This, I’m reasonably certain, is the first Law21 post to start with: Spoiler Warning. It’s only fair to advise that if you haven’t seen the Joss Whedon horror thriller The Cabin In The Woods, and you plan to do so, then you should skip the rest of this post, because I’m about to give away… Read more »
Posts By: Jordan Furlong
(Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the July 10, 2012 issue of The Legal Intelligencer. © 2012 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.) What do we talk about when we talk about “BigLaw”? Let’s be honest: we’re not actually discussing specific law firms at all. We’re… Read more »
Let’s start with an odd fact: the self-interest of a law firm is fundamentally opposed to the self-interest of its most powerful partners. Here’s how I see it. The more influence a lawyer wields over a given client, the more stature, leverage and tactical advantage that lawyer gains within his or her firm; these benefits… Read more »
I’m honoured to be presenting the conference keynote and leading two breakout workshops at Minnesota CLE’s 2012 Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small Firms Conference on August 5, 2012, in Duluth, Minnesota.
For the second straight year, I’ll be speaking at the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), held this year in Washington, DC, from August 26-30, 2012. More details on my two speaking slots to come later this summer.
I’m delighted to be delivering a keynote address on the future of legal education and the legal services marketplace at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System‘s annual awards ceremony on cOtober 11, 2012, in Denver, Colorado.
I’m very pleased to be delivering the keynote address to the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates on November 2, 2012, in Portland.
One of my favourite bumper stickers, back when such things were popular, read as follows: “Where are we going? And what’s with this handbasket?” If you’re involved in any aspect of legal education these days, or if you have even a passing interest in how law schools are doing their job, you might feel that… Read more »
The American legal profession is on the verge of a full-blown jobs crisis. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over the course of this decade, 440,000 new law graduates will be competing for 212,000 jobs, a 48% employment level. The BLS’s projection does assume law school graduation rates will remain steady during that time,… Read more »
Here are six observations about the legal marketplace for you to consider, each supported by a news report filed just in the last few days. 1. Fewer people want to be lawyers. Number of law school applicants continues to slide: “[US law school] applications submitted are down 13.6%…. That translates to about 66,696 applicants and… Read more »