Sunlight and Law School

Sunlight and Law School

:: Law schools have gone through an immense crisis.  As surprising as it is, the class action law suit against New York Law School seems to fit right in with the recent trend of criticizing law schools for misrepresenting (1) scholarships, (2) grads’ employment...
Migraines and “Mainstream Healthcare”

Migraines and “Mainstream Healthcare”

:: Should the science war be waged in Michele Bachmann’s brain? Judith Warner’s recent op-ed in the New York Times pointed to a new way of thinking about the Bachmann-Migraine debate. I would first like to say that the way this debate became a debate in...
NY Times on the Business of Law School

NY Times on the Business of Law School

:: Apropos of my last post on student loan debt, here’s an article on how some law schools seem to be interested in making a lot of money in these hard economic times. Law School Economics: Ka-Ching! By David Segal, New York Times, July 16, 2011 I found this...
10 Days Til Core Grammar Launch

10 Days Til Core Grammar Launch

In honor of the final 10 days of the production of Core Grammar for Lawyers (coregrammar.com), I’m reposting this column from Slate.com on “logical” punctuation. Specifically, the author suggests that a punctuation trend in the U.S. is leading the...
Some Psychology of First-Year Legal Writing

Some Psychology of First-Year Legal Writing

:: I see many of my students in the voice of this writer. I also see myself when I was a 1L so many years ago. I’m loving this blog post on legal writing courses. [Edit 3/29/2016: The blog has died. You can see an archive of the linked post here.] It’s...
Reflective Writing Decreases Test Anxiety

Reflective Writing Decreases Test Anxiety

:: Researchers and the University of Chicago discovered that taking time to write reflectively about one’s anxieties helps a test-taker’s performance. Here’s the link. I do this sort of writing all the time. When I’m working on an article or a...