Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. 4 Ways to Collaborate More Effectively Than a Traditional Meeting;
  2. Advice to Hiring Managers:  The Less You Know The Better;
  3. Ashley Madison Class Accord Raises Question:  How Do You Find Claimants Who Don’t Want to Be Found?;
  4. Disney Sued Over Visual Effects on “Beauty and the Beast,” 2 Marvel Blockbusters
  5. F. Lee Bailey:  Where Is He Now?
  6. How the Supreme Court Has Reined in Federal Prosecutors;
  7. Keeping Your Sanity During the Bar Exam;
  8. Legal Technology Has a Home in Law School Education;
  9. Missing Paperwork Could Wipe Out Billions in Private Student Loans;
  10. On Writing:  From King to Garner, the Differences and Similarities Between Strong Legal and Creative Writing;
  11. Seven Ways to Optimize Your Law Firm’s Website;
  12. Social Media Sleuthing of Job Candidates Could Be Risky Business;
  13. The “Keep It Simple, Stupid” Marketing Plan;
  14. The DoNotPay Dilemma:  Can Chatbots Provide Access to Justice Without a Lawyer?
  15. The Law Office Behind the Four Corners of Law;
  16. The Legal Profession’s “Last Mile” Solution;
  17. The New E-Discovery:  Q&A With Cravath’s Head of Data Analytics;
  18. This 150-Lawyer Atlanta Firm Is Now Opening…Everywhere;
  19. This Is How to Write a Follow-Up Email That’s Not Annoying;
  20. This Is Why No One Wants to Represent the Trumps;
  21. Trending:  Ditching Apps for Analog;
  22. What Change Does to Employees; and
  23. What To Do When Your Heart Isn’t In Your Work Anymore.

Happy reading!

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Congratulations Professor Zisk!

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Professor Nancy Zisk recently published “Embracing Race-Conscious College Admissions Programs:  How Fisher v.  University of Texas at Austin Redefines ‘Affirmative Action’ as a Holistic Approach to Admissions that Ensures Equal, Not Preferential Treatment” in 100 Marquette L. Rev. 835 (2017.)  Congratulations to Professor Zisk!

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Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. 5 Ways Legal and Compliance Teams Can Benefit from Office 365 Migration;
  2. 6 Ways Teaching a Law School Class Can Benefit Lawyers;
  3. 7 Secrets That Will Make You Build Good Habits;
  4. 10 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Web Developers;
  5. 2017 Harper Lee Prize Awarded to Boies Schiller lawyer’s novel “Gone Again”;
  6. A Court Verdict Raises the Pressure for Website Accessibility;
  7. Are We Kidding Ourselves About Improving Mental Health in the Legal Profession?;
  8. As Priorities Shift at DOJ, Health care Corporate Fraud Strike Force Gutted;
  9. Ashley Madison Settles Data Breach Allegations for $11.2M;
  10. Bloomberg Law Relaunches Corporate Practice Center with In-House Counsel Focus:  Compliance, Toolkits and Analytics;
  11. Choosing Status Over Love;
  12. Credential or Outcomes:  What’s the Fairest way to Assess Lawyer Performance?;
  13. Developing Employees into Leaders;
  14. DoNotPay Legal Chatbot Now Covers 1,000 Areas of the Law and Creates Additional Chatbots for Free;
  15. Innovation and the Fear of Trying;
  16. Lyft GC Kristin Sverchek Weighs Gig Economy’s Future;
  17. Mapping the Lawyers in the Trump-Russia Orbit;
  18. Navigating the New Sources of Electronically Stored Information;
  19. Nine Ways to Think Differently About Your Practice;
  20. NJ Says No:  Court Decision Renews Online Legal Services Debate; and
  21. Richard Susskind See “Rosy Future” for Law–If It Embraces Technology.

Happy reading!

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Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. 9th Circuit Orders Government to Stop Detaining Immigrant Minors Without Court Hearings;
  2. A Lawyer’s Guide to Online Marketing by Clio;
  3. As Europe Imposes Stricter Data Privacy Rules, Time Is Running Out for U.S. Companies;
  4. Badge Breakthroughs:  Micro-Credentials Awarded for In-Demand Skills Give Employers Deeper Detail About a Student’s Abilities;
  5. Chief Justice Roberts Tells Students He Hopes They Will Experience Challenges Rather Than Success;
  6. Fear of Looking Stupid;
  7. Fresh Off the Press:  First Casebook on Pot Law;
  8. From Martin Shkreli to Donald Trump, Surviving Clients Who Won’t Listen;
  9. Justices’ Broad View of “Families” Is Tested in Trump Travel Ban;
  10. Knowledge Management in the Age of Need to Know Security;
  11. Legal Departments Can Take the Lead When Workplace Disaster Hits;
  12. Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles;
  13. “No Need for Octogenarians” on the Bench, Including Those on the Supreme Court, Posner Says;
  14. Outsourcing Your Firm’s Tech Tools;
  15. Recaptured Inmate, Convicted in Lawyer Home Invasion, Likely Used Drone in Escape, Cops Say;
  16. Tell Me If You’ve Heard This One Before;
  17. Times Lawyers Say They’ll Seek Early Dismissal of Palin’s Defamation Claim;
  18. Trump’s FBI Pick Christopher Wray Earned $9.2M Partnership Share at King & Spalding; and
  19. Work Quality is the No. 1 Reason Associates Leave, Law Firm Survey Says.

Happy reading!

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1.  7 Easy Upgrades and 1 Experiment for Making Your Office more Client-Friendly;
  2.  “A World Apart”:  Why SCOTUS Keeps Slamming the Federal Circuit;
  3.  Ask Dr. Paola:  Dealing with Ethical Issues When Creating Incentives for Lawyers;
  4.  Brand Battles:  Mars Says Hershey Can’t Own “Scary” Candy;
  5.  Confused About Your Career?  Try Your Firm’s Career Coach;
  6.  Federal Prosecutor Admits She Listened to Recordings of Attorney-Client  Conversations, Filing Says;
  7.  How to Build a Clientele Through Contracts, Communication and Confidence;
  8.  How to Increase Motivation:  4 Secrets from Research;
  9.  How to Stop Being a Doormat Without Giving Up Your Common Decency;
  10.  Law Librarian?  Try Chief Knowledge Officer;
  11.  Med Mal Noneconomic Damage Cap Advances, to Dismay of Some Lawyer Groups;
  12.  Move Over Humans, The Machines Are Here to Investigate;
  13.  Proofreading and Mindfulness:  Bringing a Nonjudgmental Observer to Your Copy;
  14.  Proposed ’18 Budget Would Cut LSC by 24%, Increase Funds for Law Enforcement  and Immigration Court;
  15.  Small Drone Users Assess Appellate Court’s Decision to Bar FAA from Requiring  Hobbyists to Register Drones;
  16.  What Law Schools Can Learn About Assessment From Other Disciplines; and
  17.   Who Was Your Most Difficult Cross-Examination?

Happy reading!

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Congratulations to Alum, Liam Duffy

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Congratulations to Charleston School of Law alum, Liam Duffy!  He was recently recognized as one of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division’s leaders by the President of the South Carolina Bar Association.  His firm, Rosen Hagood’s, press release is below:

 

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President Bell’s National Jurist Interview on Charleston Law’s Very Quick Rebound

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Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell, pictured above, recently spoke with the National Jurist about the law’s school’s surprisingly quick rebound.  Bell addressed a variety of issues including faculty, finances, and students.  Check out selections from the article below:

Just two years ago, Charleston School of Law was on the brink of failing.

Enrollment numbers were dwindling. Its financial health was in peril. Graduate’s debt to income ratios were high. Above all, the school was beleaguered by a controversial pending sale to a private company.

But the for-profit law school has rebounded and improved at an unexpected rate.

By making a series of tough choices under the leadership of President Ed Bell, the law school has improved its financial standing and attracted more students to its urban campus in downtown Charleston.

“The school is turning around quicker than I ever could have imagined,” Bell said. “This has really been a perfect storm for everything to go right.”

“When the school was having such bad problems, there was such a feeling of potential loss.,” Bell said. “The city of Charleston had wrapped its arms around it. Hundreds of people called wanting to help.”

Bell, who is new to academia, said he and the law school’s faculty are doing everything to safeguard Charleston Law from potential pitfalls. Bell frequently sits in on lectures and has become a student of higher education. In addition, the law school was also able to hire back professors who had been laid off in previous years — a move that will prove critical to Charleston Law’s success, Bell said.

Charleston Law is in the midst of transitioning from a for-profit institution to a nonprofit organization. The move will allow the law school to increase its scholarship offerings and cut student debt in half within five years, Bell said. The law school is also searching for a new campus in downtown Charleston. Obtaining non-profit status would facilitate this process as well 

“We need non-profit status to make the school truly work,” Bell said. “The idea of taking a profit or putting money back into the school is a real conflict, and we need to take that conflict out of the equation.”

Bell said it will take time to make the transition.

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