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Ahead of the Curve: Harvard Law Welcomes Vets and the LSAT Cracks Down on Serial Repeaters

Tue, 2019-06-25 11:46

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at Harvard Law School's new partnership with VetLink; new limits on the number of times you can take the LSAT; and racial discrimination on law faculties.

         

How Robbins Geller Beat the Feds in Walmart Settlement

Tue, 2019-06-25 11:43

For those who might question the value of a private right of action in securities litigation, this case is a good example of its efficacy.

         

Baker McKenzie Cuts 46 London Staff Positions

Tue, 2019-06-25 10:50

More positions are at risk as part of the firm's three-year global reorganization of its professional and business services function.

         

Up in the Valley, Shrinking Spend, Burford Bails: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-06-25 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

How Goodwin Procter Landed SCOTUS Argument for Pro Se Prisoner

Tue, 2019-06-25 00:45

On Monday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Texas case Banister v. Davis, and now Brian Burgess is getting ready to argue his first Supreme Court case in the fall.

         

Jones Day Bias Claims Spread to Atlanta, New York as More Accusers Go Public

Tue, 2019-06-25 00:36

Three former female associates unmasked themselves Monday and another new attorney joined the $200 million gender discrimination suit against the firm.

         

Supreme Court Means What It Says About PTAB—but in Which Case?

Mon, 2019-06-24 17:58

The court will have two of its own precedents to choose from when it decides the Federal Circuit's authority to review the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's timeliness decisions.

         

Judge Emmet Sullivan Has Read Some of Sidney Powell's Book (Or at Least the Part About Him)

Mon, 2019-06-24 17:20

New defense lawyer's longstanding adulation of "judicial hero” faces test as Michael Flynn nears sentencing.

         

Silicon Valley's In-House Hiring Takes Hit From High Cost of Living

Mon, 2019-06-24 17:19

Candidates for in-house legal jobs in Silicon Valley are turning down offers, citing the region's high cost of living as the reason for their decision.

         

Survey: Most Companies Will Reduce Legal Spend in the Next 2 Years

Mon, 2019-06-24 17:01

The rising salaries of lawyers, according to the survey, are one reason legal departments have to find areas to cut costs.

         

Facebook Selects Kilpatrick for New Law Firm Diversity Award

Mon, 2019-06-24 16:57

Facebook selected a winning firm by gathering diversity data from 40 law firms and developing a scoring system to rank those firms.

         

For Stressed-Out Lawyers, Sabbaticals Offer a Chance to Breathe

Mon, 2019-06-24 15:35

Law firms and their employees alike say they benefit when lawyers are offered a break from work.

         

Burford Sells $100M Stake in Argentine Oil Case After SCOTUS Nixes Appeal

Mon, 2019-06-24 15:19

The emergence of a secondary market for funded claims speaks to the "continuing maturity" of litigation finance, said Burford CEO Christopher Bogart.

         

'Destroying Segregation': Q&A with Fred Gray, Lawyer for Rosa Parks and MLK Jr.

Mon, 2019-06-24 15:05

For Fred Gray, practicing law has been a long journey. “A bus can take you from where you are, to where you want to go.

         

Security Concerns Spur New Limits on Repeating the LSAT

Mon, 2019-06-24 14:52

New rules unveiled by the Law School Admission Council will restrict people from taking the LSAT more than three times in a year.

         

Think Tank General Counsel Apologizes, Gets Suspended for Comments About Refugees

Mon, 2019-06-24 14:44

“These aren't people coming from Norway, let's put it that way. These people are very visible, Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the Center of the American Experiment in Golden Valley, Minnesota, told The New York Times.

         

Fraternity Banned After Hazing Death Sues Penn State, Claiming Due Process Violations

Mon, 2019-06-24 14:25

The fraternity's suit contends that the university investigated Piazza's death without following any of the procedures or guidelines listed in the Office of Student Affairs or the Interfraternity Council (IFC).

         

Pay Equity Practices Take Off as New Gender Pay Gap Laws Spread

Mon, 2019-06-24 13:11

Tougher pay equity laws have brought new opportunities for plaintiffs—and new business for employment firms on both sides.

         

Baker McKenzie Sets Six-Year Target for Gender Diversity

Mon, 2019-06-24 10:45

The firm eyes a 40:40:20 split between men, women and 'flexible', which includes men, women or non-binary people.

         

'Immoral' Trademarks Like 'FUCT' Are Allowed, Divided US Supreme Court Says

Mon, 2019-06-24 10:30

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said in a partial dissent: “The court's decision today will beget unfortunate results."

         

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