Author: Leigh Raper


Leigh Raper has a degree in English Literature from the University of Miami and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she concentrated on Contracts, Entertainment Law, and Labor Relations. She received her MFA at the UCR-Palm Desert program for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

The legal side of NASCAR and Daytona

Debates and lawsuits over safety have become routine headlines (and headaches) for NASCAR. As millions of fans prepare to make the trip to Florida for this year’s Daytona 500, legal issues, controversies, and questions continue to concern both drivers and spectators.

Year in review: legal ethics

Legal ethics have been top of mind for many in 2017. More than one high-profile story involving ethical concerns or outright violations of ethics standards made headlines.

Can a prospective employer ask about your DUI?

Whether a potential employer can judge you on a previous DUI or DWI infraction is complicated, depending on various factors including whether the job is in the public or private sector, where the job is located, and if the DUI relates to the essential functions of the job in question.