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The Boston Bar Association is cross that I made fun of Suffolk Law’s new ads comparing them to Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 1:46 PM

What would possess him to react so strangely and with so many curse words?

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 1:17 PM

Law students are the worst. What was this guy trying to hide?

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 11:14 AM

What are the top law schools in Canada, and how much do they cost? Hint: a lot less than U.S. law schools.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 1:18 PM

How does your romanticized impression of legal practice diverge from reality?

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:16 PM

People are finally realizing that it’s not a very good time to go to law school.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 11:15 AM

Former classmates, teachers, and students of Dan Markel remember this late, great law professor.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 4:19 PM

Turns out, people DO want to go to law school — if it’s cheap.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 1:21 PM

* From Big Government to Biglaw: Our congratulations go out to Benjamin Horwich, most recently of the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as he joins Munger Tolles & Olson as counsel. Nice work. [Munger Tolles & Olson]

* The number of law school applicants took a nose dive for the fourth year in a row, this time by 8 percent, summarily crushing the hopes and dreams of law deans praying for a change of their otherwise most dismal fortunes. [National Law Journal]

* Considering the latest slump in applicants, whether a law school evaluates your average LSAT score or highest LSAT score matters little. Admissions officers will jump for joy that you have a pulse. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

* “You don’t have to convict on every count to have a win.” Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted of obstruction and conspiracy to obstruct justice. [Bloomberg]

* Per documents filed by a lawyer appointed to represent Philip Seymour Hoffman’s children, the actor didn’t set aside money for them because he didn’t want them to become “trust fund kids.” [New York Post]

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 9:05 AM

What do friends and former colleagues of Professor Dan Markel have to say about him?

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 / 4:31 PM