688 ABA Journal Features articles.
Closing Time: As Whittier Law School prepares to close, its dean tries to soften the blow for students
Jul 1, 2019 12:16 AM CDT
In the past three years, seven law schools announced plans to partner, gift or sell themselves to universities—all but begging the question: Why would anyone want them?
Jul 1, 2019 12:15 AM CDT
Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.
Jul 1, 2019 12:05 AM CDT
Lawyers draw from their expertise to explain the law to a wider audience. But whether they appear on cable news or local morning shows, the demands of the format take a leading role.
Jun 1, 2019 12:05 AM CDT
Because so many decisions are made outside of the public eye, the prosecutor’s office is often referred to as the “black box” of America’s criminal justice system. But a wave of new reformers are intent on letting in the light—through transparency, community engagement, and most important, regime change.
Jun 1, 2019 12:00 AM CDT
Expungement and sealing of records will help people with criminal records move forward with their lives, says Lucian Dervan, chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section.
May 1, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
An independent body would hear appeals of content decisions by Facebook, either removing or leaving up posts, and its decisions would be binding.
May 1, 2019 12:45 AM CDT
Cara Chicago, a nonprofit that provides job readiness training to formerly incarcerated people, helps build their confidence.
May 1, 2019 12:15 AM CDT
While the United States has consistently put more people in prison than any other country, it has come up short in helping rebuild their lives once they’re released. More than 600,000 people leave the nation’s prisons every year with little more than a bus ticket and 50 bucks. Within five years, more than half of former state inmates are back inside.
May 1, 2019 12:15 AM CDT
Immigration judges are concerned that the Trump administration has moved from reprioritizing cases to deliberately trying to affect case outcomes through unilateral changes to case law, pressure on judges to rule faster and even allegedly considering political affiliation in hiring judges.
Apr 1, 2019 12:15 AM CDT
Buying a story specifically to suppress it is known in the tabloid world as “catch and kill.” Should it be protected action under the First Amendment?
Apr 1, 2019 12:10 AM CDT
May 1, 2019, will mark the 61st anniversary of Law Day, which is held every year as a celebration of the rule of law in our society. A planning guide features tips for organizing an effective Law Day event.
Apr 1, 2019 12:07 AM CDT
Social media litigation raises serious concerns about the future of free speech, including attempts at censorship by government actors critical of comments on social media, the shifting standards of private platforms to censor online expression and the rise of hate and extremist speech in the digital world.
Apr 1, 2019 12:05 AM CDT
Competition among law practice management software providers is heating up while law firms are looking to make their operations more efficient. Firms must assess how LPM software integrates with other tech and fits their plans for cloud computing, mobile and social applications, and the use of big data and artificial intelligence—even blockchain.
Mar 1, 2019 12:30 AM CST
Across the country, judges are creating embarrassing headlines when they are accused of abusive behavior toward lawyers and litigants.
Mar 1, 2019 12:15 AM CST