Category Archives: The BAT Cave

Posts here will focus on academia to a greater extent than posts in the other categories. They will be “inside the BAT cave” in that sense. But no gossiping or whining is allowed. Rather, we hope to cultivate discussions about why academic and intellectual thought matter, and why they should be safeguarded irrespective of immediate pay-off or market value. That is the goal. Feel free to keep us honest.

Tracking for Law Students: Solution or Abdication?

Professors, journalists, and, most saliently, students have raised national awareness about the steep rise in college and post-graduate tuitions over the last thirty years.  As someone who has a hard time remembering statistics, for me the easiest math on the … Continue reading

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Grading is…

It’s grading time.  Suddenly, doing anything other than reading exams takes on a new urgency.  A neglected research project must be attended to. The laundry really needs to be folded. Student recommendation letters must be drafted. Even reading a blog … Continue reading

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The Monty Python Example No. 3 (Analytical Philosophy in Law)

Too much of it arguably reads like this: In The Concept of Law, H.L.A. Hart once said something.  This brilliant insight (BI) effectively corrected some fundamentally wrongheaded ways of thinking.   Yet upon closer examination, BI encompasses a number of different ideas … Continue reading

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Too Much Information, Not Enough Knowledge

If you wanted to disappear, where would you go? A small town in southern Utah is a good bet, at least according to its reclusive inhabitants. Yet they know that their days of being off of the information grid are … Continue reading

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The American Law School (Tentative Notes for Stages of Evolution)

Pedagogy Stage 1: Socratic Stage 2: Soft Socratic                       Stage 3: Lecture/Student-oriented Learning Stage 4: Consumer Preference Advancement Societies: Stage 1: Old Boys Club/Old School Tie Stage 2: Political/Intellectual Interest … Continue reading

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The Law Review Rejection

Yesterday, I received an email from a top fifteen law review: Dear Professor Schlag, We have carefully considered your article, [Title]  Unfortunately, we cannot accept it for publication in the [Name] Law Review. We expect this year to receive well … Continue reading

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Sh*t Law Professors Say

Strangely, this popular Youtube concept has not yet resulted in a video about law professors. We are here to fill the void.  For those of you not familiar with the genre, here is an example, also produced in our home … Continue reading

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