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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]
9 Feb 2016, 4:00 am by Michael Simkovic
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... [read post]
3 Feb 2016, 2:00 am by Paul Caron
Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), Smaller or Larger Law Class Sizes Don’t Predict Changes in Financial Benefits of Law School: One of the most surprising and controversial findings from Timing Law School was that changes in law school graduating class size do not predict changes in the boost to earnings from... [read post]
2 Feb 2016, 6:45 am by Michael Simkovic
One of the most surprising and controversial findings from Timing Law School was that changes in law school graduating class size do not predict changes... [read post]
27 Jan 2016, 11:22 am by Daniel Shaviro
Based admittedly on just superficial inquiry, Simkovic's work on these issues strikes me as plausible and well-reasoned, but I admittedly don't know enough to form a definite opinion.In reading The Knowledge Tax for our session, I thought it reasonable to accept the empirical conclusions for argument's sake (which again, is not to suggest skepticism about them), because the main issue presented by the paper concerns their further implications. [read post]
26 Jan 2016, 1:58 pm by Paul Caron
Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall) presents The Knowledge Tax, 82 U. [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]
14 Dec 2015, 5:25 pm by Michael Simkovic
A recent New York Times editorial attacking law school as “a scam” was widely criticized because of its exaggerations and factual inaccuracies (here and here).... [read post]
10 Dec 2015, 4:00 am by Michael Simkovic
White & Case, Bloomberg, and MarketWatch discuss the booming market for mergers and acquisitions. [read post]
3 Dec 2015, 2:06 pm by Daniel Shaviro
  January 26 – Michael Simkovic, Seton Hall Law School.3. [read post]