Author: Paul Campos

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Any critique of the set of powerful social institutions that work together to create contemporary American legal education must be as it were political all the way down. (Few things annoy me as much as the conceit trafficked in by “reasonable” centrist types that there are obvious non-ideological solutions to serious social problems, which invariably […]
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The charms of baseball

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On October 7, 2011
Last night’s game highlighted one of baseball’s most striking features, which is the completely different quality the game takes on in high stakes situations. Most of the time baseball is boring. I don’t mean that as a criticism: The typical regular season game means so little that it’s possible to half-watch it in a comfortable […]

The two Bettys

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On October 4, 2011

James Atlas has a terrific essay in this past Sunday’s New York Times on how the higher education game is generating what he calls Super People — applicants with absurdly hyper-competent r

Politics and purity

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On October 3, 2011

I’ve gotten a bit of criticism from a couple of political allies about a piece I wrote this weekend for Newsweek/DB concerning claims that Chris Christie’s weight should be considered a ma

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Two incidents from yesterday’s NFL action: (1) Detroit is punting from their own five in a tie game with Minnesota. The clock is running and Minnesota has no time outs. If Detroit calls a time out right before the play clock expires they will punt with 20 seconds remaining. Instead, they snap the ball with […]

Law school petition

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On September 15, 2011

If you work at a law school, attended one, or currently attend one, please consider signing this letter: “We, the undersigned, believe it is imperative that all law schools provide prospective l

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