Lawyers

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

Finally, a Dictator Does Something that Lanny Davis Cannot Tolerate
August 27, 2013

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
Patton, Boggs and the End of Big Law
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
Six experts tell us what they'd change
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July 23, 2013

Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change.

Crisis? What Crisis? Check Out America's Swankiest Law Offices
July 22, 2013

The legal profession's economics may be in trouble. But its office aesthetics remain luxurious.

The Last Days of Big Law
The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
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.