May 28 2013
Many are aware that print media such as newspapers, magazines and books are largely decreasing in popularity and are being replaced by digital media. With the ability to read books, news articles and more in digital format on everything from laptops and e-readers to smartphones and other handheld devices, the relative advantages of digital media sources is evident. In general, digital media is more conveniently portable, more affordable and more accessible than print media. The prevalence of digital media today begs the question of whether law firms will soon become bookless as well.
The Expenses Associated With a Legal Library
In smaller and larger law firms across the country, dozens or in some cases hundreds of law books may be used as reference materials for lawyers and their assistants. These books may contain information about legislation, case law and more that can be referenced in negotiations and… continue
May 01 2013
Money should be some kind of motivating factor when deciding what to do after graduation. If you’re not a trust fund child, you’ve likely racked up some pretty significant student loan debt. You’ll need to score a good job after college, in order to begin the slow process of paying back all that debt. From lowest to highest, this list takes a look at some of the highest paying legal professions and outlines what they entail, so you can make the right decision when planning for your future.
Over time, a judge will likely earn a million dollars. Their salaries tend to be quite high, as most judges make around $110,000 a year. If presiding over cases sounds like a better place to be than standing in front of the jury, then maybe you should be a judge. Judges are very important to the… continue
April 29 2013
Subject-matter jurisdiction involves the authority of a court to hear a case based upon the subject-matter of the case. Subject-matter jurisdiction is distinguished between courts that retain general jurisdiction to hear a broad category of cases, and courts that retain limited jurisdiction to hear cases that fall within specific subject categories. The facts surrounding the cases determine whether a court may hear a case.
Case or Controversy
When a court has jurisdiction to hear a case, there must be an actual case or controversy that can be resolved by a court decision. If the plaintiff alleges an injury in fact, the injury must be within the zone of interest protected by statutes—either state or federal law. The plaintiff must also have standing, which involves a direct interest in the result of the case. The plaintiff must have been directly injured by the actions of the defendant—but more… continue
Tales of woe from real law school students.
What happens when a law school's SBA website is more impressive than the actual school's itself?!? Doesn't that suggest something....like maybe it's time for the school to bring itself up to the 21st century....for it's own sake and the sake of it's reputation. See for yourself. http://cwslsba.com/ versus http://cwsl.edu
– by Anonymous on 8/27/11 12:43 pm
I dozed off for a few seconds on the library toilet. I am really really tired.
– by Anonymous on 8/25/11 1:01 pm
If you are on law review, have a publishable article, and the Notes Editor does not like you, what do you do? Publish your note in another journal without telling him, of course.
– by Anonymous on 5/4/11 12:16 am
I never understand why we clap on the last day of class after the professor dismisses us and says good luck on the final.
– by Anonymous on 4/12/11 11:48 am