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Domestic Violence Victims A Nuisance To Cities, Filomena Gehart Jun 2016

Domestic Violence Victims A Nuisance To Cities, Filomena Gehart

Pepperdine Law Review

Unless municipal nuisance ordinances change, domestic violence victims can face eviction just for calling the police. Nuisance ordinances generally impose fines on a property owner or landlord when the police are called to respond to incidents of crime a certain number of times at the same residence. Many nuisance ordinances also revoke a landlord’s rental license if a property is deemed a nuisance. However, many of these nuisance ordinances do not have an exception for incidents of domestic violence and, consequently, victims are scared to call 911 or request police assistance. This comment surveys the development of nuisance laws ...


Do Lawyers Matter? The Effect Of Legal Representation In Civil Disputes, Emily S. Taylor Poppe, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski Jun 2016

Do Lawyers Matter? The Effect Of Legal Representation In Civil Disputes, Emily S. Taylor Poppe, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski

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With declining law school enrollments, rising rates of pro se litigation, increasing competition from international lawyers and other professionals, and disparaging assessments from the Supreme Court, the legal profession is under increasing attack. Recent research suggesting that legal representation does not benefit clients has further fueled an existential anxiety in the profession. Are lawyers needed and do they matter? In this Article, we review the existing empirical research on the effect of legal representation on civil dispute outcomes. Although the pattern of results has complexities, across a wide range of substantive areas of law (housing, governmental benefits, family law, employment ...


Justice For All, Patricia Kay Oliver Feb 2013

Justice For All, Patricia Kay Oliver

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Fourteen years into her career at a top U.S. law firm, no one would have imagined that Patricia K. Oliver would walk away from her private practice to return to the world of her poverty-filled childhood in Compton. But in 2011, she left her practice to serve as the President and Executive Director of Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles (CLA-LA). This is the story of her journey, which she was honored to share at the Pepperdine Law Review's The Lawyer of the Future symposium.


Louis D. Brandeis And The Lawyer Advocacy System, Robert F. Cochran Jr. Feb 2013

Louis D. Brandeis And The Lawyer Advocacy System, Robert F. Cochran Jr.

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The law practice of Louis Brandeis serves as an appropriate vehicle for examining both the history of the legal profession in the United States and the role of lawyers as philanthropists. Brandeis was one of America's most successful and innovative lawyers at the turn of the twentieth century, and serves as a role model for lawyers in his dedication to public service. Brandeis, of course, is best known for his work as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court; however, he is less well known for his work as a lawyer-though he practiced law for 40 years before ...


The Not-So-Golden Years: The Legal Response To Elder Abuse, David P. Mathews Jan 2013

The Not-So-Golden Years: The Legal Response To Elder Abuse, David P. Mathews

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Nollan V. California Coastal Commission: You Can't Always Get What You Want, But Sometimes You Get What You Need, Timothy A. Bittle Jan 2013

Nollan V. California Coastal Commission: You Can't Always Get What You Want, But Sometimes You Get What You Need, Timothy A. Bittle

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Benign Sex Discrimination Revisited: Constitutional And Moral Issues In Banning Sex-Selection Abortion , George Schedler Jan 2013

Benign Sex Discrimination Revisited: Constitutional And Moral Issues In Banning Sex-Selection Abortion , George Schedler

Pepperdine Law Review

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Land Use Aesthetics: A Citizen Survey Approach To Decision Making , John Edward Van Vlear Jan 2013

Land Use Aesthetics: A Citizen Survey Approach To Decision Making , John Edward Van Vlear

Pepperdine Law Review

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Alienating Sham Marriages For Tougher Immigration Penalties: Congress Enacts The Marriage Fraud Act, Karen L. Rae Jan 2013

Alienating Sham Marriages For Tougher Immigration Penalties: Congress Enacts The Marriage Fraud Act, Karen L. Rae

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Consumer Debt And Usury: A New Rationale For Usury , Robin A. Morris Jan 2013

Consumer Debt And Usury: A New Rationale For Usury , Robin A. Morris

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Rule 408: Maintaining The Sheild For Negotiation In Federal And Bankruptcy Courts, Leslie T. Gladstone Jan 2013

Rule 408: Maintaining The Sheild For Negotiation In Federal And Bankruptcy Courts, Leslie T. Gladstone

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The Mandatory Summary Jury Trial In Federal Court: Foundationally Flawed, Nina Jill Spiegel Jan 2013

The Mandatory Summary Jury Trial In Federal Court: Foundationally Flawed, Nina Jill Spiegel

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The Arbitration Of Federal Domestic Antitrust Claims: How Safe Is The American Safety Doctrine?, Bruce R. Braun Jan 2013

The Arbitration Of Federal Domestic Antitrust Claims: How Safe Is The American Safety Doctrine?, Bruce R. Braun

Pepperdine Law Review

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Negotiating Better Superfund Settlements: Prospects And Protocols, Scott A. Cassel Jan 2013

Negotiating Better Superfund Settlements: Prospects And Protocols, Scott A. Cassel

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Implications Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes For Decisionmaking In Administrative Disputes, Wallace Warfield Jan 2013

The Implications Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes For Decisionmaking In Administrative Disputes, Wallace Warfield

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Unjustified Furor Over Securities Arbitration, Gilbert R. Serota Jan 2013

The Unjustified Furor Over Securities Arbitration, Gilbert R. Serota

Pepperdine Law Review

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Implementation Of California's Dispute Resolution Programs Act: A State-Local Partnership, Mary-Alice Coleman Jan 2013

Implementation Of California's Dispute Resolution Programs Act: A State-Local Partnership, Mary-Alice Coleman

Pepperdine Law Review

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Mediation - A Preferred Method Of Dispute Resolution, Kenneth R. Feinberg Jan 2013

Mediation - A Preferred Method Of Dispute Resolution, Kenneth R. Feinberg

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Using Court-Annexed Arbitration To Reduce Litigant Costs And To Increase The Pace Of Litigation, John L. Barkai, Gene Kassebaum Jan 2013

Using Court-Annexed Arbitration To Reduce Litigant Costs And To Increase The Pace Of Litigation, John L. Barkai, Gene Kassebaum

Pepperdine Law Review

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Introduction: Second Symposium Issue On Alternative Dispute Resolution , L. Randolph Lowry Jan 2013

Introduction: Second Symposium Issue On Alternative Dispute Resolution , L. Randolph Lowry

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It's All Mine - Or At Least Part Of It Is: A California Look At Property Apportionment Between The Families Of An Interstate And An Intestate's Predeceased Spouse, Robert G. Popovich Jan 2013

It's All Mine - Or At Least Part Of It Is: A California Look At Property Apportionment Between The Families Of An Interstate And An Intestate's Predeceased Spouse, Robert G. Popovich

Pepperdine Law Review

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Coy V. Iowa: A Constitutional Right Of Intimidation, John A. Mayers Jan 2013

Coy V. Iowa: A Constitutional Right Of Intimidation, John A. Mayers

Pepperdine Law Review

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Thompson V. Oklahoma: Debating The Constitutionality Of Juvenile Executions, Susan M. Simmons Jan 2013

Thompson V. Oklahoma: Debating The Constitutionality Of Juvenile Executions, Susan M. Simmons

Pepperdine Law Review

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United States V. Kozminski: On The Threshold Of Involuntary Servitude , Kenneth T. Koonce Jr. Jan 2013

United States V. Kozminski: On The Threshold Of Involuntary Servitude , Kenneth T. Koonce Jr.

Pepperdine Law Review

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Thompson V. Thompson: The Jurisdictional Dilemma Of Child Custody Cases Under The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act , Steven M. Schuetze Jan 2013

Thompson V. Thompson: The Jurisdictional Dilemma Of Child Custody Cases Under The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act , Steven M. Schuetze

Pepperdine Law Review

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Mandatory Pro Bono: The Path To Equal Justice, John R. Desteiguer Jan 2013

Mandatory Pro Bono: The Path To Equal Justice, John R. Desteiguer

Pepperdine Law Review

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Juror Journalism: Are Profit Motives Replacing Civic Duty?, Brent K. Ashby Jan 2013

Juror Journalism: Are Profit Motives Replacing Civic Duty?, Brent K. Ashby

Pepperdine Law Review

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Municipal And State Sanctuary Declarations: Innocuous Symbolism Or Improper Dictates?, Jorge L. Carro Jan 2013

Municipal And State Sanctuary Declarations: Innocuous Symbolism Or Improper Dictates?, Jorge L. Carro

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Avoiding Religious Apartheid: Affording Equal Treatment For Student-Initiated Religious Expression In Public Schools , John W. Whitehead Jan 2013

Avoiding Religious Apartheid: Affording Equal Treatment For Student-Initiated Religious Expression In Public Schools , John W. Whitehead

Pepperdine Law Review

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Hustler Magazine, Inc. V. Falwell: Laugh Or Cry, Public Figures Must Learn To Live With Satirical Criticism , James R. Laguzza Jan 2013

Hustler Magazine, Inc. V. Falwell: Laugh Or Cry, Public Figures Must Learn To Live With Satirical Criticism , James R. Laguzza

Pepperdine Law Review

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