UK Government Launches 1st Legal Tech Trade Mission To Singapore

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), is launching a new trade mission for legal tech companies, this time to the South East Asia legal ...
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‘Code Is Law’: Should Software Developers Protect Our Freedoms?

As law and code converge, what is the responsibility of software developers?

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Uber Car Accident: Can I Sue?

Imagine it. You’ve just had a great night out with your friends. You were the picture of responsibility, didn’t drive, and called an Uber or other rideshare service. Or maybe you are catching a late night/early morning ride from the airport and didn’t want to have to deal with parking. The next thing you know,…
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Corporate In-House Counsel [Sponsored]

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I Got Here Too Late: A Photo Essay

I’ve been taking pictures for considerably longer than I can remember. My grandma swears up and down that when I was 6 years old, I’d make her drive me to the Amtrak station so I could take pictures of trains departing. She said I’d steal my dad’s Polaroid and ask to take pictures every time…

LexisNexis Moves Into Doc Analysis With Axiom Spin-Off Knowable

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is building out a machine learning doc review and analysis capability via a joint venture with Knowable, which was spun off from Axiom ...
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Tuesday round-up

Ipse Dixit (podcast) looks at “how courts have construed Title VII’s prohibition on employment discrimination differently in relation to LGBTQ individuals than other social groups,” focusing on how this may play out in three cases on the Supreme Court’s agenda this term. At Reason, Damon Root notes that, although the “late Justice Antonin Scalia was…
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Marijuana Business Financing: Tough Questions From Investors

As veteran marijuana business owners (and virtually every other type of industry owners) know, there may come a point in time in the business when you are sitting across the table from someone who is offering to put money into your business. They may be your prospective business partner. They may be your close friends…
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Morning Docket: 07.31.19

* California just enacted a law that will require Donald Trump to release his tax returns if he wants to get on the state's primary ballot next year. Get ready for a tweetstorm about this one. [Los Angeles Times] * Not only is LeClairRyan facing a gender discrimination case amid its uncertain future, but the…
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Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether federal courts have the authority to impose partial filing fees on habeas petitioners, whether a federal removal statute is unconstitutional under the suspension clause as applied to the respondent, whether the Uniform Code of Military Justice allows prosecution of…
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Wednesday round-up

Briefly: Greg Stohr reports at Bloomberg that, “[a]s mass shootings revive the U.S. debate over gun policy, the Supreme Court is weighing whether to go forward with a Second Amendment showdown for the first time in a decade.” At Politico Magazine, Renato Mariotti notes that “an important strand of the debate [over gun control] has…

Linklaters’ Ideas Pathway Bears Fruit And Drives Change

By Irene Madongo, News Reporter Linklaters’ Ideas Pathway scheme aimed at encouraging staff to come up with fresh ways to improve their work life and ...
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Court declines to block Texas execution

The Supreme Court this evening denied the application for a stay of execution and the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Billy Jack Crutsinger. Texas executed Crutsinger, who was sentenced to death for the 2003 murders of Pearl Magouirk and her daughter, Patricia Syren, by lethal injection tonight just after 6:00 p.m. CT. Justice Sonia Sotomayor…
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Friday round-up

The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal takes issue with “a remarkable and threatening amicus brief” in which five Democratic senators “all but tell the Justices that they’ll retaliate politically if the Court doesn’t do what they say in a Second Amendment case,” New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of…
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Biglaw Client Dispute Gets Petty — See Also

You're Banned! Weil takes away cafeteria access in dispute. Kim K Knows Being A Lawyer Is Stressful: Her Daddy told her that. Fired, Again: Judge the gave convicted sexual assaulter, Brock Turner, a super light sentence can't even be a JV tennis coach. Federal Government Isn't Consistent On Gay Rights: You shouldn't be surprised. GRE…

I Got Here Too Late: A Photo Essay

I’ve been taking pictures for considerably longer than I can remember. My grandma swears up and down that when I was 6 years old, I’d make her drive me to the Amtrak station so I could take pictures of trains departing. She said I’d steal my dad’s Polaroid and ask to take pictures every time…

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Certiorari denied in West v. Parker

The Supreme Court this evening denied the applications for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Sonia Sotomayor and by her referred to the court and the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Stephen Michael West in the capital case West v. Parker, 19-5561. Tennessee plans to execute Stephen Michael…

SCIENCE

Should Lawyers Have Their Own Version Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’...

'Pedigree' shouldn’t and doesn’t matter. What matters is the kind of lawyer you become

Examples of How Law Schools are Addressing Law Student Well-Being

In a recent post, we summarized the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being’s recommendations for law schools. This post follows up to provide examples of what law schools are doing on the subject of student wellness. These efforts are intended to educate students and create good habits that they will take with them into practice.…
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Should The North Carolina Gun Store Billboard Targeting ‘The Squad’ Be...

It's not unconstitutional now, but should it be?
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Monday round-up

The Office of the Solicitor General on Friday filed an amicus brief in the consolidated cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, concerning sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At The Wall Street Journal (via How Appealing), Brent Kendall reports that the brief asks…