Six experts tell us what they'd change
Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change.
The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
A dispatch from the last days of big law
Bob Odenkirk on his dream "Breaking Bad" spinoff
Bob Odenkirk on Breaking Bad's finale and his possible spinoff.
Actor Bob Odenkirk graces the cover of the latest issue of The New Republic—not for an article about "Breaking Bad," the AMC show in which he plays sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, but to accompany Noam Scheiber's story, "The Last Days of Big Law."
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.