How Do We Know What We Know?- Info-gathering As A Millennial
Posted on 03-17-2016 by Chad Troyan

As a millennial I have experienced both the days of library cards and shelves filled with encyclopedias as well as the days of waking up and having information at the tips of my fingers with a stroke of a key while lying in bed( and depending on the weather a cup of hot cocoa in hand ). The way we millennials... Read More

Dodd-Frank Act: Corporate Governance Checklist for Commercial End-Users
Posted on 05-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below was written by Jimmy Khan and Sharon Tishco , LexisNexis. Known as the most far reaching Wall Street reform in history, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was enacted to prevent the excessive risk-taking that led to the financial crisis in 2008... Read More

What Skills to Put on Your Resume? [Infographic]
Posted on 05-25-2016 by kubakzz

When a recruiter looks at your resume, one of the main things they will be looking for is a sign that you have the proper skill set for the job. That’s why it is extremely important to make sure that the skills you include are relevant and easy to find. But how do you know what skills... Read More

New Inversion Regs End Pfizer-Allergan Deal, But Could Election-Year Proposals Include Inversion Legislation?
Posted on 05-06-2016 by Neil Aragones

The issuance of the new inversion regulations resulted in the end of the proposed Pfizer-Allergan deal and was another major step by the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service to curb inversions. However, in the press conference announcing the new regulations, Treasury Secretary Lew continued his call... Read More

Employment Firms Remain Tops For Female Attorneys via Law360
Posted on 05-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Vin Gurrieri. Law360, New York (April 19, 2016, 10:16 PM ET) -- Employment firms over the past year continued to outpace their general practice rivals in blazing a trail of gender diversity, boasting a greater percentage of... Read More

50 Years of Miranda
Posted on 04-28-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” This... Read More

You Have the Right to Remain Silent: The 50th Anniversary of the Miranda v. Arizona Decision
Posted on 04-28-2016 by Alison Manchester

In the last half-century, it’s doubtful that any sentence has had a more profound effect on American culture – and American civil liberties – than these famous words penned by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren on June 13, 1966: “The person in custody must, prior to... Read More

Home-Grown Trends: The state of marijuana legalization [Infographic]
Posted on 04-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Marijuana legalization measures have been appearing frequently in petitions and on ballots across the country and the world, but opinions vary. Currently 10 bills are under consideration at the state level regarding marijuana’ legalization. What do you think? Which is a better path for marijuana... Read More

5 Tips For Aspiring Environmental Attorneys
Posted on 04-15-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Juan Carlos Rodriguez. Aspiring and newly minted environmental attorneys have a wealth of career options, whether they pursue employment with a law firm, government agency or nonprofit advocacy group. From homing in on... Read More

Millennial & Research: What Does The Future Of Research Look Like?
Posted on 03-28-2016 by Chad Troyan

As someone who has been labeled a “millennial” I have found myself constantly linked to the “digital age”. One big change that has come out of the digital age has been in the way millennials conduct research. Encyclopedias and history texts have been replaced by web browsing sites... Read More

Millennials &Research : What is still relevant these days?
Posted on 03-24-2016 by Chad Troyan

Have you ever been talking with someone who is older than you and they bring up something and all you can respond with is a blank stare of confusion? Chances are we all have experienced this before and with the growing presence of technology, it is more likely to happen. Technology has changed the... Read More

We Asked, You Responded: Which Law Schools Would You Consider as “Cinderella” Schools?
Posted on 03-17-2016 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / en.antresalt.com Photo Credit: Shutterstock / en.antresalt.com The brackets are out and now we wait in the silence before the storm that is March Madness. Every year, fans tune in to cheer on their respective teams or this year‘s “Cinderella” team. Earlier... Read More

Apple-DOJ Showdown Forces Courts to Weigh National Security and Data Privacy
Posted on 03-16-2016 by Eric Olson

The Justice Department brought a temporary halt to one of the more difficult legal disputes in recent times when it announced on March 28 th that it had found a way to unlock an iPhone without help from Apple, allowing them to withdraw their lawsuit to compel the tech company to assist them in the San... Read More

President Obama announces Merrick Garland to fill contested Supreme Court vacancy
Posted on 03-16-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

This morning, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland as the nation’s 113th justice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. While much controversy will continue to arise around how the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will treat the President’s nomination, we’ve surfaced relevant... Read More

March Madness : Which Law Schools Would You Consider To Be “Cinderella” Schools?
Posted on 03-09-2016 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / en.antresalt.com The NCAA Basketball Tournament is well known for its’ “Cinderella” teams, or teams that are capable of achieving far greater success than what would be expected. For instance, in 2013, the fifteenth -seeded Florida Gulf Coast’s men’s... Read More

President Obama Likely to Look to One of These Candidates to Fill Contested Supreme Court Vacancy
Posted on 03-09-2016 by Angela Chmielewski

The unexpected passing of Justice Antonin Scalia , one of the most influential jurists of recent American history, created an immediate vacancy on the Supreme Court and touched off a firestorm of controversy about how the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will treat President Obama’s nomination... Read More

Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing
Posted on 03-09-2016 by Chad Troyan

Grammar can be a difficult practice for some people, but if you are good at it, your writing will sound (and look) a lot better. So for those of you who would like some help, check out these tips thanks to GrammarBook . Tip 1: To avoid confusion (and pompousness), don't use two negatives to make... Read More

How Do We Know What We Know: Info-gathering As A Millennial
Posted on 03-07-2016 by Chad Troyan

One minute you’re taking in the breath-taking Paris skyline from atop the Eifel Tower and the next minute you’re surfing on the beaches of California. So how is travel like this possible? It’s simple- the internet . Now before you ask me- No. We’re not spanning the globe... Read More

The 10 Law Firms Influencing The Supreme Court's Writing
Posted on 03-01-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe The 10 law firms that file the largest number of briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court are more likely than firms that file fewer briefs to influence the final language used in high court opinions, according to a... Read More

5 Strategies To Strengthen Your Sentence By Replacing The “Weak With”
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Chad Troyan

The word “with” can be a helpful word. It helps give a subject a sense of possession. While it can help sentences, it can also weaken them. Here are five examples of how you can strengthen your sentences by replacing the “weak with” thanks to Daily Writing Tips . 1. Omit “... Read More

Scalia Took On Gun Control, Class Actions In Top Opinions
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jeff Overley. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , who died on Saturday after serving 29 years on the high court, once said that a good, hard-hitting dissent keeps you honest. By this metric, his fellow justices... Read More

Scalia's Originalism Shifted The Constitutional Debate
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jeff Zalesin . Justice Antonin Scalia wrote many important opinions for the U.S. Supreme Court , but he may be remembered more for an achievement that transcends any particular case: his long, partially successful campaign... Read More

Scalia’s Rapid-Fire Questioning Transformed Oral Arguments
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Emily Field. The incisive, often biting, wit of the late Justice Antonin Scalia often elicited laughs in the courtroom and outrage from the public, but his presence on the bench forever transformed how advocates present their... Read More

Justice Scalia Leaves His Mark In Biting, Clever Dissents
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Stewart Bishop. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , who died on Saturday after serving 29 years on the high court, once said that a good, hard-hitting dissent keeps you honest. By this metric, his fellow justices... Read More

Top Legal Reads For New Legal Professionals
Posted on 02-17-2016 by Chad Troyan

Whenever we enter into a new work environment we like to be able to have an idea of what to expect. The only way we can achieve that expectancy is to read and conduct research. So if somebody is entering the legal profession, the best thing they can do is to read up on court cases and any other legal... Read More