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Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings  [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Oct. 10 ( Bloomberg Law) -- Law schools need to find ways to cut the expense of merit scholarships, which they "use to buy students . . . with high LSATs" to improve the schools' US News rankings, Brooklyn Law School Dean and...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling  [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

May 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trustees of all types are sleeping easier, knowing that their liabilities for theft by a co-trustee is a debt that can be wiped out in bankruptcy as a result of a unanimous Supreme Court decision...more

Want to hire a cheap lawyer, watch out! (Part 2)

by George Bourguignon on

If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more

Law Grads Now 'Indentured Servants' To US Government [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

June 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Paul Campos, professor of law at University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the rising unemployment and debt levels for recent law school...more

Report Shows Bankruptcy Reforms Raised Costs For Consumers and Creditors [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

May 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Lois Lupica, professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and Counsel at Thompson & Knight, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a recently released report showing how reforms...more

Want to hire a cheap lawyer, watch out! (Part 1)

by George Bourguignon on

Frequently my office receives calls from people saying they are contacting all the bankruptcy lawyers listed in the phone book and inquiring:“How much do you charge for a bankruptcy?” The caller fails to realize that...more

6 Misconceptions About Compromising Tax Debts

by Vicknair Law Firm, APLC on

This article addresses the 6 Misconceptions About Compromising Tax Debts....more

The Inner Workings of Bankruptcy Practice at Fremont College

by Christine Kingston on

Paralegals are an integral part of a law practice. I was delighted and honored to speak to the paralegal students at Fremont College in Cerritos, CA on the Inner Workings of a Bankruptcy Practice...more

American Bar Association - Resolution by House of Delegates

Opposition to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, P .L. 109-8 ("BAPCPA")U.S. Supreme Court

by Marc S. Stern on

This is the Resolution that the American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously passed on August 4, 2009. RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association opposes the provisions in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...more

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