Will Online Law Degrees Reduce Law Tuition Costs?

Online law degrees are holding greater-than-ever appeal for lawyers as tuition fees continue to climb for ‘off line’ law schools. The Financial Times reported that a Harvard Law juris doctor degree may now cost close to $US90,000 a year if insurance, housing and other expenses are added to the actual tuition fees charged by the […]

Another Powerhouse Law Merger Beckons

Another major merger in the law market is happening, with DC-based Arnold & Porter merging with New York-based Kaye Scholer, following a challenging time in the Big Law market. Arnold & Porter is the bigger firm, a major regulatory and litigation house, with 665 lawyers to financial services and science-based Kaye Scholer, who have about […]

Janet Reno Dies

Janet Reno, the first female Attorney General, has died at age 78. Described by the Wall Street Journal as a ‘polarizing figure’ under the Clinton administration, she died at home in Florida. She was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and played an important role in some acrimonious events that occurred under Bill […]

DC Law Firms And Their Innovative Office Design Ideas

A treadmill desk?  Clear walls? These are some of the design features used in the new offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington, where the global firm set up shop two years ago. It’s all ‘future proofing’ according to Freshfields, who have also used two-lawyer set-ups, something very rare in DC.   The National Law […]