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Professorial Professions: Creating A Student-Centered Contracts Classroom, Frank Snyder Feb 2016

Professorial Professions: Creating A Student-Centered Contracts Classroom, Frank Snyder

Franklin G. Snyder

No abstract provided.


The Way Of Colorinsight: Understanding Race And Law Effectively Through Mindfulness-Based Colorinsight Practices., Rhonda Magee Dec 2015

The Way Of Colorinsight: Understanding Race And Law Effectively Through Mindfulness-Based Colorinsight Practices., Rhonda Magee

Rhonda V Magee

Most of us know that, despite the counsel of the current Supreme Court, colorblindness is not, by itself, an effective remedy against racism. This is so because it does not comport with our cognitive (or social) experience of the real world. Thus, legal scholars, backed by cognitive scientists, have called for a move from colorblindness to color insight -- defined as an understanding of race and its pervasive operation in our lives and in the law. This Article is the first to explore the role of research-grounded mindfulness-based contemplative practices in enhancing what may be called ColorInsight, and to suggest specific ...


"Of Law And The River," And Of Nihilism And Academic Freedom, Peter Martin, Robert Gordon, Paul Carrington, Paul Brest, Phillip Johnson, William Van Alstyne, Guido Calabresi, Owen Fiss Dec 2015

"Of Law And The River," And Of Nihilism And Academic Freedom, Peter Martin, Robert Gordon, Paul Carrington, Paul Brest, Phillip Johnson, William Van Alstyne, Guido Calabresi, Owen Fiss

Phillip Johnson

No abstract provided.


Voices Lost And Found: Training Ethical Lawyers For Children, William Kell Dec 2015

Voices Lost And Found: Training Ethical Lawyers For Children, William Kell

William Kell

Symposium: Law and the New American Family Held at Indiana University School of Law Apr. 4, 1997


Training In Law And Psychology: Models From The Villanova Conference, Donald Bersoff, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, J. Grisso, Valerie Hans, Norman Poythress, Ronald Roesch Dec 2015

Training In Law And Psychology: Models From The Villanova Conference, Donald Bersoff, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, J. Grisso, Valerie Hans, Norman Poythress, Ronald Roesch

Norman Poythress

Although the domain of law and psychology is a burgeoning and popular field of study, there has never been a concerted effort to evaluate current training models or to develop newer, more effective ones. Forty-eight invited participants attended a national conference held at Villanova Law School to remedy this deficiency. Working groups addressed issues of education and training for the undergraduate level; for doctoral level programs in law and social science; for forensic clinical training; for joint-degree (JD/PhD-PsyD) programs; for those in practica, internships, and postdoctoral programs; and for continuing education. This article delineates levels and models of training ...


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.


Community Legal Services In Perspective: The Development Of Legal Services In Canada, Frederick Zemans, Michael Herman Oct 2015

Community Legal Services In Perspective: The Development Of Legal Services In Canada, Frederick Zemans, Michael Herman

Frederick H. Zemans

The material deals with community legal services and specifically with the various issues that a student will encounter while working at Parkdale Community Legal Services.


The Lawyering Process, Frederick Zemans Oct 2015

The Lawyering Process, Frederick Zemans

Frederick H. Zemans

No abstract provided.


Community Legal Workers At Parkdale Community Legal Services October 1977, Katie Mcgovern, Frederick Zemans Oct 2015

Community Legal Workers At Parkdale Community Legal Services October 1977, Katie Mcgovern, Frederick Zemans

Frederick H. Zemans

No abstract provided.


Ethical Issues In Business And The Lawyer's Role, Robert Rhee, Carol Morgan, Tamar Frankel, Mark Fagan Sep 2015

Ethical Issues In Business And The Lawyer's Role, Robert Rhee, Carol Morgan, Tamar Frankel, Mark Fagan

Robert Rhee

The remarks by Professor Rhee "The Stand Alone Course Approach to Teaching Business Ethics," Professor Morgan "Teaching Business Ethics in Transactional Skills Courses: An Integrated Approach," and Professors Tamar Frankel and Mark Fagan "Teaching Business Ethics: A Collaborative Approach" were made at the conference on "Transactional Education: What's Next?" held at Emory University School of Law, June 4, 2010.


Cultivating Our Emerging Voices: The Road To Scholarship, 20 B. C. Third World L. J. 77 (2000), Kevin Hopkins Jul 2015

Cultivating Our Emerging Voices: The Road To Scholarship, 20 B. C. Third World L. J. 77 (2000), Kevin Hopkins

Kevin L. Hopkins

No abstract provided.


Dear Sir/Madam: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 62 (2010), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

Dear Sir/Madam: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 62 (2010), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

No abstract provided.


What Would Langdell Have Thought? Uc Irvine’S New Law School And The Question Of History, Christopher Tomlins Jun 2015

What Would Langdell Have Thought? Uc Irvine’S New Law School And The Question Of History, Christopher Tomlins

Christopher Tomlins

No abstract provided.


Kevin M. Clermont, Kevin Clermont, Peter Martin Jun 2015

Kevin M. Clermont, Kevin Clermont, Peter Martin

Kevin M. Clermont

From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Peter W. Martin; the videographer, Michael d’Estries. This video covers Professor Kevin Clermont’s reflections on his career as a law professor at Cornell Law School. Clermont is a specialist in the procedural aspects of litigation. After his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1971, Prof. Clermont clerked for the late Hon. Murray Gurfein of the Southern District of New York, and then spent two years in private practice as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Since joining the Cornell Law School Faculty in ...


Lawyers, Law Students, And People, Thomas Shaffer, Robert Redmount Jun 2015

Lawyers, Law Students, And People, Thomas Shaffer, Robert Redmount

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Mindfulness: Foundational Training For Dispute Resolution, Leonard Riskin May 2015

Mindfulness: Foundational Training For Dispute Resolution, Leonard Riskin

Leonard L Riskin

This Article addresses the problem of mindlessness in counseling, negotiating, and mediating, and offers potential solutions and recommendations for developing foundational capacities through training in mindfulness meditation.


The New York State Bar Exam By The Issue, Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus, Myra Berman, John Cooney May 2015

The New York State Bar Exam By The Issue, Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus, Myra Berman, John Cooney

Myra Berman

This book tells you how to use it to pass the New York bar exam. It presents every issue tested on the exam essays for the past 10 years in a concise chart, identifies the frequency with which these issues have been tested, and provides a rule of law for every identified issue. The paragraphs of law track the released NY essays and show how to tailor a paragraph of law to respond to the issue in the question. This book is unique in its detailed attention to the New York essays, providing a comprehensive resource for that portion of ...


Library Director As Politician, Filippa Anzalone Mar 2015

Library Director As Politician, Filippa Anzalone

Filippa Marullo Anzalone

No abstract provided.


Interactive Group Learning In The Legal Writing Classroom: An International Primer On Student Collaboration And Cooperation In Large Classrooms, Roberta Thyfault, Kathryn Fehrman Feb 2015

Interactive Group Learning In The Legal Writing Classroom: An International Primer On Student Collaboration And Cooperation In Large Classrooms, Roberta Thyfault, Kathryn Fehrman

Kathryn Fehrman

Research has long shown that students who work in small groups learn and retain more than students who are taught by other techniques. This crucial bit of information has led many scholars and educators to explore a variety of models for supporting and involving students in group learning. Part II of this article will provide an overview of the scholarship of collaborative and cooperative learning and the associated definitions and techniques. Part III discusses the application of collaborative and cooperative learning techniques in the law school classroom and special considerations and suggestions for international and large law school classrooms. Finally ...


How Not To Be Jaded When The World Is Going To The Bad Place In A Hand Basket, Kathryn Fehrman Feb 2015

How Not To Be Jaded When The World Is Going To The Bad Place In A Hand Basket, Kathryn Fehrman

Kathryn Fehrman

Five proactive steps for lawyers to take to prevent callous and jaded attitudes.


Making Lawyers Out Of Law Students: Shifting The Locus Of Authority, Kathryn Fehrman, Tim Casey Feb 2015

Making Lawyers Out Of Law Students: Shifting The Locus Of Authority, Kathryn Fehrman, Tim Casey

Kathryn Fehrman

This article proceeds in three parts. Recent critiques of legal education have centered on two main themes: the cost of legal education and the need for curricular reform (to teach law students to be lawyers rather than legal theorists). In the first and second sections of this article, we address the call for curricular reform and describe the innovative curricular design of the STEPPS Program at California Western School of Law as an answer to that call. The STEPPS Program, a required second-year course in ethics and skills, provides a unique forum for teaching the knowledge, skills, and values necessary ...


Creating A Classroom Component For Field Placement Programs: Enhancing Clinical Goals With Feminish Pedagogy, Linda Morton Feb 2015

Creating A Classroom Component For Field Placement Programs: Enhancing Clinical Goals With Feminish Pedagogy, Linda Morton

Linda H Morton

This article supports the use of feminist pedagogy to provide the ideal environment for engaging clinic students in self-learning. The author describes the complementary relationship between clinic goals and feminist pedagogy, illustrated through her use of a student-facilitated and non-hierarchical teaching model in her externship classes. The model used provides a unique and valuable educational environment for the training of prospective professionals.


Stuck In A Rut: The Role Of Creative Thinking In Problem Solving And Legal Education, Janet Weinstein, Linda Morton Feb 2015

Stuck In A Rut: The Role Of Creative Thinking In Problem Solving And Legal Education, Janet Weinstein, Linda Morton

Linda H Morton

This article focuses on the mental process of creative thinking. We discuss what it is, why we have difficulty engaging in it, and how we can overcome this difficulty through specific techniques and a more conducive environment. Creative thinking is an essential component to problem solving. In training future lawyers, we must do a better job of incorporating and supporting creative thinking in legal education. We conclude the article with a description of some of our efforts toward this objective.


Teaching Property Stories (Book Review), Laura Underkuffler Feb 2015

Teaching Property Stories (Book Review), Laura Underkuffler

Laura S. Underkuffler

Reviewing Property Stories (Gerald Korngold & Andrew P. Morris eds., 2004))


Teaching The Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills, And Values In A Changing World, Section E: Intercultural Effectiveness, Rhonda Magee, Mary Lynch, Robin Boyle, Antoinette Lopez Dec 2014

Teaching The Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills, And Values In A Changing World, Section E: Intercultural Effectiveness, Rhonda Magee, Mary Lynch, Robin Boyle, Antoinette Lopez

Rhonda V Magee

Chapter from the forthcoming book "Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World" (2015). addresses the need of legal education to prepare cross-culturally competent lawyers. Outlines techniques and educational outcomes to develop law students' intercultural awareness.


On The Battlefield Of Merit: Harvard Law School, The First Century, Daniel Coquillette, Bruce Kimball Dec 2014

On The Battlefield Of Merit: Harvard Law School, The First Century, Daniel Coquillette, Bruce Kimball

Daniel R. Coquillette

Harvard Law School is the oldest and, arguably, the most influential law school in the nation. U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices, and foreign heads of state, along with senators, congressional representatives, social critics, civil rights activists, university presidents, state and federal judges, military generals, novelists, spies, Olympians, film and TV producers, CEOs, and one First Lady have graduated from the school since its founding in 1817.
During its first century, Harvard Law School pioneered revolutionary educational ideas, including professional legal education within a university, Socratic questioning and case analysis, and the admission and training of students based on academic ...


Libraries And Data, Darin Fox Dec 2014

Libraries And Data, Darin Fox

Darin K. Fox

We are on the threshold of an analytics revolution. It has become essential for law librarians to understand the data we produce and the data that is used to describe and compare our institutions. Law librarians must be able to locate, analyze, and present data. This chapter will describe the major sources of data used for library administration, collection building, teaching and research, and law school administration. These sources can be used by law library directors to evaluate budgets, collections, services, facilities, staffing, and more. This chapter will also provide an overview of key statistical terms and concepts that all ...


Reforming Knowledge? A Socio-Legal Critique Of The Legal Education Reforms In Japan, Annelise Riles, Takashi Uchida Dec 2014

Reforming Knowledge? A Socio-Legal Critique Of The Legal Education Reforms In Japan, Annelise Riles, Takashi Uchida

Annelise Riles

This article critiques the current Japanese legal education reforms, modeled largely on the United States, by proposing a socio-technical framework for analyzing the distribution of legal expertise in a given society. On one side of the spectrum is the "monocentric" model of legal expertise, in which expertise is monopolized by the profession and legal literacy is low. On the other side of the spectrum is the "polycentric" model of legal expertise, in which a range of social and institutional actors share responsibility for legal expertise and legal literacy is high. If the U.S. is a more monocentric system, the ...


Exporting The Legal Incubator: A Conversation With Fred Rooney, Fred Rooney, Justin Steele Dec 2014

Exporting The Legal Incubator: A Conversation With Fred Rooney, Fred Rooney, Justin Steele

Fred Rooney

A legal conversion between Justin Steele, Executive Articles Editor of the UMass Law Review and Fred Rooney, Director of the International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development at Touro Law Center.


Why Law Teachers Should Teach Undergraduates, Kevin Clermont, Robert Hillman Dec 2014

Why Law Teachers Should Teach Undergraduates, Kevin Clermont, Robert Hillman

Kevin M. Clermont

For many years, members of the law school faculty at Cornell have taught an introduction to law course that is offered by the government department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The course has surveyed law in general, structured thematically around what law is and what law can and cannot do. Although its teachers have used law school pedagogic techniques in the undergraduate setting, they certainly have not intended the course to be a prelaw practice run. In short, the course--The Nature, Functions, and Limits of Law--is a general education course about law. Our experience leads us to believe ...