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The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law has introduced "Admission Through Performance," allowing rejected applicants to enroll in a free, four-week course on the Federal Rules of Evidence taught by Duncan faculty. If the applicants do well, they can earn a spot in next year's 1L class. Meanwhile, the school is aiming for a sort of second chance for itself: After the ABA denied Duncan's initial accreditation bid in late 2011, the school reapplied. A decision could come as soon as December.
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A mortgage loan origination company has filed a malpractice suit against a law firm for allegedly botching claims against other lawyers.
The Justice Department has told Florida justices that federal law bans the state from giving a law license to an undocumented immigrant.
Jurors who improperly search the Internet for information about the trial they're hearing are a growing problem for lawyers and judges. This week, the California Court of Appeal tackled a worst-case scenario -- a juror who located a prior appellate opinion about a case, chock-full of inadmissible evidence -- while challenging the state Supreme Court to tighten standards for prejudice from extraneous materials.
Vermont is seeking an injunction against a company that has demanded $1,000 per employee from businesses for use of its scanning patents.