Go-To Law Schools: The National Law Journal's annual report on law-school graduates reports that 27.3% of Go-To Schools graduates went to NLJ 250 law firms, down from a year earlier. As part of the report, Karen Sloan looks at Southern Methodist University's law school and others that pay employers to take unemployed graduates temporarily.
Fee Fight Spills Into Public: Mike Scarcella reports on a trial in D.C. Superior Court in which Elliott Portnoy, the chairman of SNR Denton U.S., testified about allegations the firm owes a former partner more than $1 million in legal fees.
Taking the Fifth?: David Ingram reports that congressional lawyers may feel newly emboldened to bring reluctant witnesses before a committee, even if they will invoke the Fifth Amendment, after a new D.C. Bar ethics opinion.
Getting on With Life: Amanda Bronstad catches up with Stephen Yagman, a longtime civil rights lawyer prominent in Southern California who was recently released from federal prison after serving time on tax charges.
Statistics and the Law: Karen Sloan reports on the growing interest in data-driven analysis on the legal world. One surprising finding: Bringing in a lawyer may make no difference to a claimant's odds of victory.
And in Inadmissible: Audio recordings of Lyndon Johnson and Thurgood Marshall; Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, older sister of Donald Trump, plans for semi-retirement; Justice Elena Kagan reflects on the late Erwin Griswold; and more. Click here.