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Tax Treatment Of Defaulted Child Support: The Better Approach, Richard C.E. Beck Jan 2000

Tax Treatment Of Defaulted Child Support: The Better Approach, Richard C.E. Beck

Other Publications

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Criticizing The Courts: A Lawyer’S Duty (Iii), Roger J. Miner '56 Jan 2000

Criticizing The Courts: A Lawyer’S Duty (Iii), Roger J. Miner '56

Lawyers and the Legal Profession

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Landlord-Tenant Court In New York City At The Turn Of The Nineteenth Century, Richard H. Chused Jan 2000

Landlord-Tenant Court In New York City At The Turn Of The Nineteenth Century, Richard H. Chused

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The Future Debate On Multidisciplinary Practice In The United States, Sydney M. Cone Iii. Jan 2000

The Future Debate On Multidisciplinary Practice In The United States, Sydney M. Cone Iii.

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A Law Of Healing, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

A Law Of Healing, Michael L. Perlin

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Their Promises Of Paradise: Will Olmstead V. L.C. Resuscitate The Constitutional Least Restrictive Alternative Principle In Mental Disability Law, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

Their Promises Of Paradise: Will Olmstead V. L.C. Resuscitate The Constitutional Least Restrictive Alternative Principle In Mental Disability Law, Michael L. Perlin

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This article argues that the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S. Ct. 2176 (1999), finding a qualified right to community treatment and services for certain institutionalized persons under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and endorsing an "integration mandate," forces us to reconsider the role of the "least restrictive alternative" in institutional mental disability law, and may serve to resuscitate and revitalize the constitutional foundations of that principle in this area of the law. In this context, Olmstead has the capacity to be the Supreme Court's most therapeutic mental disability law decision since that ...


The Constitutional Court Provides Succour For Victims Of Domestic Violence - S V Baloyi, Penelope Andrews Jan 2000

The Constitutional Court Provides Succour For Victims Of Domestic Violence - S V Baloyi, Penelope Andrews

Articles & Chapters

Focus - The Constitutional Court's 1999 Term


A Grand Exercise In Forgiveness, Or Justice Held Hostage To Truth? South Africa’S Truth And Reconciliation Commission, Penelope Andrews Jan 2000

A Grand Exercise In Forgiveness, Or Justice Held Hostage To Truth? South Africa’S Truth And Reconciliation Commission, Penelope Andrews

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An evaluation of the success or otherwise of the TRC may seem premature, but there have been some interesting reflections thus far. One such work is David Dyzenhaus’ book, Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order. The book is a narrative and critique of the legal hearings which took place over three days at the TRC. This is a review of the Dyzenhaus book.


Globalization, Human Rights And Critical Race Feminism: Voices From The Margins, Penelope Andrews Jan 2000

Globalization, Human Rights And Critical Race Feminism: Voices From The Margins, Penelope Andrews

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South Africa and Australia, albeit markedly different in their demographics, politics, and history, share a colonial past, where race was the fault line throughout the society. Although there were marked differences in the colonial structure and various policies of the colonial administrators, both societies shared certain patriarchal attitudes that cemented during the colonial period and left a particular legacy of violence against black women. In both, the incidence of violence against women was so systemic and so ubiquitous that it has been described as a continuing violation of their human rights. The intersection of colonialism, patriarchy and violence and its ...


Making Room For Critical Race Theory In International Law: Some Practical Pointers, Penelope Andrews Jan 2000

Making Room For Critical Race Theory In International Law: Some Practical Pointers, Penelope Andrews

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In addition to assessing the pertinence of critical race theory in unmasking international law's colonial, racist and patriarchal underpinnings, this paper attempts to suggest practical ways in which a critical race theoryapproach can enrich the international legal system, by giving a voice to the voiceless and by addressing the conditions of marginality in which much of the developing world is trapped.

This paper will do three things. First, it will peruse the contemporary global situation with respect to international law and human rights. Second, it will assess the contribution of critical race theory in advancing an understanding of, and ...


I Ain't Gonna Work On Maggie's Farm No More: Institutional Segregation, Community Treatment, The Ada, And The Promise Of Olmstead V. L.C., Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

I Ain't Gonna Work On Maggie's Farm No More: Institutional Segregation, Community Treatment, The Ada, And The Promise Of Olmstead V. L.C., Michael L. Perlin

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Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S. Ct. 2176 (1999), qualifiedly affirming a decision that the Americans with Disabilities Act entitled plaintiffs - residents of Georgia State Hospital - to treatment in an "integrated community setting" as opposed to an "unnecessarily segregated" state hospital, potentially has the capacity to transform and revolutionize institutional mental disability law. Whether that potential is realized depends on multiple factors, especially the extent to which courts, legislatures and the public are willing to confront the extent to which sanism (an irrational prejudice of the same quality and character of other irrational prejudices that cause and are reflected in ...


For The Misdemeanor Outlaw: The Impact Of The Ada On The Institutionalization Of Criminal Defendants With Mental Disabilities, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

For The Misdemeanor Outlaw: The Impact Of The Ada On The Institutionalization Of Criminal Defendants With Mental Disabilities, Michael L. Perlin

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This article argues that the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S. Ct. 2176 (1999), finding a qualified right to community treatment and services for certain institutionalized persons under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), causes us to reconceptualize state policies that mandate that all defendants in four categories - those being evaluated for competency to stand trial, those found permanently incompetent to stand trial under the Supreme Court's decision in Jackson v. Indiana, 406 U.S. 715 (1972), those being evaluated for insanity, and those found not guilty by reason of insanity - be treated and ...


Johnny's In The Basement/Mixing Up His Medicine: Therapeutic Jurisprudence And Clinical Teaching, Keri K. Gould, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

Johnny's In The Basement/Mixing Up His Medicine: Therapeutic Jurisprudence And Clinical Teaching, Keri K. Gould, Michael L. Perlin

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Clinical legal education is both more exhilarating and more stressful than "traditional" legal education. It forces students to confront their pre-existing assumptions about the practice of law and the representation of clients (frequently, indigent and marginalized individuals), and it similarly forces them to integrate new doctrine, theory, and practice in a very different way than "regular" law classes demand.

Therapeutic jurisprudence considers the role of the law as a therapeutic agent, and examines all aspects of the legal system in an effort to determine whether it is operating therapeutically or anti-therapeutically, and suggests that legal decision-makers consider the potential impact ...


Stepping Outside The Box: Viewing Your Client In A Whole New Light, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2000

Stepping Outside The Box: Viewing Your Client In A Whole New Light, Michael L. Perlin

Articles & Chapters

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Will Exploding Guaranties Bomb?, Marshall E. Tracht Jan 2000

Will Exploding Guaranties Bomb?, Marshall E. Tracht

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Springing and exploding guaranties - insider guaranties that will become due ifand when a borrower files for bankruptcy - have become popular as "bankruptcy-proofing" devices, yet there is little case law or literature on their enforceability. This article reviews the limited existing law on these bankruptcy-contingent guaranties and examines some of the arguments against their enforceabiltiy that can be expected to be made in the future.


Introduction: A Retrospective On The Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2000

Introduction: A Retrospective On The Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, Arthur S. Leonard

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Chronicling A Movement: 20 Years Of Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2000

Chronicling A Movement: 20 Years Of Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, Arthur S. Leonard

Articles & Chapters

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Introduction (Symposium: Mutual Fund Regulation In The Next Millennium), Jeffrey J. Haas Jan 2000

Introduction (Symposium: Mutual Fund Regulation In The Next Millennium), Jeffrey J. Haas

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New York Metropolitan Area Lending Scorecard: 1998, Richard D. Marsico Jan 2000

New York Metropolitan Area Lending Scorecard: 1998, Richard D. Marsico

Articles & Chapters

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The Constitutional Canon: The Challenge Posed By A Transitional Constitutionalism (Symposium: The Canon(S) Of Constitutional Law), Ruti Teitel Jan 2000

The Constitutional Canon: The Challenge Posed By A Transitional Constitutionalism (Symposium: The Canon(S) Of Constitutional Law), Ruti Teitel

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Transparency And Accountability: Rethinking Corporate Fiduciary Law's Relevance To Disclosure, Faith Stevelman Jan 2000

Transparency And Accountability: Rethinking Corporate Fiduciary Law's Relevance To Disclosure, Faith Stevelman

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This article explores the duty of “disclosure/complete candor” (among directors, from boards to shareholders and from controllers to minority shareholders) within state corporate fiduciary law (especially Delaware’s, the most developed). It observes the odd minimization of the candor/disclosure duty within the core doctrines of fiduciary care, loyalty and good faith. It analyzes the evolution of the fiduciary disclosure duty and its “moment of truth” in the watershed litigation in Malone v. Brincat. The belated appearance of the fiduciary disclosure duty is partly the result of historical, customary and political understandings which have dwarfed logic and conceptual coherence ...


Insider Guaranties In Bankruptcy: A Framework For Analysis, Marshall E. Tracht Jan 2000

Insider Guaranties In Bankruptcy: A Framework For Analysis, Marshall E. Tracht

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This article presents an economic analysis of insider guaranties in small business finance and bankruptcy, explaining their role in the panoply of legal and contractual devices used to control financial agency costs. It then uses this model to examine two areas of concern in the bankruptcy treatment of insider guaranties (the Deprizio preference problem and the enforceability of springing and exploding guaranties) and to explore some of the wider implications of insider guaranties for small business bankruptcy. Building on the fact that insider guaranties are typically used less to increase the assets available for repayment of the debt than to ...