The legal profession is always changing. A strategy that works one year may not be effective the next. This constant change is the reason why many law firms are turning to new ways of practicing. The term “law new” can be hard to define but generally it refers to a legal service that is conducted in a nontraditional manner such as through technology, a separate practice or an alternative fee structure. This type of practice offers lawyers a unique way to reach clients and provide them with the help they need without having to impact other areas of their firm’s focus.
This week, our roundup of law new covers topics as diverse as the racial injustices underlying the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling to a Utah mother’s draconian parenting tactics that led to her son going on the lam. In addition, we look at a new federal ruling that strikes down congressional districts in the South, the latest move against sexually explicit content online, and a California law that’s been deemed unconstitutional.
A new law in California requires companies to list salary ranges in job postings, a small step toward more transparency about pay and gender bias. But intense business opposition has blocked efforts in other states to require salary information to be broken down by position and gender, leading some experts to question how much difference the law will make. Also, a law school professor explores how the market’s animal spirits can be harnessed to combat fraud and market abuse, while a new textbook on antitrust laws by Daniel Francis JSD ’20 and Christopher Jon Sprigman ’86 examines the challenges of using behavioral insights to deter corporate crime.