Technological developments hit every industry eventually, and the time has come for the legal profession. The accessibility of online legal tools that offer assistance in drafting simple legal documents, such as LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer, makes these resources the next big thing. Some lawyers resent the arrival of these platforms, feeling they’re undermining the value that lawyers provide their… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Law School
Here we discuss issues relevant to law students, job prospects, and other law school stuff.
In July 2015, the newly elected President of the Florida Bar, Ramon Abadin created a firestorm of controversy with a proposal to allow attorneys from other states to practice law in Florida without the requirement of passing the State’s Bar Exam. Reaction to Abadin’s proposal was swift – and ferocious – from the state’s more… Read more »
What’s new with the New York Bar Exam in 2016? Big changes are coming to the New York Bar Exam beginning in July 2016. As you may know, the NY Bar has decided to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) to replace the current NY Exam format. What’s Changing? To help you prepare for the… Read more »
From lawyer to tech start-up guru, and the undeniable thought leader for the SaaS movement in Silicon Valley, Jason Lemkin continues to build a following of founders, CEO’s and sales execs through his blog SaaStr. With the support of Storm Ventures, Jason recently wrapped up his first major event, SaaStr Annual, where 2,000 founders and execs met in San… Read more »
So many articles have been written about how lawyers make terrible entrepreneurs. Lawyers are mischaracterized as risk averse, unimaginative and perfectionists to a fault. Most also believe that lawyers lack general business know how. While some of these may have been accurate in the past, lawyers today are entrepreneurial and innovative, mostly out of… Read more »
Updated: January 31st, 2015. This article was originally posted on November 11, 2013. This week it was announced that the Stanford Graduate School of Business, for the first time in its history, was sending more of its grads into tech than into finance. That’s a big deal. Just two years ago only 13% of students… Read more »
Joe Mornin is a programmer and third-year law student at UC Berkeley. He built Bestlaw, a browser extension that adds features to Westlaw. He’s worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Center for Democracy & Technology, and others. He tweets at @morninj.
Like many people, I went to law school, passed a bar exam, but then found myself not actually practicing within the field that I had spent so much time and money to be trained. I had taken stock of my options, researched, and soul-searched before jumping into one of the top alternative job markets… Read more »
I had a couple of hours to kill last night and stumbled upon one of my all time favorites on Netflix: The Firm. This little clip reminded me of how I thought it would be after law school. (See clip below the fold) Law school was without a doubt the best investment I ever… Read more »
I don’t think anyone really likes Donald Trump (DT). I feel like that’s kind of his shtick. Relentless; unapologetic. He will run you over if you’re standing in between him and his goal. And while you might not like DT on a personal level, in a game of business-pick-up basketball, I bet you’d pick him first… Read more »