Legal Issues in the News

WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 29, 2011

Proving Fault in Tragic Stage Collapse

Proving Fault in Tragic Stage Collapse

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(Duration: 3:55)

Lawsuits seem to follow tragedies as a natural consequence. This week in Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt analyzes how lawsuits relating to the Indiana State Fair tragedy may fare in the courts.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 22, 2011

Lesson on the U of I College of Law

Lesson on the U of I College of Law

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(Duration: 3:58)

With the start of the new school year it is natural to focus on the future. But with another terrific group of law students joining the campus this year, it is worth remembering how law at the University of Illinois started. Travis McDade looks back in this week's Legal Issue in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 15, 2011

Patenting Life Material

Patenting Life Material

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(Duration: 3:57)

While the headlines focused on the debt crisis, credit ratings, and the stock market, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - the highest patent court in the land - handed down a monumental decision that produced a huge sigh of relief from the biotechnology industry in this country. In fact, this decision likely impacts each one of us individually. Jay Kesan explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 08, 2011

CSI and the Jury Room

CSI and the Jury Room

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(Duration: 3:54)

Is there any scientific evidence of a CSI Effect on jurors? This week in Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt considers whether the popularity of television police procedurals affect the outcome of criminal trials, including the Casey Anthony trial.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 01, 2011

Who Gets the Ring?

Who Gets the Ring?

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(Duration: 3:13)

The marriage proposal is an event that is rarely taken lightly. Planning, picking out the ring and perhaps the answer to the proposal might be a few things the hopeful groom might worry about. But he shouldn't have to worry about losing money on the ring if the wedding doesn't happen. Travis McDade explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.