Last week, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted to establish a state-run law school, adding a new dimension to a crowded Boston/Massachusetts legal education market.  Check out the debate at www.Boston.com.

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/02/08/a_just_victory_for_law_school/

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/02/07/the_price_of_umass_law_school/

Also from www.Boston.com, Fish & Richardson was named as one of 3 Boston law firms where profits for partners soared in spite of layoffs and a bad economy.  One explanation for Fish’s profits, other than cost cutting, was an increase in demand for IP advice.   I have to admit that I’m a little skeptical on that one. 

 http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2010/02/05/profits_soar_for_boston_law_partners/

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