ICYMI: Best of the Week
Last week’s top stories on Law Street included an attorney dressing up in a chicken suit during closing arguments, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of taking a person’s drivers license away for unpaid fines, and the top law schools for real estate law. ICYMI–Check out the top stories from Law Street below.
1. No Clucks Given: Attorney Dresses up in Chicken Suit During Closing Argument
If you watch a lot of “Law and Order” you might be under the impression that courtroom stunts are common–that pulling out props or making grand gestures are the norm. But in reality, stunts are relatively rare, and successful stunts are rarer, which makes the fact that attorney Nick Rowley dressed up in a chicken suit during a closing argument and won a lawsuit brought against the Kern County School District in California, all the more impressive. Read the full article here.
2. Is It Unconstitutional to Take Away Someone’s License for Unpaid Fines?
Getting your driver’s license revoked for unpaid fees is undoubtedly annoying, but is it actually unconstitutional? A lawsuit against the Virginia DMV is challenging the policy, claiming that it is unfair to those without the ability to pay. Read the full article here.
3. Top Schools for Real Estate Law 2016
Law Street has released its second set of law school specialty rankings. This time we ranked 44 law schools’ real estate law programs based on six categories–classes, jobs, networking, extracurriculars, location, and other ranking–and Columbia Law School came out on top. Read the full article here.