Law school enrollment, profiles of San Diego's law school deans and volunteering are some of the topics covered in today's special report honoring the business of law.

  • Expert Insights: Clean-tech and renewable energy law

    "Going green" has grown to become a standard term in the vernacular of business and the California community at large. With that growth has also come a wide variety of new laws and regulations in the last few years, such as a new state cap-and-trade program, new building code standards, environmental legislation and requirements for the use of cleaner technology as it becomes available. The Daily Transcript spoke with two lawyers in this growing field of clean-tech law to unfold how new laws in this arena have impacted their profession and what may be expected down the road.

  • USD Appellate Moot Court program soars to new heights

    The University of San Diego School of Law has a rich history of instructing students in both theory and practice and in providing them with unique opportunities to bring their classroom education into the courtroom and boardroom. Students have a unique opportunity to delve into the theory behind and the practice of appellate advocacy through the USD Appellate Honors Moot Court program, which provides opportunities for students to compete in and direct intramural and national appellate advocacy competitions.

  • University of Calif. targets out-of-state students

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is looking for out-of-state solutions to its money problems.

  • Supreme Court to hear another arbitration argument

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider a plea from companies that cater to people with bad credit to keep disputes with their customers out of court and in the more business-friendly forum of arbitration.

  • Court to hear U.S. passport dispute over Jerusalem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an appeal from an American born in Jerusalem over whether he can have Israel listed as his birthplace on his passport even though U.S. policy does not recognize the once-divided city as belonging to Israel.

  • Thomas Jefferson dean celebrating quite a year

    This has been a landmark year for Rudy Hasl.

  • San Diego law schools say local enrollment is better than national trends

    Law schools across the nation have experienced a decline in applicants amid a recession-weary legal job market, though San Diego institutions report they have been somewhat insulated from the trend.

  • Preventing fraud at your firm

    If your firm did not experience some sort of fraud last year, consider yourself fortunate. According to the Association of Financial Professionals’ 2010 Payments Fraud and Control Survey, nearly three out of four organizations were victims of fraud attempts or losses last year and 90 percent of the affected companies experienced paper check fraud.

  • Dodgers owner McCourt: 'I have an uphill road'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt kept silent as his divorce trial with former team CEO Jamie McCourt played out like a bad soap opera for all of baseball to see.

  • Court imposes limits on class actions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it harder for consumers to band together to fight corporations when they want to dispute their contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services.

  • OMG: Tweets, Facebook welcome in Mass. courtroom

    BOSTON (AP) — When the camera switches on in one of the busiest courtrooms in Massachusetts, murder arraignments, traffic and drug cases heard there will become fodder for a new experiment: how bloggers and other citizen journalists can cover courts using new media and social media.

  • 2011 is banner year for Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    The Thomas Jefferson School of Law community hit the ground running when spring classes commenced on Jan. 18 in the school’s new eight-story campus in the East Village, and the momentum is still going strong. The nearly 1,000 students in Thomas Jefferson’s J.D. and LL.M. programs are enjoying an innovative atmosphere designed to integrate technology and sustainability within a highly attractive, collaborative environment to facilitate optimal academic achievement.

  • SDVLP partners with law schools to expand its reach

    Located in the same town with three law schools, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program has no shortage of quality legal help within its reach.

Profiles

  • USD leader leaving post on high note

    Kevin Cole is scheduled to step down this spring as dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, and he’s leaving some big shoes to fill.

  • Cal Western dean uses teamwork approach to education

    In Steven Smith’s 15 years as California Western School of Law’s dean, the school has successfully teamed up with area universities, expanding the educational opportunities for its students.

  • Young district attorney has palpable compassion, in and out of court

    San Diego Deputy District Attorney Dan Link didn’t set out to be, at age 35, the youngest president in the 111-year history of the San Diego County Bar Association. In fact, the political science major wanted to be a doctor until he realized calculus and organic chemistry weren’t his strong suits.

National News

  • University of Calif. targets out-of-state students

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is looking for out-of-state solutions to its money problems.

  • Supreme Court to hear another arbitration argument

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider a plea from companies that cater to people with bad credit to keep disputes with their customers out of court and in the more business-friendly forum of arbitration.

  • Court to hear U.S. passport dispute over Jerusalem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an appeal from an American born in Jerusalem over whether he can have Israel listed as his birthplace on his passport even though U.S. policy does not recognize the once-divided city as belonging to Israel.

  • Dodgers owner McCourt: 'I have an uphill road'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt kept silent as his divorce trial with former team CEO Jamie McCourt played out like a bad soap opera for all of baseball to see.

  • Court imposes limits on class actions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it harder for consumers to band together to fight corporations when they want to dispute their contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services.

Containing Report

Law Week 2011

From May 2 to May 6, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like corporate governance, employment law, real estate and construction, and intellectual property.

Companion Reports

Law Week - Friday - 2011

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego culminates with a look at intellectual property and patent law.

Law Week - Thursday - 2011

This Law Week special report features real estate and construction law.

Law Week - Wednesday - 2011

The Daily Transcript's weeklong series continues with a look at issues and trends in employment law.

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.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2011

From May 2 to May 6, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like corporate governance, employment law, real estate and construction, and intellectual property.