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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) Writing in The New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan argues in favor of a Code of Conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing primarily on issues of recusal. The National Review’s Ed Whelan disagrees, pointing…
  • Jul 29

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun
    It's not about lawyers, but it's a free speech opinion about a learned profession, so here's news that the 11th Circuit upheld Florida's law limiting the free speech of doctors in raising the issue of gun ownership with patients unless...
  • Jul 29

    "Bill Kuebler, Pentagon-appointed lawyer who fought for Omar Khadr, has died at 44"

    "Bill Kuebler, Pentagon-appointed lawyer who fought for Omar Khadr, has died at 44"
    Story at the Ottawa Citizen. Bill was widely heralded for how he fought for his detainee-client, Omar Khadr. More at this article from GQ. I provided an opinion for Bill and his co-counsel regarding their ethical duties. The military…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 29

    Unwelcome Contacts Lead To Second Disbarment

    Unwelcome Contacts Lead To Second Disbarment
    Misconduct of a sexual nature resulted in an attorney's disbarment in North Dakota. The same sanction was ordered as reciprocal discipline by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Specifically, the [North Dakota] court concluded there was clear and…
  • Jul 29

    "Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Offensive Epithets" Gets A Three-Month Suspension

    "Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Offensive Epithets" Gets A Three-Month Suspension
    A three-month suspension (triple the sanction proposed by a hearing panel) was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. Respondent was charged with having made patently offensive racial, ethnic,…
  • Jul 29

    Interner Search Catches Practice While Suspended

    Interner Search Catches Practice While Suspended
    The benefit of online transparency is apparent from a disbarment order of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. The attorney represented buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. He was suspended for failure…
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The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jul 29

    "Solicitors 'in denial' about threat from accountants"

    "Solicitors 'in denial' about threat from accountants"
    That's the headline from today's Law Society Gazette, the publication of record for solicitors in England and Wales. The UK is fairly far along in liberalization of its legal markets, progressing from the Clementi Report in 2004 to the…
  • Jul 22

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part II)

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part II)
    If you're trying to maximize the financial value of an undergraduate degree, it is better to bet on course of study than college prestige. Indeed, prestige is largely irrelevant to those who major in engineering, computer science, or math.…
  • Jul 19

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part I)

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part I)
    The Economist reports a very interesting analysis from Payscale. The question being asked is pretty simple: If you want to generate earnings that justify the time and cost of an undergraduate education, what should you study and where should…
Rank this Week: 2089

Media and Communications Law…

Media and Communications Law Society

Covers communications law and media policy. From the Suffolk University Law School.

http://suffolkmedialaw.com
  • Nov 12

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law
    Suffolk University Law School will host an event where First Amendment Activist, Mary Beth Tinker, will detail the story of a small gesture of protest having an incredible impact. Because of said protest, the Supreme Court eventually ruled…
  • Feb 6

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’
    By Justin Silverman Suffolk University Law School will host its 5th annual Masterman Institute on March 6, featuring a discussion on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his approach to the First Amendment. The event is free and…
  • Jan 30

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second
    By Justin Silverman Eight days after a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 20 young students, 6 staff members and fueling a national discussion on gun control, The Journal News in Lower…
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