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VIDEO: Industry Groups Insist on Charging You $1,195 to Read a Public Law

David Halperin | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
David Halperin

Today, private organizations charge U.S. citizens hundreds of dollars simply to read a copy of standards they issue -- even though citizens are required to obey those standards, because the federal government has incorporated them into regulations.

The G(irls) 20 Summit: Women in Law

Wiebke Mueller | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Wiebke Mueller

Most law concerning women is mostly made without women. But legislation on childcare, maternity leave, equal opportunities etc. has to be changed to encourage young women to find their places in law.

The Patent Pollution Problem: Its Causes, Effects and Solutions

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology
Daniel B. Ravicher

it is critically important to the success of our patent system that it maintain high patent quality and ensures only deserving patents are issued. Unfortunately, the American patent system today is suffering from extremely low patent quality.

Going in a Different Direction

Deborah Gaines | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

In another lifetime, I was chief marketing officer for Dewey & LeBoeuf's predecessor, LeBoeuf Lamb. I was fired by a key player in today's drama back in 2007.

Jesus And The Torah

Greg Carey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Did not Jesus occasionally but intentionally violate the Torah? In a word, no.

Law-enforcement Leaders Agree: State Anti-immigrant Laws Encourage Discrimination

Ali Noorani | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

At its heart, America is an idea, not an ideology. And the idea that all men (and women) are created equal is unique to America. Once we allow law enforcement to ask someone for identification because they look less equal, the idea of America weakens.

Will We Still Need Him When He's (1)74?: How and Why to Celebrate John Muir's Birthday on Earth Day

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Barbara Mossberg

As communities program song and speech for Earth Day, we are reminded that it is also John Muir's birthday on April 21. Coincidence? I think not.

Reunion Retrospective: Life After Law School

Millie Kerr | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

After networking with people in countless industries, I began to learn that the most successful people -- those who earn satisfaction from their careers -- don't arrive anywhere via plans. There is no entryway to adulthood or happiness or success.

Nothing to See Here... Move Along... Move Along

David Isenberg | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
David Isenberg

The implication of the above legalese is that it is dangerous to try and extend U.S. jurisdiction into new and untested parts of other nations. Not only does this shaky ground offend every possible conception of national sovereignty, but it seriously damages the proper pursuit of justice.

New 'Monkey Law' Imperils Science In Tennessee

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science
Cara Santa Maria

We live in the 21st century, the century of biotechnology. Without an appropriate understanding of evolution, students will be at a disadvantage in the workforce. And without an understanding of anthropogenic climate change, how can we expect Tennessee children to grow up to become members of an informed electorate?

Retrograde SCOTUS

Cody Pomeranz | Posted 06.01.2012 | College
Cody Pomeranz

These justices have implied that there is a need for a limiting principle, that the Constitution requires it. This is not the case.

Five Hypocrites and One Bad Plan

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The Supreme Court is so full of it. The entire institution, as well as its sanctimonious judges themselves, reeks of a time-honored hypocrisy steeped in the arrogance that justice is served by unaccountable elitism.

Law Schools in the Dock

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Bennett L. Gershman

These students paid high tuitions, often with borrowed money, and now are without work and competing for increasingly scarce law jobs, and who face the bleak prospect of crushing debt with little hope of relief.

No Surprise: The Supreme Court Is Hostile to Health Care

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

When the justices breezily ignored the plain language of the Anti-Injunction Act on Monday, it was predictable. The Court wants to decide all of the major issues in American politics, including health care.

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

A License to Steal: The Perils of Questionable Legal Representation

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.23.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Cases like mine give the profession of lawyering a black eye. Individuals need to be careful when choosing a lawyer.

Women Are NOT Stupid

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Libby Mitchell

The sponsors of every one of these anti-abortion and anti-contraception bills says they aren't trying to stop abortion, but instead are just trying to make women more "aware" of what is happening in their wombs, and what will happen if they undergo an abortion.

Standing Ground in Sanford

Gideon Resnick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime
Gideon Resnick

What is more shocking than the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is that a statute of Florida law, referred to as "Stand your Ground," precluded the shooter from facing immediate legal repercussions.

What Are Some Aspects of Incarceration That Could Not Possibly Be Guessed by Someone Who Hasn't Experienced It?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2012 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Eric "Phil" Phillips, San Quentin inmate. One aspect is the amazing amount of talent in prison. There ...

Banking on Social Media: The Right Experts Count

Camilla Webster | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Camilla Webster

Social media is a great modern response to this age old conundrum. But you can't just hire any young thing if you're in the business of selling advice and strategy and here's why.

7 Tricks For Finding The Right Divorce Lawyer

Lloyd C. Rosen | Posted 05.01.2012 | Divorce
Lloyd C. Rosen

Choosing the right lawyer to represent you in a divorce proceeding is a very important decision.  By preparing yourself with a little knowledge and information in advance of a consultation, you can better equip yourself to make an informed and strategic decision. 

Law and Civic Education

Michael Serota | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Michael Serota

We ought to be teaching our nation's students about law, rights, and the operation of our system of justice. A future generation of law-abiding, rights-respecting citizens depends upon it.

Eleventh Circuit to University Administrators: Respect Student Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 04.10.2012 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling is a clear sign that university presidents and administrators that choose to brazenly violate student rights will not be able to do so without real consequences.

PMC Sexual Violence: It's Still a Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Liability depended on a variety of factors, including the laws of the country where the crime took place and the possible existence of an agreement between U.S. military officials and the government of the host country.

Of Social Media and the Demise of Traditional Law Reviews

Eric Segall | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Eric Segall

We won't be able to turn off the new technology, but hopefully, as parents and professionals, we can quite consciously decide to more clearly understand both its risks and its rewards.