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It’s only natural that we state this: Arkansas goes Uniform Bar Exam

When we last checked in on the march toward full adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, it took root in Texas. The expansion is once again a traveler, moving northeast to Arkansas, which adopted the UBE this week. Unlike Texas, which will wait until 2021 to start administering the transferable score test, Arkansas will start with the February 2020 editions of the state’s bar exam. Once again, sorry to anyone taking the test in Arkansas in July who got very excited for a brief second. That brings us up to 34 states and several districts on the UBE bandwagon. It also means that Oklahoma, we’ve got news for you—you’re now surrounded by Uniform Bar Exam state. It also further segments the remaining UBE holdouts into a few distinct pockets: Three states are now completely cut off by UBE districts: Oklahoma joins South Dakota, which is surrounded, and Hawaii (which may be alone state-wise but joins the other Pacific territories of Guam, the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Beebe and Fromer: Study on the Arbitrariness of 2(a) Immoral or Scandalous Refusals

For those who have not had the pleasure of seeing it, I recommend the fascinating and, honestly, fun, new study by Barton Beebe and Jeanne Fromer on the arbitrariness and unpredictability of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's refusals of trademarks that are deemed to be "immoral" or "scandalous."The study, entitled Immoral or Scandalous Marks: An Empirical Analysis, has been posted on SSRN. This paper served as the basis for Professors Beebe and Fromer's amicus brief in Iancu v. Brunetti.This study follows up on Megan Carpenter and Mary Garner's prior 2015 paper, published in the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and Anne Gilson LaLonde and Jerome Gilson's 2011 article, Trademarks Laid Bare: Marks That May Be Scandalous or Immoral.  All of these studies come to similar conclusions: there are serious inconsistencies in trademark examiners' application of the Section 2(a)….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Webinar Replay: So You Want to be an In House Counsel – Video

Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work as an In-House Counsel. The post Webinar Replay: So You Want to be an In House Counsel – Video appeared first on ABA for Law Students... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ask the Hiring Attorney: How do I get feedback from job interviews?

Q: I recently interviewed for a few positions, but didn’t get past the first round. How can I ask my job interviewers for feedback so I can figure out what I’m doing wrong? I’ve sent emails, but I never get a response. A: Here’s the problem: your interviewer did instant risk/benefit analysis and realized answering your question exposed her to a lot of risk—with no corresponding benefit. I understand the desire to get feedback from prospective employers, and feedback on both your qualifications and your interviewing can greatly improve your chances of advancing in the hiring process. Perhaps you have some technical skill weaknesses, perhaps the problem is something stylistic that’s easily remedied. But an interviewer is not going to tell you that, and certainly not in writing. While she knows the information would help you, giving it to you potentially exposes her to discipline from her employer for bad judgment, indiscretion, and….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Check Out Vernellia Randalls ASP Website

If you have never visited Vernellia Randalls ASP website, you are in for a treat. It is up and running at http://www.onlineasp.org/. (Dan Weddle)….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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