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Diversity Matters: Race, Gender And Ethnicity In Legal Education., Nancy E. Dowd, Kenneth B. Nunn, Jane E. Pendergast Dec 2003

Diversity Matters: Race, Gender And Ethnicity In Legal Education., Nancy E. Dowd, Kenneth B. Nunn, Jane E. Pendergast

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Article presents more evidence of the inequality that persists in legal education for students. Based on a survey of University of Florida law students conducted in 2001, this study reaffirms the existence of differential experience and an inegalitarian culture in legal education. However, it also demonstrates the importance of diversity and the recognition by a significant majority of students of the value of race and gender pluralism. These competing findings provide a clear guide to the future direction of legal education.


Teaching Law Students To Be Self-Regulated Learners, Michael Hunter Schwartz Jul 2003

Teaching Law Students To Be Self-Regulated Learners, Michael Hunter Schwartz

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Continuing Development: A Snapshot Of Legal Research And Writing Programs Through The Lens Of The 2002 Lwi And Alwd Survey, Kristin B. Gerdy Jan 2003

Continuing Development: A Snapshot Of Legal Research And Writing Programs Through The Lens Of The 2002 Lwi And Alwd Survey, Kristin B. Gerdy

Faculty Scholarship

This article summarizes the findings of the 2002 survey and highlights significant changes and trends in the operation of legal research and writing programs across the country.


Legal Obstacles To Bringing The Twenty-First Century In The Classroom: Stop Being Creative, You May Already Be In Trouble, Andre Hampton Jan 2003

Legal Obstacles To Bringing The Twenty-First Century In The Classroom: Stop Being Creative, You May Already Be In Trouble, Andre Hampton

Faculty Articles

There are unimaginable benefits available if legal educators can bring the law classroom into the twenty-first century through the use of popular media and celebrities in their teaching. With the introduction of “pop culture,” the professor can permanently alter the student's view of the course material. Bringing pop culture into the classroom will make the course material more relevant to our students’ lives outside the classroom. This will enhance both their willingness and their ability to master legal concepts.

There are two major obstacles to bringing pop culture into the classroom. The initial major obstacle is the Copyright Act ...


Comparative And International Health Law, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost Jan 2003

Comparative And International Health Law, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Professional In Legal Education: Foreign Perspectives, James Maxeiner Jan 2003

The Professional In Legal Education: Foreign Perspectives, James Maxeiner

All Faculty Scholarship

Japan is about to change its system of legal education. In April 2004 Japan will introduce law schools. Law schools are to occupy an intermediary place between the present undergraduate faculties of law and the national Legal Training and Research Institute. The law faculties are to continue to offer general undergraduate education in law, while the law schools in combination with the national Institute are to provide professional legal education. A principal goal of the change is to produce more lawyers. Law schools are charged with providing "practical education especially for fostering legal professionals." But just what is professional legal ...


The Document Package Exam As A Teaching Tool, Eric J. Gouvin Jan 2003

The Document Package Exam As A Teaching Tool, Eric J. Gouvin

Faculty Scholarship

This Article discusses an exam technique that uses realistic hypothetical corporations to test on course material. These fact scenarios are more enjoyable for the students to complete than traditional exams. In addition, the technique helps the Author achieve important pedagogical goals. Students are given a document package composed of corporate articles of incorporation, bylaws, SEC filings, a Standard & Poors Company report, financial statements, and a trust indenture, for example. They have a few weeks before the end of the term to digest the material. They understand that in order to answer the take-home exam questions completely they will have to ...


American Law Schools As A Model For Japanese Legal Education? A Preliminary Question From A Comparative Perspective, James Maxeiner Jan 2003

American Law Schools As A Model For Japanese Legal Education? A Preliminary Question From A Comparative Perspective, James Maxeiner

All Faculty Scholarship

Law faculties in Japan are asking whether and how they should remake themselves to become law schools. One basic issue has been framed in terms of whether such programs should be professional or general. One Japanese scholar put it pointedly: "[a] major issue of the proposed reform is whether Japan should adopt an American model law school, i.e., professional education at the graduate level, while essentially doing away with the traditional Japanese method of teaching law at university." American law schools are seen as having as their fundamental goal "to provide the training and education required for becoming an ...


Rosalie Wahl's Vision For Legal Education: Clinics At The Heart, Ann Juergens Jan 2003

Rosalie Wahl's Vision For Legal Education: Clinics At The Heart, Ann Juergens

Faculty Scholarship

Rosalie Wahl holds a special place in the hearts of Minnesota lawyers. Many women and girls, especially, were gratified when Governor Rudy Perpich appointed her the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1977. There were no more than nine other women on supreme courts around the country at the time, and none on the U.S. Supreme Court. She served on the court until 1994, when the law mandating judges’ retirement at age seventy caused her to step down from the bench. This essay highlights the significance of Wahl’s work as a clinical legal educator and activist ...


Part-Time Legal Education: It‘S Not Your Parents’ Old Oldsmobile, Edwin J. Butterfoss Jan 2003

Part-Time Legal Education: It‘S Not Your Parents’ Old Oldsmobile, Edwin J. Butterfoss

Faculty Scholarship

When I am asked to name my accomplishments as dean,' the one that often piques the listener's interest is "starting a weekend law program." Their reaction usually is along the lines of, "A weekend law program? That's different." But depending on to whom I am talking, that "uniform" response needs to be interpreted based on the tone of voice, facial expression, and other body language of the listener If I happen to be talking to a faculty member from another school, the translation is, "I hope my dean doesn't get a crazy idea like that and make ...


Litigation Narratives: Why Jensen V. Ellerth Didn't Change Sexual Harassment Law, But Still Has A Story Worth Telling, Melissa Hart Jan 2003

Litigation Narratives: Why Jensen V. Ellerth Didn't Change Sexual Harassment Law, But Still Has A Story Worth Telling, Melissa Hart

Articles

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Harold Jacobson, John H. Jackson Jan 2003

Tribute To Harold Jacobson, John H. Jackson

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Harold Jacobson was not only a fine scholar and excellent teacher who devoted a career to the University of Michigan, but he was also a very trusted colleague and a close friend. His scholarly work was very well recognized and admired. He was one of my colleagues while I taught at Michigan, to whom I willingly recommended students for a multidisciplinary approach to international relations. He was a theorist of political science and international relations who was willing and able to come to grips with the role of law in those fields.


Opening Remarks, Gary A. Munneke Jan 2003

Opening Remarks, Gary A. Munneke

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Interestingly, there is hardly any scholarship, and very little discussion, about the MacCrate Report outside of the clinical and skills programs in the traditional segments of legal education. I am not a clinician, although in the past I have taught courses in interviewing and counseling, and negotiations. I teach Law Practice Management and Professional Responsibility, which address professional skills and values; but I teach Torts as well, and my Torts colleagues, like teachers in other traditional subjects, really do not focus on these issues very much. So, one of the things I wanted to do with this symposium was to ...


A Response To Russell Engler By Gretchen Flint, Gretchen M. Flint Jan 2003

A Response To Russell Engler By Gretchen Flint, Gretchen M. Flint

Pace Law Faculty Publications

I am always happy to go back and look at the MacCrate report, and those of you who have been in my clinic know that that's where we start and that's where we end when we talk about the experience of learning. But, as I read Russell's paper, I think the piece that's missing is an acknowledgment of how hard it is for a small group of people who are on the margin to effect change and that institutions have very strong reasons to stay either the way they are or institute very small, incremental changes.


Including Law In The Mix: The Role Of Law, Lawyers, And Legal Training In Child Advocacy, Catherine J. Ross Jan 2003

Including Law In The Mix: The Role Of Law, Lawyers, And Legal Training In Child Advocacy, Catherine J. Ross

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This chapter describes the recent trends in family law scholarship, training, and practice. The first section of this chapter provides an overview of the scope of modern family law and the range of skills brought by lawyers. The second section considers the legal profession’s interest in using its collective talents to improve children’s lives in context of the broader intellectual trends in thinking about family issues. In the third section, I describe the current goals of legal education, explain why law schools should offer interdisciplinary training to students who plan to work in family law, and discuss some ...


I Didn't Take The Road Less Traveled, And What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been, Brian A. Glassman Jan 2003

I Didn't Take The Road Less Traveled, And What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been, Brian A. Glassman

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

The author describes his career path and the ways he has sought to combine his interests in law and art. The article concludes with ten survival tips to help others on their career journeys.


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

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.