This Law Week 2015 chapter highlights education and legal services.

  • Councilmembers, law school incubators team up on legal aid clinics

    San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez said from the time he took office in late 2010, he and his staff received many pleas for legal assistance, but there was little they could to do to help those reaching out.

  • Breaking away: When you're considering starting your own firm

    Many in the legal community looked to start their own firms out of necessity during the tough economy. Today, things are looking up economically and for lawyers overall, with law firm salaries rising by more than inflation since 1995, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

  • What is the significance of Law Day?

    Law Day, May 1, annually, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in this democracy and the importance of jury service to maintaining the integrity of the courts.

  • New attorneys face challenging job market in San Diego

    Despite the improving economy, San Diego’s legal landscape has changed. As a result, the job market for recent law school grads here remains tight, with many law firms downsizing and adapting a much more conservative approach to hiring.

  • ABA president’s Law Day message

    One of the most iconic moments in world legal history is the issuance of Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215. That moment has been memorialized on monuments, murals, paintings, and friezes, and it even appears on the bronze doors of the United States Supreme Court. Magna Carta has inspired and been cited by our nation’s founders, jurists, and civil rights leaders.

  • Britain offered copy of Magna Carta to US during WWII

    LONDON — Documents being displayed at the British Library show that Britain offered the United States an original copy of the Magna Carta in hopes of persuading a reluctant America to enter World War II and to fight against Nazi Germany.

  • California Western students honored for pro bono, public service

    “Pro bono and public service work are very much in our DNA here at California Western.”

  • Law schools question bar exam scoring transparency

    Looking at the most recent bar exam passage rates of the state's 21 ABA-approved law schools, the deans at two local schools express reasons to cheer. But at the same time, they're expressing some criticism, aimed not at the test-takers, but rather at the test administrators.

  • Local educators express mixed views about proposed experiential learning requirements

    The legal industry has been criticized for years for not offering the hands-on training to future attorneys that students pursuing careers in other professions, such as medicine, receive.

  • Corinthian students face difficult choices after shutdown

    INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Students lined up for hours under a blistering sun Tuesday outside now-closed Corinthian Colleges, hoping to get their transcripts and frustrated with their options: If they find another school willing to accept their credits, they won't qualify to have their existing loans discharged.

  • California Innocence Project seeks clemency for 11 inmates

    A judge approved Michael Hanline's release from prison in November after he served 34 years of a life sentence for a murder in Ventura County he did not commit.

Related Reports

Law Week - 2015 (Full Report)

The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series celebrating the business of law. Coverage includes stories on important issues like civil rights, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and legal education.

Law Week -- Constitutional Law & Civil Rights - 2015

The Daily Transcript honors this year's national Law Week theme with a look at some of the latest issues concerning constitutional law and civil rights.

Law Week -- Real Estate & Construction - 2015

Law Week 2015 continues with a look at the latest real estate and construction legal issues.

Law Week -- Technology & Intellectual Property - 2015

This Law Week 2015 chapter focuses on how technology and intellectual property law affects a variety of fields, especially the biotech industry.

Law Week -- Corporate & Employment Law - 2015

This chapter of Law Week 2015 focuses on corporate and employment law.

Archived Reports

Law Week - 2015

The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series celebrating the business of law. Coverage includes stories on important issues like civil rights, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and legal education.