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A Timeline of the Socratic Method

As we explained in a recent post, the Socratic method is at the heart of many law school experiences in the U.S., at least in the first year of legal …

Case Study – Gabelli v. SEC

Allegedly, from 1999 to 2002, an investment firm called Gabelli Funds, LLC, perpetrated a specific type of fraud upon investors in their Gabelli Global Growth mutual fund (GGGF) when they allowed one of the investors in the fund to engage in “market timing.” Market timing...

Legal English – “Class Action”

A “class action” is a suit in which multiple parties appear on either or both sides of the litigation (e.g. there are multiple plaintiffs, multiple defendants or both). In many cases, the reason for doing so is that the anticipated individual recovery for each plaintiff is expected to be small...

What is the Difference Between Common Law and Civil Law?

As lawyers know, legal systems in countries around the world generally fall into one of two main categories: common law systems and civil law systems. There are roughly 150 countries that have what can be described as primarily civil law systems, whereas...

This Month in U.S. Legal History – January

Each month of the year is packed with legal events of historical significance. Here are some memorable and significant legal events that have taken place regarding legal matters in the …

 

5 Associations IP Lawyers Should Know About

Modern technology allows intellectual property (IP) to travel around the world and across national borders with the click of a button. For that reason, most intellectual property lawyers must, to some extent, be international practitioners...