#national law journal
National Law Journal
* Unfortunately, it seems that if you want to get an elite legal education in this country, you re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for it. This year s NLJ Top 10 Go-To Law Schools each have a sticker price that s greater than $50K. [National Law Journal ]
* Hamline University s president thinks it was smarter for her law school to merge with William Mitchell Law than for it to close altogether hey, it ll still bear the Hamline name and its dying carcass won t be on her books anymore! [Star Tribune ]
* Later this week, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that could decimate the Affordable Care Act as we know it. At this point, the justices must be contemplating how many people will lose if the plaintiffs here win. [Wall Street Journal ]
* An ADA from the Brooklyn DA s office who prosecuted drug cases was canned after his colleagues learned that he failed to report his personal connection to an admitted cocaine dealer. Perhaps they were jealous he refused to share his hookup. [New York Daily News ]
* In case you missed it, Above the Law, your favorite legal website, has been rankle[d] by a new series on CNNMoney called Above the Law. We know you re as ticked off about this as we are, so we hope you ll help us write our cease-and-desist letter. [Am Law Daily ]
/ Mar 2, 2015 at 9:03 AM
The application of artificial intelligence in legal research technology is receiving close review by many law firms and has also raised a number of questions. How does this change the way attorneys do their work? Is it worth the investment? What will this technology look like in the near future?
* If you’ve ever wondered what’s being said about Supreme Court justices during the vetting process, we’ve got a great one-liner about Justice Breyer, who’s apparently a “rather cold fish.” Oooh, sick burn. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]
* The NLJ 350 rankings are here, and this is where we get to see the big picture about the big boys of Biglaw. In 2013, it looks like headcount grew by 3.9 percent, which is good, but not great, all things considered. Meh. [National Law Journal]
* A Wisconsin judge is the latest to give her state’s ban on same-sex marriage the finger, and she did it with flair, noting in her opinion that “traditional” marriages throughout history were polygamous. [Bloomberg]
* The Ed O’Bannon antitrust case against the NCAA is going to trial today before Judge Claudia Wilken. Since it could change college sports forever, here’s everything you need to know about it. [USA Today]
* According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of those employed in the legal sector is at its lowest level since the beginning of 2014, with jobs still being shed. Welcome, graduates! [Am Law Daily]
* UC Irvine Law has finally earned full accreditation from the American Bar Association. We’d like to say nice work and congrats, but we’re pretty sure the ABA would fully accredit a toaster. [Los Angeles Times]
/ Jun 9, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Highlights from live commentary on the ATL blogger conference
/ Mar 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM
We were so happy to be able to share this day with you. We can t wait to do it all over again next year!
/ Mar 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM
Hurry up and get your tickets, before it s too late! You don t want to miss this one.
/ Mar 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM