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Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished Or Mission: Underway? A Survey And Analysis Of Current Trends In Professionalism Education In American Law Schools, Alison Kehner, Mary Ann Robinson Jun 2013

Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished Or Mission: Underway? A Survey And Analysis Of Current Trends In Professionalism Education In American Law Schools, Alison Kehner, Mary Ann Robinson

Mary Ann Robinson

No abstract provided.


Bringing A Knife To The Gunfight: The Academically Underprepared Law Student & Legal Education Reform, Susan Stuart, Ruth Vance Dec 2012

Bringing A Knife To The Gunfight: The Academically Underprepared Law Student & Legal Education Reform, Susan Stuart, Ruth Vance

Ruth C. Vance

No abstract provided.


Law And Leadership: Integrating Leadership Studies Into The Law School Curriculum, Paula A. Monopoli, Susan Mccarty Dec 2012

Law And Leadership: Integrating Leadership Studies Into The Law School Curriculum, Paula A. Monopoli, Susan Mccarty

Paula A Monopoli

Leadership includes the ability to persuade others to embrace one’s ideas and to act upon them. Teaching law students the art of persuasion through advocacy is at the heart of legal education. But historically law schools have not included leadership studies in the curriculum. This book is one of the first to examine whether and how to integrate the theory and practice of leadership studies into legal education and the legal profession. Interdisciplinary in its scope, with contributions from legal educators and practitioners, the book defines leadership in the context of the legal profession and explores its challenges in ...


Law School Forum: William And Mary Law School, Davison M. Douglas Dec 2012

Law School Forum: William And Mary Law School, Davison M. Douglas

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


La Política Peruana Y La Educación Superior, Jose Luis Sardon Nov 2012

La Política Peruana Y La Educación Superior, Jose Luis Sardon

Jose Luis Sardon

Entrevista con Columnas. Segunda Epoca, N° 175, pp. 16-19.


Planting People, Growing Justice: The Three Pillars Of New Social Justice Lawyering, Artika Renee Tyner Nov 2012

Planting People, Growing Justice: The Three Pillars Of New Social Justice Lawyering, Artika Renee Tyner

Artika Renee Tyner

This article explores the tools that lawyers can employ to build and sustain social change. These tools add a new dimension to scholarly research in the field by focusing on the role of lawyers as leaders as they seek to influence processes of social change, transform systems, and empower others to lead. This Article draws upon principles of social justice lawyering, which acknowledge that lawyers have a fiduciary duty to create equal justice under the law. It combines these frameworks with leadership theoretical perspectives since there is a dearth of research available on the role of lawyers as leaders in ...


Ethics In Legal Education: An Augmentation Of Legal Realism, Gerald R. Ferrera Nov 2012

Ethics In Legal Education: An Augmentation Of Legal Realism, Gerald R. Ferrera

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Mindful Law School: An Integrative Approach To Transforming Legal Education, Scott L. Rogers Nov 2012

The Mindful Law School: An Integrative Approach To Transforming Legal Education, Scott L. Rogers

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Choice Of A Profession, John T. Noonan Jr. Nov 2012

Choice Of A Profession, John T. Noonan Jr.

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


International Arbitration Scholarship And The Concept Of Arbitration Law, Stavros Brekoulakis Nov 2012

International Arbitration Scholarship And The Concept Of Arbitration Law, Stavros Brekoulakis

Stavros Brekoulakis

This article is about the concept of arbitration law and its relationship with international arbitration scholarship. It argues that the field of international arbitration scholarship has developed in isolation and never fully engaged with the crucial movements of international legal scholarship that advanced a more progressive and humanitarian concept of international law. The dearth of interdisciplinary scholarship in arbitration has had two undesirable implications. First, it has had a negative impact on how non-arbitration scholars and the public perceive arbitration. Secondly, and more importantly for the purposes of this article, it has crucially impaired the concept and autonomy of arbitration ...


How To Turn Around Your Classroom, Jalae Ulicki Oct 2012

How To Turn Around Your Classroom, Jalae Ulicki

Jalae Ulicki

Technology presentation on the creation of effective student response questions for use in class; determining the uses for data collected to create a higher level of engagement in the classroom; and how to use the data to enhance future classes


The Supreme Court's Most Extraordinary Term - Introduction, Douglas W. Kmiec Oct 2012

The Supreme Court's Most Extraordinary Term - Introduction, Douglas W. Kmiec

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Pro Bono Projects Broaden Opportunities, Instill Values, Hannah L. Buxbaum Oct 2012

Pro Bono Projects Broaden Opportunities, Instill Values, Hannah L. Buxbaum

Hannah Buxbaum (2011-2013 Interim)

No abstract provided.


Civil Legal Needs Of Individuals In Drug Treatment, Ellen M. Weber, Rachel C. Grunberger, Kevin E. O'Grady, Amelia M. Arria Oct 2012

Civil Legal Needs Of Individuals In Drug Treatment, Ellen M. Weber, Rachel C. Grunberger, Kevin E. O'Grady, Amelia M. Arria

Ellen M. Weber

No abstract provided.


Ensayos Sobre Derecho Comparado Y Constitución, Teresa M. G. Da Cunha Lopes Oct 2012

Ensayos Sobre Derecho Comparado Y Constitución, Teresa M. G. Da Cunha Lopes

Teresa M. G. Da Cunha Lopes

No abstract provided.


Law Practice Technology: A Law School Course?, Charles H. Oates Oct 2012

Law Practice Technology: A Law School Course?, Charles H. Oates

Charles H Oates

Technology is transforming the practice of law, but law schools are being left behind. Until relatively recently and only to a very limited extent, law school curricula have not reflected the revolutionary changes in the ways that technology is altering the practice of law. Today’s law students, unlike their predecessors, are comfortable with technology, but anxious about entering a severely competitive profession. For most lawyers, economic survival will depend upon their ability to utilize technology to maximize efficiencies and comply with court-mandated applications of technology. With the pervasiveness of technology in all areas of law practice today, a course ...


Law School Learning Communities: A Community Of Learners For The Benefit Of All Learners, Oscar J. Salinas Oct 2012

Law School Learning Communities: A Community Of Learners For The Benefit Of All Learners, Oscar J. Salinas

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Cres Programs For Legal Education, David S. Bogen, Eric Sherbine Sep 2012

Cres Programs For Legal Education, David S. Bogen, Eric Sherbine

David S. Bogen

Students complain that they do not get enough feedback on their progress through the year. Faculty members complain that students cannot write, although they often mean that students cannot analyze in writing. But mid-semester examinations are a pain to grade and often do not cover enough material to challenge students in recognizing the issues. Multiple choice examinations are weak choices for issue spotting, time consuming to construct, and offer no opportunity for writing. Most forms of examination grading do not really help the student understand exactly what they should be doing. Sample answers alone may or may not be read ...


Critical Review Examination System (Cres) Computer Assisted Student Self-Critique Of Essay Question Answers, David S. Bogen Sep 2012

Critical Review Examination System (Cres) Computer Assisted Student Self-Critique Of Essay Question Answers, David S. Bogen

David S. Bogen

This paper discusses the Critical Review Exam System [CRES] developed by Alan Tyree in Australia in which the computer poses a question requiring an essay answer. After the student answer has been "submitted," the computer asks the student a number of simple yes/no questions about the submitted answer. In effect, students mark their own answer. The "critical review" questions may be arranged in a tree structure, thus facilitating the use of questions which have no "right" answer.


Collaborating With Students As Co-Authors, Wendy B. Davis Sep 2012

Collaborating With Students As Co-Authors, Wendy B. Davis

Wendy B. Davis

The purpose of this article is to describe the process of collaborating with students enrolled in a course to produce a casebook to be published after the conclusion of the course. I have written two published casebooks, with significant portions of each book written by students as contributing authors. Utilization of a variety of teaching methods facilitates learning by our students. While this article only describes one end- result, the creation of a casebook, the process of creating that book involves many different teaching methods, thus many different opportunities to address students’ differing learning styles. Students learn best when they ...


The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney Sep 2012

The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney

Thomas M. Haney

The purpose of this article is to examine the record of a Catholic law school, the School of Law of Loyola University Chicago, which a few years ago celebrated its centennial. This is a detailed study of how the Catholic identity of Loyola Chicago’s law school has manifested itself over the past century, during several distinct eras. The article concludes that the criteria chosen to identify a truly Catholic law school will determine the result of whether any particular law school is indeed Catholic, and that different scholars and commentators will choose different criteria, therefore arriving at different conclusions ...


Religious Law Schools And Democratic Society, Jennifer Wright Sep 2012

Religious Law Schools And Democratic Society, Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright

Many believe that, in a democratic society, the law must be approached as a purely secular, neutral system to which all members of society can assent. Discussion of religious foundations of law is condemned as inherently divisive and destructive of democratic process. Many in the legal academy believe that law school education should not involve teaching students to examine the moral foundations of the law and the legal system, and certainly should not invite and challenge law students to examine their professional role in the justice system in light of their own moral commitments and religious faiths. Law students both ...


The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney Sep 2012

The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney

Thomas M. Haney

The purpose of this article is to examine the record of a Catholic law school, the School of Law of Loyola University Chicago, which a few years ago celebrated its centennial. This is a detailed study of how the Catholic identity of Loyola Chicago’s law school has manifested itself over the past century, during several distinct eras. The article concludes that the criteria chosen to identify a truly Catholic law school will determine the result of whether any particular law school is indeed Catholic, and that different scholars and commentators will choose different criteria, therefore arriving at different conclusions ...


A Cultural Lens In The Law School Classroom: A Technique To Promote A Learner-Centered Environment And To Stimulate Self-Assessment, Julie M. Spanbauer Sep 2012

A Cultural Lens In The Law School Classroom: A Technique To Promote A Learner-Centered Environment And To Stimulate Self-Assessment, Julie M. Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

The American Bar Association (ABA) is exerting pressure on United States law schools to improve teaching effectiveness by shifting the evaluation of student learning away from input measures to focus upon output-based assessments. Yet, many legal educators appear to be resistant to and fearful of change, in part, perhaps, due to their comfort with teaching methods such as the Socratic or case dialogue approach, which demands little accountability for teaching effectiveness and provides more time for the pursuit of the traditional goals of scholarly productivity. This method of teaching as currently utilized in law schools is also innately professor-centric performance ...


Beyond Practical Skills: Nine Steps For Improving Legal Education Now, R. Michael Cassidy Aug 2012

Beyond Practical Skills: Nine Steps For Improving Legal Education Now, R. Michael Cassidy

R. Michael Cassidy

It has been five years since the Carnegie Report “Educating Lawyers” called upon law schools to adopt an integrated approach to professional education that teaches practical skills and professionalism across the curriculum. Yet so far, very few schools have responded to this clarion call for wholesale curricular reform. Considering the inertial effect of traditional law school pedagogy and the institutional impediments to change, this delay is not surprising. A fully integrated approach to teaching professional skills (such as the medical school model) would require major resource reallocations, realignment of teaching responsibilities, redesign of courses, and a change to graduation requirements ...


The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney Aug 2012

The Role Of Religion In A Catholic Law School: A Century Of Experience At Loyola University Chicago, Thomas M. Haney

Thomas M. Haney

The purpose of this article is to examine the record of a Catholic law school, the School of Law of Loyola University Chicago, which a few years ago celebrated its centennial. This is a detailed study of how the Catholic identity of Loyola Chicago’s law school has manifested itself over the past century, during several distinct eras. The article concludes that the criteria chosen to identify a truly Catholic law school will determine the result of whether any particular law school is indeed Catholic, and that different scholars and commentators will choose different criteria, therefore arriving at different conclusions ...


The Holmes School Of Law: A Proposal, Robert Rubinson Aug 2012

The Holmes School Of Law: A Proposal, Robert Rubinson

Robert Rubinson

This Article is in the form of a proposal for a fictional law school to be called The Holmes School of Law. Ideas first articulated by Oliver Wendell Holmes form the basis upon which the Holmes School is built. Holmes argued that law is not to be found in appellate opinions or in the conventions of legal analysis. Rather, “law” is the product of the political, psychological, and economic assumptions that judges bring to bear in decision-making. Moreover, what forms the substance of “law” is what actually happens “on the ground” in the wildly divergent processes and applications experienced by ...


Legal Education For The 21st Century, Donald G. Gifford Aug 2012

Legal Education For The 21st Century, Donald G. Gifford

Donald G Gifford

No abstract provided.


From One Generation To The Next, Donald G. Gifford Aug 2012

From One Generation To The Next, Donald G. Gifford

Donald G Gifford

No abstract provided.


What's On First?: Organizing The Casebook And Molding The Mind, Donald G. Gifford, Joseph L. Kroart Iii, Brian Jones, Cheryl Cortemeglia Aug 2012

What's On First?: Organizing The Casebook And Molding The Mind, Donald G. Gifford, Joseph L. Kroart Iii, Brian Jones, Cheryl Cortemeglia

Donald G Gifford

This study empirically tests the proposition that law students adopt different conceptions of the judge’s role in adjudication based on whether they first study intentional torts, negligence, or strict liability. The authors conducted an anonymous survey of more than 450 students enrolled in eight law schools at the beginning, mid-point, and end of the first semester of law school. The students were prompted to indicate to what extent they believed the judge’s role to be one of rule application and, conversely, to what extent it was one of considering social, economic, and ideological factors. The survey found that ...