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CLE teaches art of good client communication [The Legal Intelligencer]
Lawyers offer free help to anyone arrested at inauguration protests [Law Newz]
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]
Gibson Dunn partner expresses Trump LGBT fears [Big Law Business]
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UK's biggest law firm collapse - KWM Europe - confirmed [ABA Journal]
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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]
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]
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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]
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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A lot of firms dip their toes in cross-border work; magic circle firm Freshfields is positively drenched in an “international feel and culture.”
Stellar mentoring lays firm foundations for associates at this established New York institution.
Two-thirds of White & Case's lawyers working outside of the US tells you just how international this New Yorker is...
Tough-as-nails Skadden provides the perfect setup for hard-working associates to blossom.
Prestigious Cleary is 70 years old in 2016 but still redefining what it means to be a junior associate.
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“Our managing partner Lisa Cleary is fantastic and she's a big reason why Patterson's culture is the way it is. She gives everyone an outlet to have a conversation with her and I feel very comfortable doing so." – Patterson Belknap associate
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