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2005

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Heights Of Justice (Introduction And Front Matter), Lawrence A. Cunningham Dec 2005

Heights Of Justice (Introduction And Front Matter), Lawrence A. Cunningham

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In this pioneering book, Boston College Law School’s Academic Dean, Lawrence Cunningham, arranges selected contributions of his faculty’s scholarship into a meditation upon justice. The book weaves a combination of theory and practice to articulate moral and ethical values that facilitate rational application of law. It envisions legal arrangements imbued with commitments of the Jesuit tradition, including the dignity of persons, the common good and compassion for the poor. This reflective collection of inquiry evokes a signature motif of the BC Law faculty in dozens of different legal subjects. Materials downloadable from this abstract consist of: Table of ...


Advancing Public Interest Practitioner Research Skills In Legal Education, Randy J. Diamond Oct 2005

Advancing Public Interest Practitioner Research Skills In Legal Education, Randy J. Diamond

Faculty Publications

The information revolution has dramatically altered the legal research landscape, expanding the bounds of legal authority. Practitioner research requires more than traditional legal research. It also encompasses factual investigation, non-legal information, interdisciplinary and audience research. Many new lawyers are ill-prepared to research novel and unusual situations, to cope with unwritten laws and local customs, and to meet shifting authority expectations.


Two Rules For Better Writing, Amy E. Sloan Sep 2005

Two Rules For Better Writing, Amy E. Sloan

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Scholarly Profit Margins And The Legal Scholarship Network: Reflections On The Web, Lawrence A. Cunningham Mar 2005

Scholarly Profit Margins And The Legal Scholarship Network: Reflections On The Web, Lawrence A. Cunningham

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Controversy surrounding scholastic rankings arises, in part, because of complexities associated with measuring academic contributions. Legal researchers use various methodologies to assess scholarly production and impact but all suffer from inherent limitations and none provides data useful to scholarly self-reflection. The 10-year old Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) offers potential to improve considerably on both scores of public and personal assessment. This Essay critically evaluates approaches to conceptualizing scholarly profit margins, explores how LSN can enhance these conceptions, and opens new frontiers for this innovative Web-based repository of legal writing.


Legal Education In The Americas: The Anchor For Hemispheric Justice, Jon L. Mills Mar 2005

Legal Education In The Americas: The Anchor For Hemispheric Justice, Jon L. Mills

UF Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Law And Letters: A Detailed Examination Of David Hoffman's Life And Career, Bill Sleeman Jan 2005

Law And Letters: A Detailed Examination Of David Hoffman's Life And Career, Bill Sleeman

Faculty Scholarship

David Hoffman (1784-1854) has been cast as America's first legal ethicist and as the founder of one of the nation’s first original methods of legal instruction. While these interpretations of his life are certainly true, Hoffman’s life and career encompassed so much more than that. With few exceptions researchers have focused on Hoffman’s legal career and have left historians to wonder about his other pursuits. This article will review, in individual sections, the many facets of Hoffman's life and career in an effort to provide a more complete picture than has previously existed.


Expanding Our Classroom Walls: Enhancing Teaching And Learning Through Technology, Kristin B. Gerdy, Jane H. Wise, Alison Craig Jan 2005

Expanding Our Classroom Walls: Enhancing Teaching And Learning Through Technology, Kristin B. Gerdy, Jane H. Wise, Alison Craig

Faculty Scholarship

The authors examine the reasons why law faculty should implement technology into the legal education experience, provide a brief overview of the learning theory supporting technology, discuss the thoughtful use of technology, and describe four specific projects they have used in their classrooms to aid in student learning.


Should Antitrust Education Be Mandatory (For Law School Administrators)?, Thom Lambert, Royce De R. Barondes Jan 2005

Should Antitrust Education Be Mandatory (For Law School Administrators)?, Thom Lambert, Royce De R. Barondes

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this essay is merely to examine the pertinent antitrust issues. The essay proceeds on the assumption that the AALS policy, whose terms are precatory, speaks to what is in fact an agreement among law schools. As noted below, the policy itself contemplates that law school deans will seek waivers, in individual cases, extending the time periods for up to two months. Were the policy to be litigated, law schools might dispute the existence of an agreement. We believe, though, that the nature of the policy strongly suggests that it represents an agreement among law schools and that ...


Separate And Not Equal: Integrating Civil Procedure And Adr In Legal Academia, Jean R. Sternlight Jan 2005

Separate And Not Equal: Integrating Civil Procedure And Adr In Legal Academia, Jean R. Sternlight

Scholarly Works

Traditionally, academics specializing in ADR and civil procedure have not tended to deal with each other's issues. The typical civil procedure course focuses on litigation, and at best throws in a few classes on mediation and negotiation. Similarly, the typical ADR course devotes little or no attention to litigation, law, courts, or administrative institutions. Thus, the two disciplines are taught quite separately. Further, this separation is not equal. While students are required to learn about litigation, and are also offered many additional litigation electives, the ADR curriculum is almost always purely elective, and the classes are much smaller. Yet ...


Practicing What We Teach: The Importance Of Emotion And Community Connection In Law Work And Law Teaching, Ann Juergens Jan 2005

Practicing What We Teach: The Importance Of Emotion And Community Connection In Law Work And Law Teaching, Ann Juergens

Faculty Scholarship

Personal satisfaction and fine lawyering go hand in hand. Legal education and the legal system, however, do damage to that coupling. The author suggests that lawyers and law students can thwart personal dysfunction and professional dissatisfaction if we allow ourselves to express joy and sadness. To avoid being depleted by grief and rage, which cannot nourish satisfying law work over time, the article suggests that we attend to connections with others (all others). Lawyers who connect with their own communities may have more tools for crafting solutions for clients whose problems often implicate community. As teachers, the best way to ...


Words, Words, Words!!! Teaching The Language Of Tax, Stephen B. Cohen Jan 2005

Words, Words, Words!!! Teaching The Language Of Tax, Stephen B. Cohen

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The basic course in federal income tax is usually a challenge for both teacher and student because so many different and difficult things are being taught at once: a prolix and opaque statute; complex financial transactions; and economic, political, and social analysis of the effects of the tax law. In addition, I believe that a teacher of tax must be a teacher of language, focusing explicitly and self-consciously on the ambiguous, imprecise, and confusing words that are embedded in tax law and discourse and that constitute a significant obstacle for students taking the basic course in federal income taxation.


The Future Of The Casebook: An Argument For An Open-Source Approach, Matthew T. Bodie Jan 2005

The Future Of The Casebook: An Argument For An Open-Source Approach, Matthew T. Bodie

All Faculty Scholarship

Despite dramatic technological change, the thick, attractively bound casebook remains ensconced as the written centerpiece of legal education. That will soon change - but its replacement has not been established. This paper argues that the legal academy should take this opportunity to implement an open source approach to future course materials. Guided by analysis and examples of commons-based peer production such as open source software, professors could establish electronic commons casebooks with a myriad of materials for every course. These joint databases would unshackle individual creativity while engendering collaboration on levels previously impossible. Although there may be concerns that such a ...


Teaching Tax Stories, Ajay K. Mehrotra Jan 2005

Teaching Tax Stories, Ajay K. Mehrotra

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Scholarly Profit Margins And The Legal Scholarship Network: Reflections On The Web, Lawrence A. Cunningham Jan 2005

Scholarly Profit Margins And The Legal Scholarship Network: Reflections On The Web, Lawrence A. Cunningham

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

Controversy surrounding scholastic rankings arises, in part, because of complexities associated with measuring academic contributions. Legal researchers use various methodologies to assess scholarly production and impact but all suffer from inherent limitations and none provides data useful to scholarly self-reflection. The 10-year old Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) offers potential to improve considerably on both scores of public and personal assessment. This Essay critically evaluates approaches to conceptualizing scholarly profit margins, explores how LSN can enhance these conceptions, and opens new frontiers for this innovative Web-based repository of legal writing.


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

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


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

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

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.