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Law school changed me — now what? (access required)

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The experience of law school is unique among graduate-level programs, so much so that law students and lawyers have often told me that law school changed them in some fundamental ways. This realization usually occurs after numerous friends and family ...

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How to not dumb down your complicated case (access required)

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Attorneys sometimes talk about “dumbing down” their case before presenting it to jurors. Certainly, many issues need to be explained in an orderly and simple way, and that process could be called “dumbing down.” But, from my perspective, the expression ...

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Law firms setting up cyber specialties as attacks grow (access required)

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Data breaches might look like fod­der for headline news or primetime television, but lawyers warn that the legal drama that can unfold fol­lowing an errant keystroke is real and increasingly common. When it comes to tracked data breaches, the United ...

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Theater owner wins injunction to unlock his business (access required)

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The operator of a Blacksburg combination theater-bowling alley and restaurant was allowed back into its building last month after a judge criticized the premises owner’s padlocking the doors amid a rent dispute. The theater company admitted it was behind on ...

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DIY Discovery (access required)

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An injured plaintiff who conducted his own investigation into the design of a toilet tank lid was barred from using information he received in informal contacts with the toilet manufacturer, a judge has ruled. To allow company employees’ statements as ...

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