Kahn Contributes Essay to 2017 WashULaw’s Journal of Law & Policy

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Washington University School of Law, the Journal of Law & Policy published a special issue of the Journal entitled: “WashULaw’s 150th Anniversary: Celebrating Our Faculty“.

Nancy Staudt, Dean of the Washington University School of Law, said the following in her introduction for the Journal,

“The important role that our faculty members have played in building our Law School into one of the truly great institutions of higher learning makes writing this introduction particularly gratifying. The fourteen faculty members who contributed essays to this volume highlight the talent that sits inside our School.”

The issue features essays from fourteen faculty members, including Michael A. Kahn, on a variety of important topics. Mike, an adjunct professor who teaches a course on Censorship and Free Expression, contributed an article entitled “Worst Law School Advice Ever”. The article is both a witty and a serious discussion of what is and isn’t important in your education, whether legal or otherwise.


This Essay reflects upon multiple pieces of advice Kahn encountered while in law school. The author kindly rejects early advice he received—dubbed the “worst law school advice ever”—and affirms another—suggesting that a narrow course of study in law school may strengthen a student’s knowledge of a specific area of the law, but can limit the understanding of the law as in operates in whole. Kahn provides his own advice, suggesting instead a broad course of study that can prepare a future attorney to better deal with the rapid speed at which any given field of law can, and will, change.

To download a copy of the article, please visit the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.


Intellectual PropertyMike, award-winning author and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, First Amendment and media law, including libel and privacy rights. He is a widely recognized trial lawyer in the area of general commercial litigation, and regularly advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters.

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