‘I’ve said what I have to say, at least in this format.’University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos says he has filed his last post at Inside the Law School Scam. Campos started his blog (anoymously, but revealed his identity within a couple of weeks) in August of 2011, and Campos thinks that since then “the core message of this blog—that legal academia is operating on the basis of an unsustainable economic model, which requires most law students to borrow more money to get law degrees than it makes sense for them to borrow, given their career prospects, and that for many years law schools worked hard, wittingly or unwittingly, to hide this increasingly inconvenient truth from both themselves and their potential matriculants—has evolved from a horrible heresy to something close to conventional wisdom.”After around 500 posts, Campos says he’s “said what I have to say, at least in this format.” While some wonder how he can … [Read more...] about ‘Inside the Law School Scam’ blogger signs off; Should appellate briefs have corporate sponsors?
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George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr and Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, ponder how far the government can go in reading your email. Their essays can be found in Patriots Debate: Contemporary Issues in National Security Law, a book published by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and edited by Harvey Rishikof, Stewart Baker and Bernard Horowitz. The book can be ordered here.INTRODUCTIONIf a suspected thief has left written records of his crime in a friend’s desk, can the police simply subpoena the friend for the records in the desk or should that be treated as a search of the suspect’s property?That question is at the heart of the “third-party records doctrine,” which has provided guidelines for criminal investigations since the late 1970s. In essence, the doctrine holds that information lawfully held by many third parties is treated differently from information held by the suspect … [Read more...] about The Data Question: Should the Third-Party Records Doctrine Be Revisited?
Do you actually have procedures in place for whether you should take a case? Minneapolis solo Randall Ryder does—a four-step process he shared at Lawyerist. Two of his steps:• Determine whether the case is one you can handle—particularly if it’s out of your practice area. Taking the “approach of ‘I don’t do personal injury, but this sure looks like a standard dog bite case’ is a recipe for disaster.” Always consult first with an attorney in your network who will tell you what you need to know to help you decide whether to take the case on. “For example, maybe your law school buddy turned personal injury expert tells you that your case is a rock solid claim that’s worth $50,000,” Ryder wrote. “He also told you that the insurance company will tie you up in discovery for a year, and you will need to fly all over the country taking depositions before they will seriously talk settlement.”• Determine … [Read more...] about What things do you consider before taking a case? | Bloggers review novel by ATL’s David Lat
As a business development coach for attorneys, no one understands the stress and demands placed on a legal practitioner better than I do. Imagine spending your entire day listening to multiple people complain about the demands being placed on them and additional stress that’s created when we discuss investing time in business development. It makes perfect sense why most attorneys shy away from their marketing activities.Time challenges aside, you must know by now that nothing will have a greater impact on your personal and financial freedom than having your own book of business. Therefore, it’s never been more important to effectively manage your time to ensure you can fit in the billable hours and business development, while still having the balance with your family or personal time. Here are three key tips to ensure you have the growth and balance to create the career you’ve been dreaming of:Time Tip #1: Have a solid plan for business developmentOther than … [Read more...] about Time Management for Lawyers: Did You Have a Week or Did the Week Have you?
I love the 60 Minutes interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor. In it, when asked about the topic of work/life balance and whether women can have it all she responds, “Yes, women can have it all but not in the same minute." Shout out for Justice Sotomayor.I have sometimes been asked to speak on the topic of women and work life balance. And you may not like what I am about to say, but it has been my experience that for most women professionals I know, the topic of work/life balance causes either extreme boredom coupled with Olympic medal-worthy eye rolling or worst case scenario, extreme annoyance. And the truth is that I am ambivalent, at best, about the topic myself. And yes, I have been known to roll my eyes. Not proud of it. But it's true.The reason for the exasperated eye rolling? Because 16 years later—with two teens, two law firm career moves, four career changes, one business, four home relocations, and one dog ---I still haven't totally figured out the work/life … [Read more...] about Justice Sotomayor: You Can Have it All but Not in the Same Minute
Who knew that “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” the iconic rock anthem of 80’s hairband Night Ranger (YouTube video) is actually a rally song protesting religious discrimination?? On January 27, 2016, the EEOC filed a summary judgment motion in EEOC v. United Health Programs of America, No. 14-cv-3673 (E.D.N.Y. filed June 11, 2014), asking the Court to find that certain team building policies and practices implemented by the defendant employer, including a requirement that its employees tell one another “I love you,” amount to unlawful religious discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.According to the defendant employer, the policies and procedures under attack by the EEOC are not a religion, but secular self-improvement policies and corporate wellness programs intended to enhance the workplace environment. While acknowledging that the challenged activities are part of a belief system called Harnessing … [Read more...] about Team Building Gone Wrong According to EEOC – Don’t Tell Me You Love Me
case of the teenager who called himself ‘Dr. Love” and was arrested for practicing without a medical license and reportedly stealing thousands from an 86-year-old woman, you may not be shocked to learn that this is not the first time Malachi Love-Robinson has allegedly tried to pass himself off as a doctorAccording to a new report in the Palm Beach Post, he got started at a very young age. In 2014, the then 16-year-old went from high school to high school claiming to be a doctor looking to join the school’s medical staff, according to a police report.When he was questioned by school police, “he said he knew he was not a medical doctor, believes he is a compulsive liar and is aware he may have [an unspecified medical condition].” That is, according to a police report obtained by the Post. The newspaper says the medical condition was redacted. After the incident, a person, claiming to be Love-Robinson’s parent, wrote a letter to school officials … [Read more...] about Why Teenage ‘Dr. Love’ Told School Police He Was a ‘Compulsive Liar’
In light of the recent sexual harassment allegations surrounding media mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to commemorate the fact it’s been one year since the infamous Access Hollywood tape was released, we thought now was as good a time as any to remind you of the women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Trump has denied all of the allegations and characterized them as media bias and conspiracy theories. In October 2016, he even promised to sue each and every woman who made the claims. That hasn’t happened nor has he sued The New York Times following an article reporting on two other women who told their stories of Trump’s alleged abuse.There have also been a number of women who have accused Trump of walking into dressing rooms, and saying other inappropriate comments. For this list, we’ve focused on the most serious of accusations, sexual assault and misconduct. Jessica LeedsWhen did she say it happened? 1980sWhere? On an … [Read more...] about In Light of Harvey Weinstein, Here’s the List of Trump’s Accusers Who He Promised to Sue
Mr. Haresh M. Jagtiani is a Senior Advocate of the Bombay High Court and the Founding and Managing Partner of Oasis Counsel & Advisory. He has extensive litigation and arbitration experience and has represented clients in commercial, criminal, constitutional, civil, maritime and matrimonial disputes as well as disputes relating to income tax, power and electricity, intellectual property rights, and customs, excise and other indirect taxes. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of ING Investment Management and the Indian division of ING Bank. He recently was also an independent Director on the Board of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Mr. Jagtiani has successfully represented client at various fora including the Indian Council of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. Live Law: Sir, law as a … [Read more...] about No quick-fixes in law; if you are into litigation, you must have the patience to wait, Success will follow you: In conversation with Haresh M Jagtiani, Senior Advocate, Bombay HC
Professor (Dr.) Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu is a noted intellectual and legal expert. He hails from Warangal district in Telangana.He has written extensively on various issues such as RTI, Media freedom, and Telangana statehood. He also writes regular articles in The Hans India, The Hoot, The Indian Express, Namasthe Telangana and The Metro India. He has also contributed articles to MissionTelangana.com.Prof Sridhar was working as professor of law at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law at Hyderabad until November 20. He had resigned his job at NALSAR to take up the post of Central Information Commissioner in Delhi.Prof. Sridhar had done extensive research in Right to Information (RTI) and has also written four books on RTI. His appointment as the Central Information Commissioner is a good recognition for the years of hard work and research.In this interesting conversation with Live Law, Dr. Madabhushi Sridhar talks about … [Read more...] about Whistleblowers and Information Seekers should be protected. Prashanth Bhushan took the right decision not to disclose the name of Whistleblower before the Supreme Court: Prof. Madabhushi Sridhar (Central Information Commissioner)