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Special Preview: International Human Rights Cases Under Fire
In the 1980s, judge-made law turned the 200-year-old Alien Tort Statute into a weapon for human rights lawyers. Now judge-made law by the U.S. Supreme Court may return it to obscurity.

The CA Supreme Court Reviewed
Under the leadership of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Supreme Court votes together more than it ever has.

Special Needs, Hard Times
When parents and school administrators square off over the educational needs of children with learning disabilities, a special breed of lawyer is often called in.

The 2012 California 50
Our annual survey of lawyers at the state’s largest firms. Plus we examine trends in part-time attorneys, hiring, and equity.


Criminalizing Chemical Restraints
Doctors and nurses who sedated elderly patients face criminal charges, a first in elder law.

Teaching What It Takes
Law schools have expanded their curricula.

Firms Help Each Other Go Green
The Law Firm Sustainability Network helps firms develop and share best practices for environmental sustainability.

Editor's Note

What's App-ening
Must-have apps for the busy lawyer.

Diversity

Letters

Full Disclosure: Desperate Measures
San Bernardino County considers using eminent domain to seize and write down underwater mortgages

Expert Advice: The New Patent Joinder Rules
Thanks to new patent joinder rules, more cases will migrate to courts in the districts defendants call home.

MCLE: Warning: Some Cost Shifting May Occur
The so-called "998 offer" can be a powerful tool: If the other side declines to settle but doesn't win a better result at trial, it may pay the price.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: Reading Between the Bars
A UC Berkeley student recalls how she was deeply affected by her experience tutoring inmates in Oakland.

Legally Speaking: Sex and Punishment
A conversation with attorney and author Eric Berkowitz on the history of judging desire.

The Supremes: The Umpire Strikes Back
Last year’s SCOTUS term produced a number of significant rulings.