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The Daily Briefing

Jan 20th

Government stops Charlotte's student loans [New York Times

Trump's election provokes more pro bono interest and uncertainty [National Law Journal

CLE teaches art of good client communication [The Legal Intelligencer]

Lawyers offer free help to anyone arrested at inauguration protests [Law Newz]

Jan 19th

Former dean says law schools should consolidate [ABA Journal]

126 year-old Vancouver firm merges with Norton Rose Fulbright [Business Vancouver/NRF]

Boston law firm bust-up is like a TV legal drama [Boston Globe]

'Patent troll' law firm ceases trading [Crain's Chicago]

Jan 18th

Gibson Dunn partner expresses Trump LGBT fears [Big Law Business

Massachusetts decision on data breach info will affect BigLaw [Inside Counsel]

UK's biggest law firm collapse - KWM Europe - confirmed [ABA Journal]

Celebrity superlawyer Gloria Allred files suit on behalf of ex-Apprentice candidate [Reuters]

Jan 17th

Many DC law firms closing for Inauguration Day [Washington Times]

Cleary Gottlieb has top role in $49 billion Ray-Ban merger [New York Times]

War crimes expert joins Stanford Law School [The Stanford Daily]

What will become of Guantánamo? [The Economist]

Jan 16th

Which law firms provide onsite day care? Not many [Am Law]

Former student sues Oregon's law school [The Register-Guard]

UWT delays law school launch [The News Tribune]

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's an historical timeline infographic [Buckfire & Buckfire]

Jan 13th

Houston law schools' naming battle resumes in court [Houston Chronicle]

How can you tell if a law firm advised on a multi-billion dollar transaction or not? [Big Law Business]

Charlotte's woes resurrect talks of a public law school at UNC [Charlotte Observer]

12 HLS professors advise on search for new dean [Harvard Crimson]

Dentons advises Puerto Rico on restructuring [Reuters]

Jan 12th

Which law firms promoted the most women to partner in 2016? [Big Law Business

Department of Education flags five law schools' debt-to-income ratios [ABA Journal

Yale receives $13 million gift for human rights work [Yale

Volkswagon pleads guilty, fined $4.3 billion; six executives charged [USA Today]

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