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The Impact Of The Americans With Disabilities Act On Legal Education And Academic Modifications For Disabled Law Students: An Empirical Study, Donald H. Stone May 1996

The Impact Of The Americans With Disabilities Act On Legal Education And Academic Modifications For Disabled Law Students: An Empirical Study, Donald H. Stone

All Faculty Scholarship

Law schools face the challenge of providing disabled students with reasonable accommodations in their academic setting in a fair and equitable manner. Disabled law students continue to demand academic modifications in course examinations by claiming to be persons with mental or physical disabilities. Law schools are also beginning to see requests for extension of time for degree completion, priority in course registration, and authorization to tape record classes, all by virtue of an entitlement under the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Persons with a wide range of disabilities are seeking academic modifications from their law schools. What ...


The Use And Effectiveness Of Various Learning Materials In An Evidence Class, Stephen J. Shapiro Mar 1996

The Use And Effectiveness Of Various Learning Materials In An Evidence Class, Stephen J. Shapiro

All Faculty Scholarship

Like many law teachers, I take reasonable care in selecting the outside materials I require my students to use (or recommend to them) in preparing for class and studying for the exam. I base my choice on my own notions of what would be most helpful to them in learning the material, preparing for class, succeeding on the exam, and preparing to be lawyers. I carefully weigh such matters as length of assignment, interest to the students, and active versus passive learning.

My assessment, however, is based almost entirely on my own notions of what the students will find most ...


“Some Kind Of Lawyer”: Two Journeys From Classroom To Courtroom And Beyond, Terry Birdwhistell Jan 1996

“Some Kind Of Lawyer”: Two Journeys From Classroom To Courtroom And Beyond, Terry Birdwhistell

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In January 1996 a panel of the American Bar Association released a report concluding that "discrimination continues to permeate the structures, practices and attitudes of the legal profession." It has been a long journey in women's efforts to obtain equity in both law schools and in the legal profession generally. This article is composed of two interviews with University of Kentucky College of Law graduates: Norma Boster Adams (’52) and Annette McGee Cunningham (’80). Twenty-eight years separated Norma Adams and Annette Cunningham at the College of Law. They faced different obstacles and chose varied paths to success. While each ...


Teaching In The Shadow Of The Bar, Joan W. Howarth Jan 1996

Teaching In The Shadow Of The Bar, Joan W. Howarth

Faculty Publications

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Law School As A Culture Of Conversation: Re-Imagining Legal Education As A Process Of Conversion To The Demands Of Authentic Conversation, Gregory A. Kalscheur S.J. Jan 1996

Law School As A Culture Of Conversation: Re-Imagining Legal Education As A Process Of Conversion To The Demands Of Authentic Conversation, Gregory A. Kalscheur S.J.

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Conventional wisdom holds that the principal task of a law school is to teach law students to "think like lawyers." However, law school can be experienced as a form of narrow training that diminishes something central to the human person: the fundamental drive to question and to follow those questions wherever they lead. This Article will explore the ways in which the thought of two scholars, Bernard Lonergan and James Boyd White, can usefully inform our understanding of this crisis of meaning and value within the context of a conception of law as a social and cultural activity. First, this ...


The Chaotic Pseudotext, Paul F. Campos Jan 1996

The Chaotic Pseudotext, Paul F. Campos

Articles

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Judicial Knowledge, William B. Fisch Jan 1996

Judicial Knowledge, William B. Fisch

Faculty Publications

This paper reviews rules governing the use by judges in United States courts of their personal knowledge - as distinguished from that supplied by the parties in the adjudication of a civil case, whether of the particular facts out of which the dispute arises, or of general information with which the particular facts must be processed, or of law which is to be applied to the particular facts.


A Decade Of Developments In Performance-Based Legal Education, Deborah A. Schmedemann, Christina L. Kunz Jan 1996

A Decade Of Developments In Performance-Based Legal Education, Deborah A. Schmedemann, Christina L. Kunz

Faculty Scholarship

This tribute summarizes some of the accomplishments of William Mitchell college of Law in performance-based learning in legal education between 1986 and 1996. It first chronicles developments in the first-and second-year performance-based courses and then turns to upper-level curricular developments. At each point, it touches on course development and scholarship--the parallel tracks pursued by faculty focusing on performance-based legal education. As a result of these developments, the college is well positioned to contribute to the growth of performance-based learning in legal education nationally.


Ethical Commitments, Anthony V. Alfieri Jan 1996

Ethical Commitments, Anthony V. Alfieri

Articles

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Development Of Law Firm Training Programs: Coping With A Turbulent Environment, Edwin H. Greenebaum Jan 1996

Development Of Law Firm Training Programs: Coping With A Turbulent Environment, Edwin H. Greenebaum

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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The Odds Against Teaching Conflicts, Gene R. Shreve Jan 1996

The Odds Against Teaching Conflicts, Gene R. Shreve

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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This Could Be Your Culture--Junk Speech In A Time Of Decadence, Pierre Schlag Jan 1996

This Could Be Your Culture--Junk Speech In A Time Of Decadence, Pierre Schlag

Articles

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Teaching Research To Faculty: Accommodating Cultural And Learning-Style Differences, Jane Thompson Jan 1996

Teaching Research To Faculty: Accommodating Cultural And Learning-Style Differences, Jane Thompson

Articles

Ms. Thompson explores the challenge of teaching law school faculty how to research effectively, especially in light of a unique "faculty culture" and differences in individual learning styles.


Book Review, Marianne Wesson Jan 1996

Book Review, Marianne Wesson

Articles

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Books Vs. Non-Book Information, Betty W. Taylor Jan 1996

Books Vs. Non-Book Information, Betty W. Taylor

UF Law Faculty Publications

Book survival, particularly in the field of law, is faced with various challenges in this modern age of computer technology." Are law librarians at the crossroads where we have chosen non-book resources over books because of their superiority in content and value? Will books survive? Will only some types of books survive? These questions serve as fodder for futurists, happy solutions for financial woes of administrators, and concern of librarians about service, space, and, perhaps most important of all, their own survival.