Virtual Classroom: Free Online Copyright Course at Harvard Law

  Doug Lloyd reports from his blog that Harvard Law Professor Terry Fisher is offering his course on Copyright through the edX platform this spring 2013 term. The course is FREE.

Austin Hall, Harvard Law School  “Enrollment is now closed for those individuals seeking to get a certificate of completion (enrollment was capped at 500), but all of the course materials will still be made available online.” I have reviewed the course materials and viewed the introductory video and, as one would expect of Harvard Law, the course is first rate.

  If you ever wanted to attend Harvard Law School now is your chance to do it, virtually.

Consumer Protection Bureau Files First Lawsuit Against Law Firm

   My interest was perked by this article in the WSJ today: “Consumer Protection Agency’s First Lawsuit Targets Law Firm”. It warms my heart when scam artists, particularly those who happen to trade on their law license, get their due. One of the principals involved in the alleged scam is California attorney Chance Gordon who operated a loan modification mill under several DBAs. State Bar proceedings, and hopefully criminal charges, will follow. A receiver has been appointed. If you have been a victim, contact the State Bar and Kent Kawakami, local counsel for the Consumer Protection Bureau, whose contact information is listed on the face page of the complaint.

UPDATE: On February 22, 2016 the State Bar Court recommended disbarment of Chance Gordon. The decision is here.

New Android App Lets You Secretly Record Police Encounters

   New Android app from the ACLU of New Jersey lets you secretly record police encounters. More about the app and a similar one for New York is here.