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Foreword (Public Law), Paul Craig Jan 2019

Foreword (Public Law), Paul Craig

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Well-Timed Solutions For Legal Education And The Bar, William D. Henderson Jan 2018

Well-Timed Solutions For Legal Education And The Bar, William D. Henderson

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End Of The Racial Age: Reflections On The Changing Racial And Ethnic Ancestry Of Blacks On Affirmative Action, Kevin D. Brown Jan 2017

End Of The Racial Age: Reflections On The Changing Racial And Ethnic Ancestry Of Blacks On Affirmative Action, Kevin D. Brown

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Thinking On Your Feet: Reflections Of A First-Time Online Instructor, Ashley A. Ahlbrand Jan 2017

Thinking On Your Feet: Reflections Of A First-Time Online Instructor, Ashley A. Ahlbrand

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Online education continues to rise in popularity for both undergraduate and graduate education. Among the reasons commonly stated for this preference is flexibility, both of time and location. It came as little surprise, therefore, when our Law Library’s long-term proposal to develop an online advanced legal research course found itself on the fast track. This article will discuss the process we went through to develop this course, the end result, and the lessons learned along the way.


Book Review. Rethinking The Law School: Education, Research, Outreach And Governance By Carel Stolker, Ashley A. Ahlbrand Jan 2016

Book Review. Rethinking The Law School: Education, Research, Outreach And Governance By Carel Stolker, Ashley A. Ahlbrand

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From Thinking Like A Lawyer To Acting Like A Lawyer: Externships Provide Invaluable Experience, Austen L. Parrish Jan 2015

From Thinking Like A Lawyer To Acting Like A Lawyer: Externships Provide Invaluable Experience, Austen L. Parrish

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Making Sausage: What, Why And How To Teach About Legislative Process In A Legislation Or Leg-Reg Course, Deborah A. Widiss Jan 2015

Making Sausage: What, Why And How To Teach About Legislative Process In A Legislation Or Leg-Reg Course, Deborah A. Widiss

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Although a rapidly growing number of law schools require students to take a course on legislation, many of these courses teach very little about how laws are actually enacted. This essay, written for a special issue of the Journal of Legal Education, argues that study of the legislative process helps students interpret and apply statutory language.

The essay surveys existing text books and supplemental resources that could be easily integrated into a Leg-Reg or Legislation class to explain modern Congressional procedure. The focus is the multiple distinct paths that bills may take through a legislative body and the written records ...


Improving Law School "Transparency", Jeffrey E. Stake Jan 2013

Improving Law School "Transparency", Jeffrey E. Stake

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The Law School Bubble: Federal Loans Inflate College Budgets, But How Long Will That Last If Law Grads Can't Pay Their Bills?, William D. Henderson, Rachel M. Zahorsky Jan 2012

The Law School Bubble: Federal Loans Inflate College Budgets, But How Long Will That Last If Law Grads Can't Pay Their Bills?, William D. Henderson, Rachel M. Zahorsky

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Gaining From The System: Lessons From The Law School Survey Of Student Engagement About Student Development In Law School, Carole Silver, Louis Rocconi, Heather Haeger, Lindsay Watkins Jan 2012

Gaining From The System: Lessons From The Law School Survey Of Student Engagement About Student Development In Law School, Carole Silver, Louis Rocconi, Heather Haeger, Lindsay Watkins

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This paper considers the factors that influence law students' assessment of their professional and academic development during law school. It uses responses of 5,612 third- and fourth-year law students to the Law School Survey of Student Engagement to identify student activities and behaviors that relate to professional and academic gains; individual and law school characteristics also are examined. Four aspects of the law school experience emerge as integral parts of students' professional and academic development.


Unpacking The Apprenticeship Of Professional Identity And Purpose: Insights From The Law School Survey Of Student Engagement, Carole Silver, Amy Garver, Lindsay Watkins Jan 2011

Unpacking The Apprenticeship Of Professional Identity And Purpose: Insights From The Law School Survey Of Student Engagement, Carole Silver, Amy Garver, Lindsay Watkins

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Drawing on data from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, this paper investigates the ways in which law students develop a sense of professional identity and purpose, the third apprenticeship identified by the Carnegie Foundation in its report, Educating Lawyers. The data offer only a first step toward unpacking how students learn about professional identity and purpose. Generally, the findings point to the importance of law school classes for effective learning about legal ethics, and to the role of clinical legal education as a means for deepening the effectiveness of lessons about ethics, professional identity and purpose.


The Variable Value Of U.S. Legal Education In The Global Legal Services Market, Carole Silver Jan 2011

The Variable Value Of U.S. Legal Education In The Global Legal Services Market, Carole Silver

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Many U.S. law firms now claim to be global organizations, and they seek to occupy the same high status everywhere they work. In part, simply supporting overseas offices is an indication of status for U.S.-based firms. But firms want more than this and they strive for recognition as elite advisors around the world. In this pursuit, have firms identified a set of common characteristics and credentials that define a "global lawyer?" That is, is there a uniform and universal profile, or perhaps a set of assets that comprise global professional capital, which are emerging as the indicia ...


Transnational Legal Practice 2009, Carole Silver, Laurel S. Terry, Ellyn S. Rosen Jan 2010

Transnational Legal Practice 2009, Carole Silver, Laurel S. Terry, Ellyn S. Rosen

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This article identifies some of the most important U.S. and international developments in transnational legal practice and provides citations for further research. The article begins by briefly reviewing the impact of the recession on legal services. The second section focuses on international developments. It identifies some of the ongoing efforts to implement the 2007 U.K. Legal Services Act, including the issuance of the influential Hunt and Smedley reports. It also provides information about law reform initiatives in France, Scotland and Korea. This section of the article also provides information about Canadian and Australian developments regarding admission of foreign ...


What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: The Need For Empirical Research In Regulating Lawyers And Legal Services In The Global Economy, Carole Silver Jan 2010

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: The Need For Empirical Research In Regulating Lawyers And Legal Services In The Global Economy, Carole Silver

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Special Introduction: October 2010, Lauren K. Robel Jan 2010

Special Introduction: October 2010, Lauren K. Robel

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Between Diffusion And Distinctiveness In Globalization: U.S. Law Firms Go Glocal, Carole Silver, Nicole De Bruin Phelan, Mikaela Rabinowitz Jan 2009

Between Diffusion And Distinctiveness In Globalization: U.S. Law Firms Go Glocal, Carole Silver, Nicole De Bruin Phelan, Mikaela Rabinowitz

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There is widespread agreement that law firms have embraced globalization, but what this means and why it matters are subjects still cloaked with uncertainty. Do law firms follow the models and processes of globalization characteristic of other businesses? Or are law firms forced to take a different approach because of the nature of law and its basis in a particular national system? In this article, we consider these questions as they apply to U.S. law firms, and offer a new lens to interpret the role of globalization in the activities of law firms and their lawyers. We use data ...


Legal Education In North Carolina: A Report For Potential Students, Lawmakers, And The Public, William D. Henderson, Andrew P. Morriss Feb 2008

Legal Education In North Carolina: A Report For Potential Students, Lawmakers, And The Public, William D. Henderson, Andrew P. Morriss

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Globalization And The Business Of Law: Lessons For Legal Education, Carole Silver, David Van Zandt, Nicole De Bruin Phelan Jan 2008

Globalization And The Business Of Law: Lessons For Legal Education, Carole Silver, David Van Zandt, Nicole De Bruin Phelan

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Whether working for global or local organizations, lawyers today are increasingly faced with the prospect of working with colleagues and competitors who are diverse in terms of nationality, education and training, and with clients whose problems may be as locally-focused as a Chicago zoning matter or as distant as the acquisition of one non-U.S. company by another. The global forces shaping business and the practice of law are felt in legal education, too, and U.S. law schools occupy a leading role in educating domestic and non-U.S. students for practice in the transnational marketplace. In spite of this ...


Revisiting "The Need For Negro Lawyers": Are Today's Black Corporate Lawyers Houstonian Social Engineers?, H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. Jan 2006

Revisiting "The Need For Negro Lawyers": Are Today's Black Corporate Lawyers Houstonian Social Engineers?, H. Timothy Lovelace Jr.

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Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education: A Report On The Education Of Transnational Lawyers, Carole Silver Jan 2006

Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education: A Report On The Education Of Transnational Lawyers, Carole Silver

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This article analyses the role of U.S. law schools in educating foreign lawyers and the increasingly competitive global market for graduate legal education. U.S. law schools have been at the forefront of this competition, but little has been reported about their graduate programs. This article presents original research on the programs and their students, drawn from interviews with directors of graduate programs at 35 U.S. law schools, information available on law school web sites about the programs, and interviews with graduates of U.S. graduate programs. Finally, the article considers the responses of U.S. law schools ...


A Dedication To Dean Joseph P. Tomain: Educator, Scholar, And Leader, Donna M. Nagy, Barbara G. Watts Jan 2005

A Dedication To Dean Joseph P. Tomain: Educator, Scholar, And Leader, Donna M. Nagy, Barbara G. Watts

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The Challenge And Promise Of Public Legal Education, Lauren K. Robel Jan 2005

The Challenge And Promise Of Public Legal Education, Lauren K. Robel

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Teaching Tax Stories, Ajay K. Mehrotra Jan 2005

Teaching Tax Stories, Ajay K. Mehrotra

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The Lsat, Law School Exams And Meritocracy: The Surprising And Undertheorized Role Of Test-Taking Speed, William D. Henderson Jan 2004

The Lsat, Law School Exams And Meritocracy: The Surprising And Undertheorized Role Of Test-Taking Speed, William D. Henderson

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Within the field of psychometrics, it is widely acknowledged that test-taking speed and reasoning ability are separate abilities with little or no correlation to each other. The LSAT is a univariate test designed to measure reasoning ability; test-taking speed is assumed to be an ancillary variable with a negligible effect on candidate scores. This Article explores the possibility that test-taking speed is variable common to both the LSAT and actual law school exams. This commonality is important because it may serve to increase the predictive validity of the LSAT. The author obtained data from a national and a regional law ...


Professor Kingsfield Goes To Delhi: American Academics, The Ford Foundation, And The Development Of Legal Education In India, Jayanth K. Krishnan Jan 2004

Professor Kingsfield Goes To Delhi: American Academics, The Ford Foundation, And The Development Of Legal Education In India, Jayanth K. Krishnan

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Closing The Deal In Contracts: Introducing Transactional Skills In The First Year, David V. Snyder Jan 2003

Closing The Deal In Contracts: Introducing Transactional Skills In The First Year, David V. Snyder

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The Case Of The Foreign Lawyer: Internationalizing The U.S. Legal Profession, Carole Silver Jan 2002

The Case Of The Foreign Lawyer: Internationalizing The U.S. Legal Profession, Carole Silver

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This article contributes a new perspective to existing scholarship on internationalization of the legal profession by focusing on the increasing presence of foreign lawyers in U.S. law schools and law firms. It analyzes the interaction between foreign-educated lawyers and the legal profession in the U.S. based upon two sources of information: first, a series of interviews with foreign-educated lawyers and U.S. law firm hiring partners regarding experiences in law school and in firms, and second, a database comprised of biographical information for more than 300 foreign-educated lawyers who were working in New York during 1999 and 2000 ...


Protecting A Space For Creativity: The Role Of A Law School Dean In A Research University, Alfred C. Aman Jan 2000

Protecting A Space For Creativity: The Role Of A Law School Dean In A Research University, Alfred C. Aman

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Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman Oct 1999

Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman

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On Teaching Mediation, Edwin H. Greenebaum Jan 1999

On Teaching Mediation, Edwin H. Greenebaum

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