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Minority students still hindered at top firms

Mar 5, 2008 Ethnic minority and female students are still struggling to make their way into the UK’s top law firms, comprehensive new research has found, despite attempts by commercial practices to tackle diversity. The annual…

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Law-Firm Blogs: Marketing Device or Mere Diversion?

Mar 4, 2008 That was the question posed Friday by Dechert’s James Beck and Jones Day’s Mark Herrmann, co-authors of the well-read Drug and Device Law blog. Given that, for instance, Drug and Device scores 25,000 page views per…

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Law Societies call for Guantanamo closure

Mar 3, 2008 The Law Societies of England & Wales, Scotland and 31 other bar associations have signed a joint letter to president Bush calling for the immediate closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The letter condemns Bush's…

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Denmark ushers in radical Bar reforms

Feb 26, 2008 The Danish Bar and Law Society has changed a swathe of regulations, including making it easier and clearer for individuals to lodge a complaint about a lawyer, as part of a wider overhaul of the local profession. The…

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Free Online Access to U.S. Court Decisions

Feb 19, 2008 Carl Malamud invites you to enhance your federal case law library by downloading millions of pages of decisions stretching back more than 250 years, all free of charge. His latest online "public works" project is a…

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Does Islam fit with English law?

Feb 10, 2008 Sharia or Islamic law cannot trump the fundamental principles of English law even if the Archbishop of Canterbury wants to adopt some of its aspects, lawyers say. David Pannick, QC, one of Britain’s top human rights…

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The Law Society launches free online law library

Feb 10, 2008 The Law Society of England and Wales has launched a free online information source for all its members. Student members of the Law Society (ie, those on the LPC) have to register to access the full information, but…

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N.Y. Law Firms Wanna Be Just Like Obama

Feb 8, 2008 The New York Observer has answered a burning political question that never occurred to us, at least until now: “If the major presidential candidates were top New York law firms, which ones would they be?”. Who would…

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Law school donations soar as Harvard lands $48m haul

Jan 30, 2008 Top US law schools are reporting record-breaking donations that are helping to cover tuition costs, hire faculty and promote public interest programs, writes the National Law Journal, but may not be spending the cash…

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Who’s Cuddly Now? Law Firms

Jan 28, 2008 In the last two decades, as working schedules became flexible, and even accounting firms, of all places, embraced the mantra of work-life balance (at least on paper), there was one unbending, tradition-bound profession:…

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