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United States

Faculty Scholarship

1995

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On Not Throwing Out The Baby: Planning The Future Of Legal Information, Robert C. Berring Mar 1995

On Not Throwing Out The Baby: Planning The Future Of Legal Information, Robert C. Berring

Faculty Scholarship

Legal information is undergoing a radical transformation. New information systems and formats appear regularly, and multinational conglomerates are becoming key players in the marketplace. In the midst of these developments, individuals and interest groups advocate fundamental changes to the way legal information is currently distributed and cited. One proposal, predicated on the notion that the law is a public good, is that the government should compile and distribute legal information to the public at low cost. According to this rationale, the government should replace private publishers as the primary distributor of legal information. Other commentators suggest modifying the citation system ...


Solomonic Bargaining: Dividing A Legal Entitlement To Facilitate Coasean Trade, Ian Ayres, Eric Talley Mar 1995

Solomonic Bargaining: Dividing A Legal Entitlement To Facilitate Coasean Trade, Ian Ayres, Eric Talley

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ethics Education In The First Year: An Experiment, Stephen Mcg Bundy Jan 1995

Ethics Education In The First Year: An Experiment, Stephen Mcg Bundy

Faculty Scholarship

Part of a special issue on teaching legal ethics. The writer presents an account of an experiment at the University of California at Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall) with the teaching of a required professional responsibility course to first year law students. He states that the two unit course, which was taught from spring 1992 through spring 1994, used a uniform set of teaching materials prepared and revised by faculty members. He outlines the history of the university's required professional responsibility course, explains why the faculty initially decided to move the course to the first year, and ...


The Limits Of Cognition And The Limits Of Contract, Melvin Aron Eisenberg Jan 1995

The Limits Of Cognition And The Limits Of Contract, Melvin Aron Eisenberg

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Dead Hand Of The Architect, Daniel A. Farber Jan 1995

The Dead Hand Of The Architect, Daniel A. Farber

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Is The Radical Critique Of Merit Anti-Semitic, Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry Jan 1995

Is The Radical Critique Of Merit Anti-Semitic, Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry

Faculty Scholarship

Conventional concepts of merit are under attack by some Critical Legal Scholars, Critical Race Theorists, and radical feminists. These critics contend that "merit" is only a social construct designed to maintain the power of dominant groups. This Article challenges the reductionist view that merit has no meaning except as a tool for those in power to perpetuate the existing social order. The authors observe that certain traditionally oppressed groups, most notably Jews and Asian Americans, are disproportionately represented in some desirable economic and educational positions. They have in that sense "succeeded" beyond the supposedly dominant majority. The economic and educational ...


Reflections On Firearms And The Criminal Law, Franklin E. Zimring Jan 1995

Reflections On Firearms And The Criminal Law, Franklin E. Zimring

Faculty Scholarship

The article presents the author's opinion on firearms and violence. Firearms and firearms control have never been an important issue in criminal law scholarship, even though firearms are used in many violent crimes and the criminal law is the principal mechanism used to regulate gun ownership and use in the U.S. Concern about violence and its control is the major reason for interest in firearms and firearms control, but what is not so clear is why a focus on violence emerged in the 1990s. The homicide rate in the U.S. doubled betweem 1964 and 1974 and has ...


Stretching The Margins: The Geographic Nexus In Environmental Law, Daniel A. Farber Jan 1995

Stretching The Margins: The Geographic Nexus In Environmental Law, Daniel A. Farber

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.