In honor of Law Week, today's special report takes a closer look at legal education and services.

  • Mintz Levin supports beautification project at North County shelter

    Center for Community Solutions (CCS), a nonprofit agency that offers a complete range of sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and intervention services, today announced the completion of a major landscape renovation project at its North County emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The project, which was spearheaded by the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), encompassed the beautification of the shelter's grounds, including new trees, shrubs, potted plants, patios and outdoor furniture.

  • New site will allow Thomas Jefferson School of Law to better serve students, legal community

    There are so many positives to Thomas Jefferson School of Law's planned new campus in downtown San Diego's East Village that it's a shame the project won't be ready until fall 2010.

  • San Diego law school deans

    Kevin Cole

  • New programs provide attorneys, students with international focus

    What do three LL.M.s, joint M.B.A.- J.D. degrees and summer study in China and France all have in common? Collectively, they represent some of the new programs that Thomas Jefferson School of Law has inaugurated recently to enrich the selection of learning opportunities available to law students and legal and business professionals around the world.

  • Students discover dramatic underrepresentation in criminal defense

    California Western School of Law Professor Laurence Benner, assisted by a team of law students from his Advanced Criminal Justice class, recently conducted an empirical study of criminal defense representation in California that revealed the inadequacy of funding for defense services provided to the indigent accused.

  • No Child Left Behind faces changes

    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration sought to bolster its signature education law last week, announcing new rules designed to address the nation's dropout problem and ensure close attention is paid to the achievement of minority students.

  • Scalia: I'm conservative, but not biased

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Constitution doesn't prohibit abortion any more than it allows it, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in a television news interview broadcast recently.

  • Nursing homes prod patients to forgo lawsuits

    Nursing-home patients and their families are increasingly giving up their right to sue over disputes about care, including those involving deaths, as the homes write binding arbitration into their standard contracts.

  • Legal secretaries working in support of the law

    We live in a time of conflict and change, when many competing interests come to blows over what is right and what is wrong. Powerful people from across the globe have international discussions that determine the outcome of these affairs. Navigating through conflict and appeasing differing points of view takes skill, preparation and knowledge -- knowledge that comes from experience and research.

  • Private eye pulls his punches in Hollywood wiretapping trial

    LOS ANGELES -- Anthony Pellicano handled some sticky situations during his days as a private investigator for some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

  • Law firms curtail associate programs as economy slows

    For associates at law firms, how quickly things have changed.

  • Q&A with California Western School of Law Dean Steven R. Smith

    Source: California Western School of Law

  • International tax conference focuses on specialized cross-border issues

    At the fourth annual University of San Diego School of Law-Procopio International Tax Institute (ITI), prominent tax experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada will join together to educate fellow professionals about current developments in international tax law. Held May 1 and 2 at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, the conference will introduce a newly expanded, cross-border perspective with the addition of several presentations geared toward various aspects of Mexico's new fiscal tax reform.

  • Document review management 101

    During the past few years, Exclusively Legal has seen a dramatic increase in the use of contract attorney teams by law firms and corporate legal departments to address their document review needs. Through experience working on countless review projects of nearly all sizes and subject matters, we've identified the following project management best practices that consistently produce superior results.

  • Bar Foundation assists organizations help the underserved

    In 2006, a 73-year old woman called "Emma" was living at a nursing home under hospice care as she slowly made her way to the end of her life.

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, SDSU to offer joint JD-MBA degree

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law and San Diego State University's College of Business Administration have created a new joint juris doctor-master of business administration (JD-MBA) program, which allows students to earn both a law degree and a master's in business administration at the same time.

Law Week - Monday


National News

Archived Reports

Law Week - Monday - 2012

The Daily Transcript kicks off its weeklong series with a look at a state bill headed for debate, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, profiles and more.

Law Week - Monday - 2011

The Daily Transcript kicks off its weeklong series with a look at corporate law, mergers, a profile with a local general counsel and more.

Law Week - Monday - 2010

This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at corporate law, e-discovery, social media, a Q&A with local attorneys and more.

Law Week - Monday - 2009

This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at the construction and real estate legal arenas, including a Q&A with local attorneys.

Law Week - Monday - Solo Practitioners & Small Firms

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego culminates with today's report, which takes a look at solo practioners and small firms.

Law Week - Monday - National & International Practices

Today's Law Week special report features national and international practices.

Law Week - Monday - Intellectual Property & Specialty Practice Areas

Intellectual property and specialty practice areas are the main topics in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Law Week - Monday - Full-Service Law Firms

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego kicks off today with a spotlight on full-service law firms.