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Law Schools

Tougher, simpler bar-passage requirements for law schools to be considered by ABA committee

Feb 11, 2016, 10:45 am CST

Law in Popular Culture

Aaron Sorkin will adapt ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for Broadway

Feb 11, 2016, 06:15 am CST

Civil Rights

DOJ sues Ferguson one day after it sought changes in proposed policing pact

Feb 10, 2016, 05:05 pm CST

Question of the Week

Should all states adopt the Uniform Bar Examination?

Feb 10, 2016, 11:35 am CST

Government Law

Judge wants to know why State Department missed the deadline for release of final Clinton emails

Feb 10, 2016, 10:25 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

In SCOTUS first, court stays clean power rule pending DC Circuit review; four justices dissent

Feb 10, 2016, 07:22 am CST

Legal Ethics

These common mistakes can lead to lawyer ethics complaints

Feb 10, 2016, 06:15 am CST

Business of Law

Law firms collect larger capital contributions and are slower to repay departing partners

Feb 10, 2016, 05:45 am CST

Business of Law

Avvo offers fixed-fee legal services through an attorney network in 18 states

Feb 9, 2016, 04:40 pm CST

Corporate Law

Despite conflict, Covington can represent Minnesota in major enviro suit against 3M, judge rules

Feb 9, 2016, 02:45 pm CST

Personal Lives

Maryland lawyer gets hundreds of texts seeking free burritos

Feb 9, 2016, 01:42 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Sleep deprivation increases false confessions, study suggests

Feb 9, 2016, 10:59 am CST

Immigration Law

Federal court refuses to ‘stick its judicial nose into this political morass’ involving refugees

Feb 9, 2016, 09:28 am CST

The New Normal

What happens to BigLaw when banks become software companies?

Feb 9, 2016, 08:30 am CST


Federal judge issues ‘order on ineptitude’ in prosecutor benchslap

Feb 9, 2016, 07:59 am CST

Bar Associations

Former NC justice calls for outside review of state bar, says it’s divided into ‘two extreme camps’

Feb 9, 2016, 05:45 am CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Supreme Court should make video of oral arguments available to public, ABA House urges

Feb 8, 2016, 08:00 pm CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Could Uniform Bar Exam help law grads’ mobility? ABA House asks states to adopt it ‘expeditiously’

Feb 8, 2016, 07:50 pm CST

Privacy Law

Lawyer sues Avvo, says unauthorized use of professional info violates right of publicity

Feb 8, 2016, 05:30 pm CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Prisons bureau needs to change policy on monitoring inmate emails, ABA House urges

Feb 8, 2016, 02:27 pm CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

ABA President Paulette Brown: ‘A law degree is more than just a piece of paper. It is power’

Feb 8, 2016, 01:55 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Fastcase sues Casemaker for takedown demand, says Georgia administrative rules can’t be copyrighted

Feb 8, 2016, 01:35 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Lawyer tells how she nearly fell for jury duty scam

Feb 8, 2016, 11:25 am CST

Legal Ethics

Pennsylvania AG fails to get her law license reinstated; state senate to consider her removal

Feb 8, 2016, 09:11 am CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Proposed rule that makes workplace bias an ethics violation not going far enough, ABA president says

Feb 8, 2016, 08:31 am CST


Legal sector loses 1,400 jobs in January; gain in December is smaller than first reported

Feb 8, 2016, 08:02 am CST

Criminal Justice

Lawyer’s own view of ‘train wreck’ performance doesn’t justify resentencing, top state court says

Feb 8, 2016, 05:45 am CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Spirit of Excellence Award recipients share stories of achievement over adversity

Feb 7, 2016, 01:15 pm CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Younger lawyers are most at risk for substance abuse and mental health problems, a new study reports

Feb 7, 2016, 11:15 am CST

Labor & Employment

Law firm among pioneering employers who OK worker use of medical marijuana

Feb 5, 2016, 04:30 pm CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Self-driving cars will soon be street-legal, and California is getting a jump on regulating them

Feb 5, 2016, 08:30 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS justices ‘don’t work as Democrats or Republicans,’ Roberts says

Feb 5, 2016, 07:55 am CST


These law schools had the highest percentage of employed students not using their degrees

Feb 4, 2016, 08:35 am CST

ABA Midyear Meeting

Diversity and inclusion will be major themes at 2016 ABA Midyear Meeting

Feb 4, 2016, 08:15 am CST

Law Students

Can once-obscure ‘borrower defense’ help law grads erase student debt?

Feb 4, 2016, 05:45 am CST


Judge OKs criminal case against Bill Cosby, rejects immunity argument

Feb 3, 2016, 05:40 pm CST

Law in Popular Culture

OJ Simpson: Ads for TV series about my murder trial are too hard on Johnnie Cochran

Feb 3, 2016, 03:15 pm CST

Law Firms

Greenberg Traurig acknowledges merger talks with UK law firm

Feb 3, 2016, 01:20 pm CST

Death Penalty

How far should Florida go to reform death penalty? Lawmakers mull changes after SCOTUS decision

Feb 3, 2016, 12:06 pm CST

Question of the Week

What software products are essential to your law practice?

Feb 3, 2016, 11:40 am CST


Bank tellers may pose greater threat to customers than hackers, NY Times says

Feb 3, 2016, 11:10 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: ‘Potential blockbuster’ rulings expected in June

Feb 3, 2016, 08:30 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

How long has Justice Thomas declined to ask oral argument questions? An anniversary nears

Feb 3, 2016, 06:15 am CST

Constitutional Law

Posner opinion upholds lifetime GPS bracelet for sex offender who isn’t ‘just a harmless old guy’

Feb 3, 2016, 05:45 am CST

Civil Rights

Lawsuits seek $250M due to Flint, Michigan, water supply issues

Feb 2, 2016, 03:40 pm CST

Legal Ethics

Group goes undercover at 13 law firms to show how US laws facilitate anonymous investment

Feb 1, 2016, 05:00 pm CST

Asked and Answered

How can you attract positive media attention for yourself or your clients? (podcast with transcript)

Feb 1, 2016, 08:30 am CST

Criminal Justice

Texas police turn into ‘mobile debt collectors’ with license-reader program

Feb 1, 2016, 06:15 am CST

Legal Ethics

Is grievance filed over lawyer’s blog post a ‘lightweight defamation claim’?

Feb 1, 2016, 05:45 am CST


Meet the father of the landmark lawsuit that secured basic rights for immigrant minors

Feb 1, 2016, 05:00 am CST

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