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In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate planner: I hated all the things I had toiled for under the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at W I T N E S S E T H:
A little known fact about me is that in addition to business law subjects I have sometimes taught Admiralty and Law of the Sea. This subject, which I refer to as "The Law of Boats" is one that has interested me for many years although I never practiced in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
How do law schools rank in sending their graduates into senior positions in publicly traded companies? This second annual study on JDs in the boardroom tallies the schools' results. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
Predict your law school class rank based on LSAT and undergraduate GPA using this online calculator. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
In a recent paper, Jeffrey Manns (GW Law) and I use a new empirical technique to estimate the value of Delaware corporate law relative to that of other states. We find that the capital markets place little, if any, value on Delaware corporate law, suggesting that Delaware's dominance is instead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
We all yearn for the glory days of the past, and I am no exception And as I looked back through my old posts earlier today, I grew nostalgic for the early days of WITNESSETH. So I thought I'd post a ranking of my own "most wanted" posts-- those that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Posted Sep 8, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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This post illustrates how law school graduate employment outcomes vary with US News rank of law schools, with special focus on "big firm" jobs. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
Over the weekend I came across an essay by Jerome Frank entitled, "Why Not a Clinical Lawyer-School." The essay is dated June of 1933, but it could have been written yesterday (or tomorrow) in any legal blog (with some updating for gender-inclusive language). Most of its recommendations are almost exactly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
How do the law reviews rank according to Google Scholar Metrics? Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
I recently discovered a feature of Google that allows the user to filter searches by "reading level." Apparently this feature has been around for years, but I hadn't seen it before. Invariably whenever I see something like this, my first thought is: how can I use this feature to rank... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
Which stocks are owned by the largest number of institutions? This post ranks the 100 most widely held stocks by institutions based on 13F filings. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-05-05 ( for the Week of 2014-04-28 to 2014-05-04 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-04-28 ( for the Week of 2014-04-21 to 2014-04-27 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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The new ABA employment summary report for the class of 2013 appeared recently, and the data prompted a flurry of analysis on blogs and elsewhere (see collected analysis here.) A great deal of the analysis deals with sorting out which of the reported categories are important (and indeed, which of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-04-21 ( for the Week of 2014-04-14 to 2014-04-20 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-04-14 ( for the Week of 2014-04-07 to 2014-04-13 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-04-07 ( for the Week of 2014-03-31 to 2014-04-06 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-03-31 ( for the Week of 2014-03-24 to 2014-03-30 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-03-24 ( for the Week of 2014-03-17 to 2014-03-23 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-03-17 ( for the Week of 2014-03-10 to 2014-03-16 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-03-10 ( for the Week of 2014-03-03 to 2014-03-09 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-03-03 ( for the Week of 2014-02-24 to 2014-03-02 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H:
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Startup Financing Report 2014-02-24 ( for the Week of 2014-02-17 to 2014-02-23 ) The Startup Financing Report is published each Monday on WITNESSETH: Law, Deals, & Data. This Report tracks startup-company financing activity reported during the prior week. The data is based on Form D disclosures filed with the Securities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at W I T N E S S E T H: