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Columbia Law School Students Are Turning Into Legal Tech Developers

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:00

Columbia Law School students are using a legal tech company's document automation software to address the legal needs of New York City tenants and low-wage workers in South America.


Best Year in a Decade for Law Firms? Maybe, But Not for Everyone

Tue, 2018-12-11 04:00

A report from Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting predicts another strong year for law firms in 2019.


Juror Bias Raised in Upcoming SF Trial Over Monsanto's Roundup

Mon, 2018-12-10 18:26

A federal judge said he would break out prospective jurors during voir dire who knew about this year's $289 million verdict, according to a lawyer familiar with the decision.


Ropes & Gray Report Charts Gymnastics Officials' Failure to End Abuse

Mon, 2018-12-10 18:20

The firm was hired to conduct the probe in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.


NY Judge Set to Weigh Arguments for Release of Bronx Zoo Elephant

Mon, 2018-12-10 17:46

The effort is being led by the Nonhuman Rights Project and its president, Steven Wise, who has been advocating for years to establish legal rights for animals.


In Firm's First Year, Selendy & Gay Tops Cravath on Associate Bonuses

Mon, 2018-12-10 16:04

Selendy & Gay will offer its associates a range of year-end bonuses at 150 percent of the Cravath scale, plus a special one-time bonus for lawyers who have signed on during the firm's first year.


As Hong Kong Becomes the Top IPO Market of 2018, Skadden and Davis Polk Reap Rewards

Mon, 2018-12-10 15:48

Through both fate and planning, the two New York firms had record years for Hong Kong listings.


Tesla Tapped a Trial Lawyer as GC—Here's What That Could Mean

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:44

Hiring a trial attorney as GC is an uncommon choice, and one that could signal the company expects regulatory or litigation troubles in its future.


Is Litigation Financing the Next Big Thing for Legal Departments?

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:34

Law firms have warmed to the idea of litigation finance in recent years, but studies show that a majority of in-house lawyers still have not.


Coming Off Work on MeToo Cases, Wigdor Gives Robust Associate Bonuses

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:21

Wigdor's planned bonus scale offers its associates a nice chunk of change heading into the end of 2018, a year in which the employment firm has garnered significant attention for its work on bias and harassment cases.


Judge Denies ESPN's Motions to Toss Portion of Adrienne Lawrence Sex Harass Lawsuit

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:13

The judge did order the attorneys to remove portions of the lawsuit that were pulled from a book detailing sexual harassment at the network going back to the 1970s.


Supreme Court Rule Crimps Crowd-Funded Amicus Briefs

Mon, 2018-12-10 13:53

“The Clerk's Office interprets this language [of Rule 37.6] to preclude an amicus from filing a brief if contributors are anonymous, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court told NLJ.


Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea Puts Spotlight on Defense Lawyers' Role

Mon, 2018-12-10 13:20

McDermott partner Stephen Ryan has plenty of company among attorneys with prominent clients who lied to the government.


Meet the Lawyers Fighting Harvard Over Admissions

Mon, 2018-12-10 12:58

I decided to find out more about the lawyers who represent Student for Fair Admissions, the group that's suing the elite school for allegedly discriminating against Asian Americans by setting a higher admissions bar for them.


Susman Godfrey Smashes Cravath Associate Bonus Scale

Mon, 2018-12-10 12:52

The firm associate bonus scale will pay associates up to a median of $250,000 for 2018 work as the firm winds up its best-ever year for revenue and income.


Police: Tulane Law Student Killed By Wife in Self Defense

Mon, 2018-12-10 10:41

Tulane University Law School had grief services on campus Monday to help students cope with the Friday death of first-year classmate Ian Mastin.


Legal Departments Leveraging Tech for Risk Management, Collaboration: Report

Mon, 2018-12-10 10:00

GCs are deploying software to automate routine risk and compliance work and finding opportunities to collaborate with other departments, Deloitte reports.


Supreme Court Tees Up Major Challenge to Power of Federal Regulators

Mon, 2018-12-10 09:59

The court's action could also signal its future interest in reviewing the "Chevron" doctrine, which called for judicial deference to agency interpretations, also a nemesis for conservatives.


Justice Thomas Accuses Colleagues of Sidestepping Abortion-Related Disputes

Mon, 2018-12-10 09:25

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito Jr. and Neil Gorsuch, dissented from the court's decision Monday not to review two cases that involved Planned Parenthood.


Ahead of the Curve: Pod Save the Lecture. Plus, Law School Gets Way Cheaper (It's True!)

Mon, 2018-12-10 08:00

Saint Louis University Law Professor Marcia McCormick has a few thoughts about incorporating technology into the law classroom, and the University of Kansas is about to give out-of-state law students a big tuition break.