Big breaking news: the California bar exam is absolutely awful

I have been reading with some morbid fascination about the California bar exam pass rates, as reported by Above the Law.  According to their report, the most recent overall test scores are pathetic. The latest pass rate was a lousy 34.5 percent, and for first time takers it was 39 percent!  Now, the whole process…

RIP Joe Jamail, possibly the greatest torts lawyer ever

I dunno why I still read Above the Law, because its news about the legal profession is usually so depressing, but that is how I learned that Joe Jamail, billionaire Houston plaintiffs lawyer, had died, aged 90.  I later found this Texas Monthly profile of Jamail and you cannot help but be inspired by his story…