Saturday, June 13, 2009

Congratulations, Michael Asimow!


Michael's newest book, Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television, is now out and available here. Yes, my essay on Shark is in it, as is Keith Rowley's essay on The West Wing. Congrats, Michael!

See my buddy Sara, who's a star, at a big hair show (no, not a show about big hair) in Orlando!

See here. Sara's incredibly creative, loads of fun, and a joy to watch. YAY, Sara!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I fear for the next generation of lawyers.

Not only are they moving into a world that's increasingly precarious (generally) and into a legal world in which the rules of survival are getting more brutal, but they're doing so after coming into law school significantly less prepared. They don't have the liberal arts (or science) background that so many of us did (which enabled us to relate what we were learning in law school to other ways of thinking and analyzing), but they're simply not prepared to communicate well. Are they not getting solid training in basic writing (and I'm talking about spelling and punctuation problems) skills? We have very, very smart students. But too many of them aren't prepared for a complicated world. And it's not just students at Boyd. I've seen these problems at every school at which I've taught.

In a world that's going to be far more competitive, we need to help our students catch up to the skill level of students from other countries. But HOW?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Why I love the blog "Bankruptcy Bill"

Where else can you get bankruptcy haiku or other fun bankruptcy thoughts? See here. For the conflicts counsel haiku, see here. For my thoughts on conflicts in bankruptcy cases, see, e.g., here.