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Teaching Transactional Skills And Law In An International Context, Deborah Burand, Kojo Yelpaala, Peter Linzer Jan 2011

Teaching Transactional Skills And Law In An International Context, Deborah Burand, Kojo Yelpaala, Peter Linzer

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Today, we are going to be discussing how we think about transactional skills in an international context. It doesn't surprise me that this is a smaller group. This is a subspecialty, but let me just do a very quick survey of you. How many of you now in this room are teaching an international course? And what are you doing?


For Such A Time As This, John W. Reed Jan 2006

For Such A Time As This, John W. Reed

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This essay is based on a talk at the annual meeting of the International Society of Barristers at Scottsdale, Arizona on March 17, 2006.


They're Playing A Tango, John W. Reed Jan 2006

They're Playing A Tango, John W. Reed

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This essay is based on a talk delivered by Professor Reed at the State Bar of Michigan's Annual Meeting on September 22, 2005, which was published in Michigan B. J. 84, no. 11 (2005): 16-8.


They're Playing A Tango, John W. Reed Nov 2005

They're Playing A Tango, John W. Reed

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An address at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Luncheon, September 22, 2005.


Conclusion: 'If You Don't Pull Up . . .'., James J. White Jan 2005

Conclusion: 'If You Don't Pull Up . . .'., James J. White

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Today I am going to talk about a lawyer duty that is just as important as the duty to exercise warm zeal on behalf of a client, but it is a duty that is unknown to the popular culture and rarely touched on in law school. That is the duty to say no to your client, to step in front of a client who is determined to do something stupid, or in violation of the civil or criminal law.


In Praise Of Thermostats, John W. Reed Jan 2000

In Praise Of Thermostats, John W. Reed

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Fifty years ago, a famous book was published that chronicled the sea change then occurring in society. David Reisman's The Lonely Crowdl made us aware of the decline of concern for the common good and the rise of the search for individual meaning. What was going on at that time was one of the most profound cultural changes that has ever taken place in such a short time. It was not just the beginning of the Me Generation but, it turned out, the beginning of the Me Culture, which continues to this day.


The Changing Face Of Legal Education: Implications For The Practice Of Law And The Courts, John W. Reed Jan 1999

The Changing Face Of Legal Education: Implications For The Practice Of Law And The Courts, John W. Reed

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This is the last Conference of the Sixth Circuit in the 1900's. Though the Third Millennium technically does not begin until 2001, the turn of the "odometer" from the 1999 to 2000 leads us all to think of this as the end of a century and of a millennium. The pivotal date is yet sixth months away, but the pundits are already issuing their lists, both profound and trivial - the greatest inventions, the best books, the worst natural catastrophes, the trial of the century (of which there are at least a half dozen), the most influential thinkers, and on ...


Does Time Make Ancient Good Uncouth?, John W. Reed Jan 1997

Does Time Make Ancient Good Uncouth?, John W. Reed

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The somewhat arch title of my remarks, which I'll explain later, came to me at the end of December, when all forms of the media were filled with references to the fast approaching turn of the calendar when we shall greet a twenty-first century and a third millennium. Whether it comes in with the year 2000, as popularly believed, or, more properly, the year 2001, it will be a time for reflection, for taking stock of ourselves and our world. Predictably, we already are inundated with pronouncements from pundits and politicians, from scientists and seers, from philosophers and fools ...


Critical Rules In Negotiating Sales Contracts: The Lawyer's Job, James J. White Jan 1994

Critical Rules In Negotiating Sales Contracts: The Lawyer's Job, James J. White

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In my experience, lawyers begin negotiating only after the business people have decided upon the description and quality of the product, the time of delivery, and the mode and amount of payment. The lawyers are left with the pathological problems--who gets what in case of trouble. Most of those problems relate to the seller's responsibility if the product does not conform to the contract or otherwise fails to please the buyer. These failures can cause economic loss to the buyer, economic loss to a remote purchaser, or personal injury or property damage to immediate or remote parties. Third parties ...


On Retiring From A Deanship, John W. Reed Jan 1992

On Retiring From A Deanship, John W. Reed

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The reason for the italicized "from" in the title of my remarks is to distinguish it from the comments that I made at our meeting in Tucson four years ago, under the title "On Retiring to a Deanship." For those of you who were not there, I should mention that five years ago, as I was about to reach retirement age at the University of Michigan Law School-what the late William L. Prosser used to call the age of mandatory senility-Wayne State University in Detroit asked me to serve as its dean for a term of five years. Lobbied by ...


A Rededication, John W. Reed Jan 1988

A Rededication, John W. Reed

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The delivered keynote address during the April 18, 1988, dedication of the new Lansing courtroom of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.


The Best Of Times, John W. Reed Jan 1987

The Best Of Times, John W. Reed

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As an academic I have occasion to visit from time to time with a wide variety of lawyers, lawyers of many types and interests: with plaintiffs' lawyers, defense counsel, insurance lawyers, house counsel; with lawyers who deal in family law, banking and corporate lawyers, anti-trust lawyers, legal aid lawyers; and on and on. And no matter whom I meet with, no matter what kind of practice or specialty, the one common theme I encounter in those discussions is concern about change, and the rate of change. Change in the applicable law itself. Change in the way that kind of law ...


Two Views Of The Question: Are Law Schools Doing Their Job?, Terrance Sandalow, Robert B. Mckay Jan 1985

Two Views Of The Question: Are Law Schools Doing Their Job?, Terrance Sandalow, Robert B. Mckay

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You have all heard the criticisms of lawyers, which I need not rehearse to this audience. Critics range from Aristotle, Jesus, Shakespeare, and Samuel Johnson to Jimmy Carter and Derek Bok; the cast of characters goes on and on. The criticism I like best, although in a way it is the most cutting of all, is what Samuel Johnson is alleged to have said about two centuries ago: "I do not like to speak ill of any man behind his back but I do believe he is a lawyer." It is always easy to bring people together, nonlawyers at least ...


The War On Diversity, John W. Reed Jan 1983

The War On Diversity, John W. Reed

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Over the past decade or more there have been strong pressures to abolish the diversity jurisdiction of the federal courts. With the strong backing of the prestigious American Law Institute and many scholars, and with the support of the Chief Justice, Senator Kennedy, and others, specific proposals have been introduced in Congress, have been discussed at enormous length, and have passed one or the other House but not both. At the moment, therefore, we still have diversity jurisdiction, and it is safe to predict that abolition of diversity will not occur during the present session of Congress. Nevertheless, the long-term ...


Specialization, Certification, And Exclusion In The Law Profession, John W. Reed Jan 1974

Specialization, Certification, And Exclusion In The Law Profession, John W. Reed

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This essay is the published text of an informal address delivered on April 19, 1974 in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma College of Law's Enrichment Program.


Don't Speak Of Love, John W. Reed Jan 1970

Don't Speak Of Love, John W. Reed

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I was asked to speak to you this morning about communication in the courtroom. Specifically I was told that this group, keenly interested in the trial process, would like to hear any comments I might offer on problems of persuading judges and jurors. If your delegate who invited me misread your interest, you still have time to move to the Lewis and CLark Room, down the hall, where, indeed, some of the most able communicators in the trial business are demonstrating what I shall only describe.


An Inquiry Concerning The Functions Of Procedure In Legal Education, Edson R. Sunderland Jan 1923

An Inquiry Concerning The Functions Of Procedure In Legal Education, Edson R. Sunderland

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Procedure has always been the bete noire of the law school teacher. No other subject has developed such divergent opinions or such endless debates. None recurs with such periodic frequency and in no field of legal pedagogy has discussion seemed so barren of results. Three different general sessions of the Association of American Law Schools during the last ten years have been devoted largely or wholly to the subject of teaching procedure, and yet no substantial progress seems to have been made toward a standardized scheme of treatment. Individual teachers and schools have their individual views and policies, and they ...


The Bar Examination - Its Proper Time And Length, Edwin C. Goddard Jan 1917

The Bar Examination - Its Proper Time And Length, Edwin C. Goddard

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IN our day and countery the bar examiner is the St. Peter of the legal heaven. He to whom the legal St. Peter openeth not must go below and live without the legal brotherhood. It was not always so. Not so long ago the admission gate (or bar) was kept by any member of the bench. This meant it was not kept at all, for no one was denied admission, and there is still at least one of the states of our Union where every voter of the state of good moral character has the constitutional right to admission as ...


The Conscientious Lawyer, Jerome C. Knowlton Jan 1892

The Conscientious Lawyer, Jerome C. Knowlton

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The labors of the college year of '91-'92 are closed. About three hundred graduates are to return to their respective homes, situated in some thirty-six states and territories of this Union, and there to exert a potent influence in business, professional and public life. To this large. body of young men about to take up the burdens of true citizenship, we will make a few suggestions outside of technical law. You are ambitious. to succeed in your chosen profession and inquire, what are the qualifications for success? We answer, something more than a knowledge of the elementary principles of ...