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Case Study: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

In Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Docket No. 11-697, Opinion entered March 19, 2013), the Supreme Court held that the “first sale” doctrine does indeed cover licensed works produced outside the U.S. and then brought back within its boundaries for subsequent sales...

International Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

Lawyers that work in the field of international law sometimes represent the largest clients there are: nations. International law deals with disputes and treaties between nations (e.g. NAFTA, the Geneva Conventions, etc.), the activities of authoritative international entities...

Legal English: De Novo

De novo” means “anew” or “from the beginning.” In the legal field, it is used to describe judicial review that will be conducted as if prior proceedings had never taken place. That is, an issue or a matter will be heard as if it had just commenced for the first time...

Business Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

While the term “corporate lawyer” generally refers to lawyers who advise business clients on non-litigation matters, such as transactions and governance issues, the term “business lawyer” may mean something a bit different or may be a synonym depending entirely on who you ask...

Legal English: Writ of Certiorari

A “writ of certiorari” is generally a document issued by a higher court when it has elected to review the decision of a lower court for reversible legal error. In the United States, this writ is most commonly known in the context of appeals to the Supreme Court. In the event that a party...

How to Increase Concentration and Retention

Getting an LL.M. from a top-tier American law school with a rigorous curriculum can be a very demanding project, especially when personal and professional commitments are factored in. For that reason, any strategy that lets a practitioner or student use...