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Pomp, Circumstance…and Mindy

Comedienne Mindy Kaling – star of TV’s “The Mindy Project” and before that, “The Office” – was one of the speakers at Harvard Law School’s commencement ceremony this  month. Why? I’m not sure either. But Kaling apparently was a hit, ...

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The VLW High Five: Mispronounced words

The language of law is rich and varied. Anyone who goes to law school learns a whole new vocabulary. And words, especially in statutes, are open to different meanings and interpretations. But are they open to different pronunciations? Not so ...

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Good day sunshine

This week (March 16-22) is Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote a discussion of open government and freedom of information. Celebration of Sunshine Week got its start in the Sunshine State in 2002. The American Society of Newspaper Editors made ...

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Quote unquote

“Lawyer walks into a bar….” You know the rest. You’re at a party and you’ve just mentioned that you practice law. Invariably, inevitably and unenviably, someone uncorks a lawyer joke. Usually a stupid or even insulting lawyer joke. What do ...

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Hello, Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation welcomed 28 new Fellows of the foundation at its annual Fellows banquet Jan. 23, held in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. The new Fellows are: • Hon. Joanne F. Alper, Arlingon • Donald ...

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The commonwealth’s 1-2 punch

Two of Virginia’s law schools made the Top 10 in Above the Law’s new rankings of student satisfaction. In fact, they are number 1 and number 2. ATL is, in its own words, “milking the ‘it’s a New Year/here’s a ...

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Corrections needed, and provided

The Poynter Institute, a journalism think-tank based in Florida, has published a collection of “The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013.” Their “Correction of the Year” was an acknowledgement by the Tampa Bay Times of a mistake ...

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