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Schulte Roth & Zabel Offers Associates Big Bonus

Schulte Roth & Zabel Offers Associates Big Bonus

Summary: SRZ is offering its associates a generous year-end bonus. Tis the season for giving, and in the law firm world, the gifts are better than that Xbox you promised your spoiled nephew. After word spread yesterday that Houston-based Susman Godfrey was offering a minimum year-end bonus of $40,000 to its first-year associates, another law […]

Legal Financers Prepare To Merge

Legal Financers Prepare To Merge

Summary: Two competing legal financing firms are preparing to join forces to create a bigger, more powerful legal financing company. Legal financer Burford Capital Limited is planning a merge with their rival Gerchen Keller Capital LLC in a $160 million deal. Combining their firms would produce $1.2 billion in investment and commitments in an industry […]

Shooter of Former New Orleans Saints Star Convicted

Shooter of Former New Orleans Saints Star Convicted

Summary: After fatally shooting New Orleans Saints star Will Smith after a traffic incident, shooter Cardell Hayes was convicted by a jury of manslaughter. Former New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith’s family is seeing justice. Cardell Hayes, 29, was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting Smith back in April. The trial went on for […]

South Korea Votes to Impeach Current President

South Korea Votes to Impeach Current President

Summary: In support of the South Korean people, the country’s parliament voted by a landslide to impeach their female president over a corruption scandal. South Korea parliament in a motion passed 234 to 56 votes to impeach current president Park Geun-hye. With so many votes to impeach her, even some of her ruling Saenuri party […]

South Korea Votes to Impeach Current President

South Korea Votes to Impeach Current President

Summary: In support of the South Korean people, the country’s parliament voted by a landslide to impeach their female president over a corruption scandal. South Korea parliament in a motion passed 234 to 56 votes to impeach current president Park Geun-hye. With so many votes to impeach her, even some of her ruling Saenuri party […]

Litchfield Law School’s Controversial Alumni Subject of Yale Debate

Litchfield Law School’s Controversial Alumni Subject of Yale Debate

Summary: Yale students want Calhoun College renamed because of John C. Calhoun’s support of slavery.  Some call Litchfield Law School the most important law school that no one’s heard of. Founded in 1784 by Tapping Reeve, Litchfield was the first American law school to offer a full legal curriculum. It was located inside of an one-room schoolhouse, […]

ABA Approves Law Students Receiving Credit for Paid Externships

ABA Approves Law Students Receiving Credit for Paid Externships

Summary: The ABA has lifted its previous ban on students receiving academic credit for paid externships. After years of debate, the American Bar Association announced a big change that will help law students with their student loan debt. The organization has lifted the ban that stated students could not receive credit and pay for externships. Proponents for the […]

Charleston Church Shooter Found Competent For Trial

Charleston Church Shooter Found Competent For Trial

Summary: The Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, was found competent to undergo trial after a motion by his attorney was filed a few weeks ago. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has declared Dylann Roof to be competent to stand for trial for the murders of nine people last summer. Two days of closed-door hearings were […]

Federal Regulators Ask Tech Industry to Help With Crisis

Federal Regulators Ask Tech Industry to Help With Crisis

Summary: Federal auto regulators are turning to the cellphone makers to create blocks on certain apps to take on the distracted driving crisis. The federal government is asking cellphone makers like Samsung, Apple, and more to place regulations on certain apps when users are driving. Auto safety regulators want a “driver mode” to be added […]

Florida State University College of Law Named Best Value School

Florida State University College of Law Named Best Value School

Summary: Florida State University College of Law is an affordable option for quality legal education. We’ve learned recently from the July 2016 bar exam results that Florida isn’t doing too hot overall with candidates passing. This year, 68.2% of applicants passed, which is down from last year’s rate of 68.9%. However, despite the state problem, a […]

July 2016 Texas Bar Exam Results Show Increased Passage Rate

July 2016 Texas Bar Exam Results Show Increased Passage Rate

Summary: The results from the July 2016 Texas Bar Exam has been released.  There’s a reason to celebrate in Texas. The Lonestar State reported a huge increase in the bar passage rate from February to July 2016. In February, only 56% of candidates passed the Texas Bar Exam, but in July, the pass rate rose to […]

Florida International University College of Law Has Best Passage Rate for July 2016 Bar Exam

Florida International University College of Law Has Best Passage Rate for July 2016 Bar Exam

Summary: Florida released the passage results for its July 2016 bar exam. Florida released its July 2016 bar exam results; and while the outcomes proved positive for a few local schools, the data was overall disappointing for the state. While hopeful pundits predicted that passage rates may increase this year, Florida saw a slight dip from […]

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