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July 2011 California Bar Exam Pass Rate by Law School

Here is a list of the if the California law schools and the corresponding bar pass rates for each school for the July 2011 Bar Exam. To make it interesting, I also added the current (2011) USNWR rankings for each school and the July 2010 bar pass rate for each school for comparison. First, congratulation [...]

What’s On Your Bucket List? Man Tries To Out Run Cops Just For The Fun Of It

A Montana man has been fined $1,000 for leading police on a high-speed chase, which reached speeds of up to 100 mph. Eventually police officers used a spike trip to end the man’s joy ride. When asked why he instigated the chase, the man replied that it was something he had always wanted to try. [...]

Working with Senior Attorneys: Striking the Balance between Assertiveness and Deference

as·sertive·ness n. : a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person’s rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one’s rights or point [...]

Have an unruly defendant? Tape his mouth shut.

A Pennsylvania judge recently went to great lengths to ensure his courtroom would be silent and free from unruly behavior. Defendant Erik Britt had his mouth taped shut after he repeatedly disrupted jury selection (one can imagine the judge ordering the defendant to shut his “pie hole!” But alas, there was no pie for Britt). [...]

Whittier Law School Graduate Launches Video Game Bar Association

video game bar association

Now that the video game industry composes an even larger market than the movie industry, it’s time that the legal industry take notice. Enter the Video Game Bar Association, or V.G.B.A. Whittier Law School graduate Patrick Sweeney, partner and head of the Video Game Practice department at Reed Smith’s Los Angeles office spearheads this new worldwide [...]

Baby, baby, baby – Nooo!

Justin Bieber hit with paternity suit Disclaimer: Yes, I know, there are more important things going on in the world right now. I get it. But, you’ve got to admit, this is pretty entertaining stuff right here. A 20 year old woman has recently stepped forward and claimed that pop sensation Justin Bieber is the father of her [...]

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Getting Divorced – Ashamed to Even Be Writing This Headline

Let me begin by saying, “I’m devastated.” I mean, I really thought they were going to make it. Everything was working in their favor. They were both rich, both on T.V., they both stand on opposite ends of the height spectrum, they had their lives/wedding aired on E!; this was literally a match made in [...]

Orange County Superior Court Rules in Contentious Medical Marijuana Case

Recently, Judge Chaffee of the Orange County, California, Superior Court ruled in what has become one of the most watched medical marijuana cases in California. The ruling in Qualified Patients’ Association v. City of Anaheim comes after years of contentious legal sparing, and the involvement of the state’s appellate court. For those of you not [...]

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Flash Mobs and You

Recently, rapper “Machine Gun Kelly” was arrested by police for, of all things, organizing a flash mob. Flash mobs aren’t new, but they have recently become quite popular in mainstream society (at least for those under the age of 30). Other than their existence being annoying (flash mobs were originally utilized as a form of political expression in [...]

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