• One Down, GM Aims at Three More Defect Securities Actions

    General Motors Co. is banking that a recent ruling in Delaware could wipe out shareholder lawsuits filed over last year's ignition switch recalls.

  • Holder to 'Cool Off' for 19 Months at Covington: What That Means

    It'll be two months until Eric Holder Jr. starts to work again full-time at Covington & Burling, and another 19 months before he's clear of the two-year window he must wait before interacting again with his former colleagues at the U.S. Justice Department. But the period itself isn't the biggest challenge for former lawyers, some say: It is, broadly put, harder to get up to speed with a practice.

  • Call for Nominations: DC Rising Stars

    The National Law Journal Rising Stars program recognizes the Washington, D.C. region's 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and under as of June 30, 2015.

  • LSU Law Dean Steps Aside, Citing Faculty Dissent

    Jack Weiss, dean and chancellor of the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, has announced plans to step down effective on Aug. 1. He has led the law school since 2007, but cited clashes with the faculty as his reason for vacating the post.

  • Defamation Trial Opens Over Haiti Sex Abuse Claims

    Trial opens today in Maine federal court against a man who claimed in Internet postings and blast emails that a missionary sexually abused Haitian children and that a U.S. nonprofit enabled him.

  • Yale Helps PTSD Sufferers

    Students in Yale Law School's then-new Veterans Benefits Clinic were conducting client intake in 2010 when they met a Vietnam War veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who had left the military with an "other-than-honorable" discharge. Since then, Yale students have encountered enough Vietnam vets with PTSD to warrant a closer look at the problem.

  • Law Clinics Answer the Call

    The number of law school clinics and pro bono projects addressing veterans' unmet legal needs has exploded.

  • Courts Want Congress to Back Off

    Legislation that would create an inspector general for the federal judiciary threatens the courts' independence, James Duff, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, recently warned a group of judges and lawyers.

  • Op-Ed: 'Neutrality' Argument Is a Ruse in European Commission's Google Case

    Antitrust claims aimed at search engine's shopping site are based on flawed logic.

  • Op-Ed: Courts Must Confront the Burden of Distance

    How far is too far to force a citizen to travel to exercise a fundamental right?

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