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Has the ABA Started Down a Slippery Deregulatory Slope?

The ABA, which accredits law schools, is considering proposals that would allow reducing the number of tenured faculty members. What implications might this have for legal regulation more generally? The Wall Street Journal article reporting on this development, Law-School Professors F

Why the US Should Allow Outside Investment in Law Firms (disagreeing with the GC of IBM)

Disagreeing with the general counsel of IBM may be risky, but here goes. And normally I do not write about policy or legal regulation. But when it comes to creating an environment that can foster legal innovation, I do speak out. In a Business Week ViewPoint, Law Firms Should Spurn Ou

ABA Ethics Opinion on Outsourcing

The ABA yesterday released Ethics Opinion 08-451 on legal outsourcing. It’s substantively important. And separately, it illustrates, in my opinion, systemic issues with how the ABA conducts important business. The ABA Ethics Committee Issues Opinion Detailing Lawyer Responsibili