Are you interested in knowing what happened today in legal history?

| December 7, 2012

The Jurist is an online legal news service, but in addition to providing updates on legal news (both in the US and abroad), it also publishes a column titled This Day at Law. The purpose of this column is to focus on historical news.  Yesterday, Kyle Webster in Jurist shared the following update via the [...]

Unknown MLK recording found in Nashville attic

| August 23, 2012

“A previously unknown interview given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1960 has been discovered in the attic of a Nashville home. Stephon Tull was looking through old boxes of his father’s when he came across a reel labeled “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.” He borrowed an old reel-to-reel player from a friend [...]

An underfunded court system weakens access to justice

| November 1, 2011

According to an article in the Economist on October 1, 2011, the recession is also affecting the judiciary In California.  Backlogs have increased, trials take longer to finalize, and access to courts is increasingly limited at a time when there is greater need for access to justice.   See “An underfunded court system weakens the economy [...]

9/11 and the Law

| September 9, 2011

The September 9th issue of the New York Law Journal includes a a special section on “9/11 and the Law.” The section “includes a detailed timeline of the still unfolding developments spawned by the crisis and essays about how it has changed attorneys’ practices and the system in which they operate.” Online access to the [...]

Dogs In Court

| August 10, 2011

An interesting article in the New York Times puts the spotlight on the use of dogs in the courtroom.   In “Dog Helps Rape Victim, 15, Testify,” Rosie, a golden retriever, is profiled.  Rosie provides comfort to traumatized children who testify in court.  In a recent case, she gently nudged a hesitant teenage rape victim  during [...]

Behind the News: Department of Justice’s Office of Special Investigations

| November 15, 2010

In the 1970′s, the presence of Nazi persecutors living among Americans came to the forefront of national attention with the deportation case of Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan, a former Nazi woman’s prison camp guard who was living as a housewife in Queens.  Previously, the INS handled suspected Nazi persecutor cases on an individual basis with no [...]

Consensus emerging that law school model ‘is not sustainable’ by Karen Sloan

| October 22, 2010

Consensus emerging that law school model ‘is not sustainable’ Karen Sloan October 20, 2010 What will legal education look like in five or 10 years? It will be more internationally focused, rely more heavily on technology and will incorporate more leadership and businesses skills, if the influential group of about 100 educators and law leaders [...]

Supreme Court’s Fall Term Begins Today

| October 4, 2010

The Supreme Court’s Fall Term begins today. Some of the more notable items on the docket include Snyder v. Phelps (1st Amendment rights intersecting with state tort law) and Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (1st Amendment case on the California law to restrict sales of violent video games to minors). To view a list of [...]

The Almighty US News

| August 18, 2010

According to an article in today’s Chronicle, U.S. News is now charging a fee  if a school wants to use the ‘Best Colleges 2011′ logo. It will apparently cost a college $700 to use the image on its web site for a year.  Unlimited use ranges from $3,500 to $8,200 (print and electronic). The full [...]