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Will I have to Serve on Jury Duty? Well, Obama Didn't.
Adam Banner - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

News broke late last week that Barack Obama was called in for jury duty. He was dismissed, but the situation brings up questions for those who don't have the same clout as a former President of the United States. Read More

Netflix Series "American Vandal" is More Than Just Penis and Pot Jokes
Adam Banner - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Honestly, if you have the right temperment (and you should know simply by reading the title of this blog entry), then seriously consider checking out the new series "American Vandal" currently streaming on Netflix.  Read More

The Law Deans: Margaret Raymond, University of Wisconsin Law School
Adam Banner - Saturday, September 30, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison calls its hallmark approach to legal education "law in action." According to Dean Margaret Raymond, "law in action" refers to a focus on the way law affects people and their communities. That may mean applying legal education to real-world scenarios, it may mean an experiential approach to legal education, or it may mean a consideration for how to apply the rule of law in counseling an individual client. In other words, "law in action" goes beyond learning the rules of the legal profession and extends to practical application and consideration of the unique effects of law on individuals and on society as a whole. Read More

The Law Deans: Garry Jenkins, University of Minnesota Law School
Adam Banner - Monday, September 18, 2017

The University of Minnesota Law School offers one of the largest clinical education programs in the nation, emphasizing its prioritization of experiential learning in legal education. The law school boasts 24 clinics, 11 concentrations, and more than 200 combined degree options. Real-world practice and experience is emphasized, with more than half of all law students participating in at least one live-client clinical course, and with law students providing more than 18,000 hours of pro bono legal service each year. Read More

The Law Deans: Mark C. Gordon, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Adam Banner - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an autonomous non-profit institution affiliated with Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more than 100 years, Mitchell Hamline has prided itself on being a "forward-thinking" practiced-based law school program, and its part-time on-campus/online hybrid J.D. program is the first and only program of its kind at an ABA-approved law school. Read More

The Law Deans: Andrew M. Perlman, Suffolk University Law School
Adam Banner - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, is a premier law school on the forefront of legal education. Law students at Suffolk receive an education that emphasizes real-world practice and experiential learning. Suffolk Law's U.S. News rankings demonstrate the school's success in areas including legal writing, legal technology, dispute resolution, and experiential learning. Clinics, pro bono opportunities, and externships give Suffolk Law students hands-on experience in the practice and application of the law. Read More

Bill Cosby Mistrial: Discussing the Defense Strategy
Adam Banner - Saturday, June 17, 2017

Many were surprised that the highly publicized jury trial regarding the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby ended in a mistrial. However, sex crimes trials often end this way due to the strategies usually employed by the defense team. Read More

The Law Deans: Jeremy R. Paul, Northeastern University School of Law
Adam Banner - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One of the continuing themes as we interview law school deans around the nation is the idea that the legal profession is continually changing and evolving, and that the nature of legal education must likewise adapt to meet the needs of future lawyers and the public they serve. Northeastern University School of Law in Boston is a law school that fully embraces the idea of change and innovation. According  to its website, NUSL "seek[s] to amend traditional notions of what law can achieve." Its experiential Cooperative Legal Education Program allows law students to graduate with almost a full year of full-time legal work experience. Read More

The Law Deans: Timothy Fisher, UConn School of Law
Adam Banner - Saturday, June 10, 2017

Founded in 1921 as the Hartford College of Law, the UConn School of Law has become one of the leading law schools in the nation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, UConn Law is considered one of the most beautiful law schools in the United States, and it boasts the largest law library in the world, listed as one of the 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the world by Best Masters Programs. However, the school's facilities are only part of the allure. UConn School of Law offers a rich legal education. Opportunities include public service, first-year skills program, simulation courses, practice-based learning, individual and international externships, and 16 clinical programs. These clinical programs include the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, the Center for Energy and Environmental Law, the Center for Children's Advocacy, Criminal Clinics, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Environmental Law Clinic, Mediation Clinic, U.S. Attorney's Clinic, State's Attorney Field Placement, and more. Read More

Uber Harassment Investigation: New Scapegoat for Silicon Valley Sexism?
Adam Banner - Friday, June 09, 2017

While Uber's firing of over twenty employees may not seem like a huge issue when you consider the company's wide-spread proliferation into almost every major city in the United States, the news could be indicative of a much larger problem Read More


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