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Rarely do sexual misconduct allegations against judges become public

Shadow in front of justiceThe abuse women have suffered in the nation's courthouses has been a largely untold story.

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Law school applications increased by more than 10% this year over last year

Woman studying in libraryExperts say the recent spike in interest in the legal profession is driven both by economic growth and the political news cycle.

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Freelanced: the rise of the contract workforce

Office buildingIn the legal field, there are online platforms that match freelance lawyers with clients. It's like dating profiles — but with customer reviews and billing assistance.

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Court kiosks will help guide Tennesseans without lawyers through the legal systems

Help 4 TNSome courthouses in Tennessee will soon have a special laptop computer and printer in their lobbies, called “court kiosks.”

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Law grads have grown skeptical of a JD's value

Graduates in cap and gownThe so-called “Great Recession” is over, but law graduates are still feeling the negative effects of that economic downturn...

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BYU law students create online tool to help Utahns fight debt collectors in court without a lawyer

SoloSuit on screenBYU law students created SoloSuit, a free online tool whose users answer simple questions about their cases, similar to tax preparation software. Those answers are then generated into a proper document that a defendant can print and submit to the courts.

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Florida Supreme Court livestreams arguments on Facebook

Florida Supreme Court FacebookThe move toward transparency puts Florida leaps and bounds ahead of other courts around the country.

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SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor charms a crowd of law students, lawyers and judges

Justice Sotomayor in conversationShe spoke at the University of Houston Law Center, commenting on legal ed, the quality of lawyers who argue before the Supreme Court & the intersection of politics and the law.

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Are felons fit to be lawyers? increasingly, the answer is yes

Tara SimmonsTarra Simmons, a former drug addict who had been incarcerated twice, earned a law degree with honors.

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The dangerous, misguided campaign to recall the judge who sentenced Brock Turner

Judge Aaron PerskyThe campaign to recall the judge who went easy on Brock Turner is well-intentioned. It’s also incredibly dangerous.

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