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As Head of AALS, Chemerinsky Wants to Tackle the Big Problems  

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has set an ambitious agenda for the upcoming year as he was recently selected to take over as president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). As many have expressed macro concerns about problems like global warming and the direction of American democracy, Chemerinsky comes into his new role challenging law schools to meet those problems head on.


New Year, New Laws: A Review of the Major Changes to the Legal Landscape  

As is often the case, many laws passed during a given legislative session do not go into effect until the beginning of the next year. In 2021, we saw a slew of new laws aimed at addressing hot-button, high-profile issues like criminal justice reform, workplace discrimination and appropriate uses for marijuana.


AG Garland Hammers Rule of Law, Keeping the Peace in NAAG Remarks  

Attorney General Merrick Garland touched on several key themes dominating headlines in recent months, among them violent crime and the rule of law, during his remarks to dozens of state attorneys general during their annual Capital Forum.


For GCs, Endurance is Now the Name of the Game: Report

A new white paper from FTI Consulting shows general counsels are generally leery heading into 2022 as a majority have reported numerous concerns about risk management and mitigation.


Arbery, Rittenhouse, Sebold Cases Top November Verdicts

From racially charged shooting cases to overturned rape charges, here are some notable verdicts from November.


Mississippi Mosque Application Denied By 'Majority Rule' Draws Federal Lawsuit  

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing officials in Horn Lake, Mississippi after applicants planning the city’s first mosque were denied due to “majority rules.” The lawsuit was filed against the City of Horn Lake, its Board of Aldermen and its Planning Commission.


'Giving Day' Offers Chance for Legal Community to Show Off Pro Bono Prowess  

The American Bar Association (ABA) is making a concerted effort to bolster legal services to those who might not be able to afford them during its second annual Giving Day.


Enviro Advocates Balk at Federal Law Allowing New Energy Market

Energy advocates have taken issue with a default ruling from a divided Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that allows a new energy market to move forward without a clear consensus from the watchdog group.


Community Policing Week: DOJ Hands Out $33M Aimed At Reforming Procedures  

Taking a cue from President Joe Biden, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $33 million in grants to overhaul and reform policing practices in the U.S.


September Top Verdicts: From R. Kelly to Epic Games

Here are some of the most high profile or notable verdicts from the month of September.  


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