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The Case Of The Foreign Lawyer: Internationalizing The U.S. Legal Profession, Carole Silver Oct 2002

The Case Of The Foreign Lawyer: Internationalizing The U.S. Legal Profession, Carole Silver

Carole Silver

This article contriubtes a new perspective to existing scholarship on internationalization of the legal profession by focusing on the increasing presence of foreign lawyers in U.S. law schools and law firms. It analyzes the interaction between foreign-educated lawyers and the legal profession in the U.S. based upon two sources of information: first, a series of interviews with foreign-educated lawyers and U.S. law firm hiring partners regarding experiences in law school and in firms, and second, a database comprised of biographical information for more than 300 foreign-educated lawyers who were working in New York during 1999 and 2000 ...


Tlc In The Funny Papers, Dana K. Cole Oct 2002

Tlc In The Funny Papers, Dana K. Cole

Akron Law Publications

The author describes Tom Batiuk's visit to his trial advocacy class during a painting exercise. Mr. Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean series depicting the class is reprinted.


Lawyers' Value In Mergers And Acquisitions Under The New World Of Multidisciplinary Practices, Yunling Wu Aug 2002

Lawyers' Value In Mergers And Acquisitions Under The New World Of Multidisciplinary Practices, Yunling Wu

LLM Theses and Essays

Lawyers are facing strong competition from accounting firms in mergers and acquisitions. Finance and accounting globalization and multidisciplinary practice makes accounting firms more competent, challenging lawyers’ value. However, lawyers create enormous value in mergers and acquisitions, such as structuring the form of transactions, managing due diligence investigation, reducing the costs of acquiring and verifying information, ensuring corporations follow the relevant regulations preventing legal liabilities, and preventing antitrust issues or invoking antitrust challenge. Teamwork will facilitate mergers and acquisitions transactions. Restricted multidisciplinary practice will not affect lawyers’ and accountants’ ethics and independence. Legal education should be improved to help lawyers become ...


Psychodrama At Harvard, Dana K. Cole Jul 2002

Psychodrama At Harvard, Dana K. Cole

Akron Law Publications

The author describes his experience teaching trial advocacy at Harvard Law School.


Teaching Real Torts: Using Barry Werth's Damages In The Law School Classroom, Tom Baker Jul 2002

Teaching Real Torts: Using Barry Werth's Damages In The Law School Classroom, Tom Baker

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Law: Illumination Against Darkness, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Apr 2002

Law: Illumination Against Darkness, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The 'Story' Of Harvard, Daniel Coquillette Feb 2002

The 'Story' Of Harvard, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Learning More Than Law From Maryland Decisions, Ian Gallacher Jan 2002

Learning More Than Law From Maryland Decisions, Ian Gallacher

Ian Gallacher

This short article describes the fight for freedom waged in Maryland's courts during the 1850s by two slaves, known only as Jerry and Anthony. Although their owner intended to free them, and the other slaves on his plantation, when he died, his son had his father's will declared invalid and the slaves brought a legal action to force their freedom. Although remembered in Maryland law as one of the first cases to discuss intra-state transfer from one jurisdiction to another, and although acting as Maryland's first published civil rights class action, the case also has a great ...


Tlc In The Funny Papers, Dana K. Cole Jan 2002

Tlc In The Funny Papers, Dana K. Cole

Dana Cole

The author describes Tom Batiuk's visit to his trial advocacy class during a painting exercise. Mr. Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean series depicting the class is reprinted.


Law Schools As Legal Education Centers, Martin H. Belsky Jan 2002

Law Schools As Legal Education Centers, Martin H. Belsky

Martin H. Belsky

Legal education in the early twentieth century was divided into three concurrent paths-study at one of the "elite" law schools, consisting of mostly full-time students already possessing a college degree; study at one of the other mostly part-time practice based schools; and a course of study with a practitioner/mentor outside of formal educational institutions. ... Graduation was a serious event, as students were already thinking about passing the bar exam. ... Some of the reasons that law schools can deliver legal education to elementary and secondary students, obviously apply to junior college, college, and non-law school graduate and professional education as ...


Use And Limits Of Syllogistic Reasoning In Briefing Cases, Wilson R. Huhn Jan 2002

Use And Limits Of Syllogistic Reasoning In Briefing Cases, Wilson R. Huhn

Akron Law Publications

During the nineteenth century, law was equated with science, and legal reasoning was thought to be a species of deductive logic. Consistent with this notion, judicial opinions have traditionally been summarized in the form of syllogisms, that is, as arguments of deductive logic. More specifically, judicial opinions have been described as chains of syllogisms, reasoning from base premises to ultimate conclusions. The principal thrust of this article is to demonstrate that in hard cases, judicial reasoning proceeds not by way of deduction, but by evaluation and balancing.

Accordingly, Part II of this article compares law with science. Historically, law was ...


Law Schools As Legal Education Centers, Martin H. Belsky Jan 2002

Law Schools As Legal Education Centers, Martin H. Belsky

Akron Law Publications

Legal education in the early twentieth century was divided into three concurrent paths-study at one of the "elite" law schools, consisting of mostly full-time students already possessing a college degree; study at one of the other mostly part-time practice based schools; and a course of study with a practitioner/mentor outside of formal educational institutions. ... Graduation was a serious event, as students were already thinking about passing the bar exam. ... Some of the reasons that law schools can deliver legal education to elementary and secondary students, obviously apply to junior college, college, and non-law school graduate and professional education as ...


Environmental Law In The Political Ecosystem - Coping With The Reality Of Politics, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Jan 2002

Environmental Law In The Political Ecosystem - Coping With The Reality Of Politics, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In this Essay, the proposition the author draws from the narrative of the endangered species litigation is derivatively Aristotelian – that we must consciously, actively, and explicitly integrate an informed consideration of human politics into what we teach and do in environmental law. The proposition is not that we should steep ourselves in party politics, although there are interesting observations aplenty that could be made on the direct consequences that the two major parties (and occassionally their wistful smaller incarnations) have on the evolution of environmental law. The proposition offered here operates at two different levels: practical politics and political overview ...


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.


Educating And Training Of Lawyers In Japan: A Critical Analysis, Setsuo Miyazawa Jan 2002

Educating And Training Of Lawyers In Japan: A Critical Analysis, Setsuo Miyazawa

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Psychodrama At Harvard, Dana K. Cole Dec 2001

Psychodrama At Harvard, Dana K. Cole

Dana Cole

The author describes his experience teaching trial advocacy at Harvard Law School.


Novas Formas De Comércio Internacional: O Comércio Eletrônico - Desafios Ao Direito Tributário E Econômico., Ivo T. Gico Dec 2001

Novas Formas De Comércio Internacional: O Comércio Eletrônico - Desafios Ao Direito Tributário E Econômico., Ivo T. Gico

Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr.

O artigo traz algumas questões jurídicas pertinentes à nova realidade econômica introduzida pela disseminação do comércio eletrônico. Partindo de uma análise dos aspectos internacionais do comércio eletrônico e as principais questões que, à época, angustiavam os juristas pátrios e estrangeiros. A abordagem, ora

zetética e ora dogmática, revela a novidade do tema e os primeiros passos necessários para a sua exploração jurídica.

The paper has some relevant legal issues about the new economic reality introduced by the spread of electronic commerce. From an analysis of international aspects of electronic commerce and the main issues that, at that time, distressed native ...


Use And Limits Of Syllogistic Reasoning In Briefing Cases, Wilson R. Huhn Dec 2001

Use And Limits Of Syllogistic Reasoning In Briefing Cases, Wilson R. Huhn

Wilson R. Huhn

During the nineteenth century, law was equated with science, and legal reasoning was thought to be a species of deductive logic. Consistent with this notion, judicial opinions have traditionally been summarized in the form of syllogisms, that is, as arguments of deductive logic. More specifically, judicial opinions have been described as chains of syllogisms, reasoning from base premises to ultimate conclusions. The principal thrust of this article is to demonstrate that in hard cases, judicial reasoning proceeds not by way of deduction, but by evaluation and balancing.

Accordingly, Part II of this article compares law with science. Historically, law was ...