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Obama agrees to 'Ban the Box' but will it be enough to end hiring discrimination?
Adam Banner - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For someone with a criminal record, filling out a job application can feel like an exercise in futility. Every time the question about past convictions appears, there is a hesitation, a reminder that admitting the prior conviction could exclude the applicant from the job, regardless of qualifications, relevance of the offense, or a complete lifestyle change that reflects no chance of repeating the offense. Read More

Criminal Charges Dismissed
Adam Banner - Monday, November 16, 2015

In the past few weeks, we have worked incredibly hard to gain dismissals in two of our most challenging cases. During the last week of October, our client's charges of Lewd Molestation to a Child Under 16 and Providing Pornographic Material to a Minor were dismissed. During the first week of November, another client's charges of Money Laundering and Racketeering were dismissed. Read More

The Law Deans: Susan Duncan, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
Adam Banner - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Our law dean series takes us to Kentucky and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. We interviewed Dean Susan Hanley Duncan, an alumnus and professor of the University of Louisville. Read More

Do Viral Videos of Police Brutality Cause Violent Crime?
Adam Banner - Saturday, October 31, 2015

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech earlier this month at the University of Chicago College of Law, in which he addressed the crisis of violent crime and a spike in violent crime rates in major cities around the nation. Read More

The Law Deans: Martin Katz, University of Denver - Sturm College of Law
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As we have interviewed the deans of law schools around the nation, we continually hear that one of the biggest changes in legal education over the last several decades is that law school is becoming much more hands-on and experiential than in the past, when a Socratic method of lecture was the norm. Dean Martin Katz of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a leader and innovator in experiential legal education.  Read More

Can college athletes be fined for misconduct?
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

When professional athletes are accused of misconduct on or off the field, they are frequently assessed a heavy fine. The NFL in particular seems to fine players at every turn. In fact, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller says that he is repeatedly fined for flatulence during team meetings. And a list of 2015 NFL fines and suspensions shows that the league has fined players more than $15 million during the first four weeks of the season. These fines range from $5,787 for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's uniform violation (wearing blue cleats) to Miami defensive end Dion Jordan's nearly $5.27 million fine for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Read More

The Law Deans: Philip J. Weiser, University of Colorado Law School
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Our law deans series was launched in hopes that prospective law students would get a better understanding of the challenges, expectations, and rewards of a legal education, and that they would get to know the the law school deans on a more personal level. This is our ninth interview in the series, and throughout, we have been able to see the similarities and differences between the various deans and the law schools they represent. Read More

Parole Board Withdraws New Policy Allowing Early Release
Adam Banner - Monday, September 28, 2015

Well, it was good while it lasted. Read More

The Law Deans: Deborah H. Bell, University of Mississippi School of Law
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

We are grateful to the law deans around the nation who have taken the time to speak with us and answer questions about the changing face of legal education and the legal profession as a whole. It is our hope that this series of interviews with the deans of law schools around the region and the United States will help prepare prospective law students for their future educational and professional opportunities, and might help inform their decision-making in finding a law school that meets their needs. Read More

Sexting in Oklahoma: What Penalties Could Teens Face?
Adam Banner - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two 16-year-olds in North Carolina were prosecuted and convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor after they were discovered to have sexually explicit images of minors on their cell phones.  Read More

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