Law School

Should you go to law school?

I love practicing the law, defending clients, taking cases to trial, and negotiating excellent outcomes for my clients. But law school did not prepare me for the practice of law. In fact, ask any lawyer: few will tell you that law school did much of anything to prepare them for the practice of law. Still,…

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What Will Happen to the Law School

I grew up in the 1980s when it seemed that everyone wanted to be a lawyer like the ones on LA Law. The 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s (up until 2007) was the era of BigLaw when the promise of a $100,000 to $160,000 salary was, it seemed, extended to anyone graduating from a top 20…

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MSNBC article on recent law school graduates

I was recently interviewed for an MSNBC.com article on recent law grads. As I understand it, the article is about how law grads are coping with a very difficult employment situation. The common refrain among grads and lawyers is that there are simply too many lawyers. This, as I tried to explain, misses the point.…

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