Today's special Law Week focus is on legal education and services, including profiles of the three San Diego law school deans. 

  • Use of contract attorneys on the rise

    The costs of document discovery are expected to rise by almost $3 billion by 2007, according to a recent article in The National Law Journal.

  • Thomas Jefferson dean aims to improve law education quality

    Revolution isn't the most usual word to use in conjunction with law, but for Thomas Jefferson School of Law it is integral to the school's vision and history.

  • New dean upholds USD law school's reputation

    "It takes a while for the quality of the school to be reflected in its reputation," said University of San Diego School of Law Dean Kevin Cole. And he believes that reputation is on the up.

  • Emphasis on expansion, problem solving keeps Cal Western modern

    California Western School of Law's motto is straightforward: "What law school ought to be". But the mission it sets itself -- in the dean's words -- of educating "lawyers who will contribute to improving the lives of their clients and the quality of justice in our society" is not.

  • Lawyers extend a helping hand during Law Week and all year long

    San Diego lawyers have discovered that devoting time to helping others less fortunate adds a rewarding dimension to their careers -- a fact never more evident than this week.

  • Media technology growing in courtroom use

    Today an increasing number of tech-savvy trial attorneys are turning to multimedia solutions to highlight critical evidence and testimony at trial.

  • University of San Diego School of Law faculty reach beyond the classroom

    Although the University of San Diego School of Law has gained a reputation for excellence in many areas, Dean Kevin Cole is particularly proud of the school's faculty.

  • USD law students successfully represent human, civil rights violations victims seeking asylum

    Three students from the University of San Diego School of Law recently successfully represented individuals fleeing persecution from their homelands, seeking asylum in the United States.

  • Advocate vs. Counselor

    Mediation is often the last opportunity for parties to resolve their differences and avoid a lengthy and expensive battle in court or arbitration. It is the last opportunity to exercise control over the outcome by working with a mediator towards a mutually acceptable agreement. Lawyers can be of tremendous benefit in helping their clients exercise control over the outcome and in resolving the conflict amicably.

  • Pressing questions of new lawyers and future law grads

    Lou Helmuth, assistant dean for career services at California Western School of Law, took the time to answer some of the pressing questions on the minds of new lawyers and future law graduates.

  • A profession engaged in educating its next generation

    In my roles as a law school dean and as chair of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, I have become aware that it is very important to increase the involvement of the bench and bar in legal education. There are great opportunities for expanding the education that law students experience by actively involving judges and lawyers. Legal education clearly extends well beyond what students learn in law school classes, and I have been working to identify ways the bench and bar can help educators improve legal education -- to help make law school "what it ought to be."

  • Noted former federal judge Irving to counsel Lerach firm

    Former U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Irving will join the San Diego law firm Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP as special counsel on May 1.

  • Thomas Jefferson law student receives Burton Award

    A Thomas Jefferson School of Law student has been selected to receive the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for 2006, one of only 15 law students across the nation to earn the coveted honor.

  • Lawsuit against Spreckels, City Ballet dismissed

    A lawsuit against Spreckels Theatre and the City Ballet of San Diego for selling discounted tickets just to individuals under 30 was dismissed recently.

  • Santa Barbara judge says she didn't know gift was illegal

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A Santa Barbara County judge told a California ethics panel she didn't know her then-girlfriend's $20,000 donation to her campaign was improper.

  • Atlanta firm targets West Coast IP law, sets up office in San Diego

    An Atlanta-based intellectual property law firm has opened an office in San Diego and tapped highly regarded biotech attorney Cathryn Campbell to head up its operations.

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