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Summary: The law firm of Schiff Hardin has announced that it has elected its first-ever female managing partner in the person of Marci Eisenstein. Schiff Hardin, which is based in Chicago, is 150 years old. For the first time in those…>read moreNo Comment February 20, 2015
Summary: The city and state of New York have sued package carrier UPS for shipping untaxed cigarettes to residences and unlicensed vendors. UPS illegally shipped close to 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, according to a new multimillion-dollar federal…>read moreNo Comment February 20, 2015
Summary: The state of Vermont is moving closer to legalizing marijuana with the creation of Senate Bill 95 by David Zuckerman. A new bill was submitted on Tuesday that could make Vermont the first state to legalize recreational marijuana via the…>read more2 Comments February 20, 2015
Summary: The law school at Washington and Lee has announced and implemented changes that will help keep the school operational. A new approach has been adopted by the Washington and Lee School of Law to deal with the changes in the…>read moreNo Comment February 20, 2015
Summary: David Messerschmitt, a lawyer for DLA Piper, was found dead last week in a hotel room. Police said he was stabbed in his back. According to police documents, David Messerschmitt was stabbed in the back. A report from The…>read moreNo Comment February 19, 2015
Summary: Four new partners have been added to the Chicago office of Steptoe & Johnson. The law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP has announced that it is expanding their office in Chicago, according to a press release. The firm will…>read moreNo Comment February 19, 2015
Summary: Diversity at law firms across the country increased in 2014, according to a new study from NALP. Data from the National Association for Law Placement released this week shows that women associates increased their presence at law firms in 2014,…>read moreNo Comment February 18, 2015
Summary: The University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed professor Theodore Ruger as its new dean, effective July 1. Effective July 1, law professor Theodore Ruger will become dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ruger has been teaching law…>read moreNo Comment February 18, 2015
Summary: The government of Nepal has been given a recommendation by an expert panel to approve same-sex marriage in the country. Bhakti Shah is a transgender citizen of Nepal. Shah married almost 10 years ago and dreamt of walking hand-in-hand with…>read moreNo Comment February 17, 2015
Summary: The new Title IX procedures at Harvard Law School will be implemented as soon as they are approved by the federal government. Comment has been sent by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to Harvard Law School…>read moreNo Comment February 17, 2015
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