I'm a law professor who has taught at law schools in each quartile of the USNews rankings, been a partner at an AmLaw 20 firm, and owned a couple of independent minor league baseball teams.
You can find my current school on a Google search, but I'm not putting it here because I want to emphasize that this blog reflects my personal observations on legal education, the profession of law, and the vast changes (the "Apocalypse") that are looming on the horizon for each. I claim no special expertise in these topics, except for having practiced law for nearly 15 years and taught in law schools nearly as long.
Unlike some other critics, I believe that the law is the greatest of the secular professions It has played a critical role in American life. Law school is not a scam. Law has offered, and continues to offer, incredibly rewarding careers to thousands of new lawyers. My view of the American law school is like that of reforming 15th-century Catholics to abuses in the Church -- a deep love for an institution but a strong concern that it has fallen under some very bad influences.
Unless attributed and linked to specific others, all of the thoughts here are mine, unless I unconsciously stole them, in which case I apologize. None of them should be taken as the opinions of my employer, my publishers, my students, or any other person or institution.
Category Archives: Contract law
When is a threat to breach a contract unless the other party agrees to pay more (or take less) made in “good faith.” I raise the issue over at ContractsProf Blog.
Over at the Technology and Marketing Law Blog, Eric Goldman (Santa Clara) and Venkat Balasubramani (Focal PLLC) are exchanging views about a new decision, Mendenhall v. HanesBrands, Inc. In the case, NFL running back Rashard Mendenhallof the Pittsburgh Steelers signed an endorsement deal for Champion … Continue reading