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Having a pizza (or ten) delivered to someone unbeknownst to them can be a funny prank, if done in a lighthearted, giving, manner (meaning you pay for the pizza). However, more often than not when pranksters send unwanted deliveries, those deliveries go unpaid, the targets don't really suffer as they don't have to accept the delivery and just had to open a door, and the businesses and delivery drivers bear the brunt of the consequences.

Despite the ineffectiveness of this prank at causing the targets harm, the fake pizza or food delivery order prank continues to get used. And sadly for one German lawyer, some cruel prankster didn't just send one delivery, they sent hundreds. The seemingly endless stream of fake food delivery orders resulted in quite a bit of confusion and quite a bit of lost productivity.

Law School Programs Aimed to Attract First-Generation Applicants

That first year of law school is a bit -- what's the word?

"Daunting," yeah that's it. When you come from a different background, sometimes it's hard to find the right word.

That's why some law schools offer programs for first-generation law students. The programs are designed to bring diversity to the legal profession.

Who Is Your Rock Star Judge?

Let's say you're a Bob Dylan fan because sometime in his storied career he spoke to your soul.

Spoke, not sang, because the man sings only a little better than Fergie sang at the NBA all-star game. But that's just one critic's opinion.

The point is, we choose our rock stars because something they do appeals to us. So why not have a rock star judge?

If the name Leaford George Cameron rings a bell, that's probably because you've seen it before in connection with criminal convictions against him for scamming people by pretending to be a lawyer. His victims have faced real consequences including deportation and losing a home, as a result of his fake lawyering.

Luckily for legal consumers, Cameron may not ever be dispensing legal advice again as he is looking at a potential maximum sentence of 75 years after being convicted in a nationwide fake lawyering scandal. Cameron is alleged to have defrauded more than 100 victims. He will be sentenced in federal court on May 31, and with any luck, his sentence will restrict dispensing legal advice to his fellow inmates (and wouldn't that be a fun appeal to read -- Fake Lawyer Appeals Sentence Prohibiting Fake Lawyering in Jail).

If you're asked to interview as part of your application to law school, don't stress too much over it, but also don't treat it like an interview for a summer job at a car wash. Dress professionally, appear well-groomed, and be ready to talk about yourself and what you bring to the table.

It won't hurt to do some research about your interviewer and the school either. If you can claim that the law school was named after one of your heroes, you may be able to score some school spirit points. However, if that's not the case for you, read on below for three tips on how to make the best impression possible at your law school interview.

Lawyer Withdraws After Client Threatens His Life

A criminal defendant offers to pay someone to kill his lawyer, but aren't there people who would do it for free?

Bad joke, but seriously when a client is willing to pay $30,000 to literally terminate his attorney, it's obvious there is an attorney-client conflict.

That's why a judge allowed the New Jersey attorney to withdraw. The public defenders aren't exactly happy to take the case, however.

Prosecutors Say ICE Attorney Stole Immigrants' Identities

Raphael A. Sanchez may be wishing he had another identity right now.

The attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement allegedly stole seven immigrants' identities to get fake credit cards. A charging document says he emailed documents, including a resident card and a passport, to open credit cards in their names.

Sanchez is reportedly working on a plea deal, which he will need to make in his own name. He should know; he was chief counsel for the Seattle office until he was charged.

President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is facing a barrage of questions about the propriety of the payment, allegedly made personally by him, to Stormy Daniels. In case you've somehow managed to avoid this breaking headline, an adult entertainment actress was allegedly paid $130,000 as hush money, by Cohen, in order to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

And while the alleged underlying conduct, or a payment of hush money, might not be terribly unexpected from President Trump given his crude reputation, Cohen's claim that he made the payment out of his own personal funds without Trump's knowledge simply defies all credulity. As Above The Law aptly explained (in bolded all caps): "MOB LAWYERS DON'T DO THAT!"

According to a recent paper written by law professors from the University of Chicago, law review editors are politically biased. When seeking submissions for a law journal, the study found that editors are more likely to select pieces that align with their own political ideologies.

It's interesting to note that after careful analysis of the data, the law profs were able to deduce that conservative and liberal leaning editors exercised the same proportional amount of political bias. Basically, conservative editors lean toward publishing more conservative authors and positions, and liberal editors lean towards publishing more liberal authors and positions. The study suggests more than just a correlation.

No Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Lawyers Under Trump's Plan

When it comes to President Trump's plan for public service loan forgiveness, forget about it.

There is no forgiveness for law students who go into public service jobs under the new plan. The American Bar Association sensed it was coming when Trump won the election, and now it is getting real.

If the budget goes through, the kick-to-the-gut won't kick in until next July. Better borrow like there is no tomorrow, or forget about it.