Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Morning Docket: 08.02.16

* "This feels like an agency that is out of step with a crisis in its profession." The transcript from the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity is finally out, and those who voted to suspend the ABA's power to accredit law schools sought to "send a signal" about student loans and accreditation enforcement. [ABA Journal] * "Having a woman reach this milestone opens the door for us. We are allies in the struggle and we can't do this by ourselves." Women in the law fight to break through the glass ceiling every day, and Hillary Clinton's nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate has served as an inspiration to continue the battle. [Big Law Business] * Which are the best law schools for getting federal clerkship a after graduation? Aside from the incredibly obvious ones, you may actually be surprised by some of the schools that made the list. For those of you who are interested in getting a clerkship bonus when you head to your firm, we'll have more information on this later. [Business Insider] * Sorry, but your law review note might get preempted... Thanks to a split between the First and Second Circuits, in its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will decide what type of benefit must be provided to prove a quid pro quo arrangement, which could likely redefine insider trading law as we've come to know it. [DealBook / New York Times] * Talk about some expensive beauty queen drama: Genesis Davila, who was crowned as Miss Florida USA last month and then stripped of the title for allegedly using professional hair and makeup stylists in violation of the competition's rules, has filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against the pageant's owners. [ABC Local 10 News]

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