I Know Nothing About Bar/Bri!

Regular readers may recall that I’ve occasionally blogged about the Bar/Bri antitrust lawsuits. See, e.g., here and here and here and here. (And, FWIW, there’s now another one: Park v. Thomson Corp. in the SDNY). I was also quoted in…

Getting Scholarship Read and Cited

In January, we had a roundtable at Marquette to discuss the steps we can take to increase readership/awareness of the articles we publish. This blog post summarizes some of our discussions. Traditionally, law professor authors marketed their articles rather passively….

Co-Blogging Law Paper

If you’re interested in blog law, you might check out my paper called “Co-Blogging Law.” In it, I discuss the legal implications of joint/group blogging and guest blogging. I wrote this paper for the Bloggership Symposium at Harvard Law School;…

Marquette Drops From 100 to 101 in US News Ranking

There are many reasons why being a Dean must be frustrating. Among other reasons, the Dean is the guardian of the school’s brand, but Deans have little control over brand perceptions in the short run. Instead, brand perceptions are largely…

Lawyer Gets Discipline for Humming “Twilight Zone” Theme

Steven H. Levy, a lawyer in Torrington, CT, received a public reprimand under Rule 4.4 (using “means that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person”) for improper humming (registration required). In a contentious…

Travel Schedules of Law Professors

When I was in private practice, I rarely traveled for business. In my eight years as a lawyer, I can recall 5 trips to Dallas (all for the same client), a client trip to San Diego and a few presentations…

New Gig: Santa Clara University School of Law

Starting next academic year, I’ll be an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Director of the school’s High Technology Law Institute. In my administrative role, I will provide academic direction and leadership to the school’s…

Real Firefighters Eat Tofu

A fire engine squad in Austin, TX has gone vegan. I think it’s amazing that this news item makes the NY Times. It shows just how deeply meat is ingrained in many American subcultures (including firefighters). Kudos to the crew…