Friday, May 20, 2011

My review of Walter Olson's new book
Tom Smith

In the Yale Alumni Magazine, as far as I know the only alumni magazine worth reading qua magazine.

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Tom Smith


Do Law School Professors get up to mischief? Perhaps time hangs heavy on their hands? I mean, they don't have to spend time in the lab like scientists, or in archives, like historians. So what do they do that they can pass off as "research"?

Posted by: dearieme | May 20, 2011 1:42:01 PM

I too enjoyed Schools For Misrule. In general, it is well done, and so is your critical review. I thought the chapter on the evolution and expansion of tort liability was lacking though. It read like the introduction to an entirely different book (one that I'd be even more interested to read if Olson were to write it). It is not that the torts chapter was entirely out of place in Schools For Misrule. But it did seem too brief and insufficiently detailed to be persuasive.

Posted by: The Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk | May 20, 2011 5:34:40 PM

Tell me, Mr Smith, when did Yale start to admit women?

Posted by: dearieme | May 21, 2011 3:19:17 PM

Posted by: Tom Smith | May 21, 2011 6:01:06 PM

Thank you.

Posted by: dearieme | May 22, 2011 1:45:06 AM