Socialized Law Would Be a Massive, Unworkable Nightmare
February 04, 2014
Unequal spending on legal services isn't a crisis, and doesn't need this solution
The last time we heard from Lanny Davis, he was doing what he does best: representing a dictator.
The Crisis at Washington's Ultimate Power Firm
August 09, 2013
When I wrote last month about the loud wheezing noises coming from the world of Big Law—that is, the 200 or so biggest, most profitable law firms in the country—the industry’s staunchest defenders protested that I had the story all wrong: Big Law may
The Real Way to Fix Law School: More Lawyers
July 24, 2013
Earlier this week, we ran a symposium featuring prominent legal experts discussing what could be done to fix law schools. The symposium attracted numerous responses, including this one, from the University of New Hampshire's Leah Plunkett.
The Evolution of the TV Lawyer
July 23, 2013
How the prototypical TV lawyer has changed throughout the ages.
How to Fix Law School
July 23, 2013
Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change.
The legal profession's economics may be in trouble. But its office aesthetics remain luxurious.
The Last Days of Big Law
July 21, 2013
A dispatch from the last days of big law
Meet Tommy Goldstein
April 10, 2006
Had you been at the U.S. Supreme Court on February 28, you might have thought you'd wandered into the middle of a revolution. The first sign the old order was crumbling was the line of 200 people in front of the building. This was hardly unusual in itself. Many landmark cases attract throngs of local lawyers, interns from surrounding offices, even concave-chested high school boys who would die happy having glimpsed Earl Warren's robe. But there was something different about these people. They didn't look like they had dressed for the occasion, or really any occasion at all.