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Law Professors

Should students call law professors by their first names?

Aug 23, 2016, 01:45 pm CDT

Education Law

Ruling upholding teacher tenure won’t be disturbed by California Supreme Court

Aug 23, 2016, 10:13 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Conservative groups push for constitutional convention; would it open Pandora’s box of mischief?

Aug 23, 2016, 09:46 am CDT


ABA expresses concern about assassination of bar president in Pakistan, suicide attack on lawyers

Aug 23, 2016, 08:56 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Will Ginsburg retire if Clinton wins? She would have powerful position on liberal court

Aug 23, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Bail schedules are unconstitutional and bad public policy, DOJ says

Aug 22, 2016, 02:35 pm CDT

Education Law

Federal judge blocks US from enforcing directive to schools on transgender students and bathrooms

Aug 22, 2016, 12:14 pm CDT


Bring it! Take the ABA Journal’s weekly news quiz and prove you know it all

Aug 22, 2016, 11:42 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Federal judge refers Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal prosecution

Aug 22, 2016, 11:13 am CDT

Privacy Law

Hillary Clinton must answer interrogatories in email suit; nearly 15,000 documents uncovered?

Aug 22, 2016, 09:49 am CDT

Family Law

Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide

Aug 22, 2016, 08:45 am CDT

Lawyer Pay

Lawyer quits Palo Alto planning board over housing costs; monthly rent in shared house was $6,200

Aug 22, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Privacy Law

6th Circuit allows suit claiming WebWatcher software violates wiretap law, invades privacy

Aug 19, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Noted law prof defends his Trump tweet, says he underestimated Twitterverse cynicism

Aug 19, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Privacy Law

Randy Travis DWI arrest video should be released, appeals court says

Aug 18, 2016, 04:25 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

ABA urges 11th Circuit to strike down bail schedules as unconstitutional

Aug 18, 2016, 04:00 pm CDT

Pro Bono

ABA backs adequate legal fees for lawyers awarded $10K out of $160K budget for capital filing

Aug 18, 2016, 03:32 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Justice Department plans to phase out privately run federal prisons

Aug 18, 2016, 11:33 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which bird-brained caption fits this cartoon best?

Aug 18, 2016, 11:20 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Courtroom prayer program led by volunteer chaplains is likely constitutional, says Texas AG opinion

Aug 18, 2016, 10:19 am CDT

The New Normal

Why is there a disconnect between what firms are doing and what clients want?

Aug 18, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Law Firms

Law firms offer unlimited vacation, paid ‘global experience’ in bid to lure associates

Aug 18, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Internet Law

Did defense lawyer’s Facebook prayers disclose too much trial information? He objects to gag orders

Aug 18, 2016, 07:00 am CDT


Judge is removed from bench for allegedly letting a lawyer wear her robe and rule in some cases

Aug 17, 2016, 04:36 pm CDT

Law Schools

Arizona Summit Law School seeks university affiliation, requires mock bar exam passage

Aug 17, 2016, 03:07 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Which actor would play you in the movie of your life in the law?

Aug 17, 2016, 01:15 pm CDT

Legal Technology

Tech startups shine in competition at Canadian Bar Association annual meeting

Aug 17, 2016, 12:25 pm CDT


Are law firm jobs declining? Private practice jobs drop 7.6 percent for class of 2015

Aug 17, 2016, 10:48 am CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

HUD’s sale of delinquent mortgages to private investors violates fair housing laws, suit says

Aug 17, 2016, 09:45 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ plan for immigrants is likely constitutional, law prof says

Aug 17, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Algorithms used to winnow and find job candidates could be discriminatory

Aug 17, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Feds can’t prosecute medical marijuana defendants complying with state laws, appeals court says

Aug 16, 2016, 03:28 pm CDT

American Bar Association

ABA announces plan to create Center for Innovation

Aug 16, 2016, 01:08 pm CDT

Business of Law

Law firm billing rates increase along with revenue; productivity is down

Aug 16, 2016, 12:47 pm CDT

Law Practice Management

ABA Blueprint web tool will help lawyers find resources to run their firms

Aug 16, 2016, 11:09 am CDT

Religious Law

8THEIST vanity license plates allowed under lawsuit settlement

Aug 16, 2016, 10:31 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania attorney general is convicted; she announces resignation

Aug 16, 2016, 09:07 am CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Eddie Redmayne will play Cravath name partner in movie about Thomas Edison patent battle

Aug 16, 2016, 07:40 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Ohio lawyers can’t help medical marijuana businesses, advisory opinion says

Aug 16, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings at private-run federal prison

Aug 15, 2016, 03:48 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Most recent sentence commutations include subject of ABA Journal story

Aug 15, 2016, 03:32 pm CDT

Privacy Law

3rd Circuit refuses to reseal damaging Cosby deposition, but questions ‘public moralist’ rationale

Aug 15, 2016, 02:23 pm CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Conviction tossed for one ‘Making a Murderer’ suspect; lawyer’s conduct ‘inexcusable,’ judge says

Aug 15, 2016, 10:21 am CDT


Test your knowledge! Take the ABA Journal weekly news quiz

Aug 15, 2016, 10:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Federal judge has no power to expunge valid conviction, 2nd Circuit rules

Aug 15, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania AG doesn’t testify in her obstruction trial; reporter won’t say who leaked documents

Aug 12, 2016, 03:17 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

ACLU suit challenges South Carolina’s ‘disturbing schools’ law

Aug 12, 2016, 11:51 am CDT

Religious Law

‘He is risen’ post on sheriff’s department Facebook page leads to $41K payout

Aug 12, 2016, 11:00 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Posner opinion blasts class actions that are ‘no better than a racket’

Aug 12, 2016, 08:15 am CDT

Internet Law

Judge rules Twitter is protected from liability in suit linking ISIS propaganda to gunman’s attack

Aug 12, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

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