Posted on: May 6, 2013

In the Wall Street Journal, Richard Epstein has thoughts about the state and future of the legal industry, including a skeptical review of Stephen J. Harper's The Lawyer Bubble: a Profession in Crisis (Basic Books, 2013).

Tag: Law & Economics, Legal History, Legal Theory
Posted on: May 2, 2013

In the field of law, it behooves us to remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants.  The following quotes, from various ancient Mesopotamian legal codes of the late third and early second millenium BCE, demonstrate the ancient origins of some of our most critical legal principles:

Tag: Agency, Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Comparative Law, Contracts, Courts, Legal History, Real Estate / Real Property
Posted on: May 1, 2013

Steven Davidoff, author of the Deal Professor Blog for the New York Times, has an interesting discussion about the flaws of a go-shop process through the example of the Dell/Silver Lake transaction on Dealbook. 

Tag: Corporations, Securities
Posted on: April 30, 2013

NPR has a feature on the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) and its impact on the workforce.  Specifically, the piece focuses on whether the Act's requirement of health care coverage for companies having 50 or more full-time employees is driving businesses to shift from full-time to part-time employees.

This has been a hot topic in recent weeks and has been covered by media outlets and blogs across the political spectrum.  See, e.g.:

Tag: Administrative Law, Labor and Employment, Law & Economics