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In Memorium: Bernard Wolfman, Michael A. Fitts Jun 2012

In Memorium: Bernard Wolfman, Michael A. Fitts

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What Will Our Future Look Like And How Will We Respond?, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2011

What Will Our Future Look Like And How Will We Respond?, Michael A. Fitts

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A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts

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A Dean's Perspective On Ed Baker, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

A Dean's Perspective On Ed Baker, Michael A. Fitts

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Legal And Managerial "Cultures" In Corporate Representation, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2009

Legal And Managerial "Cultures" In Corporate Representation, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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The Practice Of Teaching, The Practice Of Law: What Does It Mean To Practice Responsibly?, Howard Lesnick Jan 2008

The Practice Of Teaching, The Practice Of Law: What Does It Mean To Practice Responsibly?, Howard Lesnick

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The Effect Of Judicial Expedience On Attorney Fees In Class Actions, Eric Helland, Jonathan Klick Jan 2007

The Effect Of Judicial Expedience On Attorney Fees In Class Actions, Eric Helland, Jonathan Klick

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Judges facing exogenous constraints on their pecuniary income have an incentive to reduce their workload to increase their private welfare. In the face of an increase in caseload, this incentive will induce judges to attempt to terminate some cases more rapidly. In class action cases, failing to grant an attorney fee request will delay termination. This conflict is likely to lead judges to authorize higher fees as court congestion increases. Using two data sets of class action settlements, we show that attorney fees are significantly and positively related to the congestion level of the court hearing the case.


Imputed Conflicts Of Interest In International Law Practice, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Oct 2005

Imputed Conflicts Of Interest In International Law Practice, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Law, Ethics And Mystery, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2005

Law, Ethics And Mystery, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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"Lawyers For Lawyers": The Emerging Role Of Law Firm Legal Counsel, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2005

"Lawyers For Lawyers": The Emerging Role Of Law Firm Legal Counsel, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Lawyer For The Situation, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2004

Lawyer For The Situation, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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No Other Gods: Answering The Call Of Faith In The Practice Of Law, Howard Lesnick Jan 2003

No Other Gods: Answering The Call Of Faith In The Practice Of Law, Howard Lesnick

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The Qualified Legal Compliance Committee: Using The Attorney Conduct Rules To Restructure The Board Of Directors, Jill E. Fisch, Caroline M. Gentile Jan 2003

The Qualified Legal Compliance Committee: Using The Attorney Conduct Rules To Restructure The Board Of Directors, Jill E. Fisch, Caroline M. Gentile

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The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a new corporate governance structure, the qualified legal compliance committee, as part of the professional standards of conduct for attorneys mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. QLCCs are consistent with the Commission’s general approach to improving corporate governance through specialized committees of independent directors. This Article suggests, however, that assessing the benefits and costs of creating QLCCs may be more complex than is initially apparent. Importantly, QLCCs are unlikely to be effective in the absence of incentives for active director monitoring. This Article concludes by considering three ways of increasing these incentives.


Law And Justice In The Twenty-First Century, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2002

Law And Justice In The Twenty-First Century, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Lawyers On The Auction Block: Evaluation And Selection Of Class Counsel By Auction, Jill E. Fisch Jan 2002

Lawyers On The Auction Block: Evaluation And Selection Of Class Counsel By Auction, Jill E. Fisch

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The lead counsel auction has attracted increasing attention. Auction advocates mgue that auctions introduce competitive market forces that improve the selection and compensation of class counsel. The benefits of the auction, the;' claim, include lower legal fees and better representation. Careful scrutiny reveals that auction advocates have overlooked substantial methodological problems with the design and implementation of the lead counsel auction. Even if these problems were overcome, the auction procedure is flawed: Auctions are poor tools for selecting firms based on multiple criteria, compromise the judicial role, and are unlikely to produce reasonable fee awards. Although the existing record is ...


Aggregation, Auctions, And Other Developments In The Selection Of Lead Counsel Under The Pslra, Jill E. Fisch Apr 2001

Aggregation, Auctions, And Other Developments In The Selection Of Lead Counsel Under The Pslra, Jill E. Fisch

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Taking Action Against Auctions: The Third Circuit Task Force Report, Jill E. Fisch Jan 2001

Taking Action Against Auctions: The Third Circuit Task Force Report, Jill E. Fisch

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Making Progress The Old-Fashioned Way, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2001

Making Progress The Old-Fashioned Way, Stephen B. Burbank

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Changing Structure In The Practice Of Law, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 2000

Changing Structure In The Practice Of Law, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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The Complicated Ingredients Of Wisdom And Leadership, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2000

The Complicated Ingredients Of Wisdom And Leadership, Michael A. Fitts

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The Architecture Of Judicial Independence, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 1999

The Architecture Of Judicial Independence, Stephen B. Burbank

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Speaking Truth To Powerlessness, Howard Lesnick Jan 1999

Speaking Truth To Powerlessness, Howard Lesnick

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Personal Fulfillment In The Changing World Of Law Practice: Opportunities And Obstacles, Howard Lesnick Jan 1999

Personal Fulfillment In The Changing World Of Law Practice: Opportunities And Obstacles, Howard Lesnick

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The Religious Lawyer In A Pluralist Society, Howard Lesnick Jan 1998

The Religious Lawyer In A Pluralist Society, Howard Lesnick

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The Underlying Causes Of Withdrawal And Expulsion Of Partners From Law Firms, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 1998

The Underlying Causes Of Withdrawal And Expulsion Of Partners From Law Firms, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Bringing Legal Realism To The Study Of Ethics And Professionalism, Douglas N. Frenkel, Robert L. Nelson, Austin Sarat Jan 1998

Bringing Legal Realism To The Study Of Ethics And Professionalism, Douglas N. Frenkel, Robert L. Nelson, Austin Sarat

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Religious Particularity, Religious Metaphor, And Religious Truth: Listening To Tom Shaffer, Howard Lesnick Jan 1995

Religious Particularity, Religious Metaphor, And Religious Truth: Listening To Tom Shaffer, Howard Lesnick

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Commentary: Policy Implications, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 1995

Commentary: Policy Implications, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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Why Pro Bono In Law Schools, Howard Lesnick Jan 1994

Why Pro Bono In Law Schools, Howard Lesnick

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Lawyer Liability In Third Party Situations: The Meaning Of The Kaye Scholar Case, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Jan 1993

Lawyer Liability In Third Party Situations: The Meaning Of The Kaye Scholar Case, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr.

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The Kaye Scholer I case has excited much attention and alarm within the legal profession. 2 It is interpreted as greatly expanding the scope of lawyer liability to third parties and heralding much greater regulatory intervention into the relationship between lawyer and client. In some respects this interpretation is accurate. The Kaye Scholer proceeding is at least a "wake up call" to the legal profession, signalling that lawyers should be much more attentive to their legal and ethical obligations in transactional and regulatory matters. However, there is also much misunderstanding about Kaye Scholer, particularly the supposition that it created novel ...