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Self-Disclosure, Separation, And Students: Intimacy In The Clinical Relationship, Kathleen A. Sullivan Jan 1993

Self-Disclosure, Separation, And Students: Intimacy In The Clinical Relationship, Kathleen A. Sullivan

Faculty Scholarship Series

I met most of my clinic students for the first time at an informal
coffee hour my colleague and I arranged at the beginning of the new
semester, before the first clinic class. Although the event was designed
to allow the students to meet each other, it seemed a little awkward
because I was trying to meet the students for the first time also, and
this was an unfamiliar role for me. I usually came to a new school
year having at least met all of my clinic students, because I have been
involved in selecting them to participate in ...


Teaching Morality, Robert A. Solomon Jan 1992

Teaching Morality, Robert A. Solomon

Faculty Scholarship Series

Several years ago in Connecticut, during a criminal trial, the judge looked
down from the bench and saw the defendant standing there alone. The judge
asked, "Do you have counsel?" The defendant looked up at the judge and said,
"Allah is my counsel," to which the judge responded, "I mean local counsel."
Those of you who know me will say "he will do anything for a cheap joke,"
which is true. But this joke is a lot like legal education. In trying to teach law
students, we law faculty are much like the defendant. We have our religion and
our ...


The American Association Of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report On Scientific Investigation Of Legal Problems, Layman E. Allen Jan 1962

The American Association Of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report On Scientific Investigation Of Legal Problems, Layman E. Allen

Faculty Scholarship Series

The 1961 report of the Jurimetrics Committee of the American
Association of American Law Schools describes the interests of
the committee in investigating
1. the possible usefulness of programmed self-instructional
materials in legal education,
2. the use of symbolic logic as an analytic tool for detecting
and controlling syntactic ambiguity in written legal documents,
3. the possible use of electronic computers and other methods
of automatic data retrieval as aids in doing legal research,
4. the utility of semantics (including general semantics and
recent development in linguistics) for improving communication
in law,
5. the quantitative analysis of various aspects of ...


Why Not A Clinical Lawyer-School?, Jerome N. Frank Jan 1933

Why Not A Clinical Lawyer-School?, Jerome N. Frank

Faculty Scholarship Series

The method of teaching still used in some university law schools (and accepted by them as more or less sacrosanct) is founded upon the ideas of Christopher Columbus Langdell. It may be said, indeed, to be the expression of that man's peculiar temperament.


From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession Dec 1932

From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession

Faculty Scholarship Series

RECALLING Bentham's assertion that the grand jury had been per-forming no useful function since the beginning of modern prosecu-tion, and remarking the unanimity of modern expert studies to the same effect, the Report on Prosecution by the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement concludes:

"that under modern conditions the grand jury is seldom better than a rubber stamp of the prosecuting attorney and has ceased to perform or be needed for the function for which it was established and for which it was retained throughout the centuries; that .... an unnecessary work burden upon the administration of justice .... should ...


Changing Objectives In Legal Education, Roscoe B. Turner Jan 1931

Changing Objectives In Legal Education, Roscoe B. Turner

Faculty Scholarship Series

IT may be said without much question that there is more activity
in the law school world today than there has been at any time
within the last generation or two. Things are in a state of flux
-the culmination of a long period of suggestion and countersuggestion
with little change. The addition of new courses to
the curriculum, the general re-arrangement of existing courses
to admit various types of non-legal materials, new approaches in
legal thought, new ideas concerning teaching methods, the advent
of fact research, and a dawning awareness of the existence
of other social sciences than law ...


The Path Of Law School Development, Leon Green Jan 1926

The Path Of Law School Development, Leon Green

Faculty Scholarship Series

Legal education is taking on new meaning. Law schools are
entering upon a new development. The classical American law
school, represented by three or four well known schools after which
all the better schools are patterned, has clung rather tenaciously to a
twin-function program of training technically fit young lawyers and
promoting scholarly legal research. That it has succeeded in both
undertakings is attested sufficiently by the present leadership at the
bar and by the fact that the law books which have commanded the
greatest respect and influenced the development of the law most profoundly,
with rare exceptions, have been ...


Report Of The Council On Legal Education And Of The Committee On Legal Education And Admissions To The Bar, Henry Wade Rogers Jan 1918

Report Of The Council On Legal Education And Of The Committee On Legal Education And Admissions To The Bar, Henry Wade Rogers

Faculty Scholarship Series

To the American Bar Association: Your Council on Legal Education and your Committee on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, being composed of the same persons, submit the following report.


Systems In Legal Education, John Wurts Jan 1907

Systems In Legal Education, John Wurts

Faculty Scholarship Series

Until recent years there was but one system of teaching law in the schools. It was the good old system employed in all the professions of introducing the student to text-books of recognized authority and compelling him to commit their contents to memory, under the guidance of an instructor. As shown by Professor Theodore W. Dwight, "it was the method advocated in the Roman law of introducting students to their first knowledge of that remarkable system of jurisprudence." In the earlier days, the work of the instructor was limited to ascertaining that the student had properly memorized the text and ...


Address Of The President Of The Association Of American Law Schools, Henry Wade Rogers Jan 1906

Address Of The President Of The Association Of American Law Schools, Henry Wade Rogers

Faculty Scholarship Series

As the Association of American Law Schools was organized in 1900, we are assembled at the sixth annual meeting. The Constitution requires this body to meet annually at the time and place fixed for the annual meeting of the American Bar Association. That Association finds its convenience served by holding its meetings the last of August. A more inconvenient time than this for university teachers could hardly be selected. Organizations composed of those connected with universities are accustomed almost without exception to hold their meetings in December. Then, too, the Bar Association may sometimes find its own advantages promoted by ...


Legal Education In The United States, Henry Wade Rogers Jan 1902

Legal Education In The United States, Henry Wade Rogers

Faculty Scholarship Series

In Mr. O'Brien's interesting Life of Lord Russell, which has recently appeared, the writer speaks of the latter's great interest in the subject of legal education, and of his unsuccessful efforts to reform the system as it exists in England. He quotes from an address which Lord Russell delivered on the subject, and adds: "But nothing came of his address, and the question of 'legal education' still belongs to the future."


Address Of Henry Wade Rogers, Ll.D., Henry Wade Rogers Jan 1894

Address Of Henry Wade Rogers, Ll.D., Henry Wade Rogers

Faculty Scholarship Series

Gentlemen : The American Bar Association is to be congratulated on the organization of a Section of Legal Education. For the Association, as declared in its constitution, seeks, among other objects, " to advance the science of jurisprudence * * * and uphold the honor of the profession of the law among the members of the American Bar." There is no way by which these ends can so certainly be attained as by a thorough training in the science of jurisprudence of those who are to become members of the profession, and by inculcating in their minds high ideals of the honor and the ethics ...