SYSTEM FAILURE - Law graduates are failing the bar exam in record numbers, resulting in a 34-year low. Pass rates have fallen in New York, California, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, to name just a few jurisdictions. The result means at least 10,000 law graduates are entering the workforce each year unable to practice law. In the first installment of Law.com’s The Big Fail series, Karen Sloan reportson just how bad the situation is and why it’s happening.
GOING STRONG - When Skadden inked a $4.6 million settlement with the DOJ in January, resolving claims that it violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by not disclosing work undertaken on behalf of the Ukrainian government, it may have thought its recent troubles were behind it. Not so fast. As Dan Packel reports, the federal indictment against ex-Skadden lawyer Gregory Craig—who has created his own video proclaiming his innocence—suggests that the firm may still have some reputational mopping up to do.
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