The 11th Annual Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court

The Harlan Institute and Ashbrook are pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition. This competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument … Read more

America’s Most Profitable Day Trader

Steve Cohen is arguably the most profitable hedge fund trader ever. His SAC Capital returned 30% annually for more than 20 years since its inception in 1992 making Cohen a billionaire. What many people don’t know is that Cohen started his career as a day trader. [1] How good is he? Showtime’s Billions is inspired … Read more

$80 Billion in New Funding Won’t Fix the IRS

There is something irresistibly appealing to certain politicians about the idea of ​​giving more money to the IRS. Like the king in “Rumpelstiltskin,” they thrust fistfuls of straw at the tax collection agency and demand that it be spun into gold. Also like the king, they do not care to look too closely at where … Read more

Why one professor would swap tenure for a union (opinion)

The recent firing of 33 employees, including tenured professors, at Emporia State University in Kansas was deplorable. On the faculty Listserv at my university, it led to a wringing of hands from tenured professors, who lamented it as heralding the dismantling of tenure and the further deterioration of higher education. According to Inside Higher Ed‘s … Read more

Pepperdine law dean talks openly about his stutter

Some of Paul Caron’s most vivid childhood memories are about his stutter: disappearing to the restroom whenever the server came to his family’s table at a restaurant so his parents would order for him; children laughing at him in fourth grade when the teacher asked him his name and he couldn’t say it. Today, Caron … Read more