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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.' 

Alejandro Posadas elected to represent Latin America at the Global Alliance for Justice Education

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.

Who Should Get a Master of Legal Studies?

The Master of Legal Studies (or M.L.S.) degree is a credential that can boost the knowledge, skills and career opportunities of a wide variety of professionals. 

What is a Master of Legal Studies?

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program is designed for non-lawyers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the U.S. legal system in 12 months or less.

The Study of Law in the United States

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.

Master of Legal Studies Versus a Juris Doctoris

Those that are considering obtaining legal credentials may get confused by the different degrees that are available. If you’re finding it difficult to understand the purpose of each of the …