• September Law School Blog: Tuition Comes Due -- Panic

    The end of September is when Urbane’s tuition comes due. I had let the bill sit on my desk for weeks. For fall semester alone I owed $18,144, which included tuition, student health insurance, and the student recreation center fee. I would graduate owing more than $75,000. In my debt, I was not alone, Seventy-five percent of my class, those who had to borrow to finance their ed ...

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    Noted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has a new book out, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” a collection of essays that forcefully defend Israel’s actions against Hamas, both from before the most recent fighting (Part I) and since (Part II). The book also includes a long debate (about 15 percent of the book) between Dershowitz and John Dugar ...

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    • Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?

      A woman named Grace Choi seems to have come up with a way to 3D print “lipstick, lip gloss, eye shadow, blush, nail polish, brow powder—pretty much everything except foundations and face power” at home. Her company, Mink, uses FDA approved inks (vegetable or edible). The goal is that a consumer could take a picture or using an online image of the makeup, the software would ma ...
      8 readers - Deven Desai/ Concurring Opinions
    • Top 10 in Law Blogs: Alibaba IPO, Bison Treaty, Future of Journalism

      Facebook, Twitter and other IPOs got a lot of attention, but what they did on day one didn’t even come close to what Alibaba did. For more on what that massive IPO means for American companies, check what Robert White has to say. Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 190. Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection? – Minneapolis lawyer Jud Nichols of Ramsay Law Fi ...
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    • Harvard law professors: stand up to feds on campus-sex courts

      This is big: As members of the faculty of Harvard Law School, we write to voice our strong objections to the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures imposed by the central university administration… Amid the clamor to provide fuller remedies to complainants who file sexual assault and harassment charges, the university is preparing to trample the interests of others: Harvard has adopted pr.
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    • A Bucket Of Cockroaches

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      … How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit should be given. Okay? So, onto the story, albeit the brief version. In a post on his Election Law Blog…

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        Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued a new version of her dissent, released early Saturday morning in a Texas voting rights case, to fix an error about one kind of ID card that voters can use to qualify to vote. The revised dissenting opinion, in full, can be read here. As the majority of the Court allowed Texas to continue enforcing a strict new law requi ...

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    • The Best Law Schools For Making Money (2014-2015)

      … can see, law schools dominate this list, but they’re not the law schools that you would suspect. While Harvard tops the list in first place with a $201,000 per year salary, its followed close behind by Emory ($200,6000) in second place, and Santa Clara ($197,700) in third place. Other elite law schools like Georgetown ($180,800) and Columbia…

      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part one)

      … From birth in Shanghai, China during World War Two to a summa in math at Harvard to a long and distinguished career in legal academe and Supreme Court advocacy. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional law?’ I mean, come on. Who, with a real opportunity to dig into a subject of law would not want that to be constitutional law? It has…

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    • Law Schools Rankings

      … produced eight out of the top 10 highest salaries for those less than five years past graduation. Eight of the top 17 programs that produced graduates with the highest midcareer salary were in California, many in and around Silicon Valley. Among the top law schools ranked behind Harvard by salary were Emory, Santa Clara, UCLA, Pepperdine…

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    • Social Mobility College Rankings

      … to act, endowment primarily serves a “tie-breaking” role in the SMI as explained below. The relative sensitivity of the variables in the 2014 SMI are as follows: VariableSensitivity Tuition 126 Economic Background 125 Graduation Rate 66 Early Career Salary 65 Endowment 30 Here are the Top 10 and the bottom 10 coleges in the social mobility rankings: Princeton, Harvard and Yale, which are 1, 2, and 3 in the U.S. News college rankings, are 360, 438, and 440 in the social mobility rankings. (Hat Tip: Maureen Weston.) …

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    • Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?

      … by CNBC, Ms. Choi, “Much of the make-up sold by high-end labels starts with the same base substrates, or ingredients, as cheaper ones.” This point is part of what motivated Patents Meet Napster. The core things needed to make many products are easier and easier for anyone to obtain. If Mink is priced at $300 to start as promised, that price will likely…

      8 readers - Deven Desai/ Concurring Opinions
    • September Law School Blog: Tuition Comes Due -- Panic

      … The end of September is when Urbane’s tuition comes due. I had let the bill sit on my desk for weeks. For fall semester alone I owed $18,144, which included tuition, student health insurance, and the student recreation center fee. I would graduate owing more than $75,000. In my debt, I was not alone, Seventy-five percent of my class, those who…

    • Unraveling Legal Research

      … In 2012, struck by how little the legal research tools had changed in the past decade, two Stanford law students launched a website that would have the potential to cut research time by up to two thirds. Daniel Lewis and Nik Reed, graduates of Stanford Law, launched Ravel Law as a way to combat the stagnant legal research giants, Westlaw…

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    • From Harvard, With Love

      … In the course of a few days, the nightmarish usurpation of American college campuses by the toxic combination of a radical political agenda and some phony stats has come under severe scrutiny and is finally called out for the dangerous sham it is. Ironically, it began with a defense. At Vox, Ezra Klein spilled the beans. SB 697, California’s…

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    • Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy

      … October 18, 2014 Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves" Good article by the Boston Herald concerning efforts being made to stop the controversial website... October 16, 2014 Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn. A 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight... October 15, 2014 Harvard Law Professors…

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    • Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011, Harvard Research Shows

      … Via Mother Jones – By Amy P. Cohen, Deborah Azrael, and Matthew Miller “Editor’s note: The authors are scholars from the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University; this article details their independent research, which is based on the mass shootings data Mother Jones has collected and published since 2012. In June, following…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.15.14

      …] * An interesting review of Lat’s upcoming novel Supreme Ambitions viewing the characters through the lens of William Deresiewicz’s Excellent Sheep (affiliate links) [Huffington Post Books] * Which is more galling? That the magistrate tried to weasel out of performing a legal same-sex marriage or that the newspaper felt this worthy of a poll? [The Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads)] …

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