Two-Year JD: Sign Us Up for This One!

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Building on a recent trend, Northwestern Law School has announced that starting next Spring, it will offer an accelerated J.D. program, to be completed in two years instead of three. The compressed program will require the same amount of credits as a typical three-year program, but will “squeeze them into five semesters instead of the usual six—the first one taking …

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No Mulligan for Giuliani

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Andrew Giuliani, the son of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has filed a federal lawsuit against Duke University after being kicked off the golf team for various minor infractions. The lawsuit asserts that the coach said Giuliani tossed an apple at a teammate, hitting the side of his face, and that in a football game with members of the golf team …

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The Price of Bliss: $150K

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A jury has awarded a Georgia woman $150,000 after she sued her former fiance for canceling their wedding. The jilted bride, RoseMary Shell, argued that her fiance’s “promise of marital bliss amounted to a binding contract,” adding that she left a high-paying job in Florida to be with him and has “suffered financial losses since their break-up.” The fiance, Wayne …

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Consent Is Overrated

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What happens when a 25-year-old party girl tries to enforce a written promise that her cokehead boyfriend likely scribbled on a napkin in a the middle of a bender, agreeing to give her a million bucks if he started using drugs again?  Just ask Noelle Reno, ex-girlfriend of banking heir and “notorious drug user” Matthew Mellon, who is taking the …

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Christian Bale: Batman Denies Assault

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Media everywhere are reporting that Christian Bale, recently accused by his sister and his 61-year-old mom, a former circus clown, of roughing them up in a London hotel on the eve of the “Dark Knight“‘s European premiere, is now officially denying the accusations. Legal commentators worldwide understand why Bale would issue a fervent denial of the charges, but they have …

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Lesbians Still Safe

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Lesbians worldwide can breathe easy once again: In a shocking turn of international jurisprudence, a court in Greece has dismissed a request by residents of the Greek island of Lesbos to ban the use of the word “lesbian” to describe ladies who love ladies. The not-quite-class-action suit was brought by three residents of Lesbos, the birthplace of the poetess Sappho, …

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