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Nova Scotia’s Stealth Revolution
If you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss it for sure: On November 17, 2017 the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS)
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The Privatization of “Legal Infrastructure,” the End of Net Neutrality, and the Steady Erosion of Constitutional Protections
You’ve likely heard by now of the recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end net neutrality. In
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Democracy? It’s Messy. Who Needs It?
Since I first read Gillian Hadfield’s work I’ve been a huge fan. I’ve greatly appreciated and learned much from many
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Part 4 – Law and Economics Programs: Conceived in Opposition to Civil Rights and Dedicated to the Proposition that Majorities
The last two posts (here and here) described the pivotal role that The Calculus of Consent, a book by James
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Part 3 – Law and Economics Programs: Conceived in Opposition to Civil Rights and Dedicated to the Proposition that Majorities
The last post introduced The Calculus of Consent and explained its pivotal role for Henry Manne and for the development
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Part 2 – Law and Economics Programs: Conceived in Opposition to Civil Rights and Dedicated to the Proposition that Majorities
The last post began the story of law and economics programs in US law schools, described the importance of John
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Part 1 – Law and Economics Programs: Conceived in Opposition to Civil Rights and Dedicated to the Proposition that Majorities
Have you had the chance to read Jane Mayer’s book Dark Money, or Nancy MacLean’s book Democracy in Chains? If
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Who Deserves Legal Help and Who Doesn’t? The Answer Is Not In Words, But Actions
Section 81.102(a) of the Texas Government Code states that “a person may not practice law in this state unless the
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You Asked For Research? You Got It! Now What Are You Going to Do With It?
The last post described recent (and still evolving) research by NYU PhD candidate Hannah Simpson. Her empirical research focuses on
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Access to Justice vs. Revenue: A Zero-Sum Game?
The last post talked about the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index. It focused, among other elements, upon the
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WJP Rule of Law Index: Rankings for Four Sub-Factors
Recently someone contacted me with questions about the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index. The questions were good ones,
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Encouragement, Love and Professional Success
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Kami Haeri, one of the authors of the Haeri Report (the other
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Alternative Structures: Why is France Succeeding While the US Continues to Fail?
Of course it’s impossible to do full justice to this question in a simple blog post. But I’ll try. If
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France and Alternative Structures: Putting the Pieces Together
Let’s put together the pieces from the previous posts. Today in France: Legaltech companies have worked together with representatives of
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France’s Haeri Report and Alternative Structures (2 of 2): Je t’aime, moi non plus
This is the sixth in a series of eight posts relating to France, and the third and last post specifically
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Legal Aid: What Am I Missing?
I am clearly missing something. I just don’t get what it is. Yesterday (February 20) Linda Klein, the President of
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France’s Haeri Report and Alternative Structures (1 of 2): Je t’aime un peu
On February 2, 2017 French lawyer Kami Haeri submitted to the French Minister of Justice his report entitled The Future
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France’s Haeri Report on the Future of the Legal Profession: Intro
Earlier this month French lawyer Kami Haeri submitted to the French Minister of Justice Jean-Jacques Urvoas his report “The Future
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A Little More Liberté
The 308 articles of the Macron Law did more than open the door to SPEs (the subject of this post).
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A Big Happy (French) Family
You may or may not have heard of the Law for Growth, Activity and Equality of Economic Opportunity (Loi pour
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