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Postwar Legal Scholarship On Judicial Decision Making, Jan Vetter Dec 2015

Postwar Legal Scholarship On Judicial Decision Making, Jan Vetter

Jan Vetter

No abstract provided.


Educational Choice And The Courts: U.S. And Germany, John Coons Dec 2015

Educational Choice And The Courts: U.S. And Germany, John Coons

John Coons

No abstract provided.


The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush Dec 2015

The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush

Sharon E. Rush

Some books included in the canon of American literature no longer belong there, because they presently lack normative approval. Adapting concepts found in constitutional law, an anticanon of American literature functions the way the anticanon of constitutional law would operate and explicitly removes books from the canon. In law, the anticanon identifies outdated interpretations of the constitution. In education, it is time to consider removing from the canon and placing in an anticanon books that are inconsistent with multicultural education. One such book is Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, which is part of the canon of American literature and viewed ...


The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush Dec 2015

The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush

Sharon E. Rush

Some books included in the canon of American literature no longer belong there, because they presently lack normative approval. Adapting concepts found in constitutional law, an anticanon of American literature functions the way the anticanon of constitutional law would operate and explicitly removes books from the canon. In law, the anticanon identifies outdated interpretations of the constitution. In education, it is time to consider removing from the canon and placing in an anticanon books that are inconsistent with multicultural education. One such book is Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, which is part of the canon of American literature and viewed ...


Designing And Implementing Jd/Llm Programs, Diane Edelman, Toni M. Fine, Matthew Wladyka, Emily Miletello Dec 2015

Designing And Implementing Jd/Llm Programs, Diane Edelman, Toni M. Fine, Matthew Wladyka, Emily Miletello

Diane Penneys Edelman

Designing and Implementing JD/LLM Programs Diane Penneys Edelman, Director of International Programs & Professor of Legal Writing, Villanova University School of Law Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean, Fordham Law School Matthew Wladyka, Associate, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC (J.D. Villanova ’11, LLM Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh ’11) Emily Miletello, Analyst, National Pollution Funds Center, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC (J.D. Villanova ’10, LLM Public International Law, University of Leiden ’10)


How Much Diversity Can The Us Constitution Stand?, Tanya Washington Dec 2015

How Much Diversity Can The Us Constitution Stand?, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Students' Demand For Diverse Faculty Is A Demand For A Better Education, Tanya Washington Dec 2015

Students' Demand For Diverse Faculty Is A Demand For A Better Education, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio Nov 2015

Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio

Andrea A. Curcio

Understanding subconscious biases, their pervasiveness, and their impact on perceptions, interactions, and analyses, helps prepare lawyers to represent people from cultural and racial backgrounds different from their own, and to address both individual and institutional injustice. Two law student surveys suggest many students believe lawyers are less susceptible than clients to having, or acting upon, stereotypes or biases. The survey results also indicate that many students suffer from bias blind spot – i.e. they believe that while others cannot recognize when they are acting based upon stereotypical beliefs and biases, the students know when they are doing so. The survey ...


Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

As legal educators consider how to improve the outcomes of legal education, maximizing the knowledge, skills, and values taught during the law school experience, consideration should be given to increasing interprofessional learning opportunities in the curricula. As Best Practices for Legal Education suggested, the creative thinking necessary for effective problem-solving includes an understanding of interprofessional dimensions of practice, but interprofessional opportunities are still the exception rather than the norm in legal education. Interprofessional legal education intentionally asks law students to blend the knowledge, skills, and values of two or more professions in order to address complex legal problems. Placing students ...


Dean's Desk: Legal Clinics Cultivate Essential Lawyering Skills, Andrea Lyon Nov 2015

Dean's Desk: Legal Clinics Cultivate Essential Lawyering Skills, Andrea Lyon

Andrea D. Lyon

No abstract provided.


Where Tradition Meets Innovation: Providing A Practice-Oriented Curriculum, Andrea Lyon Nov 2015

Where Tradition Meets Innovation: Providing A Practice-Oriented Curriculum, Andrea Lyon

Andrea D. Lyon

No abstract provided.


Welcome Remarks And Keynote, Claudio Grossman, Laurel Terry Oct 2015

Welcome Remarks And Keynote, Claudio Grossman, Laurel Terry

Laurel S. Terry

Opening Remarks Dean Claudio Grossman, American University Washington College of Law Setting the Stage: Globalization and the Legal Profession Laurel Terry, Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law


Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio Oct 2015

Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio

Andrea A. Curcio

Understanding subconscious biases, their pervasiveness, and their impact on perceptions, interactions, and analyses, helps prepare lawyers to represent people from cultural and racial backgrounds different from their own, and to address both individual and institutional injustice. Two law student surveys suggest many students believe lawyers are less susceptible than clients to having, or acting upon, stereotypes or biases. The survey results also indicate that many students suffer from bias blind spot – i.e. they believe that while others cannot recognize when they are acting based upon stereotypical beliefs and biases, the students know when they are doing so. The survey ...


The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum (Formerly "Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling A Conspiracy A Conspiracy Is Warping The Law On Corporate Wrongdoing"), J.S. Nelson Sep 2015

The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum (Formerly "Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling A Conspiracy A Conspiracy Is Warping The Law On Corporate Wrongdoing"), J.S. Nelson

J.S. Nelson

The intracorporate conspiracy doctrine immunizes an enterprise and its agents from conspiracy prosecution based on the legal fiction that an enterprise and its agents are a single actor incapable of the meeting of two minds to form a conspiracy. The doctrine, however, misplaces incentives in contravention of agency law, criminal law, tort law, and public policy. As a result of this absence of accountability, harmful behavior is ordered and performed without consequences, and the victims of the behavior suffer without appropriate remedy.
This vacuum at the center of American conspiracy law has now warped the doctrines around it. Especially in ...


The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum Presentation, J.S. Nelson Aug 2015

The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum Presentation, J.S. Nelson

J.S. Nelson

This is a presentation on my Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum article.


International Adoption & International Comity: When Is Adoption Repugnant, Malinda L. Seymore Jul 2015

International Adoption & International Comity: When Is Adoption Repugnant, Malinda L. Seymore

Malinda L. Seymore

Do judges have the authority to recognize decrees of foreign adoption? Since 1989, over 167,000 parents of children adopted in other countries have needed to know the answer to that question. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship that is not legally different from a biologically created parent-child relationship. Parents are entitled to the same rights and owe the same obligations to adopted children as they do to biological children, and adopted children are entitled to the same benefits as biological children. Adopted children are entitled to the financial support of their parents to the same extent as biological children. Thus ...


The Present King Of France Is Feeble-Minded: The Logic And History Of The Continuum Of Placements For People With Intellectual Disabilities, Philip Ferguson Jun 2015

The Present King Of France Is Feeble-Minded: The Logic And History Of The Continuum Of Placements For People With Intellectual Disabilities, Philip Ferguson

Philip M. Ferguson

This chapter focuses on the logic and history of the continuum of placements for people with intellectual disabilities.


The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Jun 2015

The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

In November 2002, the Massachusetts electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Referendum Ballot Question 2 (Q. 2), sponsored by California millionaire Ron Unz. The passage of this initiative by close to 70% of the voters effectively ended bilingual education in the state as it had been known for thirty years. Exit polling done at selected cities in Massachusetts by the Mauricio Gaston Institute and UMass Poll revealed, however, that out of a total 1,491 Latinos polled, a vast majority of them, around 93%, had voted in favor of rejecting Q. 2 and keeping bilingual education in place. Indeed, Q. 2 ...


Tyranny Of The Meritocracy?: A Disputation Over Testing With Professor Lani Guinier, Dan Subotnik May 2015

Tyranny Of The Meritocracy?: A Disputation Over Testing With Professor Lani Guinier, Dan Subotnik

Dan Subotnik

No abstract provided.


Webex From An Instructor's Perspective, Jennifer Mart-Rice, Terri Iacobucci, Jaesook Gilbert May 2015

Webex From An Instructor's Perspective, Jennifer Mart-Rice, Terri Iacobucci, Jaesook Gilbert

Jennifer Mart-Rice

No abstract provided.


Embracing Change In International Program Planning: Strategies For Financing International Programs In Times Of Economic Turbulence, Diane Penneys Edelman, Toni Jaeger-Fine May 2015

Embracing Change In International Program Planning: Strategies For Financing International Programs In Times Of Economic Turbulence, Diane Penneys Edelman, Toni Jaeger-Fine

Diane Penneys Edelman

Embracing Change in International Program Planning: Strategies for Financing International Programs in Times of Economic Turbulence Law schools are being compelled to examine their ability to begin and continue international programs, and to market programs aggressively to keep them viable. Should a law school start a new program at this time? Should a law school discontinue any programs, or offset losses in programs with gains from other programs? Presentation will encourage an open discussion of strategies for developing or continuing economically feasible programs in these difficult times. Presenters: Diane Penneys Edelman, Director of International Programs, Villanova University School of Law ...


The Limits Of Federal Disability Law: State Educational Voucher Programs, Wendy Hensel May 2015

The Limits Of Federal Disability Law: State Educational Voucher Programs, Wendy Hensel

Wendy F. Hensel

The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the state of Wisconsin with respect to its administration of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), which provides low-income students with public money to attend private schools. Faced with complaints of disability discrimination by private schools accepting voucher students, DOJ has ordered Wisconsin to oversee and police these schools to ensure compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which applies to states and their agencies, and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which applies to recipients of federal funding. Although conditioning its directive on the state's coverage under ...


Vioces Of Women, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2015

Vioces Of Women, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Journey towards Gender Equality by Vibhuti Patel Professor and Head, Departmentof Economics, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai We can observe a phenomenal growth in the number of groups and individuals working towards gender equality during the last three decades. In this current phase of the movement, thousands of grassroots women have taken leadership of the movement in their areas for gender equality. Many of the issues faced by women today have their traces in the past. The rich history of women’s movement can provide an insight into many of the contemporary problems. The successful strategies for the future cannot ...


Crimes In The Name Of Honour By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2015

Crimes In The Name Of Honour By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Crimes in the Name‘Honour’ Marriage and Spousal Selection: Choices beyond Caste, Endogamy and Religion by Vibhuti Patel Director, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai-400020 Email: vibhuti.np@gmail.com Mobile-9321040048 Summary Crimes in the name of ‘honour’ are on a rise in our country. Both rural as well as urban areas are gripped with instances of horrific crimes where young citizens of our country are being killed for exercising their democratic right of choosing their life partners. The democratic minded people of our country are both ...


Essay Question Formative Assessments In Large Section Courses: Two Studies Illustrating Easy And Effective Use, Andrea Curcio, Gregory Jones, Tanya Washington Mar 2015

Essay Question Formative Assessments In Large Section Courses: Two Studies Illustrating Easy And Effective Use, Andrea Curcio, Gregory Jones, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

Do formative assessments, via practice exercises accompanied by generalized feedback, make a difference in student final essay and short-answer examination performance? If so, does the practice help some students more than others? We sought to answer these questions in two studies performed with law students. We also sought to devise a duplicable model for examining those same questions across disciplines. Finally, we hoped to develop an easily workable method to provide practice and feedback to large section courses without unduly burdening faculty. This chapter discusses our findings that practice exercises and generalized feedback formative assessments can be done in large ...


The Court Vs. Educational Standards, Michael Heise Feb 2015

The Court Vs. Educational Standards, Michael Heise

Michael Heise

No abstract provided.


Goals 2000: Educate America Act: The Federalization And Legalization Of Educational Policy, Michael Heise Feb 2015

Goals 2000: Educate America Act: The Federalization And Legalization Of Educational Policy, Michael Heise

Michael Heise

No abstract provided.


Educational Jujitsu: How School Finance Lawyers Learned To Turn Standards And Accountability Into Dollars, Michael Heise Feb 2015

Educational Jujitsu: How School Finance Lawyers Learned To Turn Standards And Accountability Into Dollars, Michael Heise

Michael Heise

No abstract provided.


Equal Educational Opportunity And Constitutional Theory: Preliminary Thoughts On The Role Of School Choice And The Autonomy Principle, Michael Heise Feb 2015

Equal Educational Opportunity And Constitutional Theory: Preliminary Thoughts On The Role Of School Choice And The Autonomy Principle, Michael Heise

Michael Heise

Inadequate schools impede America's long-standing quest for greater equal educational opportunity. The equal educational opportunity doctrine, traditionally moored in terms of race, has expanded to include notions of educational adequacy. Educational adequacy is frequently construed in terms of educational spending and framed in terms largely incident to constitutional litigation. This paper explores the potential intersections of the school choice and school finance movements, particularly as they relate to litigation and policy. The paper argues that school choice policies constitute a viable remedy for successful school finance litigation and form a remedy that simultaneously advances individual autonomy, one critical constitutional ...


The Supreme Court And The Pledge Of Allegiance: A Hollow Victory, Charles J. Russo, Ralph D. Mawdsley Feb 2015

The Supreme Court And The Pledge Of Allegiance: A Hollow Victory, Charles J. Russo, Ralph D. Mawdsley

Charles J. Russo

In Elk Grove Unified School District v Newdow (Elk Grove) the Supreme Court, in an 8–0 judgment, with three concurrences, upheld the words ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. In light of the uproar caused by Elk Grove, this article is divided into three parts. After reviewing the history of the Pledge the second section examines the litigation involving the pledge, including Elk Grove in this regard. The article concludes with brief reflections on the meaning of Elk Grove.