The Terrible Legal Market

First, congratulations to those who passed the North Carolina Bar. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends. Last year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American economy created 25,000 new jobs requiring a JD. More than 40,000 graduated from...

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...

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...