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Complicity And Lesser Evils: A Tale Of Two Lawyers, David Luban Jan 2021

Complicity And Lesser Evils: A Tale Of Two Lawyers, David Luban

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Government lawyers and other public officials sometimes face an excruciating moral dilemma: to stay on the job or to quit, when the government is one they find morally abhorrent. Staying may make them complicit in evil policies; it also runs the danger of inuring them to wrongdoing, just as their presence on the job helps inure others. At the same time, staying may be their only opportunity to mitigate those policies – to make evils into lesser evils – and to uphold the rule of law when it is under assault. This Article explores that dilemma in a stark form: through the ...


Aman Relflects On "Page-Turning" Opportunities Throught His Indiana Law Tenure, Kenneth L. Turchi, Alfred Aman Dec 2020

Aman Relflects On "Page-Turning" Opportunities Throught His Indiana Law Tenure, Kenneth L. Turchi, Alfred Aman

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

After nearly 50 years of practicing, teaching, and administration, Alfred C. (Fred) Aman, Jr., took emeritus status at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year. Earlier this fall, he visited with ergo editor Ken Turchi to reflect on his distinguished career.


Dean's Desk: Amid Covid-19 Shutdown, Iu Maurer Displays Resilience, Austen L. Parrish Apr 2020

Dean's Desk: Amid Covid-19 Shutdown, Iu Maurer Displays Resilience, Austen L. Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

The spring semester is coming to a close in Bloomington, but in ways none of us expected. The COVID-19 pandemic required us to shift to teaching remotely in a matter of days, and all on-campus events — including commencement — have been canceled or postponed. Fortunately, when classes resumed remotely March 30, our students, faculty and staff more than rose to the occasion and pulled together, and the transition has been smoother than expected.

Our community’s resilience and positive attitude through the pandemic have led me to reflect more broadly on the wonderful support — financial and otherwise — we receive from alumni ...


That Further Shore: A Memoir Of Irish Roots And American Promise [Table Of Contents], John D. Feerick Apr 2020

That Further Shore: A Memoir Of Irish Roots And American Promise [Table Of Contents], John D. Feerick

Biography

A rare and evocative memoir of a respected constitutional scholar, dedicated public servant, political reformer, and facilitator of peace in the land of his ancestors

John D. Feerick’s life has all the elements of a modern Horatio Alger story: the poor boy who achieves success by dint of his hard work. But Feerick brought other elements to that classical American success story: his deep religious faith, his integrity, and his paramount concern for social justice. In his memoir, The Further Shore, Feerick shares his inspiring story, from its humble beginnings born to immigrant parents in the South Bronx, going ...


Law Library Blog (February 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Feb 2020

Law Library Blog (February 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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Memorializing Dissent: Justice Pal In Tokyo, Mark A. Drumbl Jan 2020

Memorializing Dissent: Justice Pal In Tokyo, Mark A. Drumbl

Scholarly Articles

Memorials and monuments are envisioned as positive ways to honor victims of atrocity. Such displays are taken as intrinsically benign, respectful, and in accord with the arc of justice. Is this correlation axiomatic, however? Art, after all, may be a vehicle for multiple normativities, contested experiences, and variable veracities. Hence, in order to really speak about the relationships between the aesthetic and international criminal law, one must consider the full range of initiatives—whether pop-up ventures, alleyway graffiti, impromptu ceremonies, street art, and grassroots public histories—prompted by international criminal trials. Courts may be able to stage their own outreach ...


The Paradox Of Justice John Paul Stevens, Sonja R. West, Dahlia Lithwick Jan 2020

The Paradox Of Justice John Paul Stevens, Sonja R. West, Dahlia Lithwick

Scholarly Works

In the days following Justice John Paul Stevens’s death last year, numerous tributes and remembrances immediately poured forth. Former clerks, journalists, and legal scholars all grasped for the perfect words to capture the man and the justice we had just lost.

Yet many readers of these tributes and homages might have begun to wonder whether they were actually all talking about the same person. Because, taken together, the various portraits appeared to be full of contradictions. In one piece, for example, Justice Stevens is described as a frequent lone dissenter, while in another he is praised for his consensusbuilding ...


2020 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Program Jan 2020

2020 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Program

Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

No abstract provided.


The Empty Chair: Reflections On An Absent Justice, Jennifer L. Behrens Jan 2020

The Empty Chair: Reflections On An Absent Justice, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

This article examines a January 1888 letter to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison Waite from Associate Justice Stanley Matthews. Justice Matthews requested time away from the notoriously overworked Court’s session in order to attend the funeral of Dr. Peter Parker, renowned medical missionary and diplomat. The piece presents biographical sketches of Justice Matthews and Dr. Parker, and considers the historical context of the potential absence on the late nineteenth-century Court’s operations.


Empty Chairs, Jennifer L. Behrens Jan 2020

Empty Chairs, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Honoring Sally Jewell, Charles Wilkinson Jan 2020

Honoring Sally Jewell, Charles Wilkinson

Articles

No abstract provided.


Deborah Gelin: Supreme Court Pioneer, Todd C. Peppers Jan 2020

Deborah Gelin: Supreme Court Pioneer, Todd C. Peppers

Scholarly Articles

Monday, October 2, 1972 was a momentous day at the United States Supreme Court. At approximately 10:00 a.m., the Justices processed into the com1room to start October Term 1972. For the first time in the Court's history, a young woman took a seat on the raised rostrum. She was not Sandra Day O'Connor, who would become the first female Justice approximately nine years later. Her name was Deborah Gelin, and she was a fourteen-year-old high school student from Rockville, Maryland. Hired by the Court in September of 1972, Gelin was the first young woman to serve ...


2019 Distinguished Service Award Program Oct 2019

2019 Distinguished Service Award Program

Distinguished Service Awards

No abstract provided.


The Library Of Robert Morris, Antebellum Civil Rights Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis, Mary Sarah Bilder Sep 2019

The Library Of Robert Morris, Antebellum Civil Rights Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis, Mary Sarah Bilder

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

The Robert Morris library, the only known extant, antebellum African American–owned library, reveals its owner’s intellectual commitment to full citizenship and equality for people of color. Although studies of lawyers’ libraries have focused on large collections, this article provides a model for interpreting small libraries, particularly where few personal papers remain extant.


2019 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Program Apr 2019

2019 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Program

Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Annals Of Murder: The Life And Works Of Thomas M. Mcdade, Jennifer L. Behrens Jan 2019

Beyond The Annals Of Murder: The Life And Works Of Thomas M. Mcdade, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

Thomas M. McDade is best known (if not well-known enough) for his seminal 1961 reference bibliography, The Annals of Murder: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on American Murders from Colonial Times to 1900. Beyond that singular text on early American murder trial accounts, though, lies more than 70 additional publications on American legal history, law enforcement, and literature, gathered together for the first time in an annotated bibliography of McDade’s lesser-known writings. The article also examines McDade’s fascinating life and varied career as an early FBI agent, World War II veteran, corporate executive, and true crime chronicler.


Review Of Joel Richard Paul, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall And His Times, Pat Newcombe Jan 2019

Review Of Joel Richard Paul, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall And His Times, Pat Newcombe

Faculty Scholarship

This Article reviews Joel Richard Paul's book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times. The Author found this scholarly work to be very readable. Paul relies on ample and deep primary sources, yet manages to present John Marshall in a very human and accessible way. This narrative would be an excellent selection for any academic or public library, especially those that collect in the American history area, and it is highly recommended.


The Gift Of Art Brightens Baier Hall, Maurer School Of Law - Indiana University Dec 2018

The Gift Of Art Brightens Baier Hall, Maurer School Of Law - Indiana University

Douglass Boshkoff (1971-1972 Acting; 1972-1975)

Doug Boshkoff knew immediately when he saw it. The oversized print on display at a Chicago art dealership was the perfect fit. Lichtenstein had used a neutral and cool palette and an angular design that would add a splash to even the dullest wall, and Boshkoff — a man of vision and creativity himself — knew that the Law School’s main lobby would serve as the perfect display space for the vivid print.

In September, the Boshkoff family attended the unveiling of “Imperfect Series,” a 1988 print by the American pop artist, which hangs just outside the entrance to the Jerome ...


2018 Distinguished Service Award Program Oct 2018

2018 Distinguished Service Award Program

Distinguished Service Awards

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (October 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2018

Law Library Blog (October 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


2018 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Program Apr 2018

2018 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Program

Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

No abstract provided.


Green Bag Cataloging Trivia, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld Apr 2018

Green Bag Cataloging Trivia, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


2018 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Invitation Jan 2018

2018 Academy Of Law Alumni Fellows Dinner And Induction Ceremony Invitation

Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

No abstract provided.


Adventures In Higher Education, Happiness, And Mindfulness, Peter H. Huang Jan 2018

Adventures In Higher Education, Happiness, And Mindfulness, Peter H. Huang

Articles

This Article recounts my unique adventures in higher education, including being a Princeton University freshman mathematics major at age 14, Harvard University applied mathematics graduate student at age 17, economics and finance faculty at multiple schools, first-year law student at the University of Chicago, second- and third-year law student at Stanford University, and law faculty at multiple schools. This Article also candidly discusses my experiences as student and professor and openly shares how I achieved sustainable happiness by practicing mindfulness to reduce fears, rumination, and worry in facing adversity, disappointment, and setbacks. This Article analyzes why law schools should teach ...


Adrenaline Of Excellence: The Career Of Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, Claudio Grossman, Andrew Popper Jan 2018

Adrenaline Of Excellence: The Career Of Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, Claudio Grossman, Andrew Popper

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

No abstract provided.


Dean's Desk: Past And Present, Women Play Key Roles At Iu Maurer, Austen L. Parrish Nov 2017

Dean's Desk: Past And Present, Women Play Key Roles At Iu Maurer, Austen L. Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

Under first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie’s leadership, Indiana University founded Women’s Philanthropy as one way to celebrate alumnae leadership and to make the achievements of our most talented and trailblazing women graduates more visible. As the IU Maurer School of Law’s 175th year draws to a close, consistent with these larger University efforts, it’s an opportune time to celebrate some of the law school’s extraordinary women graduates. Their stories are powerful and inspiring, and I’m pleased to share just a few.


2017 Distinguished Service Award Program Oct 2017

2017 Distinguished Service Award Program

Distinguished Service Awards

No abstract provided.


The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge Ahead Of His Time, Wayne A. Logan Sep 2017

The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge Ahead Of His Time, Wayne A. Logan

Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Ll.B. To J.D. At Notre Dame Law School, Beth G. Klein Jun 2017

Ll.B. To J.D. At Notre Dame Law School, Beth G. Klein

1968–1971: William B. Lawless Jr.

At the time of the switch from LL.B. to J.D. (1968-1969) the dean was William B. Lawless. This note documents the research on the topic.


Dean's Desk: Celebrating Student Excellence In Journals, Advocacy Boards, Austen L. Parrish May 2017

Dean's Desk: Celebrating Student Excellence In Journals, Advocacy Boards, Austen L. Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.