Cost and class size: With debate ongoing about the value of a law degree, research editor Jeanne Graham talks with Texas law deans, including University of Houston Law Center's Raymond T. Nimmer (pictured), to find out how their schools are faring in terms of applicants and what's happening with tuition.
SEC sanctioned: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys find out why, and she examines the agency's arguments for why a deposition it took did not run afoul of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
More than a scintilla?: The Texas Supreme Court has granted review of a case regarding evidence plaintiffs in professional-negligence suits must present to defeat “no evidence of damages” summary judgment motions. Senior reporter John Council looks at the case.
Approach the bench: Reporter Angela Morris learns how a Marine who is no longer on active duty still serves the community and those in uniform.
Just right: A Dallas lawyer discusses how going from a megafirm to a midsize firm turned out to be just the right fit for his practice.
Deal of the week: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys finds out who's working on a pending $850 million acquisition.
Tech: Suggestions made regarding strategies for safeguarding firm information.
How to stop: Got some bad habits you're struggling to kick? Don't despair. There are biological reasons why it's so difficult, and Lisa Blue, Robert B. Hirschhorn and Janice Robinson Pennington have practical advice for quitting. Hint: Some of what you've heard in the past may be out of date.
Attitude adjustment: Jurors hate to serve, right? That's what Judge Randy Wilson thought when he was a trial lawyer, but then he went on the bench. Hear from jurors themselves what they think of the process.