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International Tribunal Rejects China’s Claim to South China Sea

International Tribunal Rejects China’s Claim to South China Sea

Summary: Beijing’s claim to the South China Sea has been ruled invalid by an international court.  On Tuesday, an international tribune told China that it doesn’t have rights to the South China Sea, and China responded by immediately rejecting the ruling. The Washington Post reports that this decision could further inflame tensions in the area, […]

International Tribunal Rejects China’s Claim to South China Sea

International Tribunal Rejects China’s Claim to South China Sea

Summary: Beijing’s claim to the South China Sea has been ruled invalid by an international court.  On Tuesday, an international tribune told China that it doesn’t have rights to the South China Sea, and China responded by immediately rejecting the ruling. The Washington Post reports that this decision could further inflame tensions in the area, […]

Baker & McKenzie Welcomes Politician to Their Toronto Team

Baker & McKenzie Welcomes Politician to Their Toronto Team

Summary: Peter MacKay is a lawyer and politician in Canada who has served in Parliament for several years but is ready to get back to his legal career with Baker & McKenzie. Baker & McKenzie has added a new partner to their Toronto office. The global law firm added former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay […]

Former SS Member to Face Trial Over Nazi Murders

Former SS Member to Face Trial Over Nazi Murders

Summary: A former SS medical orderly is charged with accessory to murder on at least 3,681 counts, the BBC reports. A 95-year-old former SS member is to face trial next month in northeast Germany on at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for working at the Nazi’s Auschwitz death camp, the most notorious of death […]

Robot Lawyer Created by British Teenager

Robot Lawyer Created by British Teenager

Summary: The robot lawyer can provide guidance about basic legal issues through a chat conversation related to parking tickets, PPI claims and delayed flights/trains as well as a few other general topics. Last year, British student Joshua Browder developed a website to help people appeal parking tickets that were unfair. Now he has developed an […]

Donald Trump May Find Himself Banned from Britain

Donald Trump May Find Himself Banned from Britain

Summary: Although Trump will likely not be banned from Britain, much of the public would rather not see him enter the country again. After making a series of controversial remarks, Donald Trump is finding himself no longer a tolerated guy in places throughout the world. Britain is the latest country to contemplate not letting the […]

Akin Gump in London Showing Promising Growth

Akin Gump in London Showing Promising Growth

Summary: Twelve new partners have been announced at Akin Gump with the London office taking the lead with three of their lawyers being promoted. It has been around a year since Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld moved into the $50 million London office of Bingham McCutchen. Now the firm is making the largest number […]

Japan’s Goal to Produce More Lawyers a Waste

Japan’s Goal to Produce More Lawyers a Waste

Summary: Japan reacted to more court cases in 2004 but changing the legal education system and greatly increasing the number of law schools but it turns out the demand for lawyers never increased. Japan adopted a new legal education system back in 2004 that aligned it to be more like the system in the United […]

Poland Experiences Protests Over Recent Law Changes

Poland Experiences Protests Over Recent Law Changes

Summary: The President of Poland changed the law relating to how many judges are needed to rule on new cases, putting a high favor on the conservative party. The European Commission is concerned with recent political moves by Poland’s ruling party. The controversial changes made by the conservative Law and Justice Party may be undermining […]

Poland Experiences Protests Over Recent Law Changes

Poland Experiences Protests Over Recent Law Changes

Summary: The President of Poland changed the law relating to how many judges are needed to rule on new cases, putting a high favor on the conservative party. The European Commission is concerned with recent political moves by Poland’s ruling party. The controversial changes made by the conservative Law and Justice Party may be undermining […]

Colombia Lawyers Threaten to Sue Miss Universe Pageant

Colombia Lawyers Threaten to Sue Miss Universe Pageant

Summary: Two attorneys from Colombia threaten to sue the Miss Universe pageant because their beauty queen had her crown taken away in an embarrassing gaffe.  Two Colombian lawyers are filing a lawsuit against the Miss Universe competition. They believe their country is entitled to the 2015 crown and it cannot be take away from them. […]

China Rights Lawyer Convicted with Suspended Jail Sentence

China Rights Lawyer Convicted with Suspended Jail Sentence

Summary: Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang receives his sentence from last week’s trial. After a highly publicized one-day trial last week, Chinese authorities have decided the fate of rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. He is to receive a suspended three-year sentence. He faced up to 8 years in prison, and this specifically for seven tweets he made […]

China’s Anti-Terror Law Unfair Many Say

China’s Anti-Terror Law Unfair Many Say

Summary: China aims to make anti-terror law that could change how Westerners do business there. Once again the fear of terrorism from Muslim extremists is leading to drastic revisions in federal law: this time in China. Their new anti-terror law affects not only China, but the West as well, as the draft for the law […]

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