Freedom to contract at the end of the nineteenth century
In Kermit Hall’s words, the nineteenth century saw the “triumph of contract” over property, tort, and equity, as the law came “to ratify those forms of inequality that the market system produces.”
Historians need to stop obsessing over writing books
Why are historians so obsessed with writing books?
Now that I’m on my second quarter of a PhD program in the History of Science, I am continuing to think about why I am doing this and what history (and History) has to offer, both to me and to the world at large. One concern I already have is with the apparent obsession with the book as the primary mechanism of disseminating the work of historians.
Don't go to grad school!
At least, don’t go to grad school in the humanities. That’s the message I’ve been hearing from a number of sources, including a recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Write an article; find a job
Debra Bruce suggests that lawyers looking for work think about writing an article to aid in finding a job.
Using a blog to get a job
A blog can be a very useful way for a lawyer looking for work to find connections and, hopefully, get a job.
Are law schools relevant to the future of law?
Paul Lippe, a well-known Silicon Valley GC and founder of Legal OnRamp (LOR), recently posted an essay on the Am Law Daily that essentially argues that law schools, at least in their present form, are not relevant to the future of law.
5 Social Networking Sites for Legal Job Seekers
Today’s legal job market is tough. To succeed, you need to use all the tools you can. Some of these tools require new rules, although all build on old-fashioned approaches, like networking and building a reputation. Here are five tools to bring your job search into the world of online social networking: Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Twitter, and JD Supra.
Technology and social media alter recruiting and job seeking
NPR brings us some useful new “rules of the road” for those seeking jobs in today’s economy – I think this goes for lawyers as much as anyone. Just remember, while technology has altered some parts of job seeking and recruitment, the broad essentials (a good resume, networking, research, preparation, interview skills) remain the same.
Is the crisis in attorney hiring due to the failure of legal education?
Image by ZaNiaC via Flickr Jordan Furlong at Slaw.ca suggests that the current trend of big firms paying associates not to work for them is indicative of a larger crisis, created by an educational system that doesn’t provide new lawyers with the skills they need: [T]he profession is going to go through a crisis, one […]