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28 Jul 2016, 3:00 am by Michael Simkovic
After Tuesday's post explaining why IRS schedule C data dramatically underestimates incomes for solo practitioners and other sole proprietors, Professor Benjamin H. [read post]
26 Jul 2016, 10:57 am by Michael Simkovic
In 2015, Professor Benjamin Barton of the University of Tennessee estimated for, and Business Insider that attorneys working in solo practice earn an average... [read post]
22 Jun 2016, 1:11 pm by Paul Caron
The debate over the New York Times' recent coverage of the law school crisis (links below) has moved onto Facebook and Twitter, with lively exchanges between New York Times reporter Noam Scheiber and Law Profs Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara), David Herzig (Valparaiso), Dave Hoffman (Temple), and Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)... [read post]
20 Jun 2016, 12:11 pm by Michael Simkovic
How to Count: Choosing the Right Data Source In response to my last post, a reader asked why different data sources give different counts for... [read post]
10 Jun 2016, 12:56 pm by Michael Simkovic
Gawker Media, an internet tabloid, filed bankruptcy today in the Southern District of New York after losing a $130 million privacy lawsuit to former professional... [read post]
9 Jun 2016, 6:09 am by Michael Simkovic
Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon: 13: The Misinformation Age Professor Brian Southwell explains why people tend to believe false information and discusses strategies for... [read post]
23 May 2016, 3:00 am by Paul Caron
Young Scholar Medal Recipient Michael Simkovic of Seton Hall University School of Law presented What Can We Learn from Credit Markets. [read post]
5 May 2016, 10:05 am by Michael Simkovic
Lawyers traditionally bill a specified hourly rate for the time they spend working on a case. [read post]
30 Apr 2016, 3:15 am by Michael Simkovic
New research from Dan Schwarcz and Dion Farganis at Minnesota argues that providing students with practice problems and exercises that are similar to final exams... [read post]
24 Apr 2016, 6:54 pm by Steve Bainbridge
Michael Simkovic writes: Professor Paula Franzese of Seton Hall law school is something of a patron saint of law students. [read post]
4 Apr 2016, 10:00 am by Paul Caron
Rev. 1981 (2015), Professor Michael Simkovic tackles the question of why rates of return on higher education are higher than rates of return on... [read post]
4 Apr 2016, 4:00 am by Paul Caron
New York Times Deal Book: Overall Stagnation in Legal Jobs Hides Underlying Shifts, by Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall): Although about the same number of people work in law firms or in legal services today as a decade and a half ago, superficially static job aggregates mask substantial changes in employment... [read post]
24 Mar 2016, 2:39 pm by Michael Simkovic
Details were reported in the San Diego Union Tribune, by CBS news, by the Times of San Diego, by Fox 5 and by the Seattle... [read post]
16 Mar 2016, 4:10 am by Michael Simkovic
Statistician and data visualization expert Hans Rosling recently took the media to task for misleading readers and viewers using unrepresentative anecdotes and ignoring contradictory data.... [read post]
5 Mar 2016, 12:51 pm by Michael Simkovic
That’s the question Frank McIntyre and I try to answer in Value of a law degree by College Major. [read post]
17 Feb 2016, 4:00 am by Paul Caron
Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), The Knowledge Tax, 82 U. [read post]
10 Feb 2016, 1:45 am by Paul Caron
Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), Law School Bloggers' Latest Unscientific Fad: BLS Job Openings Projections: The latest unscientific fad among law school watchers is comparing job openings projections for lawyers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the number of students expected to graduate from law school. [read post]