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Cases And Case-Lawyers, Richard A. Danner Jan 2016

Cases And Case-Lawyers, Richard A. Danner

Faculty Scholarship

In the nineteenth century, the term “case-lawyer” was used as a label for lawyers who seemed to care more about locating precedents applicable to their current cases than understanding the principles behind the reported case law. Criticisms of case-lawyers appeared in English journals in the late 1820s, then in the United States, usually from those who believed that every lawyer needed to know and understand the unchanging principles of the common law in order to resolve issues not found in the reported cases. After the Civil War, expressions of concern about caselawyers increased with the significant growth in the amount ...


Setting Your Compass: Some Thoughts From A (Former) Djag, Charles J. Dunlap Jr. Jan 2015

Setting Your Compass: Some Thoughts From A (Former) Djag, Charles J. Dunlap Jr.

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No abstract provided.


Lawyers On Trial: Juror Hostility To Defendants In Legal Malpractice Trials, Herbert M. Kritzer, Neil Vidmar Jan 2015

Lawyers On Trial: Juror Hostility To Defendants In Legal Malpractice Trials, Herbert M. Kritzer, Neil Vidmar

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In contrast to medical malpractice, legal malpractice is a phenomenon that has attracted little attention from empirically-oriented scholars. This paper is part of a larger study of legal malpractice claiming and litigation. Given the evidence on the frequency of legal malpractice claims, there are surprisingly few legal malpractice cases that result in jury verdicts. There are many possible explanations for this, one of which reflects the perception that lawyers are held in such low esteem by potential jurors that they risk harsh treatment by jurors when they are defendants in legal malpractice trials. Because we could find no empirical evidence ...


Lawyers: Gatekeepers Of The Sovereign Debt Market?, Michael Bradley, Irving De Lira Salvatierra, Mitu Gulati Jan 2014

Lawyers: Gatekeepers Of The Sovereign Debt Market?, Michael Bradley, Irving De Lira Salvatierra, Mitu Gulati

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The claim that lawyers act as gatekeepers or certifiers in financial transactions is widely discussed in the legal literature. There has, however, been little empirical examination of the claim. We test the hypothesis that law firms have replaced investment banks as the gatekeepers of the market for sovereign debt. Our results suggest that hiring outside law firms sends a negative signal to the market regarding the pending issuance; a finding that is inconsistent with the thesis that outside law firms primarily play a certification role in the sovereign debt market.


Founding Legal Education In America, Paul D. Carrington Jan 2013

Founding Legal Education In America, Paul D. Carrington

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No abstract provided.


The Aba, The Aall, The Aals, And The “Duplication Of Legal Publications”, Richard A. Danner Jan 2012

The Aba, The Aall, The Aals, And The “Duplication Of Legal Publications”, Richard A. Danner

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Between 1935 and 1940, the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the American Association of Law Libraries joined forces to work on solutions to a problem often referred to as the “duplication of legal publications.” The need for practicing attorneys and law libraries to purchase multiple and duplicative versions of published law reports and other law books was burdensome in costs, complicated the research process, and contributed to what the American Law Institute identified as the two chief defects of American law: “its uncertainty and its complexity.” This article highlights the efforts of the ABA, the ...


A Jurisprudence Of Insurgency: Lawyers As Companions Of Unimagined Change, Michael E. Tigar Jan 2012

A Jurisprudence Of Insurgency: Lawyers As Companions Of Unimagined Change, Michael E. Tigar

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No abstract provided.


Robinson Everett: The Citizen Lawyer Ideal Lives On, David F. Levi Jan 2010

Robinson Everett: The Citizen Lawyer Ideal Lives On, David F. Levi

Faculty Scholarship

In this tribute to Professor Robinson O. Everett, Dean David Levi questions the view that the citizen-lawyer or lawyer-statesmen models are in decline. Tracing Professor Everett’s varied career, accomplishments, and commitments to individuals and institutions; Levi contends that Everett combined the lawyer's traditional focus on the individual with an overall dedication to the larger community. Everett was not just a model citizen; he was a lawyer-citizen. Levi contends that the survival of the lawyer-citizen and lawyer-statesmen models is a matter of choice and character. Nothing in the current structure of the legal economy places these models out of ...


Lawyers And Social Justice, Michael E. Tigar Jan 1995

Lawyers And Social Justice, Michael E. Tigar

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


What To Do When Your Case Is Front Page News: Panel Discussion, Michael E. Tigar Jan 1995

What To Do When Your Case Is Front Page News: Panel Discussion, Michael E. Tigar

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No abstract provided.


The Hushed Case Against A Supreme Court Appointment: Judge Parker's "New South" Constitutional Jurisprudence, 1925-1933, Peter G. Fish Jan 1990

The Hushed Case Against A Supreme Court Appointment: Judge Parker's "New South" Constitutional Jurisprudence, 1925-1933, Peter G. Fish

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No abstract provided.


Warrior Bards, Kevin Mccarthy, Michael E. Tigar Jan 1989

Warrior Bards, Kevin Mccarthy, Michael E. Tigar

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No abstract provided.


Crime Talk, Rights Talk, And Double-Talk: Thoughts On Reading Encyclopedia Of Crime And Justice (Review Essay), Michael E. Tigar Jan 1986

Crime Talk, Rights Talk, And Double-Talk: Thoughts On Reading Encyclopedia Of Crime And Justice (Review Essay), Michael E. Tigar

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Sex Discrimination In Law School Placement, Frank T. Read, Elisabeth S. Petersen Mar 1972

Sex Discrimination In Law School Placement, Frank T. Read, Elisabeth S. Petersen

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Foreword: Waiver Of Constitutional Rights: Disquiet In The Citadel, Michael E. Tigar Jan 1970

Foreword: Waiver Of Constitutional Rights: Disquiet In The Citadel, Michael E. Tigar

Faculty Scholarship

Foreword to Harvard Law Review review of Supreme Court 1969 Term


Law And Communist Reality In The Soviet Union, Charles S. Maddock, Kazimierz Grzybowski Oct 1969

Law And Communist Reality In The Soviet Union, Charles S. Maddock, Kazimierz Grzybowski

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No abstract provided.


A Suggestion: The Family Lawyer, John S. Bradway Aug 1959

A Suggestion: The Family Lawyer, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


A New Look At Practical Training, John S. Bradway Oct 1953

A New Look At Practical Training, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


A Better Mouse Trap, John S. Bradway Jun 1949

A Better Mouse Trap, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


Publicity For Lawyers, John S. Bradway Oct 1946

Publicity For Lawyers, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


Will “Socialized Law” Be Next?, John S. Bradway Jun 1945

Will “Socialized Law” Be Next?, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


Lawyers And Morale, John S. Bradway Nov 1942

Lawyers And Morale, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


Remarks By The President Of The Association Of American Law Schools, Harold Shepherd Jan 1942

Remarks By The President Of The Association Of American Law Schools, Harold Shepherd

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


A National Bar Survey, John S. Bradway Jun 1936

A National Bar Survey, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


Legal Standards, John S. Bradway Apr 1936

Legal Standards, John S. Bradway

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No abstract provided.


American Lawyers And Their Books, William R. Roalfe Jan 1936

American Lawyers And Their Books, William R. Roalfe

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Making Ethical Lawyers—Some Practical Proposals For Achieving The Goal, John S. Bradway Jan 1936

Making Ethical Lawyers—Some Practical Proposals For Achieving The Goal, John S. Bradway

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Student Movement In Bar Association Work - Effect Of Experiences On Young Lawyer’S Later Professional Outlook, William B. Mcguire, H. C. Horack Aug 1934

The Student Movement In Bar Association Work - Effect Of Experiences On Young Lawyer’S Later Professional Outlook, William B. Mcguire, H. C. Horack

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Lawyers And The Administration Of Criminal Justice, Justin Miller Feb 1934

Lawyers And The Administration Of Criminal Justice, Justin Miller

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


A Lawyer Looks At A Lawyer’S Training, Leslie Craven Jul 1933

A Lawyer Looks At A Lawyer’S Training, Leslie Craven

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.