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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.


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 ...


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 ...