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The Law Deans: Rachel M. Janutis, Capital University Law School
Adam Banner - Sunday, August 28, 2016

Capital University Law School is located in Columbus, Ohio, just blocks from the Ohio Statehouse and Capitol Square. It's proximity to the heart of the state's legal and governmental activity provide law students with experiential learning and networking opportunities to help them realize their full potential as scholars and as lawyers. Capital Law prides itself on helping students develop practical skills: students participate in more than 150 externships, on-site legal clinics, and other programs and opportunities in the legal community. Read More

Ryan Lochte, International Crime, and the Olympics
Adam Banner - Monday, August 22, 2016

As the Rio Olympics come to a conclusion, the United States has once again demonstrated that it is one of the world's top athletic powerhouses on the international stage. Less flattering however, is the conduct of some of the athletes who helped position the United States of America at the top of the medal race.  Read More

The Law Deans: Melanie D. Wilson, University of Tennessee College of Law
Adam Banner - Sunday, July 31, 2016

Since its opening in 1890, the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville has been equipping graduate students to become professional, ethical lawyers in a variety of fields. The UT College of Law is highly ranked by a number of highly regarded legal journals and ratings providers. Its awards from these journals include being ranked 9th among public law school legal clinical programs and 10th among public law school legal writing programs (U.S. News, 2017); being ranked among the "Best U.S. Law Schools" (Princeton Review, 2016); and being ranked among "The Top 50 'Go-To' Law Schools" (National Law Journal, 2014). Read More

New Expungement Law to Offer Faster Relief
Adam Banner - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A new Oklahoma law that reduces the waiting period before getting an expungement will take effect November 1, 2016. The new expungement law means, among other things, that those who have been convicted or received a deferred sentence for certain misdemeanors and non-violent felonies will be able to have their records sealed much more quickly than they would under the existing law. Read More

The Law Deans: Michael V. Hernandez, Regent University School of Law
Adam Banner - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was established in 1986, and in just 30 short years, has grown to be recognized as having a faculty ranked among the top 10 American law school faculties. Regent Law is unique in providing a legal education with a Christian perspective, and its Honors Program boasts a 92.3 percent first-time bar passage rate. Its moot court program ranks 5th in the nation, and in 2015, Regent Law ranked in the top 25 percent of all law schools for graduates obtaining judicial clerkships. Read More

Judge Orders New Trial for 'Serial' Subject, but Will Adnan Syed Actually Stand Trial Again?
Adam Banner - Friday, July 08, 2016

The first season of the podcast Serial focused on Adnan Syed, a man convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, high school senior Hae Min Lee. Syed maintained his innocence throughout the trial, but was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison. His conviction was based largely on two key pieces of evidence: the testimony of Jay Wilds, a friend of Syed who says he helped the man bury Lee's body, and cell phone records placing him near the burial site at the time Wilds said he helped bury Lee. Read More

The Law Deans: Wendy Collins Perdue, University of Richmond School of Law
Adam Banner - Thursday, June 30, 2016

The University of Richmond School of Law is located on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. It boasts a low student to faculty ratio to give law students individual attention, and it prides itself on a law library that ranks among the top 20 in the nation in terms of spending for student information. The law school's goal is to "create a particular type of lawyer: one who models the best of her profession when it comes to professional standards and values; one who, by the way he practices law, makes the justice system work better; one who demonstrates a true passion for the profession." One of the ways it does this is through a mandatory second-year law skills course; Richmond Law is one of the few law schools in the nation to require law skills in the second year. Read More

Manziel Lawyer Withdraws after Leaking Privileged Information to the Press
Adam Banner - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Johnny Football just can't seem to get it together. The once-promising athlete has seemed to be nothing but trouble since going pro, partying too much and facing criminal charges for domestic violence against his girlfriend. Now, it seems that his latest bad decision has been his choice of attorney. Read More

The Law Deans: Andrew R. Klein, Indiana University McKinney School of Law
Adam Banner - Monday, June 27, 2016

More than 100 years ago, the Indiana Law School was founded as part of a new university, the University of Indianapolis. The law school later merged with another law school before becoming affiliated with Indiana University in 1944. In the late 1960's, the law school became autonomous and was known as the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis until 2011, when it was renamed the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law after receiving a multi-million dollar gift from a community and civic leader. Read More

Oklahoma ERAD Program Suspended Amid Legal Concerns
Adam Banner - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

When it comes to civil asset forfeiture, Oklahoma law enforcement seems to act first and think later. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma City Police recently adopted--and then quickly suspended--an asset forfeiture program that would allow them to electronically seize funds from prepaid gift cards and even bank accounts without due process or proof of a crime.  Read More

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