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MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Class Suits Against Shuttered Law School Consolidated

Class Suits Against Shuttered Law School Consolidated

By Perry Cooper, Bloomberg BNA  Class actions alleging now-defunct Charlotte School of Law defrauded students by misrepresenting its accreditation status will be combined for pretrial purposes, a federal court said. “It is hard to imagine a group of cases where consolidation of merits discovery would be more appropriate than the actions herein,” Judge Graham C.

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NY Judge Dismisses Bar Prep Lawsuit Against Top Law Schools

By Eleanor Tyler, Bloomberg BNA A New York federal judge tossed claims that some of the nation’s prestigious law schools conspired with Barbri Inc. to keep out a potential competitor offering bar preparation courses for foreign law students. LLM Bar Exam LLC (LBE) alleged that Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Duke, Berkeley, Emory, Fordham, and other law schools

A logo sits illuminated outside the Qualcomm Inc. pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, March 2, 2015. The event, which generates several hundred million euros in revenue for the city of Barcelona each year, also means the world for a week turns its attention back to Europe for the latest in technology, despite a lagging ecosystem. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

Qualcomm Hires Antitrust Legal Scholar

Mired in antitrust litigation, the San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has hired an outspoken legal scholar to help shape its policy in this area and handle some cases. Koren Wong-Ervin is departing as director of the Global Antitrust Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and will join Qualcomm’s legal department on Sept. 25.

Former FTC Chief Joins Hogan Lovells to Lead Antitrust Group

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Former Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has joined Hogan Lovells LLP, where she’ll be focused on antitrust and privacy issues, the firm announced Sept. 6. Ramirez, a Democrat who served in the Obama administration, will be co-head of Hogan Lovells’ global antitrust, competition, and economic regulation practice and will

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Legal Employment Flat in 2017: Report

Employment in the U.S. legal industry remained flat in August, compared to both the previous month and the beginning of the year. That’s according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, which reported that the total number of people employed at law offices surveyed nationwide stood at 1,126,300, up 100 jobs from July.

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Wake Up Call: Harvard Law Celebrates 200th Birthday

• Harvard Law School is celebrating its 200th birthday in style. The school is holding three events that touch on world events and the arts and incorporating Harvard Law alums such as WWE star David Otunga, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed. (BLB) • President Donald Trump has nominated former Irell & Manella managing

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An Embattled For-Profit Law School Is Reportedly Shutting Down

By Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg News The for-profit Charlotte School of Law is reportedly shutting down, according to television station WBTV News in Charlotte, North Carolina. The private equity-owned school failed to meet various government deadlines set months after the Obama administration shut off its ability to receive proceeds from federal student loans. The head of

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Law Deans Argue Over How to Count Jobs They Fund

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business  When times got rough a few years ago and student numbers started to slip, deep-pocketed law schools took solace in being able to give some refuge to unemployed graduates. They used their own funds to pay the salaries of students — often times creating temporary positions in law libraries or