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15 Apr 2014, 2:49 pm by Stephen Fairley
Hundreds of top law firms write new blog content every month, but most of their posts are never read by their top prospects!  What can you do so prospects want to continually read your blog posts? You probably already know that content marketing is a top strategy to attracting and building relationships with new leads. Consumers are turning to the Internet like never before to research answers to legal questions BEFORE they even consider calling an attorney or scheduling a consultation. On… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 2:15 pm by By PETER EAVIS
The Fed chairwoman on Tuesday suggested some measures to reduce the risks for Wall Street firms. The measures include requiring banks to hold more capital. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 2:03 pm by Ben Barros
Brian Tamanaha has asked two interesting questions in response to Steve Freedman’s recent posts on jobs and law school admissions.  Steve has started a series of posts that make the argument that now is a good time to go to law school, because enrollment declines will lead to a very strong job market in just a few years.  So far, he has addressed the supply side of the argument, noting the dramatic drop in law school enrollment will lead to fewer graduates hitting the job market in… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 1:26 pm by Paul Caron
One of the joys of being a faculty member at Pepperdine is the opportunity to spend time with wonderful visitors who come to the law school because of its unique mission. Today is a great illustration, as we welcomed Gary Haugen (President & CEO, Internal justice Mission) and David Skeel... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 1:11 pm by
I have posted a paper to the Social Science Research Network: "The Crisis of Secular Liberalism and the Constitutional State in Comparative Perspective." A final version will appear in the volume 48 of the Cornell International Law Journal in 2015.(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014)The post includes the abstract and download information.  Comments and suggestions always welcome. The Crisis of Secular Liberalism and the Constitutional State in Comparative Perspective: Religion, Rule of Law,… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 1:01 pm by Kathryn Hughes
Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms. This week's inside baseball sections link to: 68 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news. 59 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades. 68… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 12:59 pm by David Lat
Are you looking for advice about the lateral recruiting process? Look no further. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 12:50 pm by library
Oxford University Press is hosting a webpage that looks at the arguments surrounding the use of force in both the international and domestic context. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:27 am by By PETER J. HENNING
Not all criminal investigations of a company are alike, and there are telltale signs about how serious a threat one may present, writes Peter J. Henning in the White Collar Watch column. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:04 am by Legal Profession Prof
Two points to make about confidentiality, just as all us ethics profs are about to (spoiler alert) examine on it. One is that I note that there is an interesting article in the current Litigation magazine (the ABA's journal by... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:26 am by Paul Caron
UO Matters: UO Law School Prof Angry About Plan to Use His Raise for Student Fellowships: Several members of the law school email lists (which included staff, secretaries etc.) have forwarded these two emails from professor Rob Illig (Law) about a plan apparently floated by Law Dean Michael Moffitt (paid... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:25 am by Shaunna Mireau
If I were a character in a novel I would work at a think tank in a log structure in the mountains and would wear glasses that connect to the internet and flash a virtual keyboard in front of me with a voice command. And I would have a satellite phone with a secure line. And I would be really cute and tall. Think tanks are not just plot elements in novels or adventure fantasy. They are potential research sources. I received an email today from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. The email shared… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:00 am by Dan Ernst
This one looks fascinating, especially for fans of The Metaphysical Club.  Frederic R. Kellogg, George Washington University, has posted The Social Dimension of Legal Induction: The Problem of Legal Similarity and the Process of Entrenchment.  Here is the abstract:    (Credit: Library of Congress)After attending lectures on the logic of induction by C.S. Peirce in 1866 and reading J.S. Mill’s A System of Logic, O.W. Holmes Jr. echoed Mill’s critique of the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:30 am by azatty
Bills of mortality preceded modern death certificates, and they suffer from similar challenges. Years ago, in a job-related field trip, I attended a tour of the medical examiner’s facility in Clark County, Nevada. As the chief office of the pathologist for Las Vegas and its environs, it was a busy place. Like most of the living, I had never given much thought to the multiple tasks that must be performed on the dead—especially if they died under suspicious circumstances or not under the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:30 am by azatty
Bills of mortality preceded modern death certificates, and they suffer from similar challenges. Years ago, in a job-related field trip, I attended a tour of the medical examiner’s facility in Clark County, Nevada. As the chief office of the pathologist for Las Vegas and its environs, it was a busy place. Like most of the living, I had never given much thought to the multiple tasks that must be performed on the dead—especially if they died under suspicious circumstances or not under the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:33 am by Kathryn Hughes
Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 126 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. A Guide to Speech Recognition Software How Word for iPad Manages Your Documents Review: Fantastical 2.0 Top 10 Takeaways From ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Lawyer… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:49 am by a.burchfield@csuohio.edu
Law school stress can take an enormous toll on cognitive capacity, literally killing off brain cells and inhibiting learning. The bad news continues into the workforce: as a profession, lawyers suffer from depression at three times the rate of non-lawyers. A recent article published in Loyola Law Review by Debra S. Austin takes a look at the neuroscience behind education and suggests methods of neural self-hacking that can alleviate law school stress. The author identifies sources of chronic stress… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:37 am by
Karen E. Boxx, University of Washington School of Law, has published Shakespeare in the Classroom: How an Annual Student Production of King Lear Adds Dimension to Teaching Trusts and Estates at 58 St. Louis University Law Journal 751 (2014). Here is the abstract.King Lear is the archetypal story of the tension an difficulties in parent-child and sibling relationships. In a Trusts and Estates class, it reinforces the message that those relationships are the starting point and bedrock of this… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:33 am by
From Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylania School of LawKathryn T. Preyer ScholarsNamed after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished historian of the law of early America known for her generosity to young legal historians, the program of Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars is designed to help legal historians at the beginning of their careers. At the annual meeting of the Society two younger legal historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would normally be their first papers… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:04 am by Erin Branigan
 The Commission on Legal Pluralism has announced a workshop on “Malinowski’s Concept of Law from the Native’s Point of View.” Bronislaw Malinowski’s 130th Birth Anniversary International Workshop. Time: 12-13 September, 2014. Place: Cracow (Poland). Organizers: Department of Sociology of Law, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland) and International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati (Spain). Participants are invited to send… [read post]