University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

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    Morning Docket: 09.05.13

    * “The situation is an absolute mess.” Last summer’s SCOTUS decision on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders has created a “legal limbo” for inmates. We hope they find suitable dance partners. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * Even after you retire, you apparently still have to deal with the Cebullsh*t from your life on the bench. Former Chief District Judge Richard Cebull’s misconduct review is likely heading to Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. [Great Falls Tribune]

    * Woe unto them that call unpaid work fair: the Second Circuit quickly granted Fox Searchlight an appeal in the Black Swan unpaid intern case in the hope of offering some “much-needed guidance.” [Deadline]

    * Which private law schools offer students the best value? Some unlikely contenders are named on this list, and some T14 schools even make appearances. We’ll have more on this later today. [National Jurist]

    * GW wasn’t the only school that grew the size of its entering class (although it was the largest increase). William & Mary and Missouri saw big gains, too. Yay, more lawyers! [National Law Journal (sub. req.)]

    * If you’re considering applying to law school, think about schools that have lowered their standards and are offering scholarship money like candy. Otherwise, here are some helpful hints. [Huffington Post]

    * Henry Putzel Jr., former reporter of decisions at the Supreme Court, RIP. [Washington Post]

    6 Comments / / Sep 5, 2013 at 9:02 AM
  • Crime, Law Schools

    Law School: A Den of Thieves

    It’s exam time. Kids are living in the library and generally oblivious. This is high season for thieves! But we’ve got an email from a law student who is determined to take action. He had his textbooks stolen, and he’s mad as hell. He wants to do away with his law school’s honor code and go with more medieval punishments should they apprehend the thief….

    56 Comments / / Dec 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM
  • Boutique Law Firms, Law Schools, Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners

    Bridging the Gap: UMKC Law Opens a Solo and Small Firm Incubator

    In the good old days, an aspiring lawyer could just read the law under the tutelage of an existing member of the bar. Then, around the beginning of the twentieth century, the ABA and AALS teamed up to begin requiring that wannabe lawyers graduate from law school as a barrier to entry. This was, I […]

    27 Comments / / Nov 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM
  • Career Alternatives, Job Searches, Layoffs, Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners

    Can’t find work? Start your own firm.

    The number of attorneys looking for jobs continues to grow each month. And we can’t help running into them in New York, ground zero for attorney layoffs. We asked one Thacher refugee whether he had thought about banding together with other jobless legal eagles to start their own venture. “Too junior, not interested,” he replied. […]

    221 Comments / / Feb 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM

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