Paul Campos

  • Charles Fried, D.C. Circuit, Law Professors, Lindsay Lohan, Non-Sequiturs, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.22.13

    * In the E.D.N.Y., Pitbull prevailed over lovable, legal loser Lindsay Lohan. Lohan’s knack for the epic legal fail carried over to her attorney, Stephanie Ovadia, who was fined $750 for plagiarism by Judge Denis Hurley. [Billboard]

    * Charles Fried is pretty sure Senator Ted Cruz is crazy for saying there was only one Republican on the Harvard Law faculty. But the joke’s on Fried… no one considers a Reagan appointee a Republican anymore, you silly goose! [New Yorker]

    * Here are some outtakes from Michelle Olsen’s coverage of the D.C. Circuit (the main event, if you will, was published here). Sadly, unlike some outtake reels, the D.C. panel did not address the problem of snow blindness in cats. [Appellate Daily]

    * Brian Leiter and Paul Campos had a little dispute. This article sums it up and has some interesting thoughts on just how little law professors care now about their own teaching methods. Don’t read this if you’re averse to honesty. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Fisticuffs erupt over messing with the thermostat. This is an official warning to the other ATL editors if that office is too hot next week… [LegalJuice]

    * The whole “publish or perish” racket is rough. Bill Araiza needs a hug. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * The ideological center of the U.S. House of Representatives is Staten Island. Woe to the Republic. [New York Daily News]

    9 Comments / / Feb 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM
  • B

    Education / Schools, Job Searches, Law Schools, Money, Student Loans

    In Defense of Law School: Because What Else Are You Going To Do With Yourself?

    Current law students are far more intelligent than the critics of law school give them credit for. In going to law school, these students are just trying to make the best of a bad situation.

    67 Comments / / Jan 10, 2013 at 7:01 PM
  • It's already tomorrow somewhere, and things seem okay.

    Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Student Loans, Trademarks

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.20.12

    * I’m happy to have spent this last day on Earth with you. And with professors Paul Campos and Brian Tamanaha telling you how law school is a raw deal. [HuffPost Live]

    * Meanwhile, Seton Hall will be offering a tuition “discount” to students based on merit. Which is really just what a lot of law schools have been doing to try to fill seats as people become more aware of the problems with legal education. [National Law Journal]

    * One reason my job is better than yours: I get emails with the subject lines like “CockSucker Decision Analysis” all the time. [The Legal Satyricon]

    * I didn’t know there were freaking idiots out there who thought that Israel had more lax gun laws than we do. But they don’t. Because Israelis like being safe. [Huffington Post]

    * And if you think more lax gun laws in Russia would make the murder rate there go down, you are probably the kind of dumbass who thinks you can look into Putin’s eyes and see his soul. [Atlantic]

    * So when former U.S. Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton admits to it, it’s called “prostitution,” but when we’re doing essentially the same story about Ryan Lochte in 10 years, we’re going to call it “sex addiction” or something. [Chicago Tribune]

    3 Comments / / Dec 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM
  • campos RF

    Law Professors, Law Schools, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: It’s the End of the World as Law Schools Know It…

    Is the current law school system about to collapse? This law professor thinks so…

    4 Comments / / Dec 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM
  • trophy RF

    Law Professors, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Rankings

    Who Are the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education?

    Whose voices influenced the most people this year in the world of legal education? Check out this list from National Jurist!

    13 Comments / / Dec 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM
  • BCS

    Career Center, Law Schools

    If ATL Decided the BCS

    The BCS schools square off over their law schools.

    4 Comments / / Dec 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM
  • Law students react to Op-Ed in the New York Times

    Law School Deans, Law Schools, New York Times, Student Loans

    Students and Recent Graduates Speak Out About Dean Mitchell’s Defense of Law School

    Students react to the law dean’s op-ed claiming that law school is still a good investment…

    58 Comments / / Nov 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM
  • Admin, Bankruptcy, Clerkships, Federal Judges, Holidays and Seasons, Law Schools, LSAT, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Politics, Privacy, Technology

    Morning Docket: 11.22.12

    * We’ve discussed this trend before, and it continues: administrations of the LSAT plunge further, reaching their lowest level since 1999. [Economix / New York Times]

    * We’ve discussed this trend before, and it continues: judges are still offering unpaid clerkships (even though the days of law firm deferrals are behind us). [Salon]

    * We’ve discussed this trend before, and it continues: law schools sometimes discriminate against conservatives, as jurors from the Teresa Wagner trial told Iowa’s leading newspaper. [Des Moines Register]

    * Are you mooching off of someone else’s wireless internet? If so, consider yourself warned. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Are you a lover of Twinkies? If so, consider yourself warned (although it’s possible that a buyer might snap up the Twinkies brand). [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Seven Am Law 200 firms are saying YES to work on a billion-dollar deal. [Am Law Daily]

    0 Comments / / Nov 22, 2012 at 9:56 AM
  • Businessman and declining share

    Job Searches, Law Schools, LSAT

    Law School Class Sizes Continue To Shrink. Are We Close To A Crash?

    Fewer applicants, smaller class sizes — where does this all end?

    33 Comments / / Nov 19, 2012 at 8:51 PM
  • businesspeople talking RF

    Ask the Experts, Biglaw, Career Files, Conferences / Symposia, Job Searches, Law Professors, Law Students, National Association for Law Placement (NALP)

    The Brave New World of Entry-Level Recruiting

    How is the entry-level legal job market looking? And what do law firms and law schools think of the current approach to on-campus interviewing?

    6 Comments / / Nov 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM
  • Paul Campos small Professor Paul F Campos

    Books, Education / Schools, Law Professors, Law Schools, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Should Have Used Contraception?

    What do you do with a B.A. in English? Try not to go to law school, for starters.

    11 Comments / / Sep 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM
  • William Baer

    Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Books, Clarence Thomas, Department of Justice, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Football, Law Professors, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Pro Bono, Religion, SCOTUS, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sentencing Law, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 09.18.12

    * “We’re all from the Ivy League. That seems to be more relevant than what faith we are.” SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas really knows how to make Article III Groupie’s heart sing. [New York Times]

    * Dewey know why this failed firm’s bankruptcy team is cutting special deals with the former D&Lers who worked on the sale of the Dodgers? Like all things Biglaw, it all circles back to money. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * What in William Baer’s past might lead the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a closed meeting on his candidacy to lead the DOJ’s Antitrust Division? [Blog of Legal Times]

    * In a heartwarming pro bono project, Proskauer Rose will be representing NYC in its attempts to evict an elderly newsstand operator from his kiosk in Greenwich Village. It really brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? [New York Post]

    * Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced on October 9, and prosecutors are asking that he be classified as a sexually violent predator. Boy, that’ll be a fun title to have while he’s in jail for the rest of his life. [Bloomberg]

    * “[A]t present, the large majority of law graduates — perhaps 80 percent — end up worse off after going to law school that they were before they enrolled.” Paul Campos is so cheerful in his book. [National Law Journal]

    7 Comments / / Sep 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM
  • Rock me sexy Jesus?

    Drinking, Law Schools, Law Students, Masturbation, Non-Sequiturs, Summer Associates, Vault rankings

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.14.12

    * Vault just released its rankings for the best summer associate programs. Who’s at the top? I have my money on Fitzpatrick Cella. [Vault]

    * If Paul Campos were asked to give a law school graduation speech, here’s what he would say. Long story short, I don’t think he’ll ever be asked. And that is why you should read this. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]

    * What do we want? Booze! When do we want it? Now! Where do we want it? The grocery store! [Courier-Journal]

    * I don’t know, maybe this guy just really, really loves Jesus. Like, really a lot. Maybe too much. Ewww. [Wave3]

    * You know those online net price calculators for figuring out tuition? Well, turns out they might be misleading too, just like every other flipping aspect of financing your education. [Inside Higher Ed]

    * You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say law student, someone else says escort. What’s the big deal here? [Daily Mail]

    0 Comments / / Aug 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM
  • paul campos RF small

    Job Searches, Law Professors, Law Schools, Quote of the Day, Unemployment

    Quote of the Day: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

    Is being employed by your law school after graduation similar to a Ponzi scheme?

    7 Comments / / Aug 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM
  • A litigatrix's lawyerly lair.

    Gay, Gay Marriage, John Roberts, Lawyerly Lairs, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Vanessa Bryant

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.31.12

    * Chief Justice John Roberts, in his capacity as circuit justice for the Fourth Circuit, has given the green light — for the time being — to Maryland’s continued collection of DNA samples from people charged with violent felonies. [New York Times]

    * Professor Dan Markel isn’t a fan of the practice, arguing that it “is yet another abuse of the presumption of innocence.” [PrawfsBlawg]

    * In other Supreme Court news, the proponents of Prop 8′s ban on gay marriage have filed a petition for certiorari with the Court. [Arthur Leonard / Leonard Link]

    * And in other gay marriage news, yet another federal judge — Judge Vanessa Bryant (D. Conn.), a Bush II appointee — has struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. [Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed]

    A California litigatrix’s lawyerly lair.

    * Lawyerly Lairs: Emily Alexander’s beautiful, light-filled home is awash in color. There are no hunting prints in sight — even though she used to practice at Sullivan & Cromwell. [California Home + Design]

    * The mother of a man who died during a police chase has sued the SFPD over her son’s accidentally shooting himself. Opines SFist: “It remains unclear to us why [Kenneth] Harding has been chosen to serve as a martyr, given his not-so-stellar record and the self-inflicted wound.” [SFist]

    * Poor Professor Campos — does his self-loathing know no bounds? The prominent law professor, one of legal academia’s harshest (and most eloquent) critics, has now turned his powerful fire on baby boomers — of whom he is one. [Salon]

    3 Comments / / Jul 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM
  • Election 2012, Election Law, Health Care / Medicine, Hotties, Larry Lessig, Law Schools, Lawrence Lessig, Non-Sequiturs, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.25.12

    * Interested in going to law school this coming fall? It’s not too late to apply, frighteningly enough. [Inside the Law School Scam via Tax Prof Blog]

    * Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Even graduates of Harvard Law School wind up homeless. [Concurring Opinions]

    * Sorry, I don’t like bike dudes; so many cyclists are rude, irresponsible, and annoying, to both pedestrians and drivers. If I were king, they’d go to prison; but I’m not, so we’ll have to settle for reeducation. [New York Times]

    * What does Bruce Springsteen think of Obamacare? [Althouse]

    * A few jurisdictions have laws against “attractiveness discrimination.” Try to guess which ones, then click on the link. [What About Clients?]

    * Larry Lessig and Ilya Shapiro debate the value of disclosure requirements in the campaign finance context. [Lean Forward / MSNBC]

    7 Comments / / Jul 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM
  • Casebook generic

    American Bar Association / ABA, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gay, Law Professors, Law Schools, Lesbians, Non-Sequiturs, Nude Dancing, Prostitution

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.18.12

    * Dear ABA: could you please at least LOOK at what’s going on at Rutgers-Camden. We’ve already looked at their arguably misleading ads. Now Paul Campos has figured that the school may have been massively under-reporting the amount of debt people graduate with to the ABA (scroll down to Upate III). Seriously ABA, do one small part of your freaking job JUST ONCE. [Inside the Law School Scam]

    * Here’s a great way to lower the cost of education: make books free. I mean, it’ll never, ever happen, but it’s a good idea. [CALI via Tax Prof Blog]

    * Law students might need a bit of a refresher on supply and demand before they hit up fall recruiting. [Adam Smith Esq.]

    * Legacy LeBoeuf retirees have also been screwed by the D&L fiasco. Boy, Dewey know how they feel. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Should we care about the “scholarship” of law professors at all? [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

    * Wild strippers are a national problem in New Zealand. [The Telegraph]

    * Congratulations to the latest class of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40! [National LGBT Bar Association]

    12 Comments / / Jul 18, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • If we want career service gurus, we're going to have to pay for them.

    Job Searches, Law Schools

    Should Law Schools Put More Money Into Career Services?

    Here’s a law school putting more resources into career services. Is it a good idea?

    71 Comments / / Jul 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM