Original Jurisdiction

David Lat
News, views, and colorful commentary about law and the legal profession.
Created 02 Dec 2020
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  • Judicial Notice (11.20.21): Burden Of Proof
    21 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 6 1
    Judge Alison Nathan (screenshot via YouTube). I had a busy week here at Original Jurisdiction, cranking out four stories, but otherwise things were uneventful. One of the more exciting events was visi...
  • The Yale Law School Scandals: Dean Heather Gerken Speaks
    18 Nov 2021 • 17 min read • 11 11
    Dean Heather Gerken, delivering the Sibley Lecture at the University of Georgia School of Law (screenshot via YouTube). Welcome to Original Jurisdiction, the latest legal publication by me, David Lat....
  • Would You Like To Buy A Rare Copy Of The U.S. Constitution?
    17 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 9 0
    (via Getty Images) Welcome to Original Jurisdiction, the latest legal publication by me, David Lat. You can learn more about Original Jurisdiction by reading its About page, you can reach me by email ...
  • Doe v. Gerken: A Lawsuit Against Yale Law
    16 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 14 2
    Welcome to Original Jurisdiction, the latest legal publication by me, David Lat. You can learn more about Original Jurisdiction by reading its About page, you can reach me by email at davidlat@substac...
  • Judicial Notice (11.13.21): Murder, Or Self-Defense?
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    Kyle Rittenhouse (via Getty Images). I. Am. Tired. For the past few days, I’ve been juggling a family wedding in Philadelphia, a conference down in D.C., and my writing here at Original Jurisdiction. ...
  • Yale Law School And the Federalist Society: Caught In A Bad Romance?
    13 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 20 5
    The campus of Yale University (by David Lat). Welcome to Original Jurisdiction, the latest legal publication by me, David Lat. You can learn more about Original Jurisdiction by reading its About page,...
  • Notice And Comment: Bonuses Based On Practice Area
    10 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 8 4
    (via Getty Images) Welcome to Original Jurisdiction, the latest legal publication by me, David Lat. You can learn more about Original Jurisdiction by reading its About page, you can reach me by email ...
  • Judicial Notice (11.06.21): They're The Captains Now
    07 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 11 8
    Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett: they’re the captains now (via Getty Images). Last week, I was a dynamo. This week, I was a sloth. But I have a good excuse. On Tuesday, I returned to NY...
  • The Newest Insanity Out Of Yale Law School
    03 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 24 8
    The Yale Law School courtyard (by stepnout via Flickr). Welcome to Original Jurisdiction, the latest legal publication by me, David Lat. You can learn more about Original Jurisdiction by reading its A...
  • Judicial Notice (10.30.21): Confirmed
    31 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    Elizabeth Prelogar (screenshot via C-SPAN) Phew. I made it through this hectic week, which involved three speaking engagements. I talked to the Law Firm Media Professionals (LFMP) about Original Juris...
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