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Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham is the Deputy Editor of, the Editor-in-Chief of Bitter Lawyer, teaches legal writing at Mitchell Hamline...

Law school admissions are dropping, but the bar exam is getting harder. Is a smaller bar inevitable? After Sam and Aaron try to figure that out, David Sparks talks about starting a brand-new solo practice, including the Mac tools he is using to make it work.

Three things that are happening:

  1. Law schools are lowering their admissions standards and even …
  2. … eliminating the LSAT as an admission standard.
  3. Meanwhile, the bar exam is going to be marginally harder due to the inclusion of federal civil procedure.

What does it all mean for the future of law? Are truth, justice, and the American Way hanging by a thread, or will we just finally see a reduction in the population of the American lawyer?

Our interview with David Sparks is a fascinating look at what happens when a lawyer, Mac power user, and productivity whiz hangs his own shingle — which he did just a few days before we recorded this conversation. Here are some of the apps we discuss:

Episode Details
Published: March 10, 2015
Podcast: Lawyerist Podcast
Category: Legal Technology
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The Lawyerist Podcast is a weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street.

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