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  • Not sure about what to get the lawyer or law student in your life for the holidays? We’ve got you covered! Source:
  • At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect additional orders from the Court’s November 25 Conference. On Tuesday, December 2, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will begin live blogging at this link shortly before 10:00 a.m. Source:
  • The fate of the billable hour, how small firms can compete with large ones, the evil of profits per partner, and more. Source:
  • ABUJA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s National Assembly said on Wednesday oil major Shell should pay $3.96 billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment. Source:
  • * Iran says some OPEC members want to battle for market share (Adds details from delegates) Source:
  • Wondering how it went; what to learn from looking back; the importance of moot courts; and why the regular presence of cameras at oral argument is a bad idea. “Just the way they say, ‘Battle plans never survive contact with the enemy,’ oral argument plans never survive contact with the Court.” In this six-part interview, […]
  • * Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone report 600 cases in a week (adds details) Source:
  • Ed. note: Above the Law will have a reduced publishing schedule on Friday, November 28, while we recover from turkey-induced comas. * Holy backfire Batman! Florida desperately wanted to display a nativity scene in the State Capitol because it’s more important than making real laws. Now they’re probably going to be forced to display a […]
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