David Ball

Why Do Lawyers and Law Students Get So Depressed?

Last year I learned some astonishing statistics that roused me into action, courtesy of a brilliant and courageous series of posts by Brian Clarke (part one, two, and three).  When entering law school, students are no more depressed than the general population (about 8%), but by the end of their first year about one in… Read more »

Antonin Scalia and “Lesser Schools”

Last week I, like others, was taken aback by Justice Scalia’s comments during oral argument in UT law school affirmative action case (Fisher II, comments on pp.67-68).  To me it sounded like an endorsement of separate but equal, and I made a tweet to that effect.  But since then, I’ve had an actual constructive interchange… Read more »