@WashULaw Blog


Pirate Architecture and Copyrights: Do Laws Really Prevent Copycat Designs?

The pace of building in China means Chinese architects create buildings the same way someone may cut-and-paste images into a collage. Where is the line between allowable architectural inspiration and flat-out thievery? And where does the law come in?

Women in Law [Infographic]

In the legal industry, there are more women than ever before — 68 percent today compared to 33 percent in 2013. In part one of a three-part series, @WashULaw presents an infographic that explores the history, career growth and existing disparities of women in law today, as well as what law firms can do to advocate for women and narrow the gender wage gap.

Want to Be President of the United States? Know the Law.

Last year, a lawyer and businessman faced off for the presidency of the United States — a position that has been dominated by lawyers. In October 2016, the candidates debated here at Washington University in St. Louis, one of the few times the candidates appeared together on stage.

Businessperson candidates have a slight historical edge against lawyers in head-to-head presidential contests, but the vast majority of top politicians have a background in law. Law professionals also continue to capture congressional seats and top Cabinet positions. Does this abundance of lawyers in government mean law professionals are a better fit to serve as president or are business professionals better suited?

The Next Frontier in the Criminal Justice Conversation

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.

Want to Advance in Health Care? Consider a Master of Legal Studies.

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.

Understanding Brendan Dassey's Sentence: 'Making a Murderer' and the Strickland Standard

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.'