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EU versus USA Privacy Laws

EU versus USA Privacy Laws

The General Data Protection Regulation was introduced on May 25, 2018. This regulation applies to those who collect and process data of individuals and organizations based in the EU. The applicability of this regulation is dependent on where the data is collected, not...

The Journey to Finding your Niche as a Lawyer

The Journey to Finding your Niche as a Lawyer

Finding what one should do as a lawyer may depend on two primary assessments. The first will be an external view of the market and the resources available to the new lawyer. The next will be in an internal assessment of one's talents, goals and inclinations to...

Choosing Your Area of Practice

Choosing Your Area of Practice

One thing that law school does not always prepare you for happens to be an incredibly important factor in the long term success of your career. When it comes to choosing your area of practice, there are a plethora of things to consider. Besides your personal...

Your First Year in Law School

Your First Year in Law School

In law school, the term 1L refers to a law student’s first year of school. It is widely agreed that this is the most strenuous year for a variety of reasons. Here are some survival tips.

NYC’s Red Flag Law

NYC’s Red Flag Law

Back in February 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s Red Flag Law. New York is the 13th state in the nation to enact this gun control law, according to the advocacy group Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Three other states have passed this law but they have not gone into effect yet.

Early Legal Texts: Brehon Law

Early Legal Texts: Brehon Law

Although the Irish are known for many things, people don't often refer to their advanced legal system. But the fact remains that early Ireland was an excellent place for lawyers. Some might be surprised that there was even a wandering troupe of lawyers known as the...

Early Legal Texts: The Draconian Constitution

Early Legal Texts: The Draconian Constitution

Although people often talk about "Draconian" laws when they're alluding to legal structures they find too constrictive, few truly grasp the history behind their reference. All the way back in 621 BCE or thereabouts, a man named Draco reportedly reformed the laws in...