The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.
An 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]
.@legalcheek there may or may not be too many lawyers – but that is for the market, not regulators or politicians, to deal with.
— Jonathan Djanogly MP (@JDjanogly) June 29, 2014
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]
Taking an idle moment to imagine a District Judge's face on hearing the #Suarez excuse.
— David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen) June 28, 2014
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]