Millions of Americans lack crucial legal services. Yet enormous numbers of lawyers are unemployed. Why can’t the supply of lawyers match the demand?
Warren Buffett is undoubtedly considered one of the greatest investors of all times. His empire, Berkshire Hathaway, is worth $355 billion, an increase of 1,826,163 percent since 1964 when Buffett took over. He owns (or owns big chunks) of some of the biggest brands in the world including GEICO, Dairy Queen, NetJets, half of Heinz, and significant holdings in companies such as American Express, IBM, and Wells Fargo. But Buffett’s very best investment—responsible for literally billions of dollars in profits over the years—was very cheap. Because it was a book. That’s right, a book.
Thinking about going solo? Get practical and ethical advice from our esteemed panel on the new state of the practice of law, what considerations you should make, and how to get started.
Access to justice issues have frequented academic, legal, political and mainstream debates for many years (with Slawyers often initiating or driving the dialogue happening in the Canadian blogosphere!). Yet, until now, there has been no identifiable, central platform in Canada where a wide range of justice stakeholders can exchange research and resources, raise questions and share ideas and concerns about access to justice issues.
Your Twitter profile is your chance to completely own the messaging about who you are. You control all of the content, and you can make it as detailed or as vague as you like. However, too many users spend time crafting the perfect profile when they create a Twitter account, but forget to keep it fresh and updated as they go.
App value is always a subjective thing; but, this list of the 100 Best Android Apps of All Time has some apps that have changed lives. Most of them are free. Until we are all cyborgs or clones, these will serve us very well, thank you.
The new 20th edition of the Bluebook is out now and thus West Academic Press plans to publish next month a new user’s guide to go along with it called Anthon’s The Bluebook Uncovered: A Practical Guide to Mastering Legal Citation. In addition to helping students navigate the Byzantinian citation rules, it also includes several exercises you can assign in class to help test their knowledge of the rules.
Whether in the form of a meme, an inspirational quote, or written on the walls of a boardroom, there has been a ubiquitous adage that has taken over the corporate landscape over the past couple of years. You’ve likely heard or seen some variation of it. The initial question: “What are the seven most expensive words in business?” The answer: “Because we’ve always done it that way.”
As the summer begins, many of us are busy setting writing goals, drawing up to-do lists for household projects, and scheduling a bit of travel, whether for work or play. All of those are good things to be doing right now. But in addition to planning out what you want to do this summer, it can be really helpful to figure out what it is that you don’t want to do.
This summer I taught an Intensive Legal Research class composed entirely of 2Ls, in which not a single student had ever used print resources to locate primary law. My students were not trained in print legal research in their 1L research and writing course and had never had a reason to pull any print resources off the shelves—not until the first day of this summer course, at least, when they found out they would have a graded assignment requiring them to do just that.