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Digg, Debra Moss Curtis Dec 2017

Digg, Debra Moss Curtis

Debra Moss Curtis

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Vol. 53, No. 13 (November 20, 2017) Nov 2017

Vol. 53, No. 13 (November 20, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Higher Education Under Pressure: What Will The Future Hold?, Nora V. Demleitner Nov 2017

Higher Education Under Pressure: What Will The Future Hold?, Nora V. Demleitner

Nora V. Demleitner

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Dean's Desk: Past And Present, Women Play Key Roles At Iu Maurer, Austen L. Parrish Nov 2017

Dean's Desk: Past And Present, Women Play Key Roles At Iu Maurer, Austen L. Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

Under first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie’s leadership, Indiana University founded Women’s Philanthropy as one way to celebrate alumnae leadership and to make the achievements of our most talented and trailblazing women graduates more visible. As the IU Maurer School of Law’s 175th year draws to a close, consistent with these larger University efforts, it’s an opportune time to celebrate some of the law school’s extraordinary women graduates. Their stories are powerful and inspiring, and I’m pleased to share just a few.


As A Last Resort, Ask The Students: What They Say Makes Someone An Effective Law Teacher, James B. Levy Nov 2017

As A Last Resort, Ask The Students: What They Say Makes Someone An Effective Law Teacher, James B. Levy

Maine Law Review

There is an adage among doctors that “as a last resort, ask the patient.” It is a not so facetious reference to the observation that because doctors are so highly educated and trained, they can start to believe they know what’s best for their patients better than the patients themselves. Consequently, these doctors may discount, or altogether ignore, the opinions of the very people they are suppose to be helping. The same observation could be made about the law professor-student relationship. Unlike doctors, though, our relationship with students is hierarchical, and thus we may be even less inclined to ...


The Medieval Revival Of Roman Law: Implications For Contemporary Legal Education, Henry Mather Nov 2017

The Medieval Revival Of Roman Law: Implications For Contemporary Legal Education, Henry Mather

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Vol. 53, No. 12 (November 13, 2017) Nov 2017

Vol. 53, No. 12 (November 13, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Continuing Derrick Bell's Devotion In Creative Action, Angela Mae Kupenda Nov 2017

Continuing Derrick Bell's Devotion In Creative Action, Angela Mae Kupenda

Journal Articles

I remember my first time seeing Derrick Bell in person and hearing him speak, just a few years before he passed away. I was in awe of him for many reasons, but primarily for two reasons. First, I noted from watching him with his devoted students, how mutual was the devotion coming from him—devotion to them as people and as those who would surely carry on his great work of seeking to forge equality in America and beyond. And second, I was in awe of him because of his devotion to the elimination of racism, while at the same ...


Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons Nov 2017

Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices.

Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion ...


Vol. 53, No. 11 (November 6, 2017) Nov 2017

Vol. 53, No. 11 (November 6, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Collected Works, November 3, 2017, University Of Michigan Law School Nov 2017

Collected Works, November 3, 2017, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Collected Works is a summary of faculty activities, publications, and news that has been collected in the last two weeks. Collected Works comprises information culled from a variety of sources, but most heavily relies on information submitted directly by faculty.


Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud: Defensive Pessimism In Legal Education, Emily Zimmerman, Casey Laduke Nov 2017

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud: Defensive Pessimism In Legal Education, Emily Zimmerman, Casey Laduke

Catholic University Law Review

This Article presents the results of the first empirical research project to investigate law students’ use of defensive pessimism. Previous researchers have suggested that defensive pessimism may benefit law students academically. Defensive pessimism is a strategy that involves setting low expectations and reflecting extensively on what could go wrong in connection with a future event in order to manage anxiety and improve performance. However, up until now, law students’ use of defensive pessimism has not been empirically studied.

We investigated law students’ use of defensive pessimism. Contrary to the suggestions of other scholars, we did not find statistically significant relationships ...


A Bibliography Of Faculty Scholarship, Law Library Nov 2017

A Bibliography Of Faculty Scholarship, Law Library

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

The purpose of this bibliography is to record in one place the substantial body of scholarship produced by the current faculty at the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. From its humble beginnings under the tutelage of founding Dean William Callyhan Robinson, through its adolescent period when, like so many other American law schools, it was trying to define its pedagogical niche, to its eventual merger with the Columbus University Law School in 1954, the law school at Catholic University has always retained a scholarly and remarkably productive faculty. The sheer quantity of writing, the breadth of research and the ...


Who Wants The Global Law School?, Kevin E. Davis, Xinyi Zhang Nov 2017

Who Wants The Global Law School?, Kevin E. Davis, Xinyi Zhang

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

Commentators regularly call for the globalization of U.S. legal education. An often unstated presumption is that if we build global law schools, students will come. In the imaginations of its promoters, the global law school will be overwhelmed by demand from students motivated by economically defined career goals. This perspective neglects the potentially confounding influences of imperfect information, on the parts of both employers and students, as well as social and cultural factors that influence students’ decision-making. This study examines factors that influence student decisions about whether to participate in one aspect of globally oriented legal education, study abroad ...


Vol. 53, No. 10 (October 30, 2017) Oct 2017

Vol. 53, No. 10 (October 30, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 53, No. 09 (October 23, 2017) Oct 2017

Vol. 53, No. 09 (October 23, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Collected Works, October 20, 2017, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 2017

Collected Works, October 20, 2017, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Collected Works is a summary of faculty activities, publications, and news that has been collected in the last two weeks. Collected Works comprises information culled from a variety of sources, but most heavily relies on information submitted directly by faculty.


Vol. 53, No. 08 (October 16, 2017) Oct 2017

Vol. 53, No. 08 (October 16, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Framing Failure In The Legal Classroom: Techniques For Encouraging Growth And Resilience, Kaci Bishop Oct 2017

Framing Failure In The Legal Classroom: Techniques For Encouraging Growth And Resilience, Kaci Bishop

Working Papers

This Article argues that law schools should endeavor to help students maximize their learning and their potential as attorneys by helping them accept and learn from failure.


Embracing Our First Responder Role As Academics - With Inspiration From Langston Hughes, Angela Mae Kupenda Oct 2017

Embracing Our First Responder Role As Academics - With Inspiration From Langston Hughes, Angela Mae Kupenda

Journal Articles

In the midst of the post-2016 political crisis, our role as academics is that of First Responders. In physical crises, like a fire, First Responders play an important role. They intentionally put themselves in harm’s way to fulfill an overarching purpose of helping others, even at their own risk. They strategically prepare, train, and work for years to prepare for this role in the midst of crisis. As academics who care about equality, we are First Responders.


The Modigliani-Miller Theorem At 60: The Long-Overlooked Legal Applications Of Finance’S Foundational Theorem, Michael S. Knoll Oct 2017

The Modigliani-Miller Theorem At 60: The Long-Overlooked Legal Applications Of Finance’S Foundational Theorem, Michael S. Knoll

Faculty Scholarship

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller’s The Cost of Capital, Corporation Finance, and the Theory of Investment. Widely hailed as the foundation of modern finance, their article, which purports to demonstrate that a firm’s value is independent of its capital structure, is little known by lawyers, including legal academics. That is unfortunate because the Modigliani-Miller capital structure irrelevancy proposition (when inverted) provides a framework that can be extremely useful to legal academics, practicing attorneys and judges.


Incentivizing Moral Development In Law School: The Benefits Of Personal Moral Growth Moving Forward, Michael Mcsherry Oct 2017

Incentivizing Moral Development In Law School: The Benefits Of Personal Moral Growth Moving Forward, Michael Mcsherry

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Collected Works, October 6, 2017, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 2017

Collected Works, October 6, 2017, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Collected Works is a summary of faculty activities, publications, and news that has been collected in the last two weeks. Collected Works comprises information culled from a variety of sources, but most heavily relies on information submitted directly by faculty.


Institutional Triage: Reflections On Being Acquired, Aric K. Short Oct 2017

Institutional Triage: Reflections On Being Acquired, Aric K. Short

Aric Short

On June 25, 2012, I walked into the dean's office at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He and I had been summoned by our university president to a hastily called meeting to discuss the law school's "academic program." Since I helped oversee our academic program as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the time, I was not particularly looking forward to the meeting. I assumed there would be bad news of some sort.

Instead, we were told that Texas Wesleyan University ("TWU") and Texas A&M University ("TAMU") were in negotiations that, it was expected, would result in a "strategic partnership" beneficial to both universities. One result of that partnership, we were told, would be that operational control of TWU School of Law would be transitioned to TAMU. I must have looked as confused as I felt at that moment, because the President then leaned forward and with a kind, patient face said to me, "If everything goes as expected, the law school will be acquired by Texas A&M."

The following two years at the law school were extraordinary. We spent 2012-2013 building relationships with TAMU and laying the foundation for our transition, all the while continuing our existing programs for 750 students. On August 13, 2013, approximately one year after we were told about the negotiations, the acquisition was complete, and we began operations as Texas A&M University School of Law. The following academic year, 2013-2014, involved navigating countless changes and adjustments across the entire range of our operations. One thing we did not have during the last two years was the luxury of reflection and careful planning. Instead, our work was triage. Certain tasks had to be completed so we could survive and operate as TAMU School of Law from day one. Others could wait, at least a short while.

In Part I of this Essay, I provide a brief summary of the past two years at TWU-TAMU School of Law for background and context. In Part II, I provide a few reflections based on my experience in the leadership team that helped navigate our school through this significant transition. These are things I wish I had known two years ago. Perhaps law school administrators at schools facing similar institutional triage in the future will find them useful.

Given the news from law schools across the country, it seems clear that other institutional changes are brewing, if not actively underway, as this Essay goes to print. These are difficult times (and, of course, times of opportunity) in legal education. Applications, enrollment, indicators, and revenue are down nationwide, job prospects for many graduates have dwindled, and schools are rethinking and reinventing their educational goals, programs, and operations. As universities and law schools grapple with these challenges, major changes will result. Institutions will "right size," merge, or close altogether. The leaders of those schools will face difficult decisions, some of which will have to be made on short notice with little time to thoroughly plan and evaluate options.

This is not a "how-to" essay. From an administrative perspective, I think we did a number of things right and well during our last two years. But, as is usually the case in life, we could have done many things better. And we certainly made at least a few mistakes. To the extent there is value in these reflections, it may lie primarily in what we could have done more effectively or efficiently.

As challenging as these past two years have been for our law school, we are now a stronger institution. We operated as a part of TWU from 1992 through 2013. During that time, we gained full American Bar Association ("ABA") accreditation (1994), were granted membership in the Association of American Law Schools (2012), achieved a strong regional reputation for producing well-trained and skilled graduates, and attracted a talented faculty with diverse scholarly and teaching interests. With our transition to TAMU, the future looks even brighter for our institution. Financial support for the law school has increased; we are carefully developing a number of new academic initiatives, including collaborations ...


The Pro Bono Collaborative Project Spotlight: Increasing Access To Justice Just Got A Little Easier In Rhode Island 10-05-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2017

The Pro Bono Collaborative Project Spotlight: Increasing Access To Justice Just Got A Little Easier In Rhode Island 10-05-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Pro Bono Collaborative Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Encouraging Engaged Scholarship: Perspectives From An Associate Dean For Research, Sonia K. Katyal Oct 2017

Encouraging Engaged Scholarship: Perspectives From An Associate Dean For Research, Sonia K. Katyal

Sonia Katyal

No abstract provided.


Vol. 53, No. 07 (October 2, 2017) Oct 2017

Vol. 53, No. 07 (October 2, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository 2016/17, Richard Vaughan Oct 2017

Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository 2016/17, Richard Vaughan

Digital Repository Annual Reports

A brief annual report documenting the use and growth of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jerome Hall Law Library, Digital Repository. Includes lists of the most downloaded documents and attached Excel spreadsheets of data.


October 2017 Newsletter Oct 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

Ergo

No abstract provided.


Foreword - Teaching Legal Writing, Chantal Morton Oct 2017

Foreword - Teaching Legal Writing, Chantal Morton

Legal Education Review

This issue contains three papers first presented at a Legal Writing Symposium hosted by Melbourne Law School in December 2015. The event was designed to highlight the diversity of approaches to teaching legal analysis and writing in law school, and the creative and inspiring people who think deeply about these topics. When Kate Galloway, current Editor in Chief of the Legal Education Review, heard about the symposium she approached me to suggest a special edition to highlight the papers presented. This edition is the result of her creative suggestion, the generosity of the editors at the LER, and the commitment ...