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18 Sep 2020, 5:44 pm by Michael Simkovic
With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Republican control of the White House and Senate, the Supreme Court will likely soon become more... [read post]
18 Apr 2019, 8:33 pm by Michael Simkovic
In the United States, both Democratic and Republican politicians sometimes attempt to bolster their populist credibility by going after easy targets--attacking pharma companies, or doctors,... [read post]
26 Mar 2015, 6:23 pm by Michael Simkovic
Some have claimed that deteriorating outcomes for recent law school graduates are a sign of permanent structural change in the legal industry and that these... [read post]
4 Jan 2017, 11:22 am by Michael Simkovic
A partner in a prominent San-Francisco-Bay-area venture capital firm recently told me, “The tech sector is eating the world. [read post]
31 Jul 2015, 5:44 pm by Michael Simkovic
One of the key claims of critics of legal education in general, and of ABA-approved law schools in particular, is that accreditation requirements drive up... [read post]
6 Apr 2020, 4:00 am by Michael Simkovic
Unemployment increased from 3.5 percent in February to 4.4 percent in March, according to the U.S. [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]
10 Feb 2018, 8:56 am by Michael Simkovic
Private firms often withhold information or contest scientific knowledge when public revelation could lead to costly regulations or liability. [read post]
23 Apr 2017, 7:17 pm by Michael Simkovic
Elisabeth de Fontenay at Duke argues that elite law firms' expertise in sophisticated corporate transactions is self-sustaining and resistant to competition. [read post]
25 Mar 2015, 7:22 am by Michael Simkovic
Many legal educators believe that shrinking class sizes will help the students they do admit find higher paid work more easily and boost the value... [read post]
10 Aug 2015, 12:11 pm by Michael Simkovic
In a recent column, the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof confessed, “One of our worst traits in journalism is that when we have a narrative... [read post]
14 May 2018, 6:02 am by Michael Simkovic
Key takeaways Universities face serious threats to academic freedom from outside pressure groups Some Donors have made demands that can undermine university provision of unbiased,... [read post]
3 Aug 2021, 9:55 am by Michael Simkovic
In 2010 to 2013, the Wall Street Journal effectively blamed law schools for the economic fallout of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. [read post]
14 Dec 2015, 10:01 pm by Michael Simkovic
In the era of Google Maps, instant language translation, and digital music libraries, law students still spend countless hours flipping pages to find the right... [read post]
16 Jun 2015, 12:36 pm by Michael Simkovic
Tom Friedman's latest New York Times column uses the labor market for executive assistants and executive secretaries to illustrate dubious claims about credentialing and over-education.... [read post]
23 Aug 2023, 10:26 am by Michael Simkovic
In my previous discussion of the Supreme Court's affirmative action ban, I noted that: With a wink and a nod, the Supreme Court told universities... [read post]
22 Sep 2023, 5:00 am by Michael Simkovic
Many graduates of elite law schools work in large corporate law firms either initially or after a clerkship. [read post]