Pardon the Disruption: Let the Externs Get Paid

Mar 6, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

It’s time for the legal industry to re-evaluate antiquated views about the ability of law students to perform meaningful work and allow externs to be paid.

Pardon the Disruption: Rethinking the law firm recruitment model

Feb 6, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Today, we take a look at law firm hiring. In particular, we discuss modern hiring practices, and problems with conventional wisdom regarding the selection process.

Pardon the Disruption: It’s time for lawyers to start helping their clients make data-driven decisions

Jan 23, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Today, we address another area in which lawyers and law firms have struggled to advance: measuring the probability of success or failure to assist in rendering legal advice to clients.

Pardon the Disruption: The second thing that needs to go—the law school model (Part 2)

Dec 12, 2013 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Talk has been swirling for a while about the need to overhaul the legal education system. Some law schools have begun innovating, but more is needed.

Pardon the Disruption: The second thing that needs to go—the law school model (Part 1)

Nov 21, 2013 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Talk has been swirling for a while about the need to overhaul the legal education system. JD candidates crossing the stage in recent years have exited with a hefty tab and a degree that guarantees few job opportunities. And despite almost a decade of excess supply, some are claiming that law schools are running out of cash.

Pardon the Disruption: The first thing that needs to go—the billable hour

Nov 7, 2013 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

The legal industry has been painfully slow to embrace change. While all around us industries re-invent themselves to reflect the times, our