When law professors make bad arguments, it’s really just because they don’t have to get jobs in this market.
* Joe Patrice reposted this on his site and I’m linking to it because it’s a great look at the rhetorical weaknesses of the pro-gun argument. It’s old, so you can’t say that he’s being reactionary to the current tragedy. [Recess Appointment]
* Here’s a very good takedown of the self-serving law school rankings from Loyola Law School (LA) Professor Theodore Seto, who magically finds that Loyola Law is the 25th best law school for becoming a Biglaw partner. [Witnesseth]
* Is the procedural posture of same-sex marriage sexy? [Opinionator / New York Times]
* The jury system is dumb. [The Republican]
* Here’s some kind of ridiculous, anti-transparency argument for why posting rate-increase memos would be counterproductive. Lat gets a shout out for not acting like this. [Legal Rebels / ABA Journal]
I became a lawyer without really understanding that the job cuts time off of your life. My work hours are long, I can’t see my family or friends, and I am constantly at the mercy of the partner or the client. On top of everything, at one point, I was paying 7% on my law school loans. […]
Law school is good… law school is bad… make up your mind!
A law professor published a research paper showing the law schools that produce partners at large law firms. Obviously, this list is going to favor elite diploma mills, but there are some interesting surprises. These are rankings worth paying attention to….