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Reaching Backward And Stretching Forward: Teaching For Transfer In Law School Clinics, Shaun Archer, James Parry Eyster, James J. Kelly Jr., Tonya Kowalski, Colleen F. Shanahan Nov 2014

Reaching Backward And Stretching Forward: Teaching For Transfer In Law School Clinics, Shaun Archer, James Parry Eyster, James J. Kelly Jr., Tonya Kowalski, Colleen F. Shanahan

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In thinking about education, teachers may spend more time considering what to teach than how to teach. Unfortunately, traditional teaching techniques have limited effectiveness in their ability to help students retain and apply the knowledge either in later classes or in their professional work. What, then, is the value of our teaching efforts if students are unable to transfer the ideas and skills they have learned to later situations?

Teaching for transfer is important to the authors of this article, four clinical professors and one psychologist. The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to some of the ...


Retaining Color, Veronica Root Jan 2014

Retaining Color, Veronica Root

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It is no secret that large law firms are struggling in their efforts to retain attorneys of color. This is despite two decades of aggressive tracking of demographic rates, mandates from clients to improve demographic diversity, and the implementation of a variety of diversity efforts within large law firms. In part, law firm retention efforts are stymied by the reality that elite large law firms require some level of attrition to function properly under the predominant business model. This reality, however, does not explain why firms have more difficulty retaining attorneys of color — in particular black and Hispanic attorneys — than ...


Tax Recognition, Barry Cushman Jan 2014

Tax Recognition, Barry Cushman

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This article was prepared for the St. Louis University Law Journal’s “Teaching Trusts & Estates” issue. Many law students take a course in Trusts & Estates, but comparatively few enroll in a class devoted to the federal wealth transfer taxes. For most law students, the Trusts & Estates course provides the only opportunity for exposure to some of the basic features of the estate tax, the gift tax, the generation-skipping transfer tax, and some related features of the income tax. The coverage demands of the typical Trusts & Estates course do not allow for intensive discussion of these issues, but there are numerous ...


When Things Go Wrong In The Clinic: How To Prevent And Respond To Serious Student Misconduct, Robert Jones, Gerard F. Glynn, John J. Francis Jan 2012

When Things Go Wrong In The Clinic: How To Prevent And Respond To Serious Student Misconduct, Robert Jones, Gerard F. Glynn, John J. Francis

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This article documents the types of misconduct that students commit, explores why serious misconduct occurs, examines whether such conduct can be anticipated and reduced by prescreening and monitoring potentially problematic students, and suggests how misconduct might be addressed once it occurs. The authors' analysis thus encompasses both legal obligations and pedagogical considerations, and it takes account of the differing perspectives of clinical professors, law school administrators, and bar examiners. The authors operate from a "student centered" perspective that emphasizes the support and development of law students. This article is prescriptive, therefore, in the extent to which it emphasizes preventive actions ...


Foreword Advances In The Behavioral Analysis Of Law: Markets, Institutions, And Contracts, Avishalom Tor Jan 2011

Foreword Advances In The Behavioral Analysis Of Law: Markets, Institutions, And Contracts, Avishalom Tor

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Profiling Minority Law Librarians: An Update, Dwight B. King, Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Grace M. Mills Jan 2009

Profiling Minority Law Librarians: An Update, Dwight B. King, Rhea Ballard-Thrower, Grace M. Mills

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This is a 2007 update of a survey of minority law librarians first conducted in 1992. It offers a recent profile of our minority colleagues, enabling one to see how things have changed - or remained the same - over the course of fifteen years.


A Tribute To Robert L. Oakley: Remembering Bob Oakley, Roger F. Jacobs Jan 2008

A Tribute To Robert L. Oakley: Remembering Bob Oakley, Roger F. Jacobs

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A tribute to Robert L. Oakley, Professor and Law Librarian (1945-2007).


Teaching Trademark Theory Through The Lens Of Distinctiveness, Mark P. Mckenna Jan 2008

Teaching Trademark Theory Through The Lens Of Distinctiveness, Mark P. Mckenna

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This contribution to the annual teaching edition of the Saint Louis University Law Journal encourages teachers to begin trademark law courses using the concept of distinctiveness as a vehicle for articulating producer and consumer perspectives in trademark law. Viewing the law through these sometimes different perspectives helps in approaching a variety of doctrines in trademark law, and both perspectives are relatively easy to grasp in the context of distinctiveness.


The Gift Of Milner Ball, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2007

The Gift Of Milner Ball, Thomas L. Shaffer

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A Search For Balance In The Whirlwind Of Law School: Spirituality From Law Teachers, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2007

A Search For Balance In The Whirlwind Of Law School: Spirituality From Law Teachers, Thomas L. Shaffer

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In The Mountain/Green Eggheads And Old Hams, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2005

In The Mountain/Green Eggheads And Old Hams, Thomas L. Shaffer

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A Tribute To Frederic L. Kirgis, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2005

A Tribute To Frederic L. Kirgis, Thomas L. Shaffer

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User Surveys: Libraries Ask, "Hey, How Am I Doing?", Dwight B. King Jan 2005

User Surveys: Libraries Ask, "Hey, How Am I Doing?", Dwight B. King

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Mr. King offers suggestions on how to create and use surveys effectively to assess the quality of a library.


The University Of St. Thomas Law Library: A New Library For A New Era In Legal Education, Edmund P. Edmonds Jan 2002

The University Of St. Thomas Law Library: A New Library For A New Era In Legal Education, Edmund P. Edmonds

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Using The Pervasive Method Of Teaching Legal Ethics In A Property Course, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2002

Using The Pervasive Method Of Teaching Legal Ethics In A Property Course, Thomas L. Shaffer

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A Tribute To Andrew W. Mcthenia, Jr., Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2001

A Tribute To Andrew W. Mcthenia, Jr., Thomas L. Shaffer

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One Of A Kind - Professor Emeritus Charles E. Rice, Robert E. Rodes Jan 2001

One Of A Kind - Professor Emeritus Charles E. Rice, Robert E. Rodes

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Legal Writing In The New Millennium: Lessons From A Special Teacher And A "Special Classroom", Kenneth Ripple Jan 1999

Legal Writing In The New Millennium: Lessons From A Special Teacher And A "Special Classroom", Kenneth Ripple

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"Meet My Mentor": A Collection Of Personal Reminiscences, Frank G. Houdek, Edmund P. Edmonds Jan 1999

"Meet My Mentor": A Collection Of Personal Reminiscences, Frank G. Houdek, Edmund P. Edmonds

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Contributors describe the mentoring they received as law librarians. Individually the pieces offer fascinating glimpses of individuals and relationships. Collectively, they demonstrate how important - and how varied - the process of mentoring has been and continues to be for the growth and evolution of the profession.


Meet My Mentors -- Janet Wallin And Caroline Heriot, Edmund P. Edmonds Jan 1999

Meet My Mentors -- Janet Wallin And Caroline Heriot, Edmund P. Edmonds

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In this article, Dean Ed Edmonds describes his relationship with two people who mentored him in his career as a legal librarian.


On Teaching Legal Ethics With Stories About Clients, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1998

On Teaching Legal Ethics With Stories About Clients, Thomas L. Shaffer

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The Constitutionalism Of Mary Ann Glendon, Donald P. Kommers Jan 1998

The Constitutionalism Of Mary Ann Glendon, Donald P. Kommers

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"A Day In My Law Library Life," Circa 1997, Dwight B. King, Frank G. Houdek Jan 1997

"A Day In My Law Library Life," Circa 1997, Dwight B. King, Frank G. Houdek

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Contributors describe their lives as law librarians by recounting what they did during a single day at their jobs. Given the wide range of positions and libraries represented by the authors, the pieces collectively represent a snapshot - and a historical record - of the law library profession in 1997.


In Memory Of Professor John Broderick, Thomas F. Broden Jan 1997

In Memory Of Professor John Broderick, Thomas F. Broden

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Edward J. Murphy, Catholic Scholar, Charles E. Rice Jan 1996

Edward J. Murphy, Catholic Scholar, Charles E. Rice

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Edward J. Murphy: A Professor For All Seasons, David T. Link Jan 1996

Edward J. Murphy: A Professor For All Seasons, David T. Link

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Profiling Minority Law Librarians: A Report On The 1992-93 Survey, Dwight B. King, Rhea A-L Ballard, Helena Lai, Grace M. Mills Jan 1995

Profiling Minority Law Librarians: A Report On The 1992-93 Survey, Dwight B. King, Rhea A-L Ballard, Helena Lai, Grace M. Mills

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The authors present a demographic and professional profile of AALL minority law librarian members based upon responses to a detailed survey that elicited information about work experience and skills, professional activities and participation, and career aspirations. The results lead the authors to suggest some recruitment strategies to increase diversity in law librarianship and the level of minority participation in AALL.


Why Does The Church Have Law Schools?, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1995

Why Does The Church Have Law Schools?, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Making Way For A New Standard: Women Redefine The "Ideal Professor", Margaret F. Brinig Jan 1994

Making Way For A New Standard: Women Redefine The "Ideal Professor", Margaret F. Brinig

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Celebrating The 125th Anniversary Of The Notre Dame Law School, Anthony J. Bellia Jan 1994

Celebrating The 125th Anniversary Of The Notre Dame Law School, Anthony J. Bellia

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This year marks the Notre Dame Law School's 125th year of continuous operation. This issue of the Notre Dame Law Review is our contribution to the anniversary celebration.

We asked a few of the Law School's many distinguished graduates to contribute their reflections on legal education at Notre Dame. They are Robert Michael Greene, Class of 1969; Peter T. King, Class of 1968; Patrick McCartan, Class of 1959; and Hon. Martha Vazquez, Class of 1978. We are grateful as well to Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, Class of 1966, who prepared an essay for the issue.