Archive for the ‘Legal Education’ Category

Karl Llewellyn and the Theory of Rules (2016-2-9)

Karl Llewellyn was one of the leading lights of American jurisprudence from the 1930s through the 1950s.  Not only was he the dean of Columbia Law School, he participated in the drafting of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and was active in efforts to promote its enactment in the different states. Add this: […]

Law School and Mental Health Issues (2015-10-2)

Prof. Andrew McClurg is the author of an excellent guide to the first year of law school.  Below are short excerpts relating to mental health issues that can affect law students. Self-Doubt Law school is the undisputed champion of causing talented people, people who have achieved at a high level their entire lives, to almost […]

Stress Factors for First Year Law Students (1L) (2015-9-17)

Many smart people think about attending law school.  The stress factor is not always considered by prospective students. Prof. Carroll Seron at the UC Irvine School of Law candidly acknowledges this issue. “It is a rite of professional passage that the first year of law school is highly stressful and, indeed, is designed to be […]