BigLaw representatives recently suggested that, to diversify, large firms should seek associates beyond the elite law schools and top-ranked students. This recalls the scene from Casablanca when, after Rick asks why his place is being closed down, Captain Renault states that he is “shocked, shocked to find that there is gambling going on”—as a croupier [...]
Commentaries by Lawrence Friedman
In the wake of the conviction and sentencing of Roger Stone, for obstructing the congressional inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham suggested that President Donald Trump “has all the legal authority in the world to review this case, in terms of commuting the sentence or pardoning Mr. [...]
JURIST Guest Columnist Lawrence Friedman of New England Law | Boston discusses how the 2015 Kansas bill is a no-win situation for the people of Kansas... Constitutional litigation is, in a sense, politics by other means. Advocates of individual rights...