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Clinical And Experiential Learning In Canadian Law Schools: Current Perspectives, Gemma Smyth, Samantha Hale, Neil Gold Oct 2018

Clinical And Experiential Learning In Canadian Law Schools: Current Perspectives, Gemma Smyth, Samantha Hale, Neil Gold

Law Publications

What are some of the challenges and possibilities animating modern Canadian clinical and experiential learning in law? This question was the starting point for our research, which examined two sets of data. In the first part of this project, we analyzed available information on existing clinical and experiential learning programs in Canadian law schools. This data revealed a growing quantity and variety of programs across the country. We then held qualitative interviews with deans, professors, and clinicians across Canada regarding their views of clinical and experiential learning. While the interviews suggested that many of the same financial and curricular challenges ...


The Byu Advocate, J. Reuben Clark Law School Oct 2018

The Byu Advocate, J. Reuben Clark Law School

The BYU Advocate (& Annual Reports)

"What impresses me is that BYU Law is putting significant effort into thinking about innovation, not just for innovation's sake, but to better prepare its students for an increasingly complex and unpredictable world." – Robert Ambrogi


A Bibliography Of Faculty Scholarship, Law Library Oct 2018

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 ...


Vol. 55, No. 05 (September 17, 2018) Sep 2018

Vol. 55, No. 05 (September 17, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 55, No. 04 (September 10, 2018) Sep 2018

Vol. 55, No. 04 (September 10, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 55, No. 03 (September 3, 2018) Sep 2018

Vol. 55, No. 03 (September 3, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Adapting Law Lectures To Maximise Student Engagement: Is It Time To 'Transform'?, Liam Elphick Sep 2018

Adapting Law Lectures To Maximise Student Engagement: Is It Time To 'Transform'?, Liam Elphick

Legal Education Review

Dwindling student attendance and engagement in lectures is a significant concern for higher education providers. An increasing reliance on online recordings as a substitute for face-to-face teaching, coupled with students taking on a wider range of commitments, has led to lower attendance rates, particularly in lectures. This article explores how transformative teaching, which utilises engaging and interactive methods of teaching to challenge, redefine, and ‘transform’ students’ learning and critical thinking, can be used to adapt lectures in order to maximise student engagement and learning. Empirical data collected from students, academic staff, and executive members at the University of Western Australia ...


Cross-Border Student Flows And The Construction Of International Law As A Transnational Legal Field, Anthea Roberts Sep 2018

Cross-Border Student Flows And The Construction Of International Law As A Transnational Legal Field, Anthea Roberts

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Sticky Floors, Springboards, Stairways & Slow Escalators: Mobility Pathways And Preferences Of International Students In U.S. Law Schools, Carole Silver, Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen Sep 2018

Sticky Floors, Springboards, Stairways & Slow Escalators: Mobility Pathways And Preferences Of International Students In U.S. Law Schools, Carole Silver, Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Who Wants The Global Law School?, Kevin E. Davis, Xinyi Zhang Sep 2018

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

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Who Rules The World? The Educational Capital Of The International Judiciary, Mikael Rask Madsen Sep 2018

Who Rules The World? The Educational Capital Of The International Judiciary, Mikael Rask Madsen

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Battles Around Legal Education Reform: From Entrenched Local Legal Oligarchies To Oligopolistic Universals. India As A Case Study, Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth Sep 2018

Battles Around Legal Education Reform: From Entrenched Local Legal Oligarchies To Oligopolistic Universals. India As A Case Study, Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth

UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Digging Them Out Alive, Michael Millemann, Rebecca Bowman Rivas, Elizabeth Smith Sep 2018

Digging Them Out Alive, Michael Millemann, Rebecca Bowman Rivas, Elizabeth Smith

Faculty Scholarship

From 2013-2018, we taught a collection of interrelated law and social work clinical courses, which we call “the Unger clinic.” This clinic was part of a major, multi-year criminal justice project, led by the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. The clinic and project responded to a need created by a 2012 Maryland Court of Appeals decision, Unger v. State. It, as later clarified, required that all Maryland prisoners who were convicted by juries before 1981—237 older, long-incarcerated prisoners—be given new trials. This was because prior to 1981 Maryland judges in criminal trials were required to instruct the ...


Rwu Law News: The E-Newsletter Of Roger Williams University School Of Law September 2018, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2018

Rwu Law News: The E-Newsletter Of Roger Williams University School Of Law September 2018, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Vol. 55, No. 02 (August 27, 2018) Aug 2018

Vol. 55, No. 02 (August 27, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 55, No. 01 (August 20, 2018) Aug 2018

Vol. 55, No. 01 (August 20, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


August 2018 Newsletter Aug 2018

August 2018 Newsletter

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No abstract provided.


Cple Newsletter Issue 11 Aug 2018

Cple Newsletter Issue 11

Centre for Professional Legal Education Newsletter

We are mid-way through our third year of operation, and the Centre for Professional Legal Education is busier than ever. Our members continue to engage in important research into legal education issues and challenges, and the Centre continues to develop innovative legal programs and courses such as the Graduate Certificate in Legal Education. In May we hosted a visit by AI guru John C Havens and partnered with Baker McKenzie to deliver the FT Innovative Lawyers Summit in Sydney.


A Characterization Of The Medical-Legal Partnership (Mlp) Of Nebraska Medicine, Jordan Pieper Aug 2018

A Characterization Of The Medical-Legal Partnership (Mlp) Of Nebraska Medicine, Jordan Pieper

Service Learning/Capstone Experience

This research study was completed at Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Health, Education, and Law Project through the partnership it has formed working with Nebraska Medicine and Iowa Legal Aid. Traditionally, health and disease have always been viewed exclusively as "healthcare" issues. But with healthcare consistently growing towards holistic approaches to help patients, we now know there are deeper, structural conditions of society that can act as strong driving forces of a person's poor daily living conditions that can negatively impact health. The importance of a Medical-Legal Partnership is that it considers a patient's social determinants of health ...


Legal Education Xmoocs – A Mirage In The Australian Regulatory Environment?, Stephen Colbran, Scott Beattie, Anthony Gilding Aug 2018

Legal Education Xmoocs – A Mirage In The Australian Regulatory Environment?, Stephen Colbran, Scott Beattie, Anthony Gilding

Legal Education Review

As the legal profession enters a period of significant transformation brought on by globalisation and changing social conditions, legal education will be required to respond to these changes, becoming more flexible, inclusive and less expensive. The xMOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has led educational innovation internationally, but is stifled by extensive regulation in Australia. The Australian higher education regulatory scheme has been designed to manage the extensive costs and risks in the context of three or four year degree programs, but some of this stringency is not as necessary for low cost or open education initiatives. Legal Admission regulation also ...


The History, Meaning, And Use Of The Words Justice And Judge, Jason Boatright Aug 2018

The History, Meaning, And Use Of The Words Justice And Judge, Jason Boatright

St. Mary's Law Journal

The words justice and judge have similar meanings because they have a common ancestry. They are derived from the same Latin term, jus, which is defined in dictionaries as “right” and “law.” However, those definitions of jus are so broad that they obscure the details of what the term meant when it formed the words that eventually became justice and judge. The etymology of jus reveals the kind of right and law it signified was related to the concepts of restriction and obligation. Vestiges of this sense of jus survived in the meaning of justice and judge.

Although justice and ...


Law Library Blog (August 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2018

Law Library Blog (August 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


The Journey To Universal Legal Aid: Protecting The Criminally Accuseds' Charter Rights By Introducing A Public Defender System To Ontario, Benjamin D. Schnell Jul 2018

The Journey To Universal Legal Aid: Protecting The Criminally Accuseds' Charter Rights By Introducing A Public Defender System To Ontario, Benjamin D. Schnell

Western Journal of Legal Studies

There is a significant gap between the demand for legal aid and Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)'s ability to fulfill that demand, meaning that there is a sizeable percentage of the population who, when facing criminal charges, neither qualify for legal aid nor can afford legal representation. This has the effect of denying the accused their Charter protected right to a fair trial and their ability to make full answer and defence, as studies show that a self-represented accused faces significant barriers at trial leading to negative outcomes. The few mechanisms available to help assist a self- represented accused with ...


Law School News: Rwu Law Remembers President Donald J. Farish 07-05-2018, Ed Fitzpatrick, Michael Bowden Jul 2018

Law School News: Rwu Law Remembers President Donald J. Farish 07-05-2018, Ed Fitzpatrick, Michael Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


The Texas Standards For Appellate Conduct: An Annotated Guide And Commentary, Gina M. Benavides, Joshua J. Caldwell Jul 2018

The Texas Standards For Appellate Conduct: An Annotated Guide And Commentary, Gina M. Benavides, Joshua J. Caldwell

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

The legal profession is bound by ethical rules that govern and guide our conduct and actions as lawyers. One of the under-appreciated, but profoundly important set of guidelines is the Texas Standards for Appellate Conduct. These Standards serve as an excellent practice guide for appellate practitioners and appellate courts and as a model code of conduct for the Bar as a whole.

The goal of this Article is to dissect the Texas Standards for Appellate Conduct and provide useful commentaries for the readers to better appreciate and understand each element of the Standards. The commentaries provide direct case examples and ...


The Paragraph 20 Paradox: An Evaluation Of The Enforcement Of Ethical Rules As Substantive Law, Donald E. Campbell Jul 2018

The Paragraph 20 Paradox: An Evaluation Of The Enforcement Of Ethical Rules As Substantive Law, Donald E. Campbell

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

This Article addresses an issue courts across the country continue to struggle with: When are ethics rules appropriately considered enforceable substantive obligations, and when should they only be enforceable through the disciplinary process? The question is complicated by the ethics rules themselves. Paragraph 20 of the Scope section of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct includes seemingly contradictory guidance; it states the Rules are not to be used to establish civil liability, but also that they can be “some evidence” of a violation of a lawyer’s standard of care. Most states have adopted this paradoxal Paragraph 20 language. Consequently ...


Causation And "Legal Certainty" In Legal Malpractice Law, Vincent R. Johnson Jul 2018

Causation And "Legal Certainty" In Legal Malpractice Law, Vincent R. Johnson

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

A line of California cases holds that causation of damages in legal malpractice actions must be proven with “legal certainty.” This Article argues that judicial references to legal certainty are ambiguous and threaten to undermine the fairness of legal malpractice litigation as a means for resolving lawyer-client disputes. Courts should eschew the language of legal certainty and plainly state that damages are recoverable if a legal malpractice plaintiff proves, by a preponderance of the evidence, that those losses were factually and proximately caused by the defendant’s breach of duty.


"Dirty" Experts: Ethical Challenges Concerning, And A Comparative Perspective On, The Use Of Consulting Experts, David S. Caudill Jul 2018

"Dirty" Experts: Ethical Challenges Concerning, And A Comparative Perspective On, The Use Of Consulting Experts, David S. Caudill

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

U.S. attorneys often hire consulting experts who potentially never get named as testifying experts. The same practice is evident in Australia, where the colloquial distinction is between a “clean” and a “dirty” expert, the latter being in the role of a consultant who is considered a member of the client’s “legal team.” A “clean” expert named as a witness is then called “independent,” signaling that he or she is not an advocate. In contrast to the U.S. discourse concerning consulting and testifying experts, focused on discovery issues, the conversation in Australia betrays immediate ethical concerns that both ...


Consumer Law Immersion, Kevin M. Mcdonald, Karl Hochkammer, Steven Wernikoff Jul 2018

Consumer Law Immersion, Kevin M. Mcdonald, Karl Hochkammer, Steven Wernikoff

The Global Business Law Review

As part of Washington University School of Law’s (WashULaw) Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, students attend optional weekend immersion courses at the law school in St. Louis in both the spring and fall. We recently taught a course on consumer law over the spring 2018 weekend session held on March 23-25, 2018. In attendance were twenty-two students, most of whom were enrolled in the MLS program. Several were foreign lawyers and one was an LL.M. student. This article summarizes our three-day experience and concludes with our key learnings that incorporate feedback we received from students both ...


Tweets To A Young 1l, Rachel I. Gurvich Jul 2018

Tweets To A Young 1l, Rachel I. Gurvich

Faculty Publications

A series of eleven tweets ruminating about the author's law school experience received a positive and enthusiastic response from many lawyers, law professors, and law students, and ultimately caught the eye of one of the Green Bag’s editors. This short piece unpacks and contextualizes those tweets. The original tweets appear below, numbered as they first appeared on Twitter.