A Chilling Tale: If the past few hiring seasons have taught us anything, it's that law school isn’t the golden ticket to a stable career and six-figure salary that many believe. Just ask the creator of a “A Law School Carol.” The YouTube video “focuses on a law student named Steve who is visited by the ghost of Ralph Marley's disappointing legal career,” reports Karen Sloan. More and more, experts are beginning to question the value of a legal education, Sloan writes.
Just the Beginning: The Justice Department broke the news of its $1.4 billion settlement in the 13-year-old Indian trust case with a good deal of fanfare. But as Mike Scarcella reports, “there are significant hurdles that could keep the plaintiffs — and their lawyers — from seeing any of the money for months, if not years. And there is plenty of opportunity for the deal to collapse.”
Health Lobby: The fight over health reform has been a windfall for lobbyists, but the headline grabbing issues haven’t necessarily been their money makers. Carrie Levine has the story.
Recusal Wars: “The federal judiciary is pushing back against members of the U.S. House who are considering revisions to the recusal process for judges,” writes David Ingram. One of the controversial ideas floating around the Capitol Hill: a system of automatic recusals.