When I applied to law school in 1975, the nation was recovering from a severe and prolonged recession. Even so, I always assumed that I’d be able to make a comfortable living with a legal degree, although I didn’t think that practicing law would make me rich.
Business Insider has been in touch with a 28-year-old lawyer who has deep regrets about his decision to go to law school. He agreed to answer questions about the burdens of law school debt, and about what he'd do differently if he could.
Cheaper legal education and more liberal rules would benefit America’s lawyers--and their clients. All around the world, lawyers generate more hostility than the members of any other profession--with the possible exception of journalism. But there are few places where clients have more grounds for complaint than America.
School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, Maine’s highest court has ruled.
The family of student Nicole Maines and the Maine Human Rights Commission sued in 2009 after school officials required her to use a staff, not student, restroom.
California's highest court has ruled that a Mexican-born man living in the country illegally can have a law license, the Associated Press is tweeting. Mexican-born Sergio Garcia first arrived in America when he was 17 months old and returned to Mexico as a child. He then came back to the U.S. as a teenager to pick almonds with his father. He has since attended law school but could not get his license because of his immigration status.
Canada’s controversial 20-year-old legal definition of hatred is set to be updated or even overturned on Wednesday, as the Supreme Court of Canada rules in the case of William Whatcott, a born-again anti-gay pamphleteer who ran afoul of Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code.
Pitting freedom of religion and speech against a legal regime that bans the repeated public expression of hate, the Whatcott case could see the legal foundation of several anti-hate laws crumble, including Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.