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James (Whitey) Bulger, former Boston crime kingpin: “Advice is a cheap commodity. Some seek it from me about crime. I know only one thing for sure: If you want to make crime pay go to law school.” [New York Times via Paul Caron] Tags: law schools, lawyers Unwanted endorsements dept. is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

New 'Gainful Employment' Rule Spells Trouble For For-Profit Law Schools (And Would For 50 Non-Profit Law Schools)

American Lawyer: New Rule Spells Trouble for For-Profit Law Schools, by Matt Leichter: Advocates for student debtors chalked up a victory in May, when a New York federal judge dismissed a challenge to the U.S. Department of Education's "gainful employment rule." The rule, slated to go into effect next month,...

Whitey Bulger's Advice To Young People: Go To Law School

New York Times, Jailed Crime Boss’s Tip to Students: Go to Law School: James (Whitey) Bulger, the former Boston crime boss, has offered advice for three high school girls who wrote to him for a history project: Crime does not pay. Mr. Bulger sent the handwritten letter, dated Feb. 24,...

HIGHER ED BUBBLE LAW SCHOOL EDITION – Taxprof reports that Cardozo Law School in New York has create…

HIGHER ED BUBBLE LAW SCHOOL EDITION – Taxprof reports that Cardozo Law School in New York has created a one year jobs program offering their unemployed graduates to small firms at the low, low, price of just $38,000 a year.  In an unrelated story, full tuition is $53,570, not including living expenses for New York […]

Are poor and middle class people unable to afford lawyers because law graduates have too much debt?

The thesis that non-rich people would have more access to legal representation if law school graduates didn’t have so much debt is put forth regularly by critics of the American legal system. Today’s New York Times features a representative example of this line of argument, from Theresa Amato: To create the entire sector of sustainable, […]

New school voucher laws put public education in peril

Over the past several days, two stories have highlighted the critical condition state of American public education. As the New York Times detailed, K12 school budgets in over 30 states have yet to return to their pre-recession, 2008 levels. Show More Summary

Memorable Law School Graduation Speeches

3 Recommendations For The Law School Graduating Class of 2015 Commencement Speaker Tells New York Law School Grads To ‘Go Play In Traffic’ ‘Don’t Be Aholes': The Graduation Speech You Must See Mass. AG to Northeastern Law Graduates: Your Education ‘Belongs to our Whole Community’ One of Wall Street's Biggest...

Joe Plumeri Tells New York Law School Grads: 'Go Play In Traffic'

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Businessman Joe Plumeri, who currently serves as vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors, gave the commencement address at New York Law School on Tuesday. He dropped out of New York Law School in the 1960s to pursue a jobShow More Summary

One of Wall Street's biggest enemies is everybody's favorite law school graduation speaker

US Attorney Preet Bharara has made a name for himself taking down both Wall Street power players and influential New York state politicians — and now, The Wall Street Journal reports, he's become the hottest speaker on the law school...Show More Summary

AM News: NYC's Three-Year Mayoral Control Extension, LA's High Money/Low Turnout Election

NY Assembly Votes to Extend NYC's Local Control of Schools WNYC: The mayor of New York City has controlled city schools since 2002, but the law governing the policy expires this year. De Blasio, a Democrat, has called for permanent mayoral...Show More Summary

Law Professor Celebrates 100th Birthday After 6 Decades Of Teaching

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brooklyn Law School professors and alumni refer to an "institution," they might very well be talking about Professor Joseph Crea (CRAY'-uh). Colleagues and friends are gathering Monday to celebrate his 100th birthday...Show More Summary

Bharara: ‘We Have Corrosive Corruption in Our State Capital’

Fresh off his latest prosecution of New York power brokers, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara decried the problem of government corruption in a commencement address Sunday at Pace University Law School.

The alleged Bitcoin founder went to law school for fun — and that says a lot about what Bitcoin is really for

The New York Times' Nathaniel Popper thinks that he's found Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive, pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. Popper thinks Satoshi is Nick Szabo, a programmer with a longtime interest in cryptography and law. Szabo even...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 05.12.15

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the UC Irvine School of Law thinks it's time for California to follow New York's lead and adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. After all, if doctors don't have to take separate exams each time they move to a new state, lawyers shouldn't have to do it either. Show More Summary

Obama Administration: Hey, Since We're Giving Iran the Bomb and All, Maybe We Need a Missile Defense After All, Huh?

Fundamentally transformed. Meanwhile, Chris "Chaplinsky" Cuomo-- who only got into Fordham Law School despite his dad being, you know, Governor of New York and all -- actually gets spanked by, get this, Vox....

Symposium: The 100th Anniversary of the Income Tax

Symposium, The 100th Anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913: Marking a Century of Income Tax Law in the United States, 59 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 261-420 (2014): Ann Thomas (New York Law School), Introducing October 3, 1913, 59 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 261 (2014) James R. Gadwood (Sullivan &...

New York Law School shares its TriBeCa space with a business school, will launch joint programs

The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School is moving downtown to TriBeCa, where it will take space in an academic building owned and occupied by New York Law School. The Simon... To view the full story, click the title link...

NY Times: Burdened With Debt, Law Grads Struggle in Job Market

New York Times Deal Book: Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market, by Elizabeth Olson: About 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license, according to a new study, and only 40 percent are working in law...

Student Accused Of Sex Assault By 3 Women Files Lawsuit Against Columbia And Art Professor

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Columbia University student sued the school Thursday, saying it failed to protect him against harassment when a female student went public with claims he raped her after school and law enforcement authorities rejected...Show More Summary

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