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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.

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 Master of Laws

With a number of legal degrees available, it can sometimes be confusing to prospective students as they try to understand the purpose and structure of each one. In this post, …

Case Study: Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Docket No. 12-398, Opinion entered June 13, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the mere act of identifying a particular DNA gene sequence is not sufficient to form the basis...

Major Differences Between the Mexican and U.S. Legal Systems

As many attorneys already know, the Mexican and U.S. legal systems have a number of differences. The U.S. legal system is a common law system, growing from the English legal …