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The New Japanese Law Schools, James R. Maxeiner Sep 2003

The New Japanese Law Schools, James R. Maxeiner

ExpressO

Japan is in the process of implementing a comprehensive reform of its justice system. At the heart of the reform is a complete overhaul of the system of legal education. The new system is intended to increase substantially the number of lawyers in the country. On April 1, 2004 as many as 72 new law schools are to come into existence. Japanese legal education is shifting from a German-inspired law faculty approach to an American-style law school system. Based on first-hand observations, this article discusses the present and future system of Japanese legal education with reference to its foreign counterparts.


What Else Can You Do With A Law Degree?, Gary A. Munneke May 2003

What Else Can You Do With A Law Degree?, Gary A. Munneke

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Excerpt from Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers, the latest book in the ABA Career Series.


Res Ipsa Loquitur Jan 2003

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Yearbooks & Class Year Publications

Yearbook of the Class of 2003.


Law As Social Work, Jane Harris Aiken, Stephen Wizner Jan 2003

Law As Social Work, Jane Harris Aiken, Stephen Wizner

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

In our work as lawyers for low income clients and as clinical teachers, we are sometimes told by our professional counterparts in private practice—especially those who work in large corporate firms—that what we do “isn’t law, it’s social work.” Similarly, our students sometimes complain that the work they do on behalf of low income clients “isn’t law, it’s social work.”

In the past we have tended to respond to this “social worker” charge defensively. We insisted that what we and our students do is “law,” that it is really no different from what private ...


Learning To Trust: Thoughts From A Law Clinic, David A. Santacroce Jan 2003

Learning To Trust: Thoughts From A Law Clinic, David A. Santacroce

Articles

The State Bar Legal Education Committee is now the Legal Education and Professional Standards Committee. This marriage seems an apt occasion to raise, through the prism of students, the issue of trust in client relations, though not in the traditional sense of "getting the client to trust me." Rather, the more ignored "getting me to trust the client" is the focus.


The Shape Of The Universe: The Impact Of Unpublished Opinions On The Process Of Legal Research, William R. Mills Jan 2003

The Shape Of The Universe: The Impact Of Unpublished Opinions On The Process Of Legal Research, William R. Mills

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.