Washington University School of Law collaborates with Husch Blackwell for professional development​

Washington University School of Law and Husch Blackwell announce the launch of an intensive professional development program designed to enhance Husch Blackwell attorneys’ client relations and financial and legal business skills. Husch Blackwell University at Wash U will begin in fall 2013, when 25 to 30 of the firm’s attorneys will converge upon the Washington University in St. Louis campus for a series of three, three-day sessions. ​

REINS Act would severely impair ability to implement laws

There is little on which the two Houses of Congress and the President can find compromise these days, with the sequester a vivid symbol of this polarization. And gridlock in government would only worsen if the proposed REINS Act moves forward, says Ronald M. Levin, JD, administrative law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis.

Washington University School of Law launches national semester-in-practice externship

Beginning in fall 2013, Washington University School of Law will offer the Semester-in-Practice Externship, an innovative program that empowers second- and third-year law students to gain hands-on professional experience anywhere in the country. Through the externship program, students will earn academic credit by spending a semester working full time for a nonprofit, government, or in-house corporate law office in the location of their choice.

SCOTUS oral arguments reflect indifference to constitutional grounding of Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court appears very likely to strike down the most important provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, says Gregory P. Magarian, JD, constitution law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. “This was an unusually revealing oral argument, because two justices asked questions that reflected both fundamental misunderstanding of the law and disturbing indifference to the constitutional grounding of the Voting Rights Act,” he says.

2012 Washington University Election Experts

Washington University in St. Louis experts are available to provide insight into issues driving the latest election news, including questions regarding economic trends, tax reform, health care and other election-critical policy issues. Click below for background on experts on topics ranging from the American presidency in war time to the the political mindset of evangelical […]

News highlights for March 16, 2011

Los Angeles Times
 Aftershocks prompt fears of major Tokyo quake
 03/15/2011 The pattern of aftershocks in Japan appears to be shifting south toward Tokyo, raising concerns among scientists that the temblors could transfer stress to nearby faults. The fear is that the initial quake and the series of large aftershocks will transfer geophysical stress into […]

News highlights for March 15, 2011

Associated Press
 Canadian boy moved to US over end-of-life dispute
 03/15/2011 A Canadian couple transferred their terminally ill toddler son to a Catholic hospital in St. Louis after an Ontario court ruled doctors could remove breathing tube keeping the boy alive. Rebecca Dresser, a professor of law and medical ethics at Washington University in St. […]
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