Knightly and I are on summer break, where we're alternating naps and research for a new law review article. In the meantime, checkout these blog posts for some interesting goings on. First, and most significantly, there is good news for practicing lawyers: law school enrollments will be down yet again this fall. If these declines continue, eventually the huge backlog of unemployed lawyers (and the massive numbers of underemployed lawyers) might be able to find suitable work -- though we are a long way off from that utopia.
This graph nicely illustrates the dipping plummeting applications over the past decade. This post at Third Tier Reality (a great blog, but not for the law professor or the overly sensitive) discusses how this fall's entering class of law students will likely be the smallest since 1974, even though we now have dozens more law schools than when Steely Dan was making magic.
Some marketing campaigns are so bad or so embarrassing that you wonder how they ever got off the ground. One ad that makes me flat-out angry every
time I see it is the Time Warner Cable series, where former football coach Bill
Cowher walks into a family’s home and just starts talking to them about TWC’s services. In one commercial, the
marketing geniuses behind the ad actually have the nerve to make Cowher read
this line: “You shouldn’t have to buy what
you don’t want.” This from the company that makes
me buy an entire package of cable channels just so I can get ESPN and FX.