 26th ranked law school to the 43rd. The timing of this change is awful or helpful (depending on who you are), because seat deposit deadlines are rapidly approaching.