Morning round-up: Monday 30 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

newspapers3An excess of university law courses has contributed to a glut of graduates and paralegals. Are there too many lawyers? [The Guardian]

The former justice minister responds [Twitter]

Student Loans Company uses Wonga-style fake legal letters: Business invents firm to harass graduates who are behind with repayments [Mail Online]

Scots lawyers would take independence in stride [The Herald]

Defending the indefensible? Lawyers on representing clients accused of nightmarish crimes [The Guardian]

New laws needed for tug-of-love dogs, says divorce expert [The Independent]

“I fell into his shoulder with my mouth open…” [Twitter]

City banker to take case to court over Gove’s ban on term time holidays [The Telegraph]

Louis Vuitton sued over claims that store boss called black people “slaves who eat dirt” [The Mirror]

US law student jailed for extorting man seeking cross-dressers [The Daily Journal]

Heard in court [Facebook]

‘Whilst I wouldn’t ever strip or work in that industry no matter how broke I was, I certainly don’t condemn you for it. I will most likely have to get a bank loan (assuming I get approved,) which is nerve-wracking and frustrating, but in that ‘sense’, I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure I start the GDL in September.” [Legal Cheek Comments]