The SQE is a revolution which American law schools should learn from, says US legal education expert

He said: “To understand today’s world, legal education providers have to be more agile, more diverse and inclusive. You need different roads to Rome and the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new super-exam is trying to accomplish those objectives.”

Judge Garland’s Career in Dissent

Judge Garland found himself in the minority in a high-profile dispute over First Amendment protections for press in civil lawsuits. In 2005, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ordered reporters to divulge their sources in a privacy ​lawsuit filed by nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee, who alleged that federal agencies leaked information about him to news organizations to​ cover up its security failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Tweeted photos from 'spoofing' trial get Chicago lawyer in trouble

Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz, a co-chair of the financial and regulatory litigation group at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, has been ordered to appear before U.S. District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo on Dec. 8. He faces possible sanctions for nine photos he tweeted during the trial of Michael Coscia, according to a court filing late Friday.

Terrorism Law Is a Niche for a Deepening Pool of Defenders in New York


In New York, rounding up “the usual suspects” in terrorism cases nowadays may well refer to the defense lawyers.

As Islamic terrorists from around the world are brought to Federal District Court in Manhattan or Brooklyn to face prosecution, an extraordinary outgrowth has been a deepening pool of lawyers qualified to represent them. It is a peculiar niche of defense work, requiring skills not always taught in law school.

Law School Is Worth the Money


I’M a law dean, and I’m proud. And I think it’s time to stop the nonsense. After two years of almost relentless attacks on law schools, a bit of perspective would be nice.

For at least two years, the popular press, bloggers and a few sensationalist law professors have turned American law schools into the new investment banks. We entice bright young students into our academic clutches. Succubus-like, when we’ve taken what we want from them, we return them to the mean and barren streets to fend for themselves.