Category Archives: Law Research

January 16, 2017 Law Research

What Attorneys Can Learn from Hip-Hop Music Mogul, Jay-Z

Shawn Carter (aka Jay Z) is known as a famous rapper and hip-hop music mogul (and married to Beyonce). He has sold more than 100 million records and received more than 20 Grammy Awards. His hit song 99 Problems even caught the attention of legal scholars. Artistry and entertainment aside, the life and career of...

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October 5, 2016 Law Research, Legal Industry News

Researching Potential Law Firms

Doing a good amount of research on a law firm is beneficial in a multitude of ways. When you are looking to move to a new law firm, taking time out to learn about the firm should be an essential part of your job search. It is also one of the most powerful ways to...

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May 10, 2016 Law Research, Legal Advice

Planning Your Career Timeline

When it comes to managing and planning, many people shy away, and tend to go for a fluid path rather than something strict and set. There are a number of attorneys who did not and have not completely planned out how they want their legal careers to pan out over the years. A career is...

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February 15, 2016 Law Research

New Bill for Mining in Outer Space

  Have you ever thought of establishing property rights on celestial orbs in outer space? It turns out that the United States government has been planning this move for some time. Recently, President Obama signed a law that would support the rights of companies to mine for resources in objects in outer space. These objects...

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February 6, 2016 Law Research

New Hampshire Repeals its Seaweed Ban

In a contest, students of Newport Middle High School in Concord, New Hampshire won because they found “New Hampshire’s Dumbest Law”. Yes, this is a legitimate contest. Seaweed Harvesting Ban The Concord Monitor reported the students were asked by state representatives to nominate senseless, odd laws that should be repealed. This gives the students a...

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January 24, 2016 Law Research

Bolivia Creates Legal Rights for the Earth

Bolivia has taken a big step for environmental law. According a recent report, Bolivia has become the first country to give nature legal rights. This was put in place as an effort to put an end to climate change, exploitation of the environment, and improve the quality of life for all people in Bolivia. The...

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Kids Sue Government over Environmental Conditions

Kids between the ages of 8 and 19 years old in Eugene, Oregon have taken a stand against the state of the climate and the effects that climate change will have on future generations. In August, a group of “youth plaintiffs” sued the federal government claiming that inaction on climate change is a violation to...

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December 22, 2015 Law Research

A 1977 Law Restricts Atlanta Photographers

The city of Atlanta has an old local law still in place that can be considered outdated and weird in this time period. The local law from 1977 made it illegal to photograph people on public sidewalks. Oddly, the law never resulted in any actual arrests or citations in its 38 years of existence. However,...

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December 7, 2015 Law Research, Legal Industry News

Brooklyn Law School Hosts “Legal Eats” Event

Students at Brooklyn Law School are in the news yet again. This past September, the school hosted its first “Legal Eats” event, a food festival featuring local food, drink and craft entrepreneurs from around the New York City area. The idea of having a “Legal Eats” event came from the Brooklyn Law Entrepreneurship Club (BLEC)....

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November 15, 2015 Law Research, Legal Industry News

Cat Videos Make You Productive

Being productive at work can be a challenge, especially as an attorney. There are some days when you feel motivated to finish a project; other days, you feel as if you have accomplished nothing. However, a recent study at Indiana University Bloomington found that watching cat videos can boost your overall productivity at work.  ...

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