• Law & Culture,  Legal Education

    Looks Like I was Wrong about Tweeting Jurors.

    I didn’t think we’d see them anytime soon.  I was very, very wrong. UPDATE:  So I got to thinking . .  . I’ve got 20 or 30 years left in my legal career.  Will I see a juror’s mental telepathy about a case raised as a ground for appeal?  I don’t know, but if mental telepathy is possible, it will sure change oral argument, especially how an advocate handles questions from the court.

  • Law & Culture,  Legal Technology

    Trial by Tweet

    More accurately, I guess, trial coverage by tweet.  A reporter as been given permission by a federal judge in Kansas to pubish updates from the courtroom via Twitter.  A few of his dispatches by tweet: — “Judge Marten is talking to reluctant witness in chambers with a court reporter transcribing the conversation.” — “The witness who was yelling in the hallway earlier has not returned to the courthouse.” — “Defendants are chatting and laughing among themselves.” — “Exhibits are shown electronically. Every juror has a monitor in the box. There is a monitor at each lawyer’s table and one for the gallery.” It won’t be long before journalism schools offer…

  • Law & Culture,  Legal Education

    Law School Rankings Under Scrutiny Again

    When I last wrote about law school rankings (in the summer of 2007), it was in response to a post at the Law School Innovation blog rounding up some reporting and commentary on law school rankings, including an article in National Law Journal about a potential boycott of magazine rankings surveys used by the magazines to rank the schools. I don’t know whether any schools actually protested through a boycott, but yesterday’s Wall Street Journal gives the schools more food for thought. Their front-page article, Law School Rankings Reviewed to Deter ‘Gaming,’ discusses the practice of some schools to admit lower-qualified candidates only to their part-time programs, where the qualifications…

  • Law & Culture,  U.S. Supreme Court

    Boston Legal and the Supremes

    Image via Wikipedia From Harmful Error: [Tuesday] night’s episode of Boston Legal included a fairly amazing, even if a tad bit on the fantasy end of the spectrum, speech to the US Supreme Court, before actors who look very much like the real justices. For more details and alink to the 10-minute clip on Youtube, see the post. If I run across any more blogs posting about the episode, I will link to them from this post. A while back, I told you about a lawyer who blogs about episodes of The Office, tallying up the liability incurred in each episode. Maybe someone — someone with a lot of time…