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Law Students

Is the LSAT overrated by law school officials? Study shows need for holistic assessment, profs say

Jul 15, 2015, 05:45 am CDT


Whoopi Goldberg learns of statute of limitations in Cosby cases, asks TV viewers to lobby lawmakers

Jul 14, 2015, 04:30 pm CDT

Women in the Law

Women underrepresented in lead trial lawyer positions, ABA study reports

Jul 14, 2015, 02:25 pm CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Lawyer’s account of discovery of Harper Lee’s ‘Watchman’ book differs from that of sued agent

Jul 14, 2015, 08:30 am CDT

Law Schools

This law school will offer a partial tuition refund to grads who don’t find full-time jobs

Jul 14, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Legal Technology

Contesting a traffic ticket? Getting divorced? Some jurisdictions use software to resolve the issues

Jul 14, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Human Rights

China detains or queries 100 lawyers, activists and others in sweep targeting human rights law firms

Jul 13, 2015, 02:40 pm CDT


Potential hack of federal judiciary’s information is treated as a disaster

Jul 13, 2015, 09:28 am CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Et tu, Atticus Finch? He’s a changed and racist man in Harper Lee’s new book

Jul 13, 2015, 07:04 am CDT

Science & Technology Law

Do you have a right to neural privacy? Linking of animal brains raises issue

Jul 13, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Background-check flaw let Charleston church-massacre suspect buy a gun, FBI chief says

Jul 10, 2015, 02:05 pm CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Operagoers may be able to spot the real Justice Ginsburg at opera that gives her second billing

Jul 10, 2015, 10:27 am CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Meet Scout as ‘a reasonable facsimile of a human being’ in first chapter of Harper Lee’s new book

Jul 10, 2015, 08:04 am CDT


Federal judge says he will stop blogging; Ted Cruz post isn’t the reason

Jul 10, 2015, 07:17 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Is popular verein structure jeopardizing big firms? Dentons challenges conflict-of-interest ruling

Jul 10, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

Impassioned speech by lawyer opposing Confederate flag rocked South Carolina House

Jul 9, 2015, 04:54 pm CDT


Massive hack attack on feds compromised background-check info for 21.5M people

Jul 9, 2015, 04:05 pm CDT

Family Law

Judge orders ‘brainwashed’ kids to live in juvenile facility for refusing to interact with their dad

Jul 9, 2015, 09:04 am CDT

Women in the Law

Fashion critique of female lawyers in bar newsletter brings sexism complaint

Jul 9, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Privacy Law

Liars beware: Fitbit and other technology may expose you

Jul 8, 2015, 03:07 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What is your favorite mobile app?

Jul 8, 2015, 02:05 pm CDT

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer who hosted radio show avoids prison in $10M mortgage-fraud case

Jul 8, 2015, 11:05 am CDT


Concurring state justice calls gay marriage ruling ‘utter travesty’; another sees adoption exception

Jul 8, 2015, 08:44 am CDT


Ted Cruz’s SCOTUS retention election idea makes him unfit for presidency, federal judge writes

Jul 8, 2015, 07:19 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is disbarred for ‘social media blitz’ intended to influence custody case and top state court

Jul 8, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Worker sues over Kmart’s plastic paychecks

Jul 7, 2015, 03:05 pm CDT

Internet Law

Lawyer can’t learn identity of anonymous Avvo critic absent defamation evidence, appeals court says

Jul 7, 2015, 08:56 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Judge cites Bill Cosby’s ‘pound cake’ speech in decision to unseal court documents

Jul 7, 2015, 07:36 am CDT

Appellate Practice

7th Circuit criticizes lawyer for raising too many issues on appeal

Jul 7, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Civil Rights

State senate votes to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol

Jul 6, 2015, 06:08 pm CDT


Eric Holder returns to ‘last stop’ job at Covington, offers thoughts on Snowden and US Supreme Court

Jul 6, 2015, 04:55 pm CDT

Business of Law

Law firm mergers continue at a blazing pace, survey says

Jul 6, 2015, 02:55 pm CDT

Asked and Answered

How can lawyers maximize relaxation while on vacation? (podcast with transcript)

Jul 6, 2015, 12:45 pm CDT

Law Schools

What is the most underrated law school? The answer may surprise you

Jul 2, 2015, 10:10 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: Is this mummy seeking or giving legal advice?

Jul 2, 2015, 09:35 am CDT

Oil Spill

BP to pay $18.7B to settle oil spill claims by US and Gulf states

Jul 2, 2015, 08:43 am CDT

Large Firms

Should BigLaw firms be donating more of their record profits to legal aid?

Jul 1, 2015, 04:00 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Jul 1, 2015, 02:35 pm CDT

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

‘The Secret of Magic’ awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Jul 1, 2015, 02:09 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What does this memorable SCOTUS term mean for the future?

Jul 1, 2015, 08:30 am CDT


DC prosecutors must now follow stricter standards for disclosing information to the defense

Jul 1, 2015, 06:40 am CDT


How should you handle a bad news client?

Jul 1, 2015, 06:35 am CDT

Supreme Court Report

Judges may not seek campaign cash, but they may express their gratitude, SCOTUS determines

Jul 1, 2015, 06:30 am CDT


Clemency Project 2014 is out to help prisoners doing excessive time due to inflexible sentencing

Jul 1, 2015, 06:25 am CDT

Opening Statements

Hall and Oates sue food company over Haulin’ Oats granola

Jul 1, 2015, 06:20 am CDT

Niche Practice

Sea Shepherd law firm won’t make waves like the protest group

Jul 1, 2015, 06:10 am CDT

Bryan Garner on Words

Lawmakers should work toward adopting strong, standardized language in criminal statutes

Jul 1, 2015, 06:10 am CDT

10 Questions

Meet a lawyer trying to guide the all-cash cannabis industry into the federal banking system

Jul 1, 2015, 06:05 am CDT


How lawyers can avoid burnout and debilitating anxiety

Jul 1, 2015, 06:00 am CDT

National Pulse

Courts are reconsidering residency restrictions for sex offenders

Jul 1, 2015, 05:10 am CDT

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