Inside Washington: This special feature includes the Legal Times 150, a survey of the top 150 local law firms by headcount; the Influence 50, an analysis of the top 50 lobbying shops; and, for the first time, the Hill Hot List, a behind-the-scenes look at lawyers who play a major role in shaping policy on Capitol Hill.
Tuition is still growing: Karen Sloan reports that law school tuition is still on the rise, even as the number of applicants is dropping.Average tuition and fees at private law schools will increase approximately 4 percent over last year to $40,585, according to an examination of published rates by The National Law Journal.
Privacy or a public accounting?: A group of federal employees is suing to stop a new law that would force them to disclose on the Internet their financial assets and transaction information — as well as that of their spouses and children. Sheri Qualters reports that the law's opponents are worried about everything from an invasion of privacy to identify theft and fraud.