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Architects? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Architects, Jack Mcneill May 2008

Architects? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Architects, Jack Mcneill

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The author chronicles the participation of the Library staff in the renovation of Pace Law Library.


Integrating The Complexity Of Mental Disability Into The Criminal Law Course, Linda C. Fentiman May 2007

Integrating The Complexity Of Mental Disability Into The Criminal Law Course, Linda C. Fentiman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Moot Court In Global Language Of Trade, Mark R. Shulman Apr 2007

Moot Court In Global Language Of Trade, Mark R. Shulman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Exile Or Opportunity? The Benefits Of Mastering U.S. Law, Mark R. Shulman Sep 2006

Exile Or Opportunity? The Benefits Of Mastering U.S. Law, Mark R. Shulman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Surya Prakash Sinha-In Memory Of Our Colleague, Teacher And Friend, Ralph Michael Stein Jan 2005

Surya Prakash Sinha-In Memory Of Our Colleague, Teacher And Friend, Ralph Michael Stein

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Retired Professor of Law Surya Prakash Sinha died in late July 2005 after a long struggle against cancer. Joining our faculty in 1979 and teaching until 1996, he was a powerful intellectual eminence at our school and a major, highly regarded scholar in the world of Public International Law.


Developing A Law/Business Collaboration Through Pace's Securities Arbitration Clinic, Jill I. Gross Jan 2005

Developing A Law/Business Collaboration Through Pace's Securities Arbitration Clinic, Jill I. Gross

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This article details an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Securities Arbitration Clinic at Pace Law School (“SAC”) and the graduate program at Pace University's Lubin School of Business, designed and initiated by the authors. The purpose of the collaboration is to provide a co-curricular learning experience to both J.D. and graduate business students1 while enhancing the pro bono legal services delivered by SAC to its clients. Part I of this article details the history of SAC before the authors initiated the collaboration, and the reasons SAC needed financial expertise. Part II of this article describes models of interdisciplinary collaboration ...


Not The Evil Twen: How Online Course Management Software Supports Non-Linear Learning In Law Schools, Marie Stefanini Newman Jan 2005

Not The Evil Twen: How Online Course Management Software Supports Non-Linear Learning In Law Schools, Marie Stefanini Newman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

In this article, I will discuss both how today's law students learn through technology, and also theories of personality types and learning styles. I will first review the few existing empirical studies on the subject. Next, I will discuss course Web sites and how they can support, not replace, what happens in the traditional law school classroom. Then, I will discuss how my law school implemented TWEN course Web pages, and discuss the results of a survey of TWEN usage by faculty members at Pace University School of Law. The survey indicates that although TWEN course Web sites have ...


Tenure: Endangered Or Evolutionary Species, James J. Fishman Jan 2005

Tenure: Endangered Or Evolutionary Species, James J. Fishman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This article will review some of the challenges to the system of academic tenure: the efforts to reform, curtail, or eliminate it. It will discuss exogenous factors undermining the institution and then suggest some areas where tenure should evolve, particularly focusing upon academic tenure in legal education. The author argues that the hierarchical structure of traditionally tenured faculty and other faculty, clinicians, and legal writing professors, employed on short or long-term contracts, has undermined academic freedom and tenure.


A Distance Education Primer: Lessons From My Life As A Dot.Edu Entrepreneur, Linda C. Fentiman Jan 2004

A Distance Education Primer: Lessons From My Life As A Dot.Edu Entrepreneur, Linda C. Fentiman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Through my experience in developing Pace's innovative distance education program, I have learned some critical lessons about the potential and perils of providing legal education via the Internet. In the belief that my experiences are generic, not dependent on a particular law school's context, I offer these observations to assist others who seek to launch distance education initiatives in the not-for-profit sector. The following is an account of my life as an educational entrepreneur.


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 Thomas Steele, Gary A. Munneke Jan 2003

A Response To Thomas Steele, Gary A. Munneke

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The problem with adjunct professors teaching a course in law practice management is that they really are not in a position to think and write about the big issues, the way that full-time faculty members are; they generally have full-time responsibilities in a law firm. The law practice management field loses something valuable when so many of its teachers are part time. Although these professors bring practical experience to the classroom, they do not contribute in a larger way to the law school curriculum as a whole, or to the literature of the legal profession.


A Response To Russell Pearce, John A. Humbach Jan 2003

A Response To Russell Pearce, John A. Humbach

Pace Law Faculty Publications

There is not very much to criticize in what Professor Pearce has said about the MacCrate Report. Mostly, therefore, I will just amplify some of the points that I regard as among the most important. Before that, however, I want to mention some quibbles. First, I have always been bothered a bit when people describe the lawyer's role as that of a hired gun. The term “hired gun” is (if you'll pardon the expression) loaded. It does not, moreover, correctly capture either the good or the questionable of what lawyers actually try to do when representing their clients ...


Daughter Of Liberty Wedded To Law: Gender And Legal Education At The University Of Pennsylvania Department Of Law 1870-1900, Bridget J. Crawford Apr 2002

Daughter Of Liberty Wedded To Law: Gender And Legal Education At The University Of Pennsylvania Department Of Law 1870-1900, Bridget J. Crawford

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Using the University of Pennsylvania's Law Department and, to some extent, the figure of Carrie Burnham Kilgore as lenses, this article examines a thirty year period of major changes in legal education. In Part I, Prof. Crawford describes the historical roots of the school and its halting establishment in light of the predominant role individual lawyers played in training students through law office clerkships. Part II details several related changes in the legal profession in the 1870s: the law office declined in prominence; bar associations became more active; and law schools developed rigorous requirements. In particular, Prof. Crawford describes ...


Graduation Remarks, Jay C. Carlisle Jan 2002

Graduation Remarks, Jay C. Carlisle

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Graduation remarks at the 23d graduation ceremony of the Pace University School of Law on May 20, 2001.


Of Rants And Money, Jack Mcneill Mar 2001

Of Rants And Money, Jack Mcneill

Pace Law Faculty Publications

We should create and maintain a bright line between professionals and nonprofessionals in law libraries. If we fail to acknowledge any difference between professionals and non-professionals, why should our employers? The least we should ask of people seeking to enter the profession is to make a commitment to the profession by earning a degree. Rather than act as individuals within a profession, we must act as professional individuals, continually aware of how our individual actions will influence our field. Perhaps then we can stop ranting and begin enjoying the fruits of our professional labor.


Legal Skills For A Transforming Profession, Gary A. Munneke Jan 2001

Legal Skills For A Transforming Profession, Gary A. Munneke

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The legal profession is undergoing dramatic changes that will drive a reformation in legal education. Legal educators must anticipate these changes to effectively prepare students for the practice of law in the twenty-first century. In order to be proficient practitioners, these students will require an expanded set of professional skills. Although the current legal skills paradigm was articulated by the American Bar Association MacCrate Task Force in 1991, it is time to reexamine legal skills with an eye toward preparing students to practice law in the new millennium. In Section II, this article examines trends in modern society and the ...


Bringing The Practice To The Classroom: An Approach To The Professionalism Problem, Steven H. Goldberg Sep 2000

Bringing The Practice To The Classroom: An Approach To The Professionalism Problem, Steven H. Goldberg

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The first section of this article presents a brief history and description of a professionalism movement that continues to urge law schools to do more to solve the “professionalism problem.” The second discusses legal education's failure to bring professionalism into the law school curriculum. The third describes the structure and teaching method of The Practice—a different kind of course about professionalism—while the fourth discusses the professionalism content of the course. I conclude with a plea for law faculty to direct their considerable talents toward collecting stories and data about the profession and creating material to facilitate law ...


Tenure And Its Discontents: The Worst Form Of Employment Relationship Save All Of The Others, James J. Fishman Jan 2000

Tenure And Its Discontents: The Worst Form Of Employment Relationship Save All Of The Others, James J. Fishman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This article attempts to defend academic tenure and offer some recommendations to make it more effective. There is nothing unique in this effort. What might be new to the discussion is the belief that the catalyst to making tenure more flexible and effective lies not with the professorate relinquishing some of its rights, but with university administrators creating an environment of expectations and incentives for tenured faculty, developing the fortitude and procedures to make tenure work as it should, and encouraging faculty to exercise the responsibilities that accompany their status.


Memorial: Nicholas Triffin (1942-2000), Marie Stefanini Newman Jan 2000

Memorial: Nicholas Triffin (1942-2000), Marie Stefanini Newman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Professor Nicholas Triffin, Director of the Pace University School of Law Library from 1984 until 1998, died on April 8, 2000, after a long and valiant battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). During the eight years Nick fought this cruel disease, his body became increasingly frail, but his will to survive, his dedication to his students, and his love of the study of the law were undiminished. Nick continued to fulfill his personal and professional obligations with grace and dignity, and taught his last class just a few days before his death. It never occurred to him ...


Evaluation Criteria And Quality Control For Legal Knowledge Systems On The Internet: A Case Study, Marie Stefanini Newman Jan 1999

Evaluation Criteria And Quality Control For Legal Knowledge Systems On The Internet: A Case Study, Marie Stefanini Newman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Professor Newman discusses evaluation criteria for law-oriented Internet sites and how to use these criteria when launching new sites or improving existing sites. She also discusses the use of quality control procedures to ensure accuracy and reliability in Internet sites, and concludes with a case study of the Pace University School of Law's Web site on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).


Teaching Upperclass Writing: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask, Lissa Griffin Jan 1998

Teaching Upperclass Writing: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask, Lissa Griffin

Pace Law Faculty Publications

A survey conducted as part of this project reveals that law schools generally require their students to have an upperclass writing experience taught or supervised by non-writing tenured or tenure-track faculty. These teachers currently bear the responsibility for assigning, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating most of the writing by upperclass students, either through substantive seminars or independent study projects. In almost all schools there is no major curricular planning, systematic instruction, faculty training, or institutional support for upperclass writing.


Playing Beyond The Rules: A Realist And Rhetoric-Based Approach To Researching The Law And Solving Legal Problems, Thomas Michael Mcdonnell Jan 1998

Playing Beyond The Rules: A Realist And Rhetoric-Based Approach To Researching The Law And Solving Legal Problems, Thomas Michael Mcdonnell

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The proposed realist and rhetorical approach to legal research applies to every conceivable legal problem and provides the student a conceptual foundation not only for solving any legal dispute, but for successfully completing any transactions with which he or she will be confronted. Part I of this article will demonstrate why law students should learn to research the relevant audiences in the legal drama and to research the unpublished and often unwritten rules and practices that these audiences follow. Part II will show how. Part III will present a comprehensive legal problem solving model that integrates these new dimensions of ...


Tribute To Barbara Salken, Donald L. Doernberg Jan 1997

Tribute To Barbara Salken, Donald L. Doernberg

Pace Law Faculty Publications

What can one say about Barbara Salken? To recite her “tangible” accomplishments as a teacher, scholar, and colleague is almost certainly to miss the point and to understate her contributions. Any attempt to convey a real sense of her as a person through words on a page is doomed to failure. This is a person of whom one can truly say, “You had to be there.”


Tribute To Barbara Salken, Richard L. Ottinger Jan 1997

Tribute To Barbara Salken, Richard L. Ottinger

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Barbara Salken was an extraordinary person and professor. Her love of teaching and her students was unparalleled, exemplified by her determination to come to the Law School and teach in the midst of her illness and treatment, right up to the end of her wonderful life. Uniquely, she was three times voted by the graduating students as Outstanding Professor of the Year, most recently at last year's commencement. She was a cornerstone of the school, her first love after her family.


Tribute To Barbara Salken, Bennett L. Gershman Jan 1997

Tribute To Barbara Salken, Bennett L. Gershman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Barbara Salken, Michelle S. Simon Jan 1997

Tribute To Barbara Salken, Michelle S. Simon

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Tribute To Barbara Salken, Michael B. Mushlin Jan 1997

Tribute To Barbara Salken, Michael B. Mushlin

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Law Librarianship: Rebirth Or Buried Alive?, Jack Mcneill Sep 1996

Law Librarianship: Rebirth Or Buried Alive?, Jack Mcneill

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The AALL Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship in the Information Age has just issued a report redefining law librarianship for the digital age. The full report is must reading for all interested in law librarianship because it accurately defines the skills needed to bring us into the future. Unfortunately, the report makes suggestions that may lead, not to renaissance, but to lower salaries.


A Tribute To Hervey M. Johnson, James J. Fishman Jan 1993

A Tribute To Hervey M. Johnson, James J. Fishman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


After A Decade: "Theory As Practice" At The Center For Environmental Legal Studies, Nicholas A. Robinson Jan 1993

After A Decade: "Theory As Practice" At The Center For Environmental Legal Studies, Nicholas A. Robinson

Pace Law Faculty Publications

A scholarly center, with an ethically premised mission to further the remedial objectives of Environmental Law: this conception inspired establishment of Pace's Center For Environmental Legal Studies in 19821 when Professor Donald W. Stever, Jr., joined me in launching this new focus through which the Pace University School of Law's Environmental Law Faculty could use their expertise to further, refine, and fashion environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources. In the Center's first decade, our Environmental Faculty managed to exceed our Center's imagined goals, and as the Center enters its march to the year 2002 ...