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Number of students enrolling in law school basically flat

Law students in classThe number of first-year law students nationwide increased this fall—albeit slightly—for the first time since 2010... Read more in The National Law Journal...

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The lethal gaps in how the Supreme Court handles death penalty cases

Justice RobertsSeven of the 12 jurors who convicted Ronald B. Smith in the murder of a convenience store clerk voted to spare his life. Read more in The New York Times...

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A spate of start ups offers alternatives to traditional divorce

Wedding toppers back-to-backMost of the employees at the Centre for Out-of-Court Divorce in Denver are trained in mediation or social work, but they also pay close attention to interior design. Read more in The Economist...

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A floating courthouse takes the rule of law to Brazil’s frontier

Brazil riverboatAs the riverboat anchored at dawn in Itamatatuba, a far-flung outpost of the Brazilian Amazon, the court clerk rose from his hammock onboard. Read more in The New York Times...

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How social media is impacting law students

iPhone screenThey were the sort of offensive, cringeworthy online posts that one might expect to see on a teenager’s Facebook page. Read more in D Magazine...

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Michigan program allows people to resolve legal issues online

Woman on computerIf you’ve ever gotten a traffic ticket, you know it’s a hassle if you decide to fight it. Read more in the ABAJournal...

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Thirty-six law firms pilot ideas to resolve gender divide

Woman with tabletThirty six law firms have signed on to implement and pilot ideas generated by the Women In Law Hackathon. Read more at Bloomberg Law...

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President-elect Trump could bring a different kind of diversity to SCOTUS

Supreme Court at duskPresident-elect Donald Trump is making one thing clear about the Supreme Court: He wants to do more than just solidify the conservative bent on the bench. Read more in CNNPolitics...

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Law has many mouthpieces but lacks a voice

Opera singersVictor Borge likened lawyers to clarinets—both have cases, mouthpieces, and need a constant supply of hot air to function. Read more in Forbes...

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ABA, in addition to state and local bars should play a more public leadership role to defend Rule of Law

Scales on deskSome in Big Law believe it's time for leaders of the private bar to become outspoken advocates for the rule of law. Read more in American Lawyer magazine...

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