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July 31, 2013

More on the supposed death of Biglaw

by Dan Rodriguez

A response to critics by the New Republic journalist.

Whether or not the author is on to something important, this reply struck me as fairly weak.  To be sure, one should not confuse sensationalistic journalism with in-depth analysis.  The generally declining job market for law school graduates, which seems to me to be amply supported by the data, does not in and of itself support the bold claims of the New Republic article.

Moreover, scapegoating Chicago and Mayer Brown seems not only unprofessional, but also saps a good deal of credibility from the article.  The claim that Chicago BigLaw should be especially hard-hit is not supported with any data in this article (or elsewhere, so far as I can discern).

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