This year, a lawyer and businessman are facing off for a position that has been dominated by lawyers — the presidency of the United States. On Oct. 9, the candidates will debate at Washington University in St. Louis. It will be one of the only times the candidates appear together on stage.
While businessperson candidates have a slight historical edge against lawyers in head-to-head presidential contests, the vast majority of people in top political positions have a background in law. Law professionals also continue to capture congressional seats and top Cabinet positions. But does this abundance of lawyers in government mean law professionals are a better fit to serve as president?
Powered by research from Professor Peter Joy, this infographic series explores the right to counsel, its limitations, and its effects on poor and minority communities in the United States.
No matter what your title may be, when it comes to caring for patients in any context, health care and the law go hand-in-hand. This has long been true for those involved in direct patient care, such as physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.
Why hasn't the state granted Brendan Dassey a new trial? With the help of @WashULaw Professor Peter Joy, we attempt to answer this question that has bothered fans of Netflix's groundbreaking documentary 'Making A Murderer.'
Alejandro Posadas, Director of Graduate Studies in Law at Escuela de Gobierno y Tranformación Pública at Tecnológico de Monterrey, was elected as a new member of the Executive Committee of the biannual conference Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), becoming one of the two representatives of Latin America.
In the United States, legal education can take a few different forms. Here is a look at the most common paths taken by U.S. attorneys, as well as the options available to foreign law students.