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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


Will those who led the financial system into crisis ever face charges?

Feb 1, 2016, 04:10 am CST

Opening Statements

NYC law firm buries a time capsule to celebrate its 125th birthday

Feb 1, 2016, 03:40 am CST


Florida rules prohibiting uncertified lawyers from advertising as specialists are struck down

Feb 1, 2016, 02:30 am CST


Microsoft’s legal chief trumpets diversity council’s accomplishments

Feb 1, 2016, 02:00 am CST

Pro Bono

Sidley attorneys have provided free services in 25 countries

Feb 1, 2016, 01:50 am CST


UnitedLex partners with law schools to give new grads work experience

Feb 1, 2016, 01:10 am CST

Law Students

Proposal to lift ban on academic credit for paid externships draws heavy opposition

Jan 29, 2016, 04:15 pm CST

Legislation & Lobbying

Kansas legislature backs off in separation-of-powers faceoff with state supreme court

Jan 29, 2016, 03:00 pm CST

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Programmer gets probation in spam scheme instead of 2 years recommended by sentencing guidelines

Jan 29, 2016, 01:05 pm CST

Entertainment & Sports Law

New York AG says ticket sales for concerts, sporting events is a ‘fixed game’ won by ‘ticket bots’

Jan 29, 2016, 11:30 am CST

Labor & Employment

Obama seeks pay equity with new reporting requirement

Jan 29, 2016, 07:05 am CST

Education Law

Did school’s restroom policy violate Title IX? 4th Circuit considers transgender teen’s case

Jan 29, 2016, 06:15 am CST


Job-offer rate for summer associates is at a 10-year high

Jan 28, 2016, 05:05 pm CST


Arizona governor wants the state out of the 9th Circuit

Jan 28, 2016, 03:20 pm CST

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

California governor pushes ballot measure to release nonviolent criminals from prisons earlier

Jan 28, 2016, 02:30 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Lawyers for indicted activists behind Planned Parenthood videos blame ‘runaway grand jury’

Jan 28, 2016, 01:20 pm CST

The New Normal

Profession at a crossroads: Will lawyers lead, follow or get out of the way?

Jan 28, 2016, 08:30 am CST

Law Schools

These top-ranked law schools have cut 1L class sizes by more than 25%

Jan 28, 2016, 05:45 am CST

Labor & Employment

Lyft pays $12.25M to settle California worker-misclassification lawsuit

Jan 27, 2016, 01:50 pm CST

Question of the Week

What are some of your go-to words and phrases in your legal writing?

Jan 27, 2016, 12:00 pm CST

Environmental Law

Suit seeks replacement of lead water pipes in Flint; is sovereign immunity a bar?

Jan 27, 2016, 10:31 am CST

Constitutional Law

Federal judge allows removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Jan 27, 2016, 08:29 am CST


Educating jurors on eyewitness reliability may backfire, study suggests

Jan 27, 2016, 06:45 am CST


Outsourcing company will open office in law school library

Jan 27, 2016, 06:15 am CST

Civil Rights

Journalism production company wins grant to expand police misconduct database

Jan 26, 2016, 05:00 pm CST

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit rules use of Taser can be unconstitutionally excessive force

Jan 26, 2016, 02:45 pm CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: This testimony is getting stormy—submit your best caption

Jan 26, 2016, 10:45 am CST

Criminal Justice

Obama curbs solitary confinement in federal prisons, bans its use for juveniles

Jan 26, 2016, 10:40 am CST

Criminal Justice

Grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood instead indicts creators of undercover videos

Jan 26, 2016, 07:23 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS denies cert in case challenging constitutionality of the death penalty

Jan 25, 2016, 01:08 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Federal rule promoting reduced energy use is upheld by SCOTUS; environmentalists applaud decision

Jan 25, 2016, 12:04 pm CST


Appellate judge calls for ban on expert claims of ‘unique’ ballistics matches

Jan 25, 2016, 11:45 am CST

Human Rights

Letter from international legal community condemns arrests of Chinese lawyers

Jan 25, 2016, 10:38 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

States must consider parole for juveniles serving mandatory life sentences, Supreme Court says

Jan 25, 2016, 10:12 am CST

Law Students

LSAT profiles of current law students signal more troubles ahead; has low point been reached?

Jan 25, 2016, 05:45 am CST

Criminal Justice

‘One man’s vulgarity is another man’s lyric,’ says judge acquitting man in Twitter case

Jan 22, 2016, 02:55 pm CST

Law Schools

Charleston School of Law launches new spring admissions program

Jan 22, 2016, 01:55 pm CST

Labor & Employment

Brace for more litigation based on feds’ new joint employment guidance, labor lawyers tell companies

Jan 22, 2016, 05:45 am CST

Tort Law

Judge tosses Cosby accuser’s defamation suit over rape denials, says lawyer didn’t ‘cross the line’

Jan 21, 2016, 04:00 pm CST

Lawyer Pay

Law firm increases clerkship signing bonus to $75K; will others follow?

Jan 21, 2016, 11:59 am CST

Intellectual Property Law

Court rejects effort to trademark shape of KitKat candy bar

Jan 21, 2016, 11:45 am CST


More law firm layoffs are likely, consultants say

Jan 21, 2016, 06:15 am CST

Question of the Week

Have you ever heard sexist remarks while working as a lawyer?

Jan 20, 2016, 01:25 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes $25M settlement because plaintiff’s lawyer was told of jury note before defense counsel

Jan 20, 2016, 12:55 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS reinstates death sentences in ‘Wichita Massacre,’ cover-up killings; Sotomayor dissents

Jan 20, 2016, 10:09 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS considers free-speech rights for officer demoted for presumed political views

Jan 20, 2016, 08:58 am CST


Lawyers no longer dominate Congress; is commercialization of profession to blame?

Jan 20, 2016, 08:06 am CST

Corporate Law

Shareholder suit asks why Viacom chair Sumner Redstone was paid millions, questions his competency

Jan 19, 2016, 04:35 pm CST

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