law

Obama thinks law school should be two years. The British think it should be one.

The president joined a long list of commentators in calling for JDs to take less time. But is that such a good idea when law grads are underprepared as is?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 27, 2013

How Georgetown Law gets Uncle Sam to pay its students’ bills

Georgetown's offering free law school for students who go into public interest law. And it's sticking the federal government with the bill.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 9, 2013

Ignore the haters. Law school is totally worth the cash.

Law degrees cost about $90,000. They earn you about $610,000.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 18, 2013

Is a democratic surveillance state possible?

“The question is not whether we will have a surveillance state in the years to come, but what sort of state we will have.”

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jun 8, 2013

How to punish robots when they inevitably turn against us

Israeli law professor Gabriel Hallevy explains how we need to revamp the legal code to make it easier to stop robots on their bloodthirsty rampages.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 5, 2013

A history of the Second Amendment in two paintings

One of America's leading constitutional law experts takes me through the Second Amendment's history, which is stranger, and more visual, than I would've thought.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 15, 2012